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2720… oops, no: 3060!

Note added 22/04/2017 – woke up realising that I can’t do maths. Counted 340 short. I’ve altered the numbers in the main text!! 3060… a big number which has flummoxed the local hardware outlets! Ponder on that one for a … Continue reading

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First Day at The ‘Misfits Motel’!

…that’s Dave’s nickname for our new residence – a little unfair, I feel! We arrived to the local train station mid-day yesterday feeling seriously jet-lagged, to be met by two smiling local lads (‘Alf’ and ‘Seb’, who are our first … Continue reading

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

After Saturday, we shall be leaving this environment (gymnastics) – hopefully not for ever! – giving it all up for a new job by the sea. We fly on Monday – although we will be back in US for six … Continue reading

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Four – The Perfect Number

I always think that four is the ideal number for guys training together. In our case, very long-term friends, all dedicated to maintaining their fitness, knowing and respecting each others abilities and achievements. I thin that I’ve written before about … Continue reading

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Countdown

In less than two weeks time we’ll be setting up one of these to our own designs – swiftly to be followed by a second one! And we will be Europeans again, having to think in metres and degrees C. … Continue reading

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So Much to Do… So Little Time!

We’ve only got until the end of the Easter break to organise ourselves for the fist six weeks in the new job in Portugal! And there is just so much going on – not least designing two new gyms and … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things To Come

We’re busy designing one of these! A gym with an open-air section. Actually, we’re designing two of them. Weights which won’t rust, a floor which won’t go soggy with the occasional shower, benches which won’t crack up in the sun… … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge…

…and hoping that we’ve made the right decision! Praying to the Gods might just help! So Dave and I have accepted jobs (identical, or joint, however you want to put it) on a new vacation development in southern Europe (the … Continue reading

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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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