Bog Standard

I don’t have photos on this I’m afraid, but some news from wild Wales (where we own a cottage): following the Olympic Games, the nearby town of Llanwrtyd Wells has held the ‘World Alternative Games’: bog snorkelling (with and without a bicycle), wife carrying (in the bog), husband dragging (don’t ask) and many more. This news comes from the family that are currently renting our place for their vacation: they say that the games went off extremely well and that a huge (?? come on, it’s in the middle of nowhere) crowd enjoyed the spectacle. Sadly, we haven’t been able to get there for over a year and, short-term, it doesn’t seem likely. Never mind, the place is being well looked after.

The nearest thing I can find to a bog is the river for our pictures:





tan sky sand

river abs



Now there’s an idea: headstands on the river! And a handstand by the river, on your friend’s stomach. Why not?


And, my goodness, what you can get up to on a quiet beach…



Did everyone forget their Speedos? obviously not quite everyone:


Ah – the handstand. Here’s a really stylish beach handstand pic:




A beach show-off…

tan sky sand

And now time for me to show off: the following tales of finding gay love, developing acrobatic shows, circus tours and getting into trouble are worth a look:

Loving 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

Hope you will check out those books. And, for today’s finale, an unusual handstand contribution keeping the water theme…


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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