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Ice Escape

Some of my personal Facebook friends call me Weather Girl, because I kinda like posting stuff about the weather - hot, cold, rain etc.

You thought it was hot the other week? So did I, until last Friday when we hit a new, all-time record for the highest temperature ever in our little seaside town:

That would be 114.8F!!!!!

Man, that was one hot day! No sign of a sea breeze on that one...

I was at work for most of that day, but at home we had a struggling air-con unit and the pool. Thank goodness!

It isn't always that hot (thank the stars), but it has been a long, hot summer. I promised Wombat Girl that I would take her up to our latest summer attraction: Ice Skating!!! They had turned the local entertainment centre into an ice-skating rink and as the end of January approached, so did the days available for going skating. We finally made it on the second-last session of the last day :-)

I have to say, Video Boy was not that keen, what with his powers of uncoordination, but he sportingly came along for the trip:

Neither of the kids had ever been ice-skating before (or roller-skating or roller-blading for that matter), but at least they have been skiing, with all that slippery snow. I have been ice-skating about twice in my life and at least 20 years ago. I've also roller-skated and roller-bladed and skied (the first two a really long time ago, when I bounced better).

So we all started out hanging onto that railing for dear life!!! (NB: no photos of my dear self because I was the one with the camera)

Wombat Girl and I got brave and let go for a bit - and can I say, there were a LOT of people in that rink, and dodging little kids and big kids (who should know better) who were out of control made for interesting times!


Video Boy was getting a bit better, but found it very tiring!

In an hour, Wombat Girl fell over 7 times (the last one winded her and hurt her tail bone - the higher you fly, the further you fall!), and Video Boy was proud to say he did not fall over once (and just quietly, neither did I). 

All in all, it was a fun afternoon (much more fun that I anticipated!) and nice way to cool down on a hot summer's day :-)


  1. Very brave, the three of you!
    I've never ice skated. Scary.

    Looks like you had great fun though!


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