Tag Archives: strength

‘Must Try Harder’…

…as my schoolmasters used to say! Not one, not two, but THREE mistakes in the link I gave you in the previous post. Thanks to Frédéric in France for pointing that out! One letter missed out of the YouTube item code, … Continue reading

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Been Going Soft?

  Our  long term friends Zach and Gary, working here with us in the Algarve for a while, have jokingly accused us (that’s Dave and I) of ‘going soft on your training’. That’s absolutely not true (we have to maintain … Continue reading

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Adelphopoiesis

You understood the title of this post, of course… Are you there yet? One more: No, it’s not just two guys… …although it can be and often is… I confess that I did not know that word either. It showed … Continue reading

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The Full Works

Should one come to our current outpost in Portugal to ‘lounge in the sun’ or to ‘get fit in the sun’? Initially being marketed as the latter amongst those parts of Russian and Nordic society likely to respond to such … 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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Ophelia Passes Us By

When I posted my previous, we were on hurricane warning here in the Eastern Algarve. It never happened, thank goodness, and we have yet another sparkling sunny day. The jet stream scooped her up and drove her north – straight … Continue reading

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Oh… Ophelia!

The amazing run of continuous blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine which we have enjoyed here in the Eastern Algarve may be about to come to a sudden end. We have just had an official warning that a hurricane – Ophelia … 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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