Your Place or Mine?

I mean… Tennessee or Wales? We hang out in both: currently in TN where it is cold, periods of sleety rain, frost at night and not much wind, or UK, where currently they have had a continuous line of storms since well before Christmas: the east side of the country is sinking into the sea, and the west side eaten away by ferocious waves generated by powerful winds on high tides… rail lines washed out, trees down and many many square miles of floods, power outages…



The irony here is that the train getting through in the second picture cannot reach its destination because of the damage shown in the first picture. Dawlish seafront, and what they call the ‘Somerset Levels’.

Currently, the scene in Oak Ridge following the scattered snow showers:


So where would you rather be? Actually the post title is misleading since they are both ‘my place’ – but a choice between having your ears blown off or froze off!!

Anyway, the place in Wales is in good hands at present with a little building work going on between the storms. And we’re here Stateside through Easter at least, probably not back in UK until after the first two weeks of the school summer vacation when we are joining a small circus tour briefly.

One definition of ‘our place’ works for both locations – a good gym:




Space for some fun in the sun, too – that would be nice (looking forward!):

ball game

5288This kind of sums us up… except that we’re deeply into acrobatic gymnastics too, so we need to factor that in. more about that in the books, of which the one here is the first:Cover1 Full

Meanwhile, my usual offering of fitness inspiration follows!

ready for the shoot




bronzed beef


proud pose

It has just occurred to me that there may be people in other parts of the world who have endured far worse weather than the UK is currently experiencing. Please be assured that we recognise the issues of typhoons, hurricanes and the like wherever they occur, and our sympathies are with everyone who has endure that stuff. Our few snow flurries in Oak Ridge right now hardly compare. we wish everyone peace in their lives!

Until the next post then: the adverts…

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

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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