My husband had a different idea though on how I might want to relax without idly wasting time. He suggested I learn magic!
I decided not to take him up on his suggestion on the basis that I couldn't really move my head! I think it was just too soon. He went on alone anyway and learnt a trick without me, which I have to admit is really impressive and I suppose I've always half regretted not giving it a go.
So, that's the background for this week's Something New
Is it Possible to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?
(Just saying it before you do!)
Without giving away the tricks of the trade, Leigh's trick is concerned with slight of hand. I haven't got slight hands, in fact I'm fairly clumsy so I don't think a trick like that would be suitable for me. Instead I decided to go for something that's a little more calculated.
They say that a true magician never reveals her secret and I will stand by this saying. I wont even challenge you to come up with the solution on how to do it, it'll only take the fun out of it.... just enjoy it.
Well I think that video speaks for itself. It wasn't too difficult to learn though admittedly that wasn't the first take that you see here - we really needed to learn to spell Abracadabra for the trick to work! Its a bit long winded but it is quite fun when it pays off. I enjoyed doing it and will be available for weddings, bar mitzvahs etc. but ultimately I think I'll leave the magic to people who actually have talent.