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Starting Out – and an Appeal

Let’s introduce 12yo Instagrammer “kikboxer.mark” from Russia (yep, that’s how he spells it) with a couple of his gym buddies: A boy on a mission to get a great body. Some say kids shouldn’t lift weights until well into their … Continue reading

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“Beef not Cooked in Rind of Bacon (5)”

Aha – a crossword clue for you. Here’s a pictorial clue for you as well: Got it? The clue is the boy, not the newspaper. ‘Rind of Bacon’ means the edges – i.e. the outside letters ‘R’ and ‘B’. ‘Uncooked’ … Continue reading

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Foreign Bodies (Assorted)

‘Foreign Bodies’ is what we’re about these days. Mainly Eastern European, Russian and Scandinavian ‘bodies’, brought here by their owners for rest and physical recreation plus a dose of the sun which is so much rarer further north! Top up … Continue reading

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Cooler Evenings

Whilst folks are still spending their days outside in our apparently infallible sunshine here in the eastern Algarve – frequently shirtless like these two guys… …it is noticeable that when darkness falls (about 6pm currently) and the temperature drops, the … Continue reading

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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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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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Confidence Building

We manage our gym shifts (along with Alf and Seb) to give everyone as much flexibility as possible, especially as all of us are involved in shows four nights a week even if not actually performing in every one now. … Continue reading

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Jungle Telegraph

Out here, in the southern European desert, we’re really cooking! And the temperature here is about 10C lower than some other parts of the Med coast, for example. This heat-wave is said to be unprecedented… even Dave and I are … Continue reading

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‘Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow’

Forget the basketball. Otherwise, that’s how a well-fit young man should look after a great training session. Bathed in sweat, to the extent that it is soaking into his pants. Lean and mean. OK, we’d appreciate a bit more muscle, … Continue reading

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Speedo Time

Today’s picture theme is ‘Speedos’ (and we’ll allow ‘briefs’ in there too since underwear is growing as the ‘in’ form of swimwear and gymwear in some parts!). The management here is quite generous to Dave and I in their expectations: … Continue reading

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