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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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Beyond Weird (And a Bit of Weather)

I thought that I would start off with something a bit eye-catching. Just for a change. Since Hurricane Ophelia passed us by and headed for Ireland and the UK, I have been in touch with my parents who decided to … Continue reading

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At Your Service

We are, it must be admitted, in the service industry. Here (in the eastern Algarve) to provide fitness facilities, advice and encouragement to our visitors, plus some entertainment on selected evenings. And through this blog, too. A regular commenter (on the … Continue reading

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Winding Down a Bit, with Added Gymnastics!

More than one correspondent has pointed out that “perhaps you’re trying to do a bit too much.” Well, they’re right, and we’re looking forward to our forthcoming break once Alfredo and Seb return (it is a coincidence that they’re both … Continue reading

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Two Million Today!!!!!!!!

No – not two million books sold (although that would be nice, and you can play your part!). Today’s Milestone is TWO MILLION VISITORS TO THIS SITE. It’s taken a while, but we’ll pass that point today, so a huge … Continue reading

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“Best Friends for Life”

Some people may have a funny way of showing it (like those two!) but sporting friends very often turn out to be your best friends. When you were in school, I’m guessing that pretty much all of you had a … Continue reading

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Richard and CJ and Irma and Jose

As we continue to enjoy apparently endless sunshine and calm very warm weather in southern Portugal, it is hard to imagine being struck by the force of Irma and the chaos and misery she has brought to the Caribbean. And … Continue reading

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Loitering Within Tent – and Boxing Clever

The boxers can have their day! After several requests for a ring to be installed here, mainly from Russian guys, the decision was taken to put it within a permanent ‘tent’ which could be used by regular guests as an additional … Continue reading

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Togetherness

Feeling ‘cosy’ today! Just one of those days when we seem to have got everything ‘together’. Doing everything together – as Dave and I almost always do – has always been good, whether it be sport… …balance… …training… …showtime… …just being … Continue reading

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Let the Dance Begin!

Well, maybe that’s more of a pose than a dance. But anyway… This vacation place we’re at really does seem to be working as a team effort. One of the cooks (yes!) on a day off on the beach near … Continue reading

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