Happy New Year everybody! I hope 2008 is a ton of fun for you and yours. This year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations were, actually, really good fun. Christmas at my Sister’s house – watching the kids rip the wrapping paper off presents like there’s no tomorrow has to be one of the best things ever! – and New Year at home. All was good.

A brief mention must be made of this year’s “Only An Excuse”. For those that don’t live in Scotland, “Only An Excuse” is an programme shown every Hogmanay that pokes fun at anything and everything to do with football, especially Scottish football – and there’s a lot to poke fun at! This year’s show was one of the funniest I have seen in many, many years! Absolutely brilliant! You can see some clips of it on YouTube, but I’ll let you go find them yourselves.

So, what does 2008 hold for you all? Trips abroad? A quiet year at home? For me, at the moment, it is fairly quiet. Here’s where I’m going to be and what I’ll be up to (well, that I know of so far!):-
6 January 2008 – Refereeing at The Scottish Pool-Hustlers’ Challenge, Q Club, Glasgow (Pool)
20 January 2008SAPPA Tour Event 5, Suzy Q’s, Paisley (Pool)
18 February 2008 – Lecture at Forth Valley Magic Circle (Magic)
21 – 25 February 2008Blackpool Magicians’ Convention, Winter Gardens, Blackpool (Magic)
9 March 2008SAPPA Tour Event 7, Q Club, Glasgow (Pool)
24 – 28 September 2008IBM British Ring Convention, Eastbourne (Magic)
28 – 30 November 2008International Magic Convention, London (Magic)

That’s it so far. I’m hoping to be going back to Germany at some point this year – if I’m lucky I may even get to present my lecture over there! Also, the dates for the 2008-09 pool calendar have yet to be announced so I’m not sure where I’ll be when regarding them. I’ll try to post them in due course.

If you’re at any of these, please say “hi” – it may freak me out but I really do appreciate it when people say they read my Blog!

Speak soon.

The Cardman 🙂

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