‘Your train has been delayed whilst trampolines and garden sheds blown out of people’s yards are cleared from the tracks…’
Well, that’s original – it seems that our trains to Wales yesterday were the few surviving ones in the UK following the huge storm. Anyways, a great and cosy evening and night last night with Tom and Iestyn (local gay couple) staying over with the four of us… and now we’re preparing for the two kids, my parents and Dave’s dad to arrive. Tom and Iestyn will join us for Christmas lunch (we insisted) so we’ll be eleven squeezed around our scrubbed kitchen table here at Cefn Derwen.
This morning, Dave, Tom Iestyn, local boy Neil and some of his mates supervised my ‘rehab’ after being ill. Sounds like I’ve just come off drugs – I suppose I have (‘Amoxicillin’) and very successful it seems to have been, although still feeling a bit weak. But it was great to work up a sweat with guys handing me light weights in relays.
Managed a few sets of pull-ups too:
We held some ‘last-man-standing’ competitions holding various positions like this:
…then did a bit of shorts-on wrestling (various girlfriends of Neil and his mates showing up!)… got nicely sweaty…
No river swimming as yet, though – definitely wouldn’t be good for my chest right now (and the river is still torrential anyway – we’de probably end up in the Atlantic somewhere).
Definitely will be laying off the training tomorrow (Xmas Day) with huge family group to entertain, and maybe some good books to read (here’s hint if you fancy gay love, gym fitness and misadventure – e-books instantly downloadable):
A few more pictures, then, on our usual theme of male fitness:
Another splendidly sweaty young man, there! Now, two for the price of one…
3 Bulgarian wrestlers next:
An upside-down view for a change…
…and, on that laid-back note, we’ll stop the pic posts for today (well, bar one last one for Christmas at the end!). It amuses me that, here in the wilds of Mid Wales, the post travels 60,000 miles through space before it even hits a server in London to make its way to WordPress. Clever stuff, huh! Unless the signal that seeks me out here from that lonely satellite up there is interrupted by flying trampolines…
Everyone at Cefn Derwen wishes you everything for Christmas that you wish for yourself. Have a peaceful and happy day.