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Shrove Tuesday And The Olney Pancake Race

It's all over and done in two minutes ...

So today is Shrove Tuesday, or as it's known in Olney, pancake day. The history of it is well documented so I won't go into it here, but there's an event in Olney you may want to attend ...

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The Vicar Of Dibley, Lots To Do And My Birthday Too!

And multiple roles for Jim Trott ...

Recently a mate asked me if I was thinking of retirement. Mmm ...no, not really. For one, I spent so much on building my current house that I've worked out I can't seriously think of retiring ...

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Richard Digance At The Carlton Club

On 31st March 2018 ...

I've gone back into booking interesting acts for local entertainment. Those of you who remember my promotions from the past will remember me bringing various acts to The Carlton House Club ...

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The Art Of The Impromptu Magic Trick

Quick and easy magic ...

Being able to perform an impromptu magic trick is a fine art. Great for entertaining friends, family and even business associates, they have to be something you can do at the drop of a hat ...

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It's The Big Charity Question

And I don't think it's a good idea ...

When I'm staging a charity show, a question often comes up about whether or not a representative from the charity should come up on stage and say a few words about the work they do ...

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Happy New Year Eddie Redmayne

And thanks for another plug ...

You may be wondering why I'm wishing Eddie Redmayne a happy new year. Well, he was on the Graham Norton show during the last year and performed a magic trick with a colouring book ...

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Doris The Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk 11

My ongoing passion ...

Considering that she was built in 1955, five years before I was born, Doris is not doing so badly. When we bought her, she was in a bit of a state, but some TLC has brought her up to scratch ...

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The Writer's Delight At Learning A New Word

It's amazing what you can miss sometimes ...

As a bit of a writer, I'm interested in words. I am amazed when I come across words that I haven't heard before. I don't mean specialist words like those used in science, or foreign words ...

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T'was The Last Blog Post Before Christmas

Are you thinking about your New Year's Resolutions?

As Christmas is nearly here, New Year's resolutions spring to mind, but the older you get, the more you realise it's easier to keep your resolutions more straightforward ...

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Queuing, Sitcoms and Noddy Holder's Royalty Cheque

It's Christmaaaaaaaas!

So today, whilst driving to the office, I was reminded that it's Christmas time. Partly by the snow and partly by Slade blasting out 'Merry Christmas Everybody' on the jolly old wireless ...

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Is That The Fallen Madonna With Ze Big Boobies?

Handover the wurst please Rene ...

One of the props we sell is 'The Fallen Madonna with ze Big Boobies'. I suppose it could be called a 'niche' market from a gem of a BBC TV show of the past ...

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Magic Colouring Books: Our Christmas Best Seller!

Easy to do and always great fun ...

The best overall seller we have at Christmas is the fun magic colouring book. The reason it's so popular is that it is an 'immediate' gag and as soon as you pick it up, you can do it ...

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More From The Arches Theatre

We're on the scrounge ...

So more work has been done on the Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes. My two colleagues, John Drinkwater and Paul Wheeler, set too on Sunday clearing more of our theatre under the Arches ...

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Stage Hire For Your Christmas Event

The foundation of the show ...

With Christmas approaching, many of you are organising social events for family, work or the community. We have a couple of types of staging available for hire to give your event a real focus ...

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Magical Christmas Gifts

And fortune teller fish ...

As Christmas is fast approaching, it's time to think about interesting gifts. I've already posted a blog about my Magic Workshops, so here are a few unusual pressies that are really easy ...

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