I’m in trouble again! Yes, my almost 13yo son Leo, who has the world at his feet as it were (that’s an amazing picture!), didn’t get a mention when I said how much I was looking forward to returning to TN and to my partner Dave. “I should be ashamed, etc. etc. etc.”
Well, of course I want to see my amazing son again. But, if I wrote everything down in such meticulous detail, no-one would read this stuff! It is difficult enough to wean people off the pictures and on to the words as it is…
OK. We’re headed home from the circus tomorrow. And, meanwhile, Dave and Karen (his daughter Jaymee’s mum) have been coaching the pair of them through new routines working together so that they effectively have a performable show lasting about 15 minutes. And, the day I get back, they will put the acrobatic part of it into their school Xmas talent competition! Perfect timing. They have a partner balance routine (Jaymee on Leo), a tumbling interlude, and then a simultaneous balance routine on ‘blocks’ (or pedestals) – that’s as far as the school performance goes, but they can move on to working on glass (both of them), nails (Leo) and fire (Jaymee) – but working together throughout – so Leo drops the pointy knives on to Jaymee’s tummy while she’s on glass, she gets the wield the sledge hammer to break the cinder block on Leo when he’s on the bed of nails, Leo gets to wave the flaming torches around Jaymee whilst she does a back bend (on glass), and so forth…
As a matter of principle I don’t post pictures of the kids on here, but apparently they are going to have the whole routine filmed for TV just after Christmas: the same local station that did us huge favours all those years ago (see Loving the Boy and The Power of Love). Some sort of ‘amazing kids’ show, apparently – how useful old contacts can be! So they’ll be well set up for next year’s circus activities.
We’re hitting the road home after our final show this evening, so a bit of a wild night last night. Tell you about that next time and move on to the pictures for today:
Yes, those oh-so-useful bars…
No, this dude is NOT breaking the block with his head: just using it as a rest during his handstand push-ups:
…or just do the push-ups:
Let’s compare our progress pix:
Then just chill (this is a gay blog, right?):
Bit more inspiration to get into the gym? OK…
That’ll do for now, then: here’s today’s exercise challenge!