Welcome to the Blog!

Tony Cavanagh welcomes you to his world of books (first and foremost!) and to the things he loves best on the other pages here. After six blogging years, I’m having something of a reorganisation and culling many old posts and associated images to make room for new things. This blog home page offers more information about my books and will also signpost additions to the ‘Fitness, Acrobatics and Gymnastics‘ page (see Index) and also to the ‘Gay Expression‘ page – these being the themes which run through my first three books. Purchasing books helps to support the blog, and most readers rate them well!

Before we get there, there is a fourth book published October 2017 and a fifth half completed. So let’s start with the most recent offering:

A ‘reluctantly’ gay boy, cast out of his community for discovering his sexuality… can he find the true meaning of his life and his true love, or does fate have more s*** in store for him? Best classified as ‘Romantic Fiction’, I think, the book explores Native American beliefs as his shape-shifting ‘spirit guide’ struggles to make things right for him. Darker influences are also at work, however, and his life holds many surprises and disappointments before the final dénouement. Click on the cover for a link to buy direct, and support this blog… e-versions of all the books are also available. And, if  you must, because they don’t pay the author much, there is Amazon…

Three earlier books, written in the first person, chart the life and times of a British teen relocated to the USA who quickly finds another like-minded exiled Brit with whom he shares a love of acrobatic sports and, very shortly after, with whom he shares his gay love. Surrounded by a caring group of sporting (and mainly gay) friends, things nevertheless start to go badly wrong and there are clearly people around who do not wish them well. They discover a life as a touring show… and also a future life as gay dads, but there is much else waiting in store for them before they can be ‘happy ever after’…

Notice too that these covers combine locations of the stories combined with acrobatic images and some Chinese characters: the significance of these emerges early in the first book.

So there we are – welcome. Scroll down for the latest posts, or cross to the other pages for Fitness, Acrobatic and Gymnastics images –  a lifestyle we enthusiastically support – or to Gay Expression for  occasional musings and images related to the gay lifestyle. You will not find porn here.

This blog is also for guys who admire other guys who put real effort into their physical development. On that ‘fitness’ page I encourage you to think how good the fitness lifestyle is for you. The rules are simple:

  1. Make an effort to improve your own fitness this year (you’re NEVER too old);
  2. Enjoy the pictures (and comment please on what you see, and feel free to ‘FOLLOW’);
  3. Buy a book (preferably, all of them) to support the continuation of the blog!

AND: you can even try combining the reading with your workout!

The blog is essentially G-rated; the earlier books get a little explicit from time to time about gay guys doing what gay guys do – you don’t have to be gay to enjoy them – just be gay-friendly. 

And now, as they used to say on the old TV game shows: “Come on Down!”⇓ or alternatively Sideways (to the other pages!)

*** Many pictures  on all of the pages… like the one on the left illustrating what we love to do… will sticky-2-readenlarge if you click on them ***


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Memories of Sun and Fun…

…summer will soon be a distant memory! 40 new pix for you.

(Is he levitating?)

(Strip off that shirt, man… you’re obviously hiding something good in there…)

(Great chest…)

(That’s possibly a repeat – but a cool way to take a drink…)

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Assorted Gymnasts and Handbalancers

Our scene, so to speak!

Sorry for the small size there – it won’t enlarge…


Not so good leg positions in the next two:


A finale from Chelyabinsk…

Hope you enjoyed those. Payback time now: click on one (or more) of these, put a few dollars/euros/pounds in the system and enjoy a good read until the next post appears!

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Two Together

Enjoy one of my books – the best way is with a friend…Many of these ‘Two Together’ images would have appeared on the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) if it hadn’t gotten a bit full and therefore slow to load for some people. It’s still there, and there are hundreds of similar pictures waiting for you.

Also we have guys together just being mates (i.e. not so obviously ‘lovers’!) – just sharing whatever it is they love to do. Just as we all do – don’t we?

It’s a huge post: hope you enjoy!

Ah… this is a good point to break off and offer a few pairs who are just mates enjoying themselves gym/fitness-wise…

Actually, they look more like models than ‘mates’ even… but at first I thought it was a martial-arts floor… oh well…

OK, back to the ‘for-real’cuddles…

And now, the slightly more raunchy ones (although the first two are not necessarily a ‘couple’)…

OK guys, that’s ‘it’ for now. 45 pics overall, 90 great guys. Just hang in there till next time…

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Boys in Their Favourite Workplace…

Where else would it be?? !!

