“Best Before” Date

As we move into the new performing season, Dave and I are definitely feeling that we have reached our ‘best before’ date. That momentous age of 40 is not so far over the horizon now – time flies – and we are definitely feeling that this is perhaps the time to consider whether balancing on one arm on each other’s heads to earn a crust is something we ought to consider giving up… before our backs give up! Of course, one can carry on doing bed of glass or nails until you’re 100 – that’s easy, despite appearances, so long as you keep reasonably fit.

So, in recognition of ‘time flying’, today’s post is of images of the younger male, in their prime. And good luck to them in their fitness ambitions!

OK! I suppose congratulations are in order! And we like sweaty young lads…

Native costume?

Only 3/5 of these come into my ‘younger’ category, but it is a great shot:

Mud wrestling, anyone?

“Are we doing OK?”

“I’m not putting on weight, am I?”

…and two shots of our Chelyabinsk gymnast friends to finish…


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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