Monthly Archives: March 2011

Krazy Icelanders

Just before I get back to the ‘plot’ – or the ‘point’ – of this blog, here’s a group of Icelandic acrobats we once met. Their sea seems to steam from all the volcanic stuff going on there, even if the … Continue reading

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Swordplay and Stuff

Although we are principally acrobatic gymnasts, we always wanted to make our performance a bit special, so we learned how to deal with beds of nails, glass and swords as a base for our acrobatic features. If that sounds like … Continue reading

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Special Places: Oak Ridge

This is where the adventure really began, and where I met Dave, the love of my life. In 2000, both of our dads accepted assignments at the US National Laboratory there which was set up during the Manhattan Project in … Continue reading

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First Steps in Gymnastics

The book which Colin brought to our riverside ‘den’ was pretty ancient and was based on what “gymnastics” was taught in British schools in the fifties: leather-covered vaulting ‘horses’, wooden beams, wallbars and mats. A far cry from the apparatus … Continue reading

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How it all began – An Idyllic Summer

Let me take you back to when I was just 9 years old. My best friend Colin and I had the whole summer holiday from junior school in front of us, and neither family was going away, so we spent … Continue reading

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Introducing… erm, me!

Arrgh! It’s time to reveal myself – maybe inflict myself, on The World. After 5 gruelling years in the Cirque and other circuits with my fantastic friends, mainly in Canada, we’ve decided to take a break and give our somewhat tortured … Continue reading

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