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  Redhead
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20:57 08.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Venetian channels are very romantic)
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Yeah, Venice is incredibly romantic, very exclusive place. Just beautiful. I will post lots of pics of it later — but — bit by bit. Maybe I will open a separate thread or something, as I am posting bits all over the place here. Yesterday our flight was a bit delayed and we didn't get back home till like — half past two at night. On top of that, I lost the keys to our suitcases — which was a bit annoying. My husband always locks all our suitcases, cause he thinks that airports are full of thieves. He says things like «Why on Earth one would wanna go and work at such a crappy place as an airport if they didn't intend to steal something? «And he always says that they call Heathrow — Theifrow. Eventually he had to break the locks with a pair of pliers.
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21:02 08.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Btw, British Eurosport commentators praised by many figure skating fans
> I prefer them more than Russian commentators.
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I suspect that the reason the British commentators are praised by figure skating fans is not that they are able to stay impartial cause of the lack of top British skaters. It is because the Brits are fair by nature, more objective by mentality, period. They don't just comment on figure skating here, they comment on rugby, tennis, football, etc. — where there are quite a few top British athletes. They still comment objectively and fairly. Only the nation with «fair play» concept at heart could invent so many sports with fair rules, which are enjoyed around the whole world.
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21:13 08.05.2019
This is the world famous SAN Marco basilica — Cathedral in Venice- it is ultra beautiful outside and inside, but inside the photoing of any kind is banned





















Lovely lion sculpture that my kids stroked and wanted to take this one home



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13:05 09.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Btw, British Eurosport commentators praised by many figure skating fans
>> I prefer them more than Russian commentators.
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> I suspect that the reason the British commentators are praised by figure skating fans is not that they are able to stay impartial cause of the lack of top British skaters. It is because the Brits are fair by nature, more objective by mentality, period. They don't just comment on figure skating here, they comment on rugby, tennis, football, etc. — where there are quite a few top British athletes. They still comment objectively and fairly. Only the nation with «fair play» concept at heart could invent so many sports with fair rules, which are enjoyed around the whole world.
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They are also praised by fans because they are postitve. Even if the athlete is mediocre they try to sind something interesting in his performance.
On the contrary Canadian commentators usually critical about skaters (especially Russian ladies), some of their words are injust. But there is nice expection to that rule. Ted Barton is Canadian but he one of the is best commentators in figure skating in my opinion. Probably, because he was a children's coach for more than 20 years he never speaks ill about anybody. When he talks about mistakes it doesn't sound like he is trying to belittle an athlete like some other Canadian commentators do.
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23:13 09.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> On the contrary Canadian commentators usually critical about skaters (especially Russian ladies), some of their words are injust.
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The way to put it is «unjust». It is «injustice», but «injust» doesn't exist. It is «unjust». Sorry to be a pain.

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I don't know much about Canadian figure skating commentators, but generally speaking the Canadians are closer to the English in their attitudes than, say — the Americans. As a rule of thumb, the Canadians apologize all the time, not as blunt in expressing their views as the Americans, have a more mild gentle manner about them, etc. — more like the English.
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23:17 09.05.2019
I am absolutely exhausted now with work and stuff. It feels like we never went to Venice already. Well, I am just being a bit moany I guess. That is why I always post the pics when I am on holiday and not after. The holiday feeling evaporates very quickly in London, as it is such a stressful place. I guess it is the same for everyone else — one doesn't feel as much stress on holiday as the place where one works and lives. I still haven't opened all the work emails yet at work — haven't had the chance, there are over 200 of them, it is crazy. Anyways, I will try and post some pics later — at the weekend. I have such fantastic pics of Venice, have posted nothing yet.
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10:06 10.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I am absolutely exhausted now with work and stuff. It feels like we never went to Venice already. Well, I am just being a bit moany I guess. That is why I always post the pics when I am on holiday and not after. The holiday feeling evaporates very quickly in London, as it is such a stressful place. I guess it is the same for everyone else — one doesn't feel as much stress on holiday as the place where one works and lives. I still haven't opened all the work emails yet at work — haven't had the chance, there are over 200 of them, it is crazy. Anyways, I will try and post some pics later — at the weekend. I have such fantastic pics of Venice, have posted nothing yet.
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Sorry for not replying for too long, I celebrated Victory day yesterday. It was fun, but the wearthe was awful
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10:13 10.05.2019
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> Sorry to be a pain.
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It's okay, I'm really grateful you help me to improve my English.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I don't know much about Canadian figure skating commentators, but generally speaking the Canadians are closer to the English in their attitudes than, say — the Americans. As a rule of thumb, the Canadians apologize all the time, not as blunt in expressing their views as the Americans, have a more mild gentle manner about them, etc. — more like the English
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I'll give you an example. Listen how Canadian commentators comment on Alina's FS before and after she has beaten their top skater Kaetlyn Osmond.