Now you’re finished here, don’t forget to check out the separate pages: there are TWO fitness/acrobatic/gymnastics/wrestling pages (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics/) (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) (now full), one on Gay Expression (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) [go see!!]… as well as all those previous posts!

NB: to conserve space, some images have now been removed from old posts up to the end of 2014.

And when you’ve done that… I need to eat to keep this blog going. Please review my books at these links, and do the necessary!

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

Let The Future Find Me: ISBN 978-1-784653-23-1

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Nicely Buffed, Not Overdone

Looking good after some sensible fitness training. Not over-muscled like a bodybuilder: that sort of muscle is pretty useless for any sport! A selection of boys who have caught our eye follows…

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Sorry for the long gap in posting. Busy, busy… make up for it with a double-size post… and plenty of guys…

Today’s theme is group of fit lads doing their thing. Three or more (and in that first case, a lot more!). Looks like a team but not clear if they are climbers or a team/club in another sport just having a day in the mountains. Enjoy.

More mountains to kick off:

Locker-room shots are often the place where guys compare, or line up to show off their results. Here’s some others:

…martial artists? Which reminds me about something – the importance of the Chinese symbols for ‘Tuan Jie’, the concept of strength through ‘brotherhood’, around which much of my first three books revolve (so a timely reminder follows)…

Now, ‘on with the show’…


Definitely playtime… oh dear!

More Russian soldiers…

Some very fit gymnasts away from their gym:


…you knew I’d get to the gym eventually…

Outdoor workouts too…

OK, they’re actually athletes, but they are making good use of the bar! Back indoors:


Not sure what these guys are doing – looks like a car park extension…

A Japanese contribution:

Some water-boys:

…and beach posers:

Just catching some rays:

On the terrace (at the beach bar?):

OK, if you got this far, a reminder of my latest, cheapest and shortest work of fiction, “Let The Future Find Me”. The cover image says a lot about the story – lad on his own, befriended by animals, on a ‘quest’, uncomfortable with his sexuality and all may not end the way he hopes…

Support the blog and get yourselves a good read at the same time!

Finally for today, the great outdoors strikes back…






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Things To Come?

The temperature here in Portugal plummeted suddenly over the weekend! Although recovered a bit now, it made us think hard about getting ready for winter… and the ‘delights’ of getting barechested (and possibly more) in the snow and ice! Check out the final three images in the previous post as well – seems to be a theme here!

Russian street workout boys love to show off in the snow!

Ice swimming:

Immersion in the shape of the cross is an Orthodox Epiphany ritual.

Below, ‘just do it’!!

No escape!

Safety in numbers?

Fancy a warm-up run?

And, finally, another way! This combines several things we like…



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A Pictorial Cure

Blue skies, blue sea… soon to be a thing of the past for anther season, even here in the Algarve. I have another reason to be depressed, too – on Friday evening my head got slammed between two heavy fire doors while investigating an incident in the dark outside the local gymnastics club – crunched between the side of one of the doors and the edge of the other by persons unknown. Big lumps on each side, and enough blood to offer a transfusion to someone. But enough of my problems! These summery and (largely) Speedo pics will cure everything.

Forgot your Speedos? No probs: underwear seems to pass as acceptable substitutes these days…

…not only beach and pool, but for a street workout…

I just LOVE this next kid’s hair: I think he’s wearing a possum! And he’s been in the water, clearly, so how does he have it so neat? Just wanna stroke it and give it some milk…

A famous internet presence now – Shannon Boi aka ‘swimbabe’:


Playtime #2:

Accessorize your Speedos…

Getting the hang of it…

Play (??) time #3:

Finally, shall we acclimatise for the colder weather?

OK, that’s 30 pix and 36 handsome guys to cheer us all up as winter approaches. Another thing you could try, with possibly the same effect, is to sample one or more of my books. Possibly the one on the left, shorter, cheaper and the tale of an outcast gay lad who sets out knowing not what he wants nor where to go, lost his love… that might be the place to start! A log fire, a beer or two and a good read…

Click on the covers for suitable links.


Finally, a reminder that the cull of selected pictures from old posts continues to make way for more. This will shortly be completed up to the end of 2013 so, if there is something you want to download, get in there quick in case it goes!




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Ordinary Guys

Dudes just chillin’… not muscle bound or posing.


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Getting Lucky

Here are some more who got lucky!

I got lucky! (Thanks, Dave…). There are hundreds more of these on the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) and, although I’ve been deleting some pix from blog posts before April 2013 to free up some room, I left all the couples. Enjoy.

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