I was down in the only really good toy shop for miles – which just happens to be quite near where I live. I always vow to make more of this stores, but whenever it’s gift buying time for others, it completely slips my mind. Until this year that is. I have a couple of early birthdays for men – middle aged men at that. I recall seeing exactly the right kind of gift when I was making gift choices last time. Magic card tricks and sleight of hand games – now thwe are fantastic fun, especially f you have an early birthday with all year to learn and perfect your craft by the time christmas makes it’s appaerance . . . . I asked the assistant and she showed me an amazing range – form which I selected two from each sort. I even had a hands on demonstration of how to perform one of the harder tricks!