Tag Archives: wales

Tales from Wales

Dave and I may be ‘exiled’ in Tennessee, but the only property we own is in Wales UK. And it’s been having a troubled week! First, though, let me introduce this post’s picture theme: ‘Good Development’ Typically, things go wrong … Continue reading

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The English Eccentrics

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘The Great Outdoors’ Despite having lived here in Tennessee for 16 years, Dave and I (and his brother Pete) are still regarded as ‘The English Eccentrics’ and viewed with a little suspicion by our American neighbours from time … Continue reading

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Cymru Am Byth…

Just a quick post as we prepare for our third trip to a summer camp to offer circus skills sessions! Got to mark the remarkable success of our ‘our local’ soccer team in Euro 2016 (‘our local’ because we have … Continue reading

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Who Needs to Run Away?

In the old days, you ‘ran away to join the circus’. In our unusual and extended family, the circus has been part of it all for as long as I have been in the USA – 16 years and counting! … Continue reading

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From USA With Love… Gertrude (née Jonas)…

The storm that dumped the snow on us here in NE USA made it across the Atlantic and dumped rain on the UK… at our place in Wales, four inches of rain in twelve hours and wind gusts up to … Continue reading

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A Plague of Frogs

Well, some weird stuff gets into this blog from time to time, but we can’t go on about fitness and acrobats all the time, now can we? Dave and I own this cottage in Wales (UK) which we have (slightly … Continue reading

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Countdown

18 days, 27 shows, and counting… It should go without saying that we love what we do. Showing off acrobatics and tumbling, engaging with the fakir stuff… training for it with the weights and so on… yeah, great. But being … Continue reading

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Ciao from Chicago

Feeling a bit aaargh after our flight back from the UK – – now stuck in the delights of Chicago O’Hare for two hours awaiting our connection to Tennessee. So it’s over. The US summer school vacation, that is. For son … Continue reading

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“Expect to get Naked, Baby…”

“Expect to get Naked, Baby!” That’s Ellie talking – sporty wife of my old friend Roger, back here in Oxford UK where we are spending the final two days of our vacation in the wetlands (!). The next set of … Continue reading

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The Descent of Man

Apart from yesterday afternoon, when we were able to sun ourselves here in Mid Wales whilst tidying up the yard and garden, the weather has been consistently dreadful – fog, drizzle, wind and then torrential rain, which is what it … Continue reading

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