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    Good luck with dragon week! That'll fit your preparations for Tolkien camp very well just imagine you're battling against Smaug

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      Congrats on 90DoA - happy badge day!

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        Just read about your interview - sounds like a very good outcome doesn't it? Congratulations!

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          I'm so glad your interview had a positive outcome and I really hope you'll have good opportunities with them

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            I will, Gandhalfit ! Or better yet, I'll ask for other participants' photos who actually have the patience to make good pics. And thank you!

            Thank you too, CODawn , Botenlauben (twice), Zastria !

            Hah, I didn't even think of that, NancyTree !

            Aug 11, Wednesday

            Before breakfast
            ~30 min of practicing basic yoga poses with Adriene's Foundations of Yoga series

            Midday
            Day 19 of Foundation -- fast pace cardio | lvl III | 30 sec rest
            3x20 side leg raises -- Day 11 of Re:Center
            Side Kicks Practice -- Day 5 of Dragon Week | lvl I | 30 sec rest
            Maximum HIIT -- lvl III | 1 min rest
            foam rolling and stretching
            (Σ: 1 hr 25 min)

            Do you know that frozen sugary thing that apparently has a million names in English (including "freezie", "pop ice" and "ice lolly") but none in Hungarian? We usually just refer to it as Calippo after the most popular brand here…
            Anyway, I'm not a fan of it personally (if I go for a frozen treat, it better be something nice and creamy, not just frozen sugar syrup), but my boyfriend loves it. And recently he ordered silicone forms so that he can try some homemade versions. Today I tried one made of nothing but fruit juice and it was a very pleasant surprise. It tasted good and didn't make me thirsty. I basically just drank a small glass of very cold fruit juice and it still granted the pleasure of a sweet snack.

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              Wonderful! So great when it's something you enjoy and good for you!

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                Funny that Hungarian doesn't have a word for it. In Dutch we have also a few, 'ijslolly' (ice lolly) and 'waterijs' (water ice). Waterijs is more of a common term for any made of water/syrup/fruit juice, because there's also ice made of yogurt or cream (and we're very original in names, it's called 'yoghurtijs' and 'roomijs'). IJslolly says more about the form, but we don't use it in daily speaking, we also just call it a calippo because everyone knows what you mean then (with ijslolly not).

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                  Interesting. We call all the frozen ones Artik, as in arctic. Though there are some who get the brand name.

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                    When I was veeeery young on our way home from school (in those days it was quite normal for pupils to go on foot ) we always stopped by at a small grocery store wie called the Schamann granny, run by a very old woman in the Schamann street. There you could get all the wonderful sweets that were stored in big glasses on the sales counter separately meaning that you did not have to buy a whole packet for which we did not have the money. I sometimes remember that we forced the poor old woman back and forth alongside the long angular counter ordering "this for 5 Pfennig (about 2 cents) and this for 10 Pfennig" pointing at the big glasses. There I got to know - and that is my reference to you post - a kind of frozen sugary ice in weird colours, all in plastic - and the contents, I think, came directly from the waste pipe of the chemical company BASF or so , with some sugar and artificial flavours added of course. However, believe it or not - because the store did not have a freezer I did not know for years that this funny liquid was actually meant to be consumed in a frozen state. I guess that might be a reason for my (fortunately) rather robust health: all germs and viruses were killed once and for ever by this repeated internal intoxication

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                      Thanks for the linguistic treats, NancyTree, Gandhalfit! I know how I'm going to impress my half-Dutch friend the next time we meet. (Unfortunately I don't know anyone in person who speaks Hebrew...)

                      Wow, Botenlauben, that sounds like a shop that wouldn't be allowed to run today. Did the lady not know either how it was meant to be consumed? Selling sugary liquid in plastic tubes isn't too convenient.

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                        Actually I do not know. But I guess you are right - would not be allowed any more today. I reckon that is the reason why we all are so much happier and healthier today. .
                        Guess there is another reason why such a shop would not flourish today: a distance of almost 2km, mostly uphill - unthinkable that a pupil could walk such a long way to school today.
                        Last edited by Botenlauben; August 12, 2021, 05:25 PM. Reason: It's Mianevem's thread - so it is not necessary to @ her I guess

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                          unthinkable that a pupil could walk such a long way to school today
                          Botenlauben I like walking if I have the time to. My dorm was less than 3 km from my university (and there was very little of walking uphill and instead there were beautiful sights to look at -- I'll show an example in this post). In total it was about 2x30 minutes of walking every day. That's very far from extreme. Yet my mother was always shocked when she heard about it, completely forgetting that up to 8 km walks done out of necessity were normal in her childhood and that she even enjoyed them.

                          Aug 12, Thursday

                          Before breakfast
                          40 min easy run
                          stretching

                          Late evening
                          3x20 sec plank -- Day 12 of Re:Center
                          Raid -- Day 6 of Dragon Week | lvl I | 30 sec rest
                          Plan B -- lvl III | 30 sec rest
                          Day 20 of Foundation -- tendon strength | lvl III | 30 sec rest
                          1 min child's pose -- Day 12 of Re:Center
                          (Σ: 55 min)

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                          I met with my two co-leaders of the team of hobbits that we'll have to shepherd in the Tolkien camp. We went to get ourselves a nice base for our outfit, and we finished the evening in a pub. We went home early because all of us has to work today (more so for their sake since they don't work from home). But we had a lot of beer. Consequently, my sleep at night wasn't too restorative. I don't mind it though, because I joined the team at the last minute and I didn't feel like we had much in common apart from the organising work we had been doing together. Sitting down with a couple of beer is perfect to change that.

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                            I've never heard of an ice lolly being called a freezie before (guessing it's a regional thing) but I love that I can learn a new English word from a Hungarian! Your walk to university is beautiful.

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                              Wow jealous again for the second time recently about the commute that people get to do. The only commutes I have ever had were on a busy highway.

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                                Wow, what a lovely walk to the university!!! Maybe a sight like that every day would even make me a morning person. (Or maybe not )
                                Reminds me that first thing I did when I studied at Edinburgh university was buying a bicycle to get to the university. But as the year went by I rarely used it any more walking instead. Which was great and made my mood brighten up as a nice side effect.

                                Yet my mother was always shocked when she heard about it, completely forgetting that up to 8 km walks done out of necessity were normal in her childhood and that she even enjoyed them.
                                I think we often forget that walking distances that are considered far today were a normal thing even only one generation back - today we read about that merely in the biographies of African super-runners. Nice to read that your mother had forgotten about that as well.
                                I was told a story once of a farmer two generations back who lived more than 20 kms away from town. He came into a government agency's office in the early morning and was told he did not have all the necessary papers with him so he should come again another day bringing everything in. In the afternoon the farmer was in the same office again and the surprised official told him that he had said that there would be no use coming in again without the necessary documents. But the farmer had already walked home and back and had gotten everything necessary. Because the story was told, I think it shows that this was a bit more than what was considered normal even in those days. But it shows also that - in general - walking long distances was a normal thing not so long ago.
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