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12th August 2018

My 9 weeks of magic adventures on board M/S Gabriella are now over!
We’ve had an amazing time entertaining on board, but as is true with most things in life it’s the people that really make it special, and the crew we’ve been working with are the absolute best.

I’m ready for going home now, but I’d be very sad if I didn’t get to come back and see my Finnish buddies again.
It would be impossible to get everyone in a single photo as they are never all on board the ship at the same time, but they all know who they are and we will keep in touch.

UK here I come!!!

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From left to right: Our cruise director Thommy, Me, our programme host Linda, and my co performer Lee.

11th August 2018

That’s my final show of this season done.

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8th August 2018

I found my shop

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26th July 2018

Tallinn, Estonia.
I haven’t got time to get off and have a look around, which is a shame, but I wasn’t going to miss the chance to go on deck and have a little look.

One day I’ll have to come back and spend some time here.

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25th July 2018

Swedens National Anthem
Du gamla, Du fria, Du fjällhöga nord
Du tysta, Du glädjerika sköna!
Jag hälsar Dig, vänaste land uppå jord,
Din sol, Din himmel, Dina ängder gröna.

Du tronar på minnen från fornstora dar,
då ärat Ditt namn flög över jorden.
Jag vet att Du är och förblir vad du var.
Ja, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden.

According to the tour guide the Swedes love singing their national anthem. I couldn’t pronounce most of the words though.

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Managed to get a nice shot of the ship whilst crossing the bay on a ferry

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19th July 2018

Bloody photo bombers — at The Royal Palace Stockholm.

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17th July 2018

An Englishman, a Macedonian, and an Indian walk into a bar/curry houseeating Indian food at Restaurang Gandhi, Stockholm, Sweden.
These guys are Anil (top right) and Stefan (bottom right). They’re the ships photographers and we’ve been hanging out together.

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16th July 2018

We’re docked in Helsinki today, and apparently Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are metting just behind that big wheel. I came out on deck to see if I could catch a glimpse… I didn’t 🙁

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13th July 2018

Okay, I admit it, I do get a bit of a thrill from seeing my name advertised on a bill board

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8th July 2018

YES!
Kids can now finally understand my Finnish.
There’s a part in one of my routines where I have to get the volunteer to hold a bucket and then I produce a stream of coins from their nose which fall into the bucket.
But every time I hold out the bucket and say ‘Pida Kiini’ (hold this) they never understand, but for the last two shows they’ve undertsood perfectly.
I guess Finnish spoken with a Geordie accent is quite a rare and unusual thing.

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29th June 2018

There’s kids on board this cruise which is unusual compared to other ships I’ve performed on, so I always like to choose one of the kids to help during the show. And of course I can’t send them away empty handed, so they always get an extra special balloon model. In this case I decided to make a balloon model of the ships mascot called Ville Viking.

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22nd June 2018

Pic from tonight’s magic show (or just after)
I held up the balloon and asked who wants to help me with a trick and win this balloon and this little girl was first to put her hand up.

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12th June 2018

Just spotted the Marco Polo in dock right next to us.
I was on that ship in October.

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11th June 2018

That’s our first magic show done of this summer’s contract on board the M/S Gabriella.
Having great fun.

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10th June 2018

9 weeks of magic adventures on board the M/S Gabriella commencing right now.
We’re docked in Helsinki now and we’ll be sailing for Stockholm in about 4 or 5 hours.

I’m away all summer and will be back in the UK by 14th August and available for bookings from the 15th.

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20th April 2018

Here’s my office for tonight.
I took the pics from the performers perspective this time so you can see the theatre.
I’ll be sad to leave this ship on Sunday.

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20th April 2018

Good morning!
We’re sailing up the red sea towards Egypt and the end of this cruise ship adventure.
I’ve got my final two shows tonight and then we arrive in Egypt on Sunday where I’ll catch a flight to Cairo and then another to London Heathrow. Then I’ve got an overnight coach trip back up north.
I’ll be back in the UK and available to take bookings on land again by Monday.
I hear the weather has been nice in the UK

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17th April 2018

Last night I got to perform on this stage in the beautiful theatre on board the MV Columbus.
I got a standing ovation in my first show on board this ship.
What an amazing start to the cruise.

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16th April 2018

It’s a scorching hot day here on the Arabian sea on board the Columbus, which is a beautiful ship by the way.

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15th April 2018

I’m away entertaining on board a cruise ship right now.
We’re sailing from Oman to Egypt which takes 6 days. I’ll be back in the UK early on 23rd April.
This is the best shot of the ship I could get from the taxi at the port in Muscat, Oman.

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1st January 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

First gig of 2018 right behind me — at Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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9th October 2017

Leaving Lisbon last night on board the Marco Polo.
You can see the 25th April bridge in the background.

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7th October 2017

Next port is Lisbon, Portugal for two days now.
It’s a beautiful sunny day, 30 degrees!!!
— at Church of Santa Engrácia.

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6th October 2017

Sneaky pic took through the curtains before the first show.
It was a full house for both shows and they went rather well. I’m felling quite pleased with myself

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4th October 2017

We’re docked in La Rochelle, France today and I’m free to get off the ship and explore.

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1st October 2017

Boarding the Marco polo for my next magic adventure. We’re off to France, Spain and Portugal. It’s a 10 day cruise, and the best part is it’s a UK pick up and drop offso no flights to contend with 😀

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13th August 2017

That’s our final show show done. We’re heading back to the UK tomorrow!
I’ve been here on board the Gabriella for nine weeks and in that time I’ve performed
63 magic shows
32 magic workshops
63 UV puppet shows

I’ve had soooo much fun, and absolutely loved performing on board the ship. The guys who we’ve been working with have been absolutely fantastic and I feel I’ve made some really cool friends.

I’m sad that it’s over, but overjoyed that it happened.

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12th August 2017

I’ve had great fun working with these guys for the past nine weeks on board the Gabriella but it’s almost time for me to go home.
Thanks so much for making me feel so welcome and a part of the team.
— somewhere on the Baltic Sea.

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 11th August 2017

Today we’re docked in Stockholm and I’m being an annoying tourist trying things on that I have no intention of buying. — at Gamlastan Stockholm.

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8th August 2017

We’ve got a full day docked in Helsinki today so we caught the ferry over to the fortress island.
Behind me you can see the fortress with the Finnish military flag in the background
— at Suomenlinna / Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

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19th July 2017

I pass this every time we’re docked in Helsinki. It seemed a shame not to get a pic of it. — at SkyWheel Helsinki.

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1st July 2017

Estonia! Just a flying visit though, we’re only docked for just over an hour — at Port of Tallinn.

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14th June 2017

Took the opportunity to get a better shot of the ship while it’s docked in Stockholm
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14th June 2017

— at Vasamuseet / The Vasa Museum.

I’m visiting the Vasa museum in Stockholm today.

Launched in 1628 and immediately toppled over and sank because the king kept insisting on putting more and more cannons on board despite the advice of the experts which told him it would make the ship too top heavy.

It’s amazing and I’d highly recommend a visit if you’re ever in Stockholm.

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11th June 2017

There’s my home for the next 9 weeks behind me. The MS Gabriella currently docked in Helsinki Finland.

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31st December 2016

And there’s tonights gig — at Ijmuiden Port, Netherlands.

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31st December 2015

We’re an hour ahead here in Amsterdam so happy new year everyone!
Peace, love and magic tricks to you all.

They like their fireworks here, I can tell you that for free. I’ve never seen so many all going off at once. — at Westergasfabriek.

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