Abracadabra Blow – Say What Now?

I think we can all agree that 2020 was unusual, something not one of us have ever experienced before. Due to the global pandemic many businesses had to furlough staff, leaving many of us sat at home with all but DIY and Netflix to occupy our minds.

Fortunately, I myself (working in media – which I adore) get to work with additive manufacturing which thankfully hasn’t stopped so I have been kept busy… however my husband (Antony) can’t say the same and had no work for a period of time due to the UK’s furlough scheme.

Yes, we have a new living room which has been beautifully decorated and yes Antony has learnt a few new magic tricks.

Antony’s interest in magic began when he was 7 years old, his Uncle Paul & Auntie Louise used to babysit him and his siblings. Uncle Paul had a magic trick that he used to show Antony, purely to blow his mind! The magic trick consisted of a Crème Egg, 2 hands and a special poof of breath…

Uncle Paul would put his hands closed into balls in front of him and ask Antony to ‘Abracadabra Blow’ on his chosen hand – the chosen hand ALWAYS had the Crème Egg in and blew Antony’s 7-year-old mind.

From being a 7-year-old who loved magic tricks with Crème Eggs, to working tables at a wedding which had 1500 guests Antony’s career in magic has been an interesting one. Opting for the quiet life of late and not pursuing a career in magic any longer, his interest at home to perform for family and friends has grown over the past 12 months.

Not wanting to move back into performing (thankfully as I do not want to get sawed in half) we as a couple have been wracking our brains on ideas to work together. We are that couple that love to do everything together and working together seems like a good idea for us – yes I know ‘that’ couple

Finding something that is a shared interest, that we would like to do together has taken some thinking – however just reading this far has shown you media and magic – and so Abracadabra Blow was born.

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Married to Antony, Mum to our children. Full time working in media for over 20 years, part time writer and assistant to Antony, which I guess makes me a magicians assistant :-)

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