Yeah, I don't know how my life would have gone if not for her. I mean — if my husband wasn't born — is one thing, but she helped me a lot as well — much more than my parents did — when I was going through the troubles with my ex husband. It is not that my parents were not willing to help, they would have done, but I didn't want their help, cause I knew they would have had «I told you so» attitude, they didn't like my first husband. They didn't like also that I was having an affair with Jon at the time — the works. She never judged me, just offered a helping hand. And now me and Jon have a fantastic family.
> I don't use treadmill so often. So it's okay to have 5 incline. And to be honest I use interval training program so incline is changing from 0% to 5% every 30 seconds. quoted1
Yeah, you can vary the incline of course, but a better thing to do — is to run outdoors more. All the events are outdoors — running events, etc. But I guess — for you that is not important. Long distance running generally is not about high incline or massive speed, it is about endurance and longevity and running is very bad for one's joints. If you don't look after them, you won't last long.
The best boat trips with snorkelling we had were in Antigua. My God — it was amazing. I want to go there on holiday next year — maybe for Easter. July, August there -is a hurricane season in the Caribbean, but there are no hurricanes usually in Antigua — maybe once every 50 years. I will insert some pics from Antigua from our 2015 holiday. Shit, when I try to copy the link from our photobucket account, it is posting the photobucket advert on it. Just a minute, I will save them on the desktop first.
Mangroves don't look like much — but their whole nature habitat is dependant on them — the coral reefs, the sea turtles, etc. There is a huge English community there, who are fighting for the survival of mangroves (so that people don't destroy them in order to build up more luxury hotels). Antigua is a very English island, lots of English elite billionaires have houses there — like Lord Sainsbury, etc. There is a harbour there called the English Harbour — where all their luxury yachts are, and Jon has a friend there, who took us in his yacht to Barbuda and other places. One of Jon's uncles (the Florida one) was first retired in Tobago Trinindad, then moved to Florida.
The English Harbour
Antiguan dollars have the picture of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd on it and they love the English there more than anyone else, despite all the history with slavery, etc. Honestly — if in Jamaica or St Lucia — there is a bit of an attitude — well, not in Antigua.
Parrot in the hotel — this is the Scarlett Macaw breed of parrot.
These are the pics that Jon took — post card quality
This one is of me looking at the sunset
This was on Roger the Pirate ship — Pirates of the Caribbean experience — the kids loved it.
Every Sunday on Shirly Heights — it is like a mountain in Antigua — not a high one — the locals host a party, where they bring food, home rum, etc. The jerk chicken, salty fish, Jamaican patties — home cooked of course — it is amazing. There is lots of singing, etc. The singers are amazing, sometimes Rhianna comes there to sing — she was born in Barbados. There are hotels their for couples only, which is where we used to stay. Bars are in the pools and Jacuzzis, the waiter walks on the water to get you a drink.
Last time with the kids we went on a family resort, but it was also a lot of fun, but different fun — family fun. The place is magical. I wanna go there again and again.
> They look amazing, Kostornaya is a stunner. They will hopefully win lots of prizes. quoted1
Of course they will. But only when next season starts. It's just a show they don't compete there. I'm happy they got invitations because figure skating extremely popular in Japan and skaters are paid very well there. Btw, it is the first time juniors were invited to the big Japanese show. Usually they invite olympic champions or world champions. I think it was smart of them to invite AAA. Each of the AAA has more views last season than any senior lady but Zagiova and Medvedeva and rightfully so)
P.S. You know my guilty pleasure is to read haters chats when someone from AAA is performing They are like ...OMFG she will breeze into the first place ... c'mon this supposed to be a competition ... I'm not watching, I'm not watching And I'm like ... eat this
Thank for sharing you family pics with me. But you know some people previously reported some posts on this forum to prosecutor's office.
So I'm not sure it is a good idea to post you family pics on this forum. I know you live in England and probably you couldn't care less, but I feel obliged to warn you that some people can use these pics to cause you some trouble or to dissapoint you.
> P.S. You know my guilty pleasure is to read haters chats when someone from AAA is performing They are like… OMFG she will breeze into the first place… c'mon this supposed to be a competition… I'm not watching, I'm not watchingAnd I'm like … eat this
It is just silly — to hate someone like that, I don't get it to be honest. I mean — if they were competing with them themselves — then, well, maybe — you know like boxers sometimes threaten each other before the fight, all the negativity — but they are nothing, just people on the internet. I mean — of course we have it too — with football teams — those who love Chelsea, hate Chelsea, love Arsenal or hate Arsenal, Man United and so on.
>Thank for sharing you family pics with me. But you know some people previously reported some posts on this forum to prosecutor's office. > > So I'm not sure it is a good idea to post you family pics on this forum. I know you live in England and probably you couldn't care less, but I feel obliged to warn you that some people can use this pics to cause you some trouble or to dissapoint you. quoted1
I just deleted it. But — they can't reach me here in England, and besides — what can they do to me? I haven't done anything illegal. I share lots of my pics with friends on Facebook, what's up chats, etc. And yeah — they are my friends, but they have friends, and those friends of theirs who I don't know have friends, etc. Nothing bad has ever happened to me. But thank you for caring.
> It is just silly — to hate someone like that, I don't get it to be honest. I mean — if they were competing with them themselves — then, well, maybe — you know like boxers sometimes threaten each other before the fight, all the negativity — but they are nothing, just people on the internet. I mean — of course we have it too — with football teams — those who love Chelsea, hate Chelsea, love Arsenal or hate Arsenal, Man United and so on. quoted1
I agree. There is something similar in figure skating fan community. But thanks God it's not like in football. I mean it's okay to be a Japanese ladies fan if you are Russian. Or to fave Italian lady if you are American and so on. And I like it.