Time Management: The Ultimate Balancing Act!

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Training for Balance’

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Just love that picture! The boy is so happy that he can hold that handstand on the rings… and not a hair out of place…!

Yes. No sooner are we all back from our weekend adventures – we got back home around 5am Monday with Leo and Chris wide away and demanding to go to Chad’s for some training before school. And Dave and I totally knackered and just wanting to fall into bed (alongside Zach and Gary would have been good, since they live on the gym site). You can see why we ‘oldies’ are fed up with life on the road even after one weekend, whilst the next generation can’t get enough! But we insisted that Chet drive us home after dropping Zach and Gary off, and the boys went across to our own training cabin instead.

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The realisation has dawned upon us that, in just ten days, we have our first ‘summer camp’ week and we’ll all – girls (young and old) included – be ‘at it’ again. A lot of training to do first, and thinking out a teaching plan to involve the youngsters. It is effectively an outdoor (mainly) circus-skills camp, and we shall have to be well organised with everyone knowing what they are doing (or meant to do), including the kids. And, of course, we shall be called upon to do some performances which will all have to be different. So a great deal to do, to be fitted in around our usual coaching and whatnot.

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Looking back on what we used to manage to fit in when we were their age, I marvel we survived! You can find out more here;

Cover1 FullLoving 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

Anyways, let’s have some more ‘balance’ pictures!

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(A great way to train – the true meaning of ‘gymnastics’, the sun on your back, breeze on your body… let’s have another…)

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(Whereas, that is an odd place to train… but semi-derelict buildings seem to be favoured by photographers for some reason.)

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(Woof!)

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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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