> Hi, sorry for not replying for so long. I was so tired yesterday I fell asleep right after coming home. quoted1
You don't have to apologise if it takes time for you to answer my posts, no one is rushing anywhere here, everyone has a real life (that is where the real rush really is). Besides, I understand it takes you time to write in English. As for me — it takes me literally seconds to answer your posts. Although you speak fantastic English — but you live in Russia and not exposed to it 24/7 — talking, texting your mates, etc. You have to think when you write in English and make an effort. It is like this sometimes for me when I write in Russian. But if I were to write in Russian more often, the skills come back quite quickly with me. Let's say — I speak Russian better than I write in Russian, cause I can't touch type in Russian, so it takes longer. Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Как и Россия. Трамп сам является популистом. И он открыто заявляет, что ЕС — это конкурент. И отношение к ЕС у него соответствующее. Лично я бы предпочел, чтобы ЕС был экономическим союзом, а не супергосударством.
This is what Britain has always wanted, this is what the UK signed up to originally when joining the EU — the tariff free economic trading zone. This is what Margaret Thatcher supported, etc. No one here wants the Superstate — even pro EU people here don't want it.
> Thanks, that was interesting piece of information. Looks like you can watch them fighting instead of comedy shows. It could be fun but Brexit will affect your life, so you probably experiencing mixed feelings. Smth in the middle between — look this clowns coulndn't negotiate a piss in a pub and — ofmg, we all gonna die. Just kidding)
Brexit is gonna affect everyone's life here — everyone's, not just the City. It's gonna affect people's travelling arrangements, people who own property in Europe (we have millions of pensioners who are retired in Spain, Italy, South of France, etc.), it's gonna affect our economy, currency — the works (London slang for «everything»).
We have 3 types of attitudes to Brexit here in general — those who obsess about it and follow it closely (my workmates do), those who kind of gave up on it — it has gone on for so long — all this mess, that some people just don't wanna hear about it anymore, it has worn people down, and those who want the hardest possible Brexit to happen — the «vatniks» — they obsess about it in the sense that they obsess with their general hatred for the EU.
I spoke to our Irish relatives the other day on the phone — cause they are coming to the Isle of Wight too (hubby's cousin is married to an Irishman) and I asked what people in Ireland were saying about Brexit — I mean the Republic of Ireland, not the Northern Ireland (which is part of the UK). He said they hated it, they were scared of it. They don't want hard border, they want to be able to travel freely to and from the UK. You gotta understand, Ireland for the UK is perhaps like Ukraine for Russia. Everything is connected, there are lots of relatives on either side, lots of the Irish live and work here. And for 40 years there has been no hard border, and prior to that there wasn't any hard border either, as 70 years ago Ireland was part of the UK anyway. Now they have the Euro currency, etc. But it is still kind of part of the UK. It is very difficult to explain really.
> I'm going to Cyprus for 2 weeks (from 15th till 29th August). I will be busy making necessary preparations today and probably tomorrow. > And I'll post some photos here as well lately) quoted1
Cyprus? Lovely, I have been to Cuprus, to Ayia Napa. That was quite a while ago. Have a great holiday. We are off to the Isle of Wight today — driving off literally in an hour's time. Will post the pics also.)
<nobr>P. S.</nobr> I never had a problem with this forum — it has always worked abroad. But we have roaming with Europe anyway, if Wi-fi doesn't work — the roaming always does. That might be the problem — you probably don't have roaming on your I phone. Anyway, enjoy yourself, Cyprus is a lovely place to be at.
> I'm so happy today because my little fairy Anna Shcherbakova had a fantastic international debut and well deserved record. >
> > P. S. British skater Luke Digby also did his best today > quoted1
Congratulations. !!! I am ashamed to admit — it's the first time I hear about this British skater's success. Go, Britain!
Did you like my pics about the Isle of Wight? It's a very English island — tons of the glorious English heritage there. I think the link is wrong again — the pics are in Sybil's thread. I will try the link again https://www.politforums.net/convent/1496095843_1... I posted the pics about the Osborne House there (Victoria's summer residence, Dinosaurs, the Needles, Shanklin Chine, Carisbrooke, etc.) It is a fantastic place. Our kids are still there with our relatives Coming back this weekend. But we are enjoying some time to ourselves — going out every evening almost Hope you are enjoying your holiday in Cyprus paradise. I got to go now .)
P.S. Luke is from Sheffield, that's home town to some of our family. It is one of my husband's cousins (she lives in Sheffield) that has a holiday home in the Isle of Wight, where we all gather every year. And this is who our kids are with right now.