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Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 at 9:27 am

Charity ideas?

So, it is the Wednesday morning after the bank holiday, and back to normal; I was going to say back to the routine, but in the past, I have tended not to have a routine.  That is, until now, as I fully intend to write for the first hour in bed every morning. Yes, even when I am working away, the hotel maid will just have to work around me. 

I am aware that being self employed you can please yourself; no one is demanding you be in a shirt and tie at 8am , however, there can be the tendency to let things slip.  For example, I have not shaved since Monday morning (and probably won’t until Thursday’s gig) but surely it is more important I get some comedy writing done rather than worry about personal grooming.  Perhaps I do need routine.

So what else could I do to start this new routine; I could go for a run and pick up some small items from Morrisons.  This is time management at its best.  I will get my notes scribbled down (I can type them up later), and then I will go for a run to (and along) the beach and call into Morrisons on the sea front.  This really is a very good routine; something creative followed by some practical exercise, oh yes this is definitely going to last. 

So as soon as these notes are done I will get changed and head off, no time to shave.  I’ll take the short cut to the beach through Sunderland Football Club’s training ground, so no one sees I am unshaven (I am sure Roy won’t mind, what with his five o’clock shadow).

Although, changing the subject, a friend of mine said recently, that I should think about getting sponsored (for a charity) to write this blog.  I suppose he has a point, I mean the blog is a bit like a marathon and I am writing this entry while dressed as Batman, so why not?  I think it is a good idea.  How would this work?  I guess, if  you like the blog, you could tell me how much you are going to pay to the charity and I could give your name (and pledge) a mention on my website (and then other readers  could see how generous/tight you are).  I don’t want to get involved with the money.   I would leave it up to you, to actually give the money you pledged to the actual charity direct, via a link from my website to the charity website.

So which charity will it be?  I will take suggestions*.  Let’s think, in Edinburgh there were a lot of homeless people and I really don’t like to see that.  So, maybe I could choose a homeless charity.  Although, I am not 100 percent convinced; on the one hand, I will buy a “Big Issue”, but there is always a part of me saying, “don’t we have the very best social and health care in the whole world, how can you be here?”  Last year, I even saw an unshaven man walking the streets in the South of France – I mean if you are gong to be homeless that is the place.  I felt he should be giving me money, I live in Sunderland .  Although on reflection he may have just run down to the beach and was looking for la supermarche Morrisons, I still haven’t mastered French.

Actually, I think I will get shaved and take the car.  One step at a time ehh?

*really, have a think about the charity idea and let me know.

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Don performs as a wedding magician, corporate entertainer, and after dinner speaker at events throughout the country. London Magician, Manchester Magician, Liverpool Magician, Birmingham Magician, Newcastle Upon Tyne Magician, Magician Surrey, Edinburgh Magician, Oxford Magician, Bristol Magician, Magician Milton Keynes, Leicester Magician, Leeds Magician, Magician Kent.