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Fire Safety: Pause for Thought

This week’s news gives pause for thought. Firstly, for the souls who perished in both the London tower block fire and in the appalling forest fire in our newly adopted home country of Portugal. We cannot begin to imagine what … Continue reading

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‘Mostly Cloudy’ – Plenty of Silver Linings

The weather down here in the south-western corner of Europe is not exactly living up to the expectation of blue, cloudless skies that we had been ‘guaranteed’! Cloud, occasional drizzle – but pleasantly warm with it for working shirtless whereas … Continue reading

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(Un)Dress Sense

How it should be: mates enjoying their freedom “in the nature” (as an Austrian friend slightly quaintly puts it) – open air, water, barefoot and shirt-free. I was prompted towards this topic by a note in my (British) e-newspaper about … Continue reading

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Slings and Arrows

Its about 3 in the morning right now but we’re on a ‘high’ after celebrating with our Man.Power colleagues following the successful show rehearsal. Chris and Billy’s dad kindly took Leo and Jaymee for a sleepover so that we could, … Continue reading

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Cool, Cooler and ‘Kewl’

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease No comfortable feel in any member No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds… No-vember! (Thomas Hood). Yep. It’s definitely getting colder. Leo actually arrived … 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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