Buster was chosen to help with some of the tricks and absolutely loved being a magicians assistant for an afternoon.
|Buster does his very best Debbie McGee|
Whatever happened to the magicians of my childhood, Paul Daniels, I know, was recently (and unjustly in my opinion) voted out of Strictly Come Dancing (Anne Widdecombe is the John Seargent of this series and makes a mockery of the whole competition, although I do love Anton Du Beke - I'm going off on a tangent aren't I - perhaps I need to blog about Strictly?!)
|You'll like this, not a lot!|
and the Great Suprendo divorced Victoria Wood and 'Piff, Paff, Poofed' off, never to be heard of again.
|Piff, Paff, Poof - Swedish for Snap, Crackle, Pop!|
I once attended a charity gala at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington where close-up magician Fay Presto was doing tricks at all the tables for donations, it was amazing.
|Fay Presto, was her greatest trick changing herself from a man into a woman?|
I know that the Paul Daniels Magic Show can't draw in the ratings that the X-Factors of today do but I miss those days, I'm not even placated by their replacements, the Derren Browns and David Blaines all seem a bit sinister and extreme by comparison but I suppose it's evolve and shock or die a ratings death. I suppose I just long for simpler times, where kids were wowed by rabbits being pulled out of hats and I realised at the christening that those days are, thankfully, not entirely lost.