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20:30 18.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> "One will get plenty of rest when they are in the grave" (dark English humour.)
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We have a similar saying — «на том свете отдохнем»)
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21:20 18.04.2019
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> I got a flu, so I am listening to the audio books)
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How awful for you. Never mind, it will pass. I feel totally effed as well — after this run — 26 miles. I can't really move at all at the moment. Tomorrow we have to go to Barnes — I don't know how I am gonna manage it, I will probably sit in the café there, whilst the rest of the family are having fun. I feel like I am at death's door. But the good thing is everyone understands, my husband and Jo's husband (his cousin who lives in Ireland is also called Jo — also after my mother in law) are setting up a barbecue in our garden — sausages, burgers, some fish and Jo prepared some salads earlier. But at the moment I can't face food. I never can eat after a long run — for at least 10 hours, cause — so exhausted. I am guzzling Lucozade at the moment — sugary fizzy vitamin drink.
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> What an adorable and cute little princess she is!
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She is a lovely kid, still very innocent. I am scared of my kids becoming teenagers you know — losing that childhood innocence, getting older, etc. But that is looming on the horizon, my oldest son is already like a teen. Never mind — every parent has to go through this and we are not worse than others, so we will cope, although sometimes my husband jokes that «this will be the time to pack our bags, sweetheart» (he means it will be so terrible that we will have to leave the house — me and him). But that is an exaggeration of course, we'll cope. The English sense of humour is very dry you see, ultra dry. And for me — it is very hard to make them laugh, although they make me laugh all the time — my husband at home, people at work, etc. When I try to make a joke — his face is totally straight. And I say «Wasn't that funny at all?» And he would say back «It was hysterical, darling» (with a totally straight face), i.e. being sarcastic — like — it wasn't funny at all.
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21:21 18.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> We have a similar saying — «на том свете отдохнем»)
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Yeah, very similar, although — I don't remember it to be honest. I don't remember all the witty Russian sayings.
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21:35 18.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I feel totally effed as well — after this run — 26 miles
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That's quite a distance! But you did it! Congrats.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> losing that childhood innocence, getting older, etc. But that is looming on the horizon, my oldest son is already like a teen. Never mind — every parent has to go through this and we are not worse than others, so we will cope
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Sure you will. In my opinion «teenage» problem is overrated. If you treat a teen like a child he will rebell, if you treat him like an adult, he will behave in most cases. I know it isn't that simple. But in my opinion it mainly depends on how the teen was raised by parents.
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22:12 18.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> That's quite a distance! But you did it! Congrats.
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It is a huge distance, but I only do it twice a year and not every year. It is a preparational run and the actual London marathon run. All the other events — like RAce for life (breast cancer), McMillan charity run, etc. — are much shorter — 8 to 12 miles.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Sure you will. In my opinion «teenage» problem is overrated. If you treat a teen like a child he will rebell, if you treat him like an adult, he will behave in most cases. I know it isn't that simple. But in my opinion it mainly depends on how the teen was raised by parents.
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Well, this is such a long subject. Here in England parenting is like that from the start. They treat kids with respect and as adults. Like — they would go out of their way explaining things to a kid like they are an adult when they are tiny and don't have a grasp of many concepts — in other cultures people would just give a kid a smack or something — in similar situations. Here — no, no. But the teen problem is still huge here. For example, they are saying that according to the statistics, England is number one in Europe for teen suicide rate, etc. A lot depends on any one kid's personality, not just on parenting, etc. I remember myself — during my teen years — and I was a rebel, well into my 20s — I clubbed, dated boyfriends that my parents hated, etc. But a lot of it was to do with moving from one culture to another during my teen years and the cultures were much more different back then than they are now I guess.
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22:29 18.04.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Well, this is such a long subject. Here in England parenting is like that from the start. They treat kids with respect and as adults. Like — they would go out of their way explaining things to a kid like they are an adult when they are tiny and don't have a grasp of many concepts — in other cultures people would just give a kid a smack or something — in similar situations. Here — no, no. But the teen problem is still huge here. For example, they are saying that according to the statistics, England is number one in Europe for teen suicide rate, etc. A lot depends on any one kid's personality, not just on parenting, etc. I remember myself — during my teen years — and I was a rebel, well into my 20s — I clubbed, dated boyfriends that my parents hated, etc. But a lot of it was to do with moving from one culture to another during my teen years and the cultures were much more different back then than they are now I guess.
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Everybody has a uniqe personatily, so I think each case is a bit different. I didn't know England is number one in Europe for teen suicide. I only heard that in Japan teen suisude is a huge problem because their teen society is cruel. What do you think why It's a serious problem in England too?
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22:33 18.04.2019
Masaru always looks so happy when she’s hugging Alina


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22:42 18.04.2019
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Well, some of it is an exaggeration. The press culture here is a bit like your liberal culture, it is a culture of exposure of all the bad stuff — all the bad stuff is exaggerated. Massively. And everyone is used to it kind of. That's number one.

But regardless of that, the culture here is different from Europe. I have been to Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy — and the culture is different, and the EUropeans are different. For example, there is a lot more poverty there, more richesse here, more rich people, but they are somehow more stressed, chasing money 24/7, etc. We have a lot of Europeans living here and they all say the same thing — people in Europe are happier somehow, enjoy life more whilst paying less. In England — it is a very class society and very money oriented. But people work hard — regardless of how much they have. Take our family for instance. We could sell our house for next to 2 million quid (the mortgage is paid off, sell our other properties — there is some equity there as well) and move to California, or Australia or even Scotland (where a lot of things are cheaper) or anywhere — and live happily ever after — in a bigger house, etc. But no — we will continue to work and work like donkeys and pay huge bills through the nose for living in this place. My husband works so hard, I work hard, and what are we doing it for exactly? And in schools as well here — this constant competitive spirit is promoted — number one, number two, etc. Exams, tests, etc — continuously. I don't really know what to say. I guess this is a very pressurized country. There is a lot of pressure put on everyone — regardless of their level of income, etc. This culture cuts through all the levels. And it is not very healthy. We only live once really.
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22:43 18.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Masaru always looks so happy when she’s hugging Alina
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Alina also looks happy.
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22:47 18.04.2019
I got to go now
Have a lovely evening
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22:52 18.04.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I got to go now
> Have a lovely evening
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Same here, got to go. Thank you and get well soon.
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12:18 19.04.2019
Just reading what I wrote yesterday — it's a bit sad, I must have gone mad after all this running. Feeling great today, although in pain — obviously.

It is Good Friday, Easter is here. Off on the Easter Hunts. This is my bouquet of flowers this morning — from my family. It has the Easter bunny in it.















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16:58 19.04.2019
Some pics from our Hampton Court Easter Was Egg Hunt — on the way to Barnes now (my legs are killing me)








































































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20:24 19.04.2019
Wetland centre's Easter hunt was not as exciting, but it was lovely there too. Lots of birds are having babies or nesting. Here are the pics




This is my daughter doing the Easter duck trail






































It is 25 C today.
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12:19 20.04.2019
Wonderful photos!
And it's 1 C today in Moscow. I'm jelous))
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