From the Great Outdoors…

So we are now at Summer Camp, fulfilling our obligation to provide “instruction and entertainment” to some less than fully -fit young teens! And enjoying it, as I knew we would. Warm weather, wild swimming, open-air fitness, acrobatics and gym classes, some elements of our shows which don’t teach them bad things (so we don’t plan to work on broken glass here… well, except just maybe once at the end)…

…some camp fires and, overnight, our ‘camping bus’ which has been around the country several times conveying us between shows and is now on its last legs mechanically. Maybe we won’t be doing much of that any more.

Did I mention wrestling amongst the ‘fitness’ items…

Not sure if posing on top of a pile of lumber for the fire is such a great idea, but it makes a nice pic…

…and shows nice flexibility too.

Before leaving we ‘enjoyed’ an evening helping Cody to entertain some his dubious ‘S & M’ guests – firstly with acrobatics and the fakir show and afterwards letting him beat us up (and tie us up). We had the fire-breathing girls with us and also son Leo and his mate Chris who both begged to be allowed to remain for the (shall we say) ‘more adult’ part. So proud of their bodies and their toughness…

…probably we shouldn’t have allowed it, but anyway we did. Any chance to get sweaty…

…or try training new stuff…

…and they’re in there.

Well. I started putting this together on Thursday, and it is now Sunday. One of the dis-benefits of being out in the wild… no WiFi! There’s been enough time to read several books – one could do worse than start with these…!

 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

So, in the meantime – we have done a lot of ‘wild swimming’ ourselves (dawn, before the kids wake up, and therefore au naturel), offering fitness training sessions in which our kids (inevitably) excel and show the other kids how it should all be done, introducing some simple acrobatics and generally enjoying ourselves. We can do more of that here, now, with some further images inspiring fitness. Enjoy.

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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