Posts Tagged ‘Fun’
December 24th, 20090
As we see the first snow fall of the festive season we should be enjoying every flake and making the most of the novelty
of having snow at Christmas time. Instead though, we listen to severe weather warnings and the threat of ‘heavy snow fall’. If we Brits call it heavy snow fall, then what on earth do the Canadians call it? Our heavy snow fall would barely make people from other such countries bat an eyelid. Surely we could learn a thing or two from our counter-parts in colder climates if they can cope with -40 degrees and snow blizzards?! When snow hits their towns and cities, things still work. Taxis still run, trains keep going and people just carry on as normal. So why is it that when it snows in England, we grind to a halt? The favourite excuse is that we’re just not used to snow. However, one thing we know for sure, when we do get heavy snow, the kids love it!
So are we hoping for a white Christmas? Yes, we just hope it doesn’t snow too much!
December 19th, 20090
To really get into the Christmas spirit why not get a group of your girl friends together and give ice-skating a go? You might not have been ice-skating since your teens, or may never have donned a pair of skates before but we assure you, there’s nothing better for getting into the festive mood.
You don’t have to be Torvill or Dean, or have been put through your paces on Dancing On Ice to enjoy this Christmas activity. Unfortunately, however there is always one show off at this kind of thing, you know the one that insists on skating as fast as they can around the rink and almost knocks us novices over in the process, so look out for them! But if all else fails you can hold on to the side rail or get a friend to pull you along! Plus a drop of mulled wine will help to cushion the blow if you do fall skates over head! And to warm up afterwards, we suggest going for a scrummy hot chocolate, with cream, marshmallows and chocolate flakes on top (yum) and as ice-skating is a great form of exercise, you can enjoy the extra toppings guilt-free!
There are city centre ice skating rinks popping up in most major cities now, to find your nearest rink just follow the link here : http://www.enjoyengland.com/attractions/events/calendar/december/ice-skating.aspx
And just remember to wrap up warm, don’t wear your best clothes, take a thick pair of socks and gloves but most of all, ENJOY!!