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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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Do Come And See My Puppies

No, I'm serious ...

Every three years or so Julie, my wife, breeds a litter of Labradors. Our first dog almost 30 years ago now was a chocolate Lab named Bow and from her, we bred our first litter ...

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Resurrecting Tony Hancock In Oldham

Stone me, what a life ...

For a few years now I've been working on putting Tony Hancock on stage with me playing the lead role. My company represent the rights on behalf of writers Ray Galton and the late Alan Simpson ...

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Only 9 Weeks To Christmas!

Looking for gift ideas?

Well, it's not too far away from the time of good cheer and all that. Soon we will be hearing Slade and Wizzard singing Merry Christmas in all good retail outlets and shops ...

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A Day Of Tea And Protestation In Soho

Down with this sort of thing ...

I don't go on many protests, mainly because they're usually political. I just don't get involved having found over the years that political activists are, by and large, mind-numbingly boring ...

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