‘But this is Wales…’ – Arrrrgh!

We are coming towards the end of our stay at our place in Wales (High School for the kids in TN begins mid-August), and it is becoming clear that most of things we wanted to happen to the place whilst we were here are not going to happen yet:

The guy coming to fix the leak in our water holding tank up the hill cannot do the job for several weeks (we’ll have left);

The guy coming to tarmac part of the track has missed his promised date and is still ‘too busy’;

The plan to equip the barn with solar panels for our electricity supply has mysteriously doubled in price – something to do with the eccentric cable which brings our electricity supply here, so we’ve abandoned it…

…and so on. The joys of home ownership!. Oh well, we’ve had plenty to do. A day yesterday trimming, strimming, mowing, digging and slashing to tidy up the surroundings, for example.

On the plus side, Leo and Jaymee have learned (shock horror!) how one lives without a washing-up machine…

Special Offer…our ‘Dream Cottage’, some of our friends have said. And it is. My family has been associated with Cefn Derwen long before Dave and I actually bought it, and it has seen many happy vacations – and other interesting happenings: two of our friends actually went into hiding here briefly – see Against All Odds. Long story – but maybe worth reading! See left. You don’t have to be gay to get something out of them (so I’m told…)

Meanwhile, let’s console ourselves with some pictures of boys who have obviously shared our ‘dream’ of maintaining fine bodies and achieving sporting excellence…

…hang on. A little story first. The point of the title of this post is that nothing ever happens when you expect it to here. We visited a nice lady ‘neighbour’ (about three miles away) – lives on her own… we noticed a broken shelf. ‘Can we halp fix that’ we asked. ‘Oh could you? I’ve been waiting for xxxxxxx to come – he promised to do it a while back…’ When we returned with a screwdriver and other bits and pieces, the job took less than 15 minutes and she was very grateful. ‘How long have you had to wait for it to be fixed?’ we asked. The reply was a little bit of a shock. ‘It broke on my birthday, so I remember it very well. It was just over fifteen years ago…’

And that is Wales for you. She didn’t want to offend xxxxx by asking someone else but, since we actually offered…..

And now the promised boys! Let’s focus on chest development…






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I’ll stop there because Dave and I are off to a little ‘Noson Llawen’ (a gay evening!!!) with Tom and Iestyn in their place in town whilst Jaymee’s granny ‘babysits’. I guess it will be a little different from the usual  Welsh ‘Merry Evening’, which involves singing and a lot of tea. At least, it better had be… I’ll report back next time.

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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2 Responses to ‘But this is Wales…’ – Arrrrgh!

  1. Steve says:

    Those young m en photos are beyond beauty and close to divinity.

  2. Dear i really appreciate all the cool stuff on this blog. Please update some more cooooooooool pics. This blog is really really really really awwwwweesoommmeee…

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