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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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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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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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Solstice Story

‘Midsummer’ – allegedly. In solstice terms, yes: in practical terms, there’s a long way to go yet with the good weather! We hope. Even for the UK: A nice story from some readers of my books in the UK. “We … Continue reading

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‘Another Day, Another Euro…’ or do I mean Rouble?

Great physical development there. After choosing that picture, I had the thought that it is good to have relocated to a part of the world where there isn’t obvious racial discrimination: the Portuguese people seem to welcome everyone – especially … Continue reading

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Frustrations and Fantasising…

Having one of those days when all I want to do is bang my head against a wall in frustration! Probably need to go and do a bit of this until I feel better… (I don’t have pictures of me … Continue reading

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Stopped in Our Tracks (And the Teaser Answers)

Today’s Gallery Theme – ‘Hanging Around’ That’s one of our acrobatic heroes – Ed Upcott – in  rather contrived location for ring work! I meant to give you the answers to the non-crossword clues in the previous post, but we … Continue reading

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Gearing Up

‘Christmas Comes but Once a Year and When it Comes it Brings…’ …A HELL OF A PANIC!! OK,  a bit early for the Santa suits maybe, but Ian in southern England always seems to send me the perfect images at … Continue reading

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Matthew Won’t Be Stopping BY…

…we hope! With the current ‘once-in-ten-years’ hurricane battering Cuba and headed for Florida, our UK relatives see the scenes of Floridans and Carolinas fleeing the coast and immediately presume the worst. In Tennessee, being on the fringes of hurricanes is … Continue reading

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Magic Max

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Max Whitlock (and some lesser Gymnasts!)’ As a Brit living in USA and employed in coaching gymnastics, it is hard not to notice the progress of our sport in the Olympics. USA in first place with three … Continue reading

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