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Now, The Snowman Cometh…

…an unexpected link to the previous post concerning the arrival of the ice bath! Now we live in the same time zone as home (Portugal and UK), somehow news seems to arrive quicker. This evening we got an urgent message … Continue reading

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The Rains Came! – And Ice to Follow…

YES! Finally, yesterday afternoon and evening, the rains came to the eastern Algarve. Apart from one drizzly morning, it’s been a while. Since the early summer in fact. OK, they’ve gone again, and the sun is shining brightly through patchy … 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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Warm and Wet

…and the boys are definitely HOT and wet! Those are gymnast boys from Chelyabinsk, enjoying getting ‘toughened up’! Here in Portugal we’ve just had a period of light rain – the first for many weeks – but the temperatures are … 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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Sport ‘Au Naturel’: What We’ve Lost

‘Gymnastics’ means ‘The Naked Art’. Although most boys train shirtless in the gym, it was not what we know as gymnastics today, but track and field athletics and wrestling, performed by naked boys – boys all enjoying their ‘freedom’. Cut … Continue reading

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On Wild Swimming – and On Being Happy in Your ‘Skin’

My previous post on ‘Hard Body’, and earlier mentions of training naked (for example, NKD Training), has generated some interesting comments both on the posts and by e-mail. It was one of the latter, from elsewhere in Tennessee, that drew … 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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Do It with a Friend (or Two!)

I’ve shared many times here my view that, whatever you like to do, sharing the experience with a like-minder partner makes it infinitely more enjoyable. Just as with the street-workout boys here… something which doesn’t necessary have to involve the … Continue reading

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Keeping Us Busy

Just like these guys, we enjoy ‘fun’ acrobatics as well as the serious stuff we need for our occasional performances. And, having Ethan and Jack back with us after over two years, we have a lot of catching up to … Continue reading

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