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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...

Zach and Gary

As I indicated in a recent post, our oldest gay friends Zach and Gary, founder members with ourselves of the ‘safer sex’ Tuan Jie brotherhood, are joining us here in Portugal for a while. Zach to work as a masseur and … Continue reading

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Beyond Weird (And a Bit of Weather)

I thought that I would start off with something a bit eye-catching. Just for a change. Since Hurricane Ophelia passed us by and headed for Ireland and the UK, I have been in touch with my parents who decided to … Continue reading

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Ophelia Passes Us By

When I posted my previous, we were on hurricane warning here in the Eastern Algarve. It never happened, thank goodness, and we have yet another sparkling sunny day. The jet stream scooped her up and drove her north – straight … Continue reading

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Oh… Ophelia!

The amazing run of continuous blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine which we have enjoyed here in the Eastern Algarve may be about to come to a sudden end. We have just had an official warning that a hurricane – Ophelia … Continue reading

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At Your Service

We are, it must be admitted, in the service industry. Here (in the eastern Algarve) to provide fitness facilities, advice and encouragement to our visitors, plus some entertainment on selected evenings. And through this blog, too. A regular commenter (on the … Continue reading

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Winding Down a Bit, with Added Gymnastics!

More than one correspondent has pointed out that “perhaps you’re trying to do a bit too much.” Well, they’re right, and we’re looking forward to our forthcoming break once Alfredo and Seb return (it is a coincidence that they’re both … Continue reading

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Two Million Today!!!!!!!!

No – not two million books sold (although that would be nice, and you can play your part!). Today’s Milestone is TWO MILLION VISITORS TO THIS SITE. It’s taken a while, but we’ll pass that point today, so a huge … Continue reading

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Tough Boys

‘Tough Boys’. Today’s theme, since this is what the small group of Portuguese lads (and two girls!) from the local beach ‘fight club’ have told us they wish to call themselves. In English, which is fortunate as we’re really struggling … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve Continues

There is an Austrian boy we follow on Instagram, ‘Andy B’, getting down to business with the dumbbells. Good for him. I broke off the previous post rather suddenly, realising that we had an urgent meeting with the managers of … Continue reading

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Milestones

They look for sure as though they have something to celebrate. Well, so do we. Two major milestones in relation to this blog are looming – one in about a week, and one in about a month. The second one is … Continue reading

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