Tag Archives: endurance

Things To Come?

The temperature here in Portugal plummeted suddenly over the weekend! Although recovered a bit now, it made us think hard about getting ready for winter… and the ‘delights’ of getting barechested (and possibly more) in the snow and ice! Check … Continue reading

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Time on Our Hands

As so often the case, a post title with a double meaning! For the pictures, at least for the start, you can take it literally. Last night we had ‘time on our hands’ when we had to cancel the planned … Continue reading

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Mates and Weights

Tomorrow evening (Saturday), Colin, Tash and their family arrive from Oxford. Our kids are still unaware of this ten-day visit but will be over the moon to have young Ollie and his sister here. We’re arranging for Chris’s dad Steve … Continue reading

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“Roll Up, Roll Up…”

“…for the Big Attraction!” Hmmm. More like ‘the aching attraction’! 18 hours of ‘performance’ over the past two days, in a shopping mall east of here, collecting for a bundle of charitable causes. Zach, our qualified massage guy, has certainly has … Continue reading

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Girl Power (and a personal challenge!)

Chad’s Man.Power gym has five honorary boys (“girls”): two long standing (lesbian mums to our kids), gymnast Anneka (Ivo’s straight sister), and Shelley (weight lifter) and Judy (marathon runner, also both straight and wives [now] to two ofour other members … Continue reading

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All Going Swimmingly: Ice Cool, in fact!

…finishing off the writing? Yes, but that’s not what I want to talk about. School will shortly be out for the summer in Oak Ridge TN and then Leo, Jaymee, Clare and Karen will be coming over to join us here … Continue reading

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