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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Finding the Right Balance

Two new sets posted today on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/). The first one really is balance… handstands, planches… featuring some of our favourites like Ed Upcott, the Chelyabinsk gymnasts and a new find – Pedro Cabanyas:

The second set displays what we think is the right balance in training – no excessive and useless muscle, but an all-round good looking and strong body.

Hope you like! if you like a good story, you might like this, too:

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Muscle Gallery

Guys showing off the results of their hard work…

There you go – another set on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/).

I really must get back to promoting those fitness/gym/gay-love books again… and the fourth novel following an outcast gay lad in search of his true love…

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

go on: click on the links! Especially perhaps the fourth one… it’s the cheapest!

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More Wrestlers, and Some Cuddles

The previous post seemed very popular, so I’ve posted 20 more wrestle pics today. wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes, as these examples show! Go to the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) to find them.

And while I remember, a joke.

That’s for Dave. Long-term readers may recall  that he likes cats.

And, thinking of Dave, I’ve posted 20 ‘cuddly’ gay images on the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/). Enjoy those too!

 

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Wrestlers and Other Sweaty Guys

Love wrestlin’! Two guys pitting their strength against one another, skin against skin, getting more intense and sweaty, until one eventually submits. I’ve put 20 new images on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) which are a mix of wrestling and posing wrestlers, and followed that with a short set of ten sweaty guys all doing – or have done – their thing.

Enjoy!

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Raise Your Arms!

This neat image of a young lad testing his friend’s muscles introduces my latest addition to the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/)… 30 sets of raised arms… guys showing off their abs and chests by raising their arms and, inadvertently, showing off their armpits as well. Indeed, some of our gay community quite enjoy armpits as well. Hopefully, you will too.

Here are a couple more guys to get you in the mood before you click on the page.

Btw (I can’t resist this) “raise your arms” if you have read my latest book. No, I thought not. Here’s your chance by clicking on this cover…

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Back to Base.. and Back to Basics!

So we survived Shanghai – and the trip back, enlivened by storms around Hong Kong airport and the inability of British Airways to get their plane to ‘boot up’ – it took three attempts apparently after they had ‘switched it off’ while parking! Oh well. Just like our computers sometimes.

So now, after a short break in UK as well, we’re back in harness looking after the gym, getting fit again to re-start some shows… and so I’ve put 20 guys (plus one little bro) on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) all doing their fitness thing.

Enjoy!

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Last One from China

As Dave and I prepare to return to Europe, we offer twenty-one inspirational chests on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) to get you (and us!) back into the gym. Enjoy.

Couple more for you here:

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Sweaty in Shanghai!

Goodness, we thought that we were used to humidity and high temperature after living in Tennessee! Not so! Great boat trip (dining) last evening from The Bund, for those that know what/where that is! Today, hiding out in any place we could find with aircon. There is a ‘circus centre’ station on Metro line 1 and we’re going to see if we can get ourselves into that before we leave (but absolutely NOT performing!!) – just to pick up a few tips before old age creeps up on us.

Meanwhile, back on the blog which seems still to be accessible despite the Chinese Great Firewall. I hope you censors are reading this and know that most people get around you guys using VPN in some way according to local students (but we can’t be bothered to play around with only two days left)… and we hope that you will enjoy the pictures sufficiently not to delete them as they head for WordPress and then onwards to Fac***** and Tum***!

So: on with the fitness show: here’s a guy getting sweaty the CORRECT way:

 

3 new sets added today (because Chinese WiFi is very fast even if it is restricted) so I can do all this posting over one bowl of noodles):

20 Flexible Friends (I’ve been meaning to post them for a long while but never got around to it):

20 ‘Ordinary Guys (nothing too muscular, but rather good looking!):

…those both on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/)…

…and then a few new treats on the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) as well – plus this one which just might also be aimed at the gay ‘market’…

As I type this the humidity is getting so ridiculous at our riverside location that the screen on my laptop is starting to mist over, and before long the keys will probably short circuit. So here’s another more appropriate way to get all sweaty…

…yeah, making it happen by doing something useful at the same time.

And, finally, Dave currently has his nose in a book. Not one of mine, of course, but rather a guide book. However, reading is good and, as an author of four so far, I should encourage him. And you, dear readers, of course, from whom I need a few pounds/euros/dollars to pay for the next laptop to keep this up!

Which reminds me of two things: firstly the links to the books:

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

If in doubt, start with the fourth one: it is self-contained, shorter and cheaper!

And the second thing: I am thinking of going back to posting the pics with the blogs rather than on separate pages, as those special pages are getting rather unwieldy to load and to comment on for those with slow connections. OR, I could start separate additional pages for more specialised pictures – one each for gymnastics, acrobatics, wrestling, weights etc… what do you think? Let me know at gymacrobat@gmail.com I will check this mail when I can get access to it next week. Or just comment on this post!

Whichever way the vote goes, the load of pictures here is up to 98% of the limit now and there is going to be a severe cull of oldies from early blog posts when we return home to base. So if there is anything you want to copy, go through from Day 1 and do it now!

 

 

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Sleepless in Shanghai!

Just been out for a meal in a restaurant which thankfully had the food pictured and labelled in English. We’re not staying in the touristy bit (by choice), but it is proving very challenging to figure out what any shop or restaurant offers! And, of course, this is the land of “NO” – no tumblr, no facebook, no google, no instagram, no Gmail (we’re behind the ‘Great Firewall’)… fortunately WordPress is still working and the posts appear to be linking in to Facebook and Tumblr although I cannot check it. So I cannot check my favourite sources for new pix either.

Fortunately I have quite a few stored up. So today, before bedtime, I’ve added 16 new pictures on the theme of ‘Hanging In There’ and 20 pix of groups of guys doing their thing: all on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/). Enjoy, perhaps inspired by these, featuring  the lads from Chelyabinsk:

To help things along, please pay attention to the book covers I throw into the libraries of pictures from time to time. We do really need more book sales to help things along, and you cooperation would be greatly appreciated!!

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Gym Rats, Gymnasts and Handstands

An update from Shanghai (yes, holiday time!!). I seem to have defeated the Great Firewall of China and posted two new sets on the second Fitness (etc.) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/) – 20 gym bunnies and 20 assorted gymnasts and handstanders.

The page got updated OK but this post will try to link to Google which is absolutely Verboten here, so I have my fingers crossed when I finally press ‘Enter’! Of course, if you’re reading this, it worked!

Here’s a couple of extras to set the mood: a nice upstart…

…a Russian hold at the poolside…

…and a very determined gym bunny!

Enjoy!

 

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