I've recently discovered that I quite like ice-skating.. So much so that I've started taking group lessons on a Thursday night (at first they were in preparation for the outdoor ice skating event but they've turned into much more than that). Anyway Jessie, Kirra and I booked tickets to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland which is an outdoor event run over winter/Christmas.
We were all so excited about ice skating (even though Kirra had never ice-skated before...) and were looking forward to Sunday. So, Sunday arrives and I woke up around 10am because I was having a lie-in. I wake up to the room being drab and gray... normal for a wintery London... but I also woke up to gale force winds and rain thudding against our bedroom window. Not exactly the best start I was hoping to wake up to. I sadly texted Jessie and Kirra (you know, just in case it wasn't raining or windy in their neck of the woods) and prepared myself for the worst... which was skating outdoors in the pouring rain. The outdoor skating rink didn't offer refunds because of the weather.
Anyways, after pottering around a little more the day turned out to be okay. It was still cold and a bit wet but by the time we got to Hyde Park it wasn't raining and as windy. So, we were able to skate around the rink reasonably well. None of us fell over although Kirra wouldn't let go of the rails but we did manage to convince her to go around the rink by holding onto me and Jessie (and at points I thought all 3 of us would tumble but we managed okay).
I loved every second of it and almost wished I did fall down on the ice because that would have been part of the whole experience. Crazy I know!
As for a little note on my room mate - her name is Kelly and she is British. She is a drama student and is absolutely lovely. I'm so happy she has moved in with us. She even bought me an advent calander. How sweet.