Getting festive – day 2

Yesterday, the Christmas fun continued with a little bit of ice skating, which was tons of fun. It was at Hampton Court Palace, which might be the most beautiful place to ice skate ever. It’s next to the Thames and was built in the 1500s. It’s just amazing to think how long it’s been there and who’s lived there.

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About the ice skating itself, I have just this to say – I was brilliant, Danda fell three times. (Danda would like it to be known that he resents this remark.)

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I obviously wore my cool penguin jumper, purchased the day before, and was the envy of all the other skaters.

We then went for dinner at a nice restaurant with Yaya and his little sister, who’s at an age where she wants to get involved with conversations but can’t quite talk properly. There is a constant stream of noises, which go something like this:

“Lalala, haha, Yaya my frah, watchin tee bee, an wizzy wizz, an the big, waaaah! Daddy yikes boo, Mummy yikes wed, haha! And the wawa, raaaaah! Bearbear, poohbear! Poohbear home, sad. Me see, me see! Loklat for Isla? Laulau, laulau! Book, reeree me?”

That last bit was her asking me to read her a book so we read a hide-and-seek lift the flap book, which she LOVED.

She then discovered the salt and pepper shakers and decided it was time to expand her culinary horizons by shaking pepper onto her fingers and licking them. She had about three goes before she started to look for her apple juice and gulped it hungrily! When her kids meal of chicken and chips arrived, she then proceeded to dip each of her chips into her apple juice before eating them. Always talking though, always talking.

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O, to be two and so easily pleased for dinner. Pepper on the fingers and apple juice drenched chips.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Hampton Court Palace is beautiful! My parents came to visit when I studied abroad, and we took a daytrip there. That’s so cool you can ice skate at the palace. I think it hosts a triathlon in the spring/summer too …

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    • Yeh, the big road race during the Olympics, that Bradley Wiggins won, finished there. My brother went but I was in work and couldn’t go. It is beautiful in the summer.

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  2. You can still eat that way – if you want. When I was little I used to sneak and eat, well, toothpaste on cheese! When I got older, I decided to see why I liked it so much…almost threw up. I guess times and tastes do change.
    Scott

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