Thursday, 16 January 2014

Skating at Somerset House

I'm not sure since when, but I have always wanted to go to Somerset House and skate on the ice rink that they set there every Christmas time. I think because of my love of ice skating at University, I have really missed it in the time since. Because I was leaving for America the very next day after term ended, I knew my classmates and I had to get ice skating before I left. After we had handed in all our paperwork into the University, we walked our way over to Somerset House.
We were so lucky to get the very last spot they had avaliable that evening! Cara, Maria, Frankie and Lewis and I hung around the shops they had nearby, and then got our skates on. I was a little nervous after having not been on the ice since I was in Seoul, an entire year ago! Somerset house has such a pretty setup - we were there right when the sun was setting and it was incredible as the lights all turned on. The site is actually sponsored by Coach
- the handbag designers - and it had a giant Christmas tree and all these pretty lights along the side, and a pretty SKATE sign right at the top of the building. We had a great time skating. It was Lewis' and Maria's first time skating - in their entire life - and it was so great that by the end of our time slot - they were doing pretty well on their own away from the sides!
I had such a wonderful time skating around fast with Frankie and Cara - it was so nice to be back on the ice - and it was such a nice, Christmassy thing to do - and quite a wonderful way to end my time in London for the year, and to start off the Christmas celebrations in style!

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