Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Muscles are Made of Chicken”

Today’s Gallery Theme: Doing Things Together There are, perhaps, better images of fitness than swilling beers while practicing your one-arm balances, but you get the idea. It is the ever-increasing enthusiasm of the young twins for their fitness training that … Continue reading

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Getting the Balance Right

I refer not so much to this: (although when you’re on the edge of a 10m board, that’s quite important!) but this: …everything in the right proportion, a body to be proud of, but not excessively bulging like a bodybuilder … Continue reading

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From USA With Love… Gertrude (née Jonas)…

The storm that dumped the snow on us here in NE USA made it across the Atlantic and dumped rain on the UK… at our place in Wales, four inches of rain in twelve hours and wind gusts up to … Continue reading

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Slow Going…

Slowly the snow is going, but the cripplingly cold overnight temperatures here have added to the general disruption of our plans! The kids were meant to be on a school trip into the Smokies: that was cancelled for obvious (snow!) … Continue reading

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Snowbound!

Welcome to sunny Oak Ridge TN! The biggest snow for 15 years. We have about eight inches in the yard – most of it from Wednesday night and Thursday: the storm moved north-east and, as you will probably have heard … Continue reading

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‘I’m Sorry, He Says He’s Gay…’

Today’s Gallery is just ‘Miscellaneous’ An unusual conversation at breakfast time the other morning. Dave and I at coffee in the kitchen, slopping around in just our gym shorts as usual after lifting some weights in the cabin. Rest of … Continue reading

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“I Spy…”

The first of two posts on the complexities of ‘being gay’. But first: Today’s Gallery Theme: Assorted Twosomes An interesting news item from the UK reveals the identity of the organisation identified as the most LGBT-friendly employer in Great Britain… … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons (Continued!)

Today’s Gallery Theme: The Right Proportions (Looking at overall ‘balance’ in the lifting results today.) My conversation with my son the other evening, reported in the previous post, ended with him saying ‘Thanks, dad. Love you! Say g’night to Mum … Continue reading

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Twinning and Training

Today’s Gallery Theme – Backs (Backs don’t get enough exposure… neither here nor in general! And good general development there…) Around Christmas time I think I mentioned that I had been asked to start training two twin boys, aged nine-and-a-half. … Continue reading

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Sherlock and Watson

Today’s Gallery Theme: Lifters Some say that this blog is occasionally a bit ‘risque’. Occasionally, I suppose they’re right! We are, after all gay: we appreciate the well-developed male body and what it can do. Now and again, we describe … Continue reading

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