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‘Doing Their Thing’

‘No, honestly – I’m just giving him a massage…’ Boys ‘doing their thing’. That’s what this blog is all about – so long as the ‘thing’ is fitness-related and frequently ‘gay’. That’s what my first three books are all about, … Continue reading

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Rain Dance

Obviously we’re enjoying the wall-to-wall sunshine and high temperatures in our new Portugal location. But nevertheless, a little rain wouldn’t come amiss! Not so we can heft our dumbbells in the rain (as much as we enjoy being shirtless in … 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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Review and Reflect

So – the kids (and Colin’s family) caught their flight in Faro despite the heightened passport checks which have been introduced for everyone leaving the Schengen area – quite a queue, so we got them there early on Friday afternoon. … 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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Planners and Politics: Watching our Backs…

The post title sets both the picture theme – looking over ones shoulder and watching backs – and is also in answer to several e-mail questions about visiting this rather strange vacation centre we’ve fetched up in. A few miles … Continue reading

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Fighting, Frying… and Complaining

‘Bedding in.’ That’s what the system here is doing, I think! Our gym setup in the ‘open’ half of the vacation complex here seems to meet with general approval – the emphasis on this side of the complex is ‘family’ … Continue reading

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A Summer Night

Day out today, so here’s a post I prepared earlier and timed to appear in the evening while we’re still having time across the water in Spain with the kids (short train ride to Vila Real, ferry and bingo, early … Continue reading

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Fitness: The International Language

More from sunny Eastern Algarve! First shows went off alright here, but we have to get additional performers organised quickly to sustain the length of performance the management have in mind. Problem is giving them enough performances per week – … Continue reading

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Utopia Limited…. Continued!

So where were we when I had to break off last night? Oh yes – just starting work at the vacation centre for real (a job our friends think is a job made in heaven!), and entertaining our offspring for … Continue reading

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