We were over at ‘Gunwharf Quays’ the other day and whilst waiting for my wife and her sister to return from their shopping spree; I chanced upon this little girl who had been trying very hard to grab her fathers attention as he was admiring the view over towards the marina.
Despite some initial climbing on the metal fencing and a few strategically placed jabs to his leg; she eventually decided that she could magic his attention by using her drinks straw as a wand?
She could then be clearly heard shouting out ‘ABRACADABRA’ and then wafting the straw backwards and forwards and up and down whilst frantically repeating her command.
In the end though looking dejected she eventually gave up altogether.
But then miraculously; and indeed as if by magic; her Dad leant forward and scooped her up in his arms and carried her over toward the ice cream stall nearby. Much I would have to say to her obvious delight.
Perhaps it was a delayed spell?