Busman’s Holiday

When Dave’s brother Pete met us at the airport the other day on our return trip to Tennessee, his first words were ‘Can you cover some shifts at the gymnastics center – everyone else is wanting time off to get ready for Christmas!’

Oh well. I guess that’s what we’re good at. And it is great to be back, if only for a few weeks. We do have some other issues to sort out, regarding our future status in regard to visas. Having lived here some years after arriving with parents on a family visa which allowed us to stay on and work (with some other visa category) and then acquire offspring, our recent prolonged absence in Europe plus Trump’s theoretical crackdown on immigration makes our future status far from clear. So we’ll be visiting a few offices in town in between shifts to try and sort things (we’re officially tourists this time!).

Meanwhile, since we starting on the gymnastics theme, let’s continue with another selection of gymnastics and handstand pictures. As coaches, this first activity is a little hard on the back muscles after an hour or so!

…where this is harder on the gymnast:

Now for some action:

…coach in action again! This leg position is very poor but otherwise this is a reasonable Diamidov turn…

(An example of Pavl Rycl’s excellent photography work during a competition warm-up)

Now, keeping the ‘upside down in the great outdoors theme…

Finally, if anyone in UK wants to be an agent selling books, let me know at gymacrobat@gmail.com. As I mentioned recently, the publisher of my first three books has gone into liquidation, but I have the chance to recover some unsold stock if I have a realistic chance of storing it (in UK) and, eventually, selling it. Commission negotiable!

Book 4 – the tale of a lonesome gay boy travelling in search of fate – is available as normal from this link.

And even more finally, there are loads more gymnastics and acrobatic pictures (and much more besides), in old posts and the two additional pages (1) (2). 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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2 Responses to Busman’s Holiday

  1. platinumboy says:

    Probably every adult seeing this entry has seen the various incarnations of one particular photo. Two questions that probably will never be answered: Which one is the original? and Whose penis is it anyway? LOL

  2. Andreas says:

    The gymnasrt in the first picture with blue shorts and amazing abs, anyone know who he is or if there are more photos of him?

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