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Blackpool Magic Convention is always a highlight of the year for me, and this year was no different, I worked hard this weekend with Blackpool Magicians Club to cover the convention in depth over on my other site ‘MagicConventionGuide.com‘.

This years convention was possibly one of the best yet, with names like Rudy Coby, Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, James Randi and more, its not often you see these people all in the same place at the same time. Add to that being able to hook up with your friends and see them all again.

There where just too many highlights to mention, you can read everything about the weekend over on my reporting of the convention weekend.

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An envelope turned up this morning, contents, four HUGE tickets marked ‘Derren Bown – The Event – How To Control The Nation’

From the rumors and rumblings on the internet, we know that Derren Brown is producing a new four part special, each program being one hour long, and ending up with we think some sort of live stunt..

The title is intriguing, ‘How to Control The Nation’…

No NDA, or other paperwork, but Filming, Audio, Photography and Recording is strictly forbidden..

Stay tuned..

We’ll find out more next week!!!!

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This weekend is the 37th International Magic Convention in London. It’s one of my favorite magic conventions.

Previously I would have covered it all on this blog, but as you know I now run MagicConventionGuide.com, so all the updates as they happen will be posted over there in the International Magic Convention live blog.

I’d like to also thank the Macmillans for their help in reporting this years event, and of course, if you want your convention reported on..

Let us know!!

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Happy Birthday sweetheart… Everyday you bring more and more love and enjoyment into my life, I hope that I can always be the present that you always wanted..

All My Love..

x

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Today’s my birthday.. now its a little worrying that I’m err.. 36

But, I got a fantastic new jacket and dark shirt (with sparkly bits in it!) from my wife.

We also decided to have a wonderful evening in with some of our new wedding plates and cutlery.

The table was lit by some lovely new candlesticks that we also got as wedding gifts..

Nothing could have been better than spending my birthday at home, with my wife, surrounded by gifts our friends and family gave us..

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Today I’ve been married to my gorgeous beautiful wife for one month today.

The last few weeks have flown past, and it only seems like yesterday that we were walking back up the aisle, and heading out of the church as husband and wife.

I still think myself very very lucky to have a wife like Michelle, and we are very much two halves of the same person. We think the same thoughts, we say the same things, we just know everything the other one is thinking.

It’s not often you can find someone who is the other half of you, I think how lucky I am every day..

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So last night was Halloween, because we’ve only just got back from Honeymoon we gave the normal Halloween Party at Clearwell caves a miss this year.

Instead we did a family party, I couldn’t get any contact lenses in time so I dug out the make-up for the old man again (I did this for a 80’s party as well a while back).

The make-up this time took a lot less time, given that I’d done it before, but I did add some beard material, which rather than a single stick on beard, was in fact, individual fibres of grey hair, all loveingly stuck onto my face by hand.

Michelle also dug out her costume from last years halloween party, they completely covered up our tans from the honeymoon, and quite a few of our relatives didn’t recognise me, but it was good fun.

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We arrived back yesterday to a very very cold and foggy Gatwick..

It’s a big shock to have spent the last two weeks in 38 degrees to be met with -5 degrees at the airport!

We spent our honeymoon on the island of meerufenfushi, in the Maldives. It was heaven, and I don’t think I’ve quite ever been so relaxed and chilled out as I was there, especially have my new wife by my side.

Meeru Island resort, which is basically the whole island, is quite a small island, only 500 meters across, and just under 1km long. We stayed in a Jacuzzi Water Villa, which meant that our villa was out on a pier over the sea, and that we had steps going down off the back of our accomodation into the sea (oh and of course a Jacuzzi!).

Meerufenfushi is in the Maldives north atoll, and as its within the reef, the sea was quite shallow, even at high tide, in the evenings when the sea was low and flat as a mill pond, hundreds of fish would gather around the steps of our villa, and the piles that our accomodation sat on, we spent many evenings with cocktails watching ‘fish cam’ dangling our feet over the edge. We could watch the manta rays, sting rays, shark, and other tropical fish gathering and swimming around in the water below.

In the evenings, we’d walk around the island to one of the bars to watch the sun go down whilst sipping more cocktails (there’s a theme here!!), it was just fantastic..

We won’t bore you with all our ‘holiday snaps’ but if you do want to see them, they are all on flickr

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So, the wedding is over, we’re now married..

Which means that we can sit back, relax, and enjoy some well earned time off!!

We have a week off work now, and then we’re off to the Maldives for two weeks..

Getting back at the end of October..

It’s going to be quite a change weather wise, from the rain, and cold, to the hot humid weather of the Indian Ocean..

I’ll see you in about a month!!

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