Cling On, Klingon…


…pun intended. Sorry.

As we gather ourselves together to head off into Wales on Saturday morning (us Oak Ridge lot plus three Oxford kids and one mum), I discover that the Welsh Assembly government appears to be taking leave of its senses! In response to a question in the Senedd about an unidentified flying object sighted in the neighbourhood of Cardiff airport, the responsible official is said to have replied ‘Jang vlDa je due luq, ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH devolve qaS’ … which is Klingon (they say) for ‘The Minister will reply in due course – however, this is not a devolved matter.’ Meaning also that there are obviously no Klingon words for ‘due’ and ‘devolve’ (which itself means that unidentified flying object strategy has not been left to the Welsh government to decide – it remains a United Kingdom matter and the responsibility of the Westminster UK government).

I’m not sure what to make of this. The kids think it is hilarious – we are going to spent next week at our place Cefn Derwen, in a country which the kids think has gone completely insane!

Cling On, Klingons! If only I could translate that into Welsh language…

Leo says that if the guy had asked that question in the USA, he would have been carted off immediately to Area 51.


…Visual pun still intended, by the way. How many pictures can I quickly find of guys ‘klinging on’ to things?



Nice spread of back muscle there. I see I’m reverting to a normal theme here. Better hold on to reality, or something…


…perhaps I’ll just hold on to him. Or to the parallel bars…

gymnastics 4


Or another pole…


Here’s a guy who’s been strengthening his neck in order to ‘klingon’ to the trapeze bar:


Two guys here ‘klingon’ to the ring – and to each other:



Unsure where this Klingon madness is going, so let’s call a halt!

The first part...The second part...Cover 3 ThumbWhilst up in Cumbria with Jaymee, I have had the opportunity to catch up with a couple of people who featured, as their younger selves, in these books! In particular with one ex-gymnast who had (and made a very good job of recovering from) a serious accident in the gym. He now has two strapping sons – not doing gymnastics, as it happens, but martial arts (Taekwondo stars, apparently). And another guy, from Glasgow, who was a bodybuilder (and still is) and mathematician, has moved in computer coding – something to do with air-traffic control systems. Scary. All is revealed in the books – click on the covers for more information e-books available.

So many people to catch up with in a very short time in UK – it is never enough. And now, as I indicated, a week to ‘chill’ in our place in Wales. Can’t wait, raining or not!

Chilling is good…

…sadly, my partner is in deepest Florida right now, with the circus tour. But I shall have four feral and fitness-mad boys to supervise, plus two girls, helped out once again by my oldest friend’s wife, with said oldest friend with us at the two weekends as well. Our own little gym in the barn, for starters…


Can’t be bad! I think that we shall have a fair old 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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