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I found the place where Chris trains/lives!

It’s at Palladium de Champéry in Valais, Switzerland! 

The Champéry Palladium is a multifunctional complex that houses a restaurant, a hotel, a multi-purpose gymnasium with a stage and 3 fully-equipped conference rooms, tennis courts, pools, an ice rink, climbing wall, fitness room etc. It is also home to the National Ice Sports Centre.  

Anyway the image below is a screencap from the episode and the images after are pictures of the actual place.

Summer:

Winter:

Stéphane Lambiel’s ‘Skating School of Switzerland’ is also based there by the way!

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Medieval garden characteristics:

  • Gardens enclosed with wattle fences or quickthorn hedges
  • Trellis walkways and arbours providing shade and privacy
  • Raised beds to prevent plants becoming waterlogged
  • Grass treated as a flowery mead planted with low growing wild flowers
  • Turf seats usually built against a wall with flowers planted in the grass
  • Physic gardens with regimented beds of medicinal herbs
  • Orchards providing apples for the kitchen and for making cider
  • Fish ponds and stew ponds (where fish were purged of muddy water before cooking) to ensure a regular supply of protein during the many fast days of the Christian calendar
  • Dovecotes to provide pigeons for the kitchen, feathers for cushions and dung for fertilizing the garden
  • Pleasances, or ornamental parks for recreation, relaxation and sport

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Dear parents,

Do me a favor and please never tell your child that they look like they’re gaining weight. Just because they may have gained an extra pound or two after a sports season ended does not give you a right to point it out. Trust me they are either confident enough in themselves that they haven’t noticed or they’ve already noticed and they beat themselves up over it every day but either way it will do nothing but tear them down. If you want to have a positive impact on their self-esteem, stress health not weight. If within your budget start buying less processed foods and more fruits and vegetables. Maybe suggest a family hike. But whatever you do, do not, I repeat DO NOT tell them that they look like they are gaining weight.

ok we all know how íþróttaálfurinn is an elf, yes? well let me just tell you this, icelandic elves are not like what u see in movies. like no. 1 rule about icelandic elves is don’t fuck with them or they will either make u go insane or steal ur babies. they might do it anyway even if u do nothing. also don’t mess with the rocks or the hills where they live or ur cursed for life. if an elf tells u to do something u better do it bc u’ll get a reward and everything will be good but if u don’t…. hoo boy u gonna regret it

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“The [Champions League], make no mistake, is perhaps the finest exhibition of football on the planet. From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo it plays host to the best players in the world, assembled by teams boasting budgets as large as that of many small nations. But that injection of funds, the disparity that afflicts the game, makes it a little more predictable with every year that passes. […] In a world where money dominates the sport and, more often than not, dictates results, the Libertadores keeps its romance alive long after the Champions League became a private party for Europe’s elites. The likes of Red Star, Steaua Bucharest, Ajax and Celtic can no longer dream of taking down the big boys, but for their counterparts across the Atlantic, nothing is impossible. x

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anonymous asked:

If your still doing those lazytown prompts, How about a sport that keeps doing all these ridiculous things to impress Robbie. Like lifting extremely heavy objects for really trivial reasons, or making elaborate meals for everyone, and just ... Generally getting more and more obvious about it till someone (like the mayor) finally just has to confront him about it. And Robbie mean while is super impressed but it just doesn't register that sport was doing all these things for him....

Hey look the Mayor finally decided to join in the prompt fun.

Sorry this is so short! Wanted to leave some Sportacus extra-ness to the imagination!

Mayor Milford cleared his throat nervously as he tapped Sportacus on the shoulder, “Um, Sportacus? Can I talk to you for a moment?”

Sportacus, who had been doing squats while holding up the ice cream stand, grinned, “Of course, Mayor!” He let the stand drop to the ground, “What did you need?

“I wanted to talk to you about your… activities lately.”

“What do you mean?”

Milford tapped his fingers together, “Well, you’ve been doing push-ups on the roof of town hall, bench pressing multiple benches at once, weeding every garden in town…”

Sportacus frowned, “Did I do something wrong?”

“Oh, no!” Milford said quickly, “Not at all. It’s just- we’re worried you’re overworking yourself.”

“Don’t be so nice to him!”

Both Sportacus and the mayor jumped at the sudden new voice. From the other side of the wall beside them, Robbie Rotten popped up. He looked extremely annoyed, glaring at Sportacus.

Milford missed Sportacus’ cheeks turn a faint pink as Robbie went on, “He has done something wrong! This menace has been back flipping over me all week, doing basketball tricks in my face, keeps balancing things on his feet while doing handstands - for some reason!- and I can’t go two feet without him offering to carry me someplace!”

Robbie crossed his arms, “What is wrong with you lately?” He asked finally.

Sportacus opened and closed his mouth a few times before answering, “So, you’re not impressed? Should I- Should I do more? Less?” 

Robbie blinked, “Am I impressed that you can lift just about anything and do almost every trick?” He looked away, “Maybe. A little.” Robbie coughed, “But why would you care what I think?”

Sportacus was practically bouncing on his toes at this point. Milford backed away quietly; suddenly, uncomfortably aware that this wasn’t his conversation anymore. 

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