There is quite a difference in their tone, don't you think?
And that bullshit that you can go to the bathroom in the 1st part of her free skate program or that her components score should go down becase her all jumps are in the second part... I think it's unjust and unprofessional to say such things about top athlete, becase she made a lot of diffcult transitions and spins in her first part, and there is no rule that components score depends on where you place your jumps. Jumps should be timed to the music, Alina has no problem with that.
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13:52 10.05.2019
Daily fail
https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1126759656...

FYI Dorenko was pro-Putin during last 10 years or even more. I used to listen to his show «Говорит Москва».
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21:50 10.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Sorry for not replying for too long, I celebrated Victory day yesterday. It was fun, but the wearthe was awful
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Please accept my belated Happy Victory day congrats. If the weather was so awful, why are you giggling then?
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21:54 10.05.2019
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> There is quite a difference in their tone, don't you think?
> And that bullshit that you can go to the bathroom in the 1st part of her free skate program or that her components score should go down becase her all jumps are in the second part… I think it's unjust and unprofessional to say such things about top athlete, becase she made a lot of diffcult transitions and spins in her first part, and there is no rule that components score depends on where you place your jumps. Jumps should be timed to the music, Alina has no problem with that.
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I didn't watch the videos all the way through, just bits of it, but in both videos they seem to be very complimentary to her, if not admiring. Maybe you are just being too picky and too moany, cause you are too fixated on those figure skaters? Tell me which minute to play on the video — 1st or second video — where they are slagging her off? I played them at different minutes (not all the way through though) and didn't spot anything, maybe I missed those moments?
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21:54 10.05.2019
I am going to try and post some more pics from Venice now.

More from Palace Ducale



















Gondolas




















Italian Marzipan in the shape of seafood

















Sea views of Venito islands from the boats -Adriatic sea that is





British ship










Water stop with the ad for Benniale Art Festival- very famous around the world - only happens once every two years












Water taxi



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22:51 10.05.2019
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One of the views of Venezia from the boat



Island of Murano — Venetian glass making





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23:11 10.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1126759656...
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> FYI Dorenko was pro-Putin during last 10 years or even more. I used to listen to his show «Говорит Москва».
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Really? Are you sure he was not anti Putin?
In any case, let me tell you about Daily Mail. Daily Mail is a very popular paper here, but verges on yellow tabloid press like Sun, Mirror, etc. This is not like the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Times. Daily Mail is renowned for trying to sniff out some «sensational» news, they like to shock, etc, which makes an entertaining read. It is not the Times or anything like that, not to be relied on seriously, not considered politically switched on or in any way competent. What they are good at is covering the lives of celebrities and washing their dirty linen in public and also covering the Royal family affairs, which they are somewhat better at doing. The thing about Daily Mail is they have a very large circulation and are read by the middle classes and even the upper classes (who will never admit to it in public, it is their «guilty pleasure»). But yeah — in terms of covering political events of any kind, don't expect anything but cheapish sensationalist propaganda.
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09:39 11.05.2019
This is what Daily Mail is good at — not political news — the «sensational» article of today:

The presidential faceplant: Vladimir Putin falls on his face in embarrassing tumble on carelessly positioned carpet while celebrating scoring eight goals in all-star hockey game
-Putin played on 'Legends' team with hockey stars Slava Fetisov and Pavel Bure
-Helped his side to 14−7 win in Night Hockey League as the team's top scorer
-While waving to crowds he skated into red carpet laid out on ice and fell over

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7016477...

Another one — today

Pedo Guy' SUES Elon Musk: British cave expert slurred as a sex offender by Tesla boss in row over rescue of Thai teens trapped underground launches lawsuit for 'at least $ 75,000' against the billionaire


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6177481...

This is the realm of their political «expertise».
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