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A Difficult Call

Oh dear. I found myself in a difficult situation mid-week, and it is all due to (son) Leo’s openness. ‘Oh, Hi… is that Mrs. xxxxx?’ ‘Yes. Who is this?’ ‘This is Tony Cavanagh. Your son lifts weights with our boys … Continue reading

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‘Schmeissing’, Anyone?

Now there’s an invitation! More ramblings from me on the subject of our family set-up and our chosen activities not being quite as eccentric as first appeared! Moving on from yesterday’s ‘multi-parenting’ issue, I return to so-called “Swinging London” for … Continue reading

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Where Did That Weekend Go?

Gosh – needed that! I know how he feels – I’m off there next… After the early-morning hi-jinks discussed yesterday, with Leon and Dane visiting from Lexington, our Saturday morning began as usual – coaching duties at the gymnastics center … 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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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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Last Waltz… New Dance…

A nice capture there for you of a teeterboard ‘dance’ each guy doing a tuck somersault followed by a layout somersault. The ‘trick’ – if there is one – is to land in the right place. For what it is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017!

From snowy eastern Canada (I’m watching snow blowing sideways in a strong wind, illuminated by street lighting outside the theatre here while we await the end of the first performance today), Dave and I (and everyone else!) wishes you all … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another (Canadian) Dollar…

Today’s Gallery Theme – ‘Enjoying What(ever it is) You Do’ 8 more shows to go before Dave and I, Leo and Jaymee fly back to Knoxville and home ready for school re-start the next day. Of course, the other six of … Continue reading

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Entertainment for Thanksgiving

Let’s begin today’s entertainment with the new uniform for busking! From the way the onlookers are dressed, it presumably isn’t a very warm day, so it’s one sure way of getting attention. Maybe not the obvious way to ‘get rich … Continue reading

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They’re Growing Up

They start young, but my goodness, they grow up fast! Today’s Gallery Theme, by the way, is ‘Speedos’ OK. Thanksgiving tomorrow and, in the absence of some of our household, Dave and I are invited round to Steve’s house with … Continue reading

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