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Breathing

So we’re just about at the end of January, and while we’re not finished in terms of gigs we are able to take some time and say “Hello world! We’re back to play.” Just as it’s important for a singer to learn good breath control, so as entertainers we need to pace ourselves and ‘breath’… Continue reading Breathing

Where Did It Come From?

Happy New Year to you all! It’s a simple thing that comes around every 12 months, it doesn’t surprise us anymore but it can be a good space marker to stop and check your progress and if you’re on the right path. There are other items in performers’ lives though that do beg the question.… Continue reading Where Did It Come From?

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year again, Ben and I cover A LOT of ground over December/January entertaining for business Christmas parties and schools/vacation care centers. It’s an exhausting but happy way to finish the year. As we go around each of your events we hear lots of interesting things, getting young children to tell jokes… Continue reading Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

Harvest Time

Scrooge quite proudly announces that the Christmas season is harvest time for the money-lenders as people spend the mortgage money on frivolities. But it’s harvest time for us as well. We’ll work multiple shows a day, every day, to make the most of the December-January holiday season knowing that February to May will be light… Continue reading Harvest Time

Show Time in No Time

For a while, I trained in the western martial art of sword and shield, and the saying was “there are only 2 weeks to festival”. No matter when you were on the calendar. And I find this holds true for so many things in life, new shows, Christmas, and the date of handing over homemade… Continue reading Show Time in No Time

The Rule of the Box

It’s funny how much little boxes can absorb your life. At this time of year, I enjoy looking at the brightly coloured gift boxes for Christmas and in a couple of weeks we pull out our personal boxes of Christmas decorations and put them up. (It helps keep our mood light through all the Christmas… Continue reading The Rule of the Box

Little Actors

As Alex is answering the questions on the last of their HSC exams Ben and I have been pondering our last days as school kids and such things. The little boy who was sent for remedial classes because of his poor work. The remedial teacher asked him to read his favourite thing, so he pulled… Continue reading Little Actors

A Business Like No Other

I met a new person today and got a number of the expected responses when I told them we’re entertainers. “That must really interesting.” “What makes you decide me to be a magician?” “Lockdown must have been quiet.” Deciding to entertain people comes to us at all different parts of life, some realize early on,… Continue reading A Business Like No Other

Where Am I?

‘They’ often say that men are better at reading maps and knowing their way around than women. My Nanna certainly proved her side, even going so far on one occasion as to take the wrong turn out of a carpark from which you could see her street. But then I met Ben, whose sense of… Continue reading Where Am I?

Balloons

After today’s shows were done I got home and sat down with my electric balloon pump to inflate the balloons for tomorrow’s show. I still remember the first time we offered the balloon show and workshop. I knew I had to help with the prep as it’s a lot of balloons to pump on your… Continue reading Balloons

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