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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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A Pictorial Cure

Blue skies, blue sea… soon to be a thing of the past for anther season, even here in the Algarve. I have another reason to be depressed, too – on Friday evening my head got slammed between two heavy fire … Continue reading

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Drizzly Interlude

After weeks of endless sun here in the Eastern Algarve, the clouds have finally arrived and it was very drizzly this morning, as well as quite windy with the clouds being driven inland from the coast. I think we have … 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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Where Did That Weekend Go?

Gosh – needed that! I know how he feels – I’m off there next… After the early-morning hi-jinks discussed yesterday, with Leon and Dane visiting from Lexington, our Saturday morning began as usual – coaching duties at the gymnastics center … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly

The unprecedented cold we have been experiencing here in TN almost – but not quite – put a stop to our ‘wild’ swimming sessions in the Clinch River. The -10C/14F we experienced at the weekend didn’t actually make the river … Continue reading

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Last Waltz… New Dance…

A nice capture there for you of a teeterboard ‘dance’ each guy doing a tuck somersault followed by a layout somersault. The ‘trick’ – if there is one – is to land in the right place. For what it is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

From snowy eastern Canada (I’m watching snow blowing sideways in a strong wind, illuminated by street lighting outside the theatre here while we await the end of the first performance today), Dave and I (and everyone else!) wishes you all … Continue reading

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Entertainment for Thanksgiving

Let’s begin today’s entertainment with the new uniform for busking! From the way the onlookers are dressed, it presumably isn’t a very warm day, so it’s one sure way of getting attention. Maybe not the obvious way to ‘get rich … Continue reading

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And now – The Russian Eccentrics and their Influence

After yesterdays post on the unexpected public behaviour of Englishmen in the home environment, three things we admire about the Russian nation (and, in particular, Russian guys). First, the Street Workout: …does wonders for the chest, back, shoulder and arms! … Continue reading

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