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Hi All

Hope the world is a damn fine place for you at the minute.

Okay so April has been crazy, I’m trying to do so many things and running out of time which is rather inconvenient! Let’s add another day to the week, call it…Wonday that means we’d all have an 8 day week, I’m in. Please vote yes if you’re in.

So plans for my video are going well, pre shoot Friday this week then the actual filming next week, really looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun.

The end of March and early April have been full of Weddings and parties, it’s always a busy time around the school holidays with lots of mid-week weddings. I’ve been lucky enough to be at Wasing Park a lot recently such a fab venue. Thanks to all those weddings and parties I’ve attended recently.

On that point, thank you to all those people that send feedback it’s really good of you to take the time. I’ve been a bit slack of late putting them on my site, I’ve got a long back log to post so will continue to add some to this blog which will remind me to upload them more regularly. Below are some of the ones I’ve had back for March/April events this year. A cross section of weddings, trade shows and charity work.

“Guy Portlock brought some Magic to Burnham Beeches Wedding fair! Not only does he have the charm factor, but also a very sophisticated magic act. If I had any doubt that a magic act has a place at a wedding, Guy proved that it most definitely has a very entertaining value!”

“One of our guests summed up the decision to hire you for our wedding as ‘INSPIRED’! We totally agree, you brought people together and made them laugh with enjoyment and amazement. What more could we have asked. Everyone was buzzing with ‘wow – how did he do that?’ and are still talking about the phone number trick! Your ability to entertain at close hand with such professionalism and charm brought that little bit extra to the party making it a truly enjoyable evening for all. The icing on the cake. We had a wonderful time and thank you for going the extra mile- We are so glad we made that decision 2 years ago (before we even had the venue) to book you. We were soooooo lucky to find you! It was as they say magic…..!!!!”“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for providing your magic entertainment at our wedding at Taplow House on the 23rd!!

You were amazing and everyone has given us such great feedback for you :-) Thank you so much for adding to our special day, we’ll never forget it!!

All the best.”

Zoe & Clive (Hughes!)

 

“Just wanted to thank you for putting on a great show on Friday night, the guests haven’t stopped taking about it and I have been asked by 2 people for your details for future events. You really added something memorable to our special evening and we are very grateful. Thank you.” 

 

“I just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for coming along on Friday, it was so great to have you there, everyone is still talking about your magic, it really was very special and so kind of you to make the time to come.

The night raised over £1700 for Naomi house so a massive thank you on behalf of them, it was a great night and it was lovely to have you there. Best Wishes.” Charlotte

 

“Thanks so much for everything you did at the show – all reports were that you were quite the star. Customers seemed to love the range and your demos and the vibe was excellent. Hope it wasn’t too draining for you.
A very big thank you again – for your boundless energy and making the stand buzz with excitement. If anyone ever asks for a recommendation, your name will be first.” NEC Trade show

 

In other news, really enjoying the new suede album Bloodsports, a return to form for sure, reminds me of the early stuff from Dog Man Star. Also if you like a chilled out album check out Bill Ryder- Jones record- A bad wind blows in my heart.

Fitness challenge this month- do a 100 jumps before lunch, nothing like bouncing around with all this spring sunshine coming up! Boom!

Sweet potatoe, love it, try a spicy mash or jacket or seasoned chips, very good for you!

Okay all for now, more news and views to come!

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Guy’s Blog

Hi one and all, hope everything is pretty damn good with you.

So here’s my thoughts, I don’t seem to have the time to blog every day in fact when I do I’m pretty much saying the same stuff over and over. So I’ve decided to blog only when I have a bunch of what I think are interesting things to tell you about. This will include magic chat, gigs I’ve done, things that are coming up but also a bit of everything about what’s been going on and some of the things that I recommend.

So here’s the first one off the bat (inside edge)

The start of the year has flown by, which if you don’t like cold weather is quite a good thing although I guess every day is a good day and all that! For me January and February is all about setting up the year ahead. Lots of promotion, wedding fayres, trade shows as well as the winter weddings and parties. As this time is a little quieter than the rest of the year it also gives me time to work on new routines for the coming year. Been playing with some cool ideas and will be looking forward to performing them this year.

On the wedding fayre front, great to meet all the couples with weddings on their minds, thank you to all those who’ve booked me this year and those in 2014 and 2015. This year’s diary is filling up fast so if you’re interested in wedding entertainment this year then do get in touch to check my availability.

In other magic news I’m working on a new video for my site, no sneaky clues yet but I’m loving the idea, you’ll be the first to hear about it when it’s going live, should be fun!

I’ve 25 gigs in 35 days coming up so I’m looking forward to entertaining at all the weddings but a special mention for Saturday evenings gig, I’m performing at Trunkwell Manor House for the Spring Ball for MacMillan Cancer Support, lot’s going on and for more information check out the site http://www.trunkwell.com/.

I also try and get away for a week in the early part of the year and have found an amazing spot in Tenerife. It’s always around 25 degrees and sunny and has the most amazing sports facilities, so if you want amazing food as well as keeping fit it’s awesome. Here’s the link http://www.melia.com/hotels/spain/tenerife/gran-melia-palacio-de-isora/index.html . The personal trainers are amazing and it’s all included. I’ve posted some pics for you in pic’s section, beware of Craig he’s insane but an amazing bloke who will beast you!

Other things I’ve been into and recommendations..

  1. Everything Tim Ferris does! I’ve been following this chap for a while and love his writing, always amazing bits of info on his blog http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ . I’ve read all his books too and have followed a lot of the stuff and it always seems to work. I’m fitter than ever nowadays and also can cook a big better! Let me know if you check him out.
  2. Been loads of music I’ve enjoyed recently, the new I am Kloot album Let it all in is beautiful http://iamkloot.com/ . Always loved Ed Harcourt and his new album is great Back into the woods http://edharcourt.com/ . And finally a band I seem to have missed but First Aid Kit was my holiday listening, check out the album The Lion’s Roar, especially the song “In the hearts of men” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBdl6NxIK8w Stunning.

 

The list…

New balance trainers, they’re really cool nowadays

Kettle bell

Grapeseed oil (better than olive oil in my opinion!)

Proteinworks (Good choice, good price, interesting options)

XTG Pants

Neale James Photography http://www.nealejames.com/

AR7 training (killer workouts) http://www.ar7now.com/#!

Cauliflower curry mash (better than mashed potato and better for you.)

 

Challenges.

How quickly can you do 100 perfect press ups, let me know and share on my wall. Under 4 minutes is excellent.

Burpee challenge, how many can you do in 5 minutes, here’s what they look like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Dq_NCzj8M Let me know I reckon if you hit 80 you’re a superhero! Post me with your scores.

 

Finally have a good time with everything, always interested in your feedback and please spread this blog around and also my Magic Entertainment Facebook page Visit my Magic Entertainment Facebook page I will post this blog on my site and on this page.

 

Cheers team.

 

Guy

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