Mandy Davis - Diva of Deception

The Diva of Deception, Mandy Davis, is a professional close up magician and balloon modeller working for the corporate market as well as banquets, dinners, receptions, weddings, bar/batmitzvahs, private parties etc. As a member of The Magic Circle, she is chairman of the Young Magicians Club and editor of their coveted glossy magic magazine. Mandy is also a member of Equity.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Been up for ages.... Rob has a hospital appointment today, for the severe ear infection he's had since before the wedding in August although he now believes he can see the light at the end of the tunnel or, at least, the ENT doctor can - but maybe that's the problem! Or is it this....

I have to be ready to go out, over to Sharon and Jack who are old friends living nearby. We have been teaching them computer skills - or how to do just the things they want to do on the computer which was given to them by a well-meaning relative....

Jack had done a beginners' course but he is of Moroccan and Israeli origin and only learned those languages during his formative years at schools. So his written English skills leave a lot to be desired. We take the teaching thing very slowly and I'm quite proud of their progress in one day a week sessions over the past three weeks. Both of them can now get Google and look for things they want:

For Jack it's Moroccan music and the newspapers on line so he doesn't have to wait for Sharon to finish reading them on a Sunday before he can do so!

For Sharon it's how to find cheap flights to Israel (no such thing!), how to email family (daughter and grandchild in California and Jack's family in Israel), how to download photos of said grandchild and how to use Skype.

Meanwhile... after a huge saga of trying to get a microphone to work which we've now accomplished, the whole thing started to run soooo slowly that it's just impossible to use and, although it has a very fast connection, it seems unable in the last week to hold it's internet connection. Sooo....

A BT man is coming today - between 8 and 1 - and one of us has to be ready for him to arrive as we can't leave S & J alone. They won't understand a word he says!

So I've been up early.... but it's 11.21 and no sign of him yet.... I just hope he turns up but you know how these things can be..


Blogger SharonM said...

So did he turn up, and are Jack and Sharon (strange name, that) now better or worse off?

That's great that you are helping your friends and have the patience to do so. I should imagine you must derive a lot of satisfaction from seeing the progress they are making.

I should imagine Jack is Sephardi. There's a minister at one of the synagogues in Glasgow who is from Moroccan originally and one day he explained how Sephardim follow different practices at Pesach (Passover) and are allowed to eat rice and pulses that the Ashkenazim - Jews of Eastern European descent - are not meant to eat.

I decided I might try being Sephardi for 8 days a year.

10:36 pm  
Blogger Brian Sibley said...

When you've sorted them out, you know where we are: you can come and fix our computer problems!! ;-)

10:01 am  

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