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Putting the Kettle On

…that’s partly a message to my mum as a reminder that we’re passing through Oxford at the end of the week on the way to Portugal! But, mainly, it’s about these: …the kettlebell. A great device for working on those … Continue reading

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Final Fling at Summer Camp

Our last days at summer camp – we shall leave on Wednesday with 48 hours to get ourselves ready to return to Europe. Amazing where the time has gone this summer – and yet the schools in Europe are still … Continue reading

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Taking Up Where We left Off…

…that was a picture theme of ‘Speedos and Briefs’, as we complete our final two weeks living out of a decrepit camping bus in the ‘Great Outdoors’ at summer camp… …and also recovering from last night’s Independence Day private fakir … Continue reading

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Four of a Kind (or of three kinds, even!)

Four young gymnasts there, training their bodies hard. Four of a kind – but not ne f the kinds I really had in mind for this post! But, having started that trend, here’s another four determined young lads… But we’re … Continue reading

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“Here’s One I Prepared Earlier…”

The title of this post fits this picture, I think… but it also reminds me of children’s TV and those things you were always encouraged to make “out of sticky-backed plastic”. In this case, it is because we are living … Continue reading

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Reunions

Gyms and their changing rooms – places where good friends meet up to share their common fitness interests. So it is for us – re-engaging with all our fitness mates hereabouts in TN. There are, of course, eight other special … Continue reading

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

…well, gone tonight, actually, if British Airways don’t have another computer crash! We’re in Oxford en route back to Tennessee for six weeks. Summer camps! Time in the woods, time in the lakes, time helping them with fitness and acrobatics. … Continue reading

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“Pass It On, Boys… Pass It On!”

I was reminded of that line from the British Film “The History Boys” by something my oldest friend Colin said. That’s Colin who shared my early school days and holidays, sunbathing and skinny-dipping in the Cherwell near Oxford, Colin who … Continue reading

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Our Magical Last Night

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Boys, Balances and Bars’ Friday night at our third summer camp: we put on a ‘show’ as per the last two. But this is a show with a difference! First of all, quite a few of the … Continue reading

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Not-So-Happy Campers

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘On the Bar…’ Maybe that should read ‘raising the bar’. That wouldn’t be difficult, here at  our second summer camp, where we are running circus skills. It is not understaffed. In fact, I would say it is … Continue reading

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