Monthly Archives: August 2016

Back in the US of A

“Is This OK?” Today’s Gallery Theme! Boys being intensely proud of what they have developed through their fitness programmes – but never satisfied! That’s our pictures for today. “In other news”: our long-lost Tuan Jie colleagues Ethan and Jack are … Continue reading

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Cabin Boys

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Training Places’ Sixteen years ago, a boy left school immediately after taking his ‘A’-level exams in Barrow-in-Furness, UK, accompanying his father to Tennessee as a ‘full dependent relative’ and therefore qualifying along with his father for indefinite … Continue reading

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It’s a Square World…

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Sporting Dress’ What’s odd about this picture? Apart from being a ‘kewl’ composition (I love the chance to dive into a pool when the water is completely still!), nothing is odd. To us, anyway. The guy is … Continue reading

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Don’t ‘Irk’ the ‘Nerk’

After causing unwarranted merriment by using the rather British phrase ‘Irksome’ to my American-born son Leo, and getting it fed back to me by all his friends with great mirth, I realise that I have scored a partial “own goal” … Continue reading

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“Dad’s Irked!”

I was foolish enough to use the word ‘irked’ the other day in front of my son Leo who, as an American born and bred, maybe doesn’t hear the word very often. I never have come to grips with different … Continue reading

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Delivering A Product

I am unable to defend the tattoos on this lad, but I commend the specimen. Balanced muscle, sporty, not over-developed. I wonder what his mum thinks about his choice of wording… However: The process of coaching (anything) is often referred … Continue reading

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Grand Reunion

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Togetherness’ After nearly two years away, our Tuan Jie colleagues Ethan and Jack are coming home. What started as a ‘year out’ backpacking in Australia turned into months of street theatre (to pay for the trip) and an … Continue reading

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Magic Max

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Max Whitlock (and some lesser Gymnasts!)’ As a Brit living in USA and employed in coaching gymnastics, it is hard not to notice the progress of our sport in the Olympics. USA in first place with three … Continue reading

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Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Ready for Anything!’ Saturday evening. Dave’s daughter Jaymee is away overnight with a new possible acrobatic partner. My son Leo is in the private gym with his bodybuilder mate Jude, sweating through a gruelling workout after helping … Continue reading

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Chinese Whispers

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Free Weights’… …has nothing to do with today’s text, which is just an interesting (alleged) spy story. Anyone who has read my books may recall that the reason we are here (in Oak Ridge TN) is that … Continue reading

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