Moving Out, Moving In, Moving On…

Dave’s dad built a partition wall for Leo’s new basement room an the weekend, and the plaster is now drying. This is Dave’s dad’s ‘final fling’ here before Karen and Clare formally move in in two weeks, and he returns to UK.

We let Leo choose the colour, which I can best describe as ‘dingy slime’. We’ve compromised. Because the basement room only has top-light windows a foot high at near ceiling level, he’s accepted that two walls could be a bit brighter so you can actually see without having the electric light on.

The room will be large enough for him to have two mates on a sleep-over, with the rest of the basement a store for Karen and Clare’s performance stuff. They take over Dave’s dad’s former room, which is like a huge bed-sit anyway on the ground floor: the family room and kitchen etc. stay ‘as is’; Jaymee gets the room she used to share with Leo when they stayed over and we stay put on the first floor, as do Pete and Ivo. Thank goodness American homes are quite huge.

Any guests will either share (like our gay Tuan Jie friends in our large king-size bed!) or we’ll bale out to the training cabin which has loft bunk space and, of course, soft mats on the floor. It’ll do very nicely.


So, can we just get on with ‘having fun in the sun’?


Well, no. Not exactly. The western flank of winter storm ‘Quintus’ is due to deliver some snow to Tennessee tonight. But at least our weather is not as awful as they’ve been having in the UK, and at our place in Wales.

It is definitely going to be indoor training for a while:


..teaching the kids…

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Perhaps time for a good read in the evenings…

Cover1 ThumbCover2 ThumbCover 3 ThumbMaybe I’ll even get some time soon to get on with writing the new book (which has nothing to do with the other three, except very vaguely, but tells the (imaginary) tale of our native American friend ‘Three Rivers’, developed from the very little time we spent in his company before he moved on. Who knows, one day I could even get it finished. These first three (click above) took eight years! I should take a lesson from my post title I suppose, and get ‘Moving On’!

Right now, the only ‘Moving On’ that’s going to get done here is getting on the customary batch of fitness-inspiration pictures!


dumbell lifter





martial guy


stern and proud


tight body

galaxy selfie


So there we are. That’s the stuff we like – gym, acrobatics, performing… great guys (yep, the books are GAY)… and have added adventure. Oh, and a bit of this:


Well, a fair bit of that, to be honest. Check ’em out!

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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