Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Chapter of Accidents

It’s not been a good few days. First of all, helping an 8yo boy to try his first handstand, I failed to keep clear of his flailing legs and his heel smashed two of my teeth through my upper lip … Continue reading

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Croeso i Cefn Derwen!

…thats Welsh language for “Welcome to Oak Ridge”. Guess I’d better explain. I’m back in Wales… at ‘our’ place. That’s ‘our’ as in Dave and me, Zach and Gary. After we’de come under attack for the second time, Zach was … Continue reading

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Acrobatics in Ukraine

Some pix of enthusiastic amatuer guys getting it together in the Ukraine! Along with UK and Russia, Ukraine is a top nation in acrobatic gymnastics. These lads clearly intend to make sure it stays that way. Thanks to Artem’s blog … Continue reading

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All in the Open!

At last, I have reached a point of no return. My scribblings on our adventures, not yet completed, have been accepted by a publisher (!) and they even have cover designs for the first sections. As I’ve tried to explain, … Continue reading

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A Feral Family?

Gosh, so much is suddenly going on I don’t know where to start! I’ve added a sneaky link to ‘The Books’ for a start (bottom right of this page!) and I’ll explain that in the next post. Then there’s the … Continue reading

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Skilled Photography

Enough on the family front for a while. Change of topic! I want to confess that I am an absolutely crap photographer. Whenever I go to a gymnastics competition or anything similar, I end up with distant views of blurred … Continue reading

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‘Dear Leo’

We started him young… no, joke! After the prejudiced neighbour down the street ‘banished’ a shirtless Leo for being from a gay relationship, one more post on the subject. Just before he was born, I wrote him a letter – … Continue reading

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Good Neighbo(u)rs

After the obnoxious outburst from the guy down the street about Leo and the gay/lesbian lifestyle of his parents, it was real good to have support from a great family who live right opposite the girls. Their younger son Chris, … Continue reading

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Prejudice: Leo in Trouble!

My 9yo son Leo (with Clare) and Dave’s daughter Jaymee (with Karen) have been raised in a loving, caring home with two full-time mums and two part-time dads (i.e. two sets of same-sex partners) and have spent most of their lives in … Continue reading

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Back to the Script: Boys in Love

The decision has been made. After months of dithering, not unrelated to our need to perform ‘in disguise’ as it were because of the continuing threat to one of our troupe, Dave and the others have finally convinced me. My … Continue reading

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