Magic for Dan Yarnold’s birthday and I used every trick in the book to keep the kids busy. Occasionally the adults got some magic too.

I was delighted with the inverted card effect for Dan. I must remember next time to switch the video on! I also loved the effect where I got Dan to separate cards into two piles, red and black (without looking) - to reveal at the end that he’d done it perfectly.

Popular kid’s tricks included the sponge bunnies and my lie detector test with a multi-coloured cube. I also taught several of the older children how to do a self working card trick and then let them loose on the adults.

Arrived home exhausted but feeling ‘mission accomplished’.