Slovakia Update #84 – Ice Skating

It has been quite some time since I have last ice skated, and I sure have forgotten how fun it is. And just how much it kills an inexperienced skaters ankles. Something that I have come to realise over the past few days, is just how devastating the cold is. And they tell me it only gets worse from here. 

I haven’t been posting the past few days, because of the lack of content that I would be able to produce. What am I supposed to write? I woke up, walked the dogs, and then slept. Sometimes it is tough to find the words to write. Believe it or not, even I get writer’s block when it comes to writing this. But, now I have inspiration and a topic to talk about, so let’s dive right into it. 

Today, after a fantastic lunch, we made our way to the local ice skating rink, which is normally used for hockey practice I am told. It was strange, because if I were to half to guess what time we left, I would say maybe 7 or 8 in the afternoon. However, the earlier darkness here tricks me so easily, and it was only just before 4 in the afternoon. Once we arrived at the arena, I slid on the slightly large skates and went out onto the rink. The entire time I was thinking to myself don’t fall, don’t fall, don’t fall. And surprisingly, I made it the entire time without landing on my backside. 

Although I didn’t fall, I did notice that my movements were awkward, and that compared to everyone around me who looked exceptionally graceful, I looked like a child just learning to walk. I shouldn’t be giving myself such a hard time however, as I assume most of the people out on the rink have much much more experience than I do, as I have only been out on the ice maybe 5 or 6 times in my life. 

Today’s word of the day is: 

Sneh – Snow

Pronounced like snehhh, I always laugh when I hear this word. I don’t know why, it is just so funny to hear. SNEHHHH hahaha


One Comments

  • Ginger

    December 4, 2017

    I love the word for snow. I am totally enjoying your blog. I cannot imagine what it is like to be experiencing so many things in an entirely different environment than you are used to. What an adventure! Keep writing!

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