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A Summer Night

Day out today, so here’s a post I prepared earlier and timed to appear in the evening while we’re still having time across the water in Spain with the kids (short train ride to Vila Real, ferry and bingo, early … Continue reading

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Droning On… Passing Through… Flying Off…

‘Droning On’ is what I tend to do here, to avoid just posting just fitness pix and book adverts (proofs of Let The Future Find Me have arrived for checking, by the way, as if I didn’t have enough to … Continue reading

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A ‘Brief’ Interlude

Well… briefs and Speedos, so far as the pictures are concerned! We’re sure looking forward to spending the rest of the summer in southern Europe, with a beach available for our free time!! This week includes Independence Day here is … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue…

…we’re in Bucharest! This new job certainly throws up some surprises! On Sunday evening we got a message from one of the Russian owners of this complex… would we like to accompany him to see another of their complexes on … Continue reading

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More Decisions

This well-developed Russian gymnast boy from Chelyabinsk reminds us of the life we’ve left behind in the USA – a life of wall-to-wall gymnastics coaching, ditched in favour of setting up and running fitness gyms and “sideshows” of acrobatics and … Continue reading

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Expectations

The weather here in the Algarve has now reverted to expectations! Wall-to-wall sunshine up to the 80s (28C) during the day, and nights clear and starry with minimum temperature 17C (62F) – last night we slept under the stars on … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

Never miss a training opportunity – even if you are waiting for a plane! That’s enthusiasm. As we prepare for the opening of the new vacation complex here in the eastern Algarve, our local ‘staffers’ Alfredo and Seb have set … Continue reading

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Snippets

A bit of this and that today. Starting with Egor Malyshev and his friend, gymnasts from Chelyabinsk, improving themselves in the weight room. Our second weight room, on the ‘adult only’ side of the vacation complex here, is due to … 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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Imagine a Butterfly…

…that’s what this place is becoming known as, in the local language. We’re checking out a seriously interesting offer of a new job. So far, things are looking good, but there remain a lot of questions! First, let’s have an … Continue reading

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