Winning a Pug and Attempting Ice Skating | December 2016

Hello again,

This year me and Cem have probably spent a little too much time playing games and trying to win teddies at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. We’ve also been ice skating twice, so our time there definitely wasn’t wasted.

The first time we went ice skating it was raining and cold so I spent the whole hour shaking and trying not to slip over. My motivational for not slipping over was wanting to stay as dry as possible. Luckily, the second time we went there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and although it was still cold, it was an improvement from the first time.

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One of the best part of ice skating is probably watching over people fall over. I’m sure it’s not funny when it happens to you, but it’s nice to see peope laugh off their fall and get up and try again. Me and Cem didn’t fall over at all, seeing as we spent the entirity of each time clinging to each other for dear life. Also, if one of us was about to fall, the other one had to keep them on their feet. I will say that I had to save Cem a lot more than he had to save me, although he’ll probably say otherwise.

Maybe next time we go we’ll learn how to skate as individuals.

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As well as ice skating, we probably played every game they had: shooting targets, hooking ducks, smashing plates and basketball. After maybe two attempts at a basketball game, You only had to one ball into the hoop to win the biggest prize, but the hoop was far away and an irregular shape and size – it was a lot harder than Cem makes it look.




Cem’s prize was a huge pug! It may not be a real one, but it still has it’s rightful place in my tiny student room. It’s so big that all the way home people were touching it and laughing at it.




Another highlight for me was getting to drink tastiest hot chocolate in the world. Most stands there seem to sell it. It’s simply a ‘Luxury Hot Chocolate’ which consists of Cadbury’s hot chocolate, whipped cream and a Flake. Heaven.

As always, thanks for reading.

Let me know if you’ve ever visited Winter Wonderland. If you have, what was your favourite thing about it?

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Bye for now,

Courteney x


30 thoughts on “Winning a Pug and Attempting Ice Skating | December 2016

  1. I love ice skating but I refuse to let people hold onto! So my husband won’t go because he doesn’t want to fall over and he can’t skate! I love your pug! I have a huge black lab that my husband got from a similar experience! They are totally awesome

  2. Congrats on winning the pug! It’s super cute! I haven’t gone ice skating this year but plan on going pretty soon! Looks like you had fun!

  3. I haven’t been ice skating in so long! I’d love to take my whole family to go and skate around during the holidays! They would love it!

  4. When I read winning a pug I was quite shocked someone would give away a pug but that pug? ADