Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Roving Eye

Spending time with my old schoolmate Colin led, inevitably, to him sharing with Dave stories of our time spent together from age about 9 upwards. He had long since confided to me that he had figured out I was gay … Continue reading

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Pain and Pleasure

Our plunge pool here in Wales was just 2C today (about 37F). I think that our newly found gay friends Tom and Iestyn found it rather painful but, as we pointed out, the pleasure comes later with the satisfaction that … Continue reading

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Back to School

I’m back in my old high school gym, with my old gym teacher, at the age of almost 29! A strange experience in some ways, but a very comfortable one: Dave and I are in Oxford, sorting ourselves out for … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Bonus

My dad (physicist, used to ‘hate’ me for not wanting to be one too!) rang last evening to ask if Dave and I could do a 30-minute show in Oxford on Friday night for some supper club or other, replacing … Continue reading

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Fireside Re-Creation…

So, here we are. Dave and I. In our Welsh mountain cottage buried in and surrounded by snow. We didn’t exactly bargain for this when we planned to spend January here before returning to the US. So, how to pass … Continue reading

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Above the Snow Line

Dave and I returned from Cumbria and had great difficulty getting our old truck up the track to Cefn Derwen here in Wales because of the snow. And then, last night and this morning, another foot of snow was dumped … Continue reading

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Guardian Angels say ‘Its OK to be Gay…’

So Dave and I got to Cumbria (UK) with no travel probs in the snow, and yesterday afternoon I took him back to Bassenthwaite, a magical place where our group of stalwart touring acrobats received some sort of divine guidance from – … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern

Dave and I are again toasting our toes in front of a log fire in our ancient Welsh farnmhouse investment, watching snow flurries swirl around and wondering whether we shall be able to make our planned trip up to Cumbria … Continue reading

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Boiz o’ the ‘Hood, Up to No Good…

Twice a week, Neil and his mates in the local running club get a night off from their girls to do their training. Last night was a bit special: four of them started their training run (12 miles!) from our Cefn … Continue reading

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Alone Together

It was tough seeing our kids head off back to USA with just Dave and I remaining in Wales for a while longer. But it quickly hit us that we spend so much time interacting with other people that we … Continue reading

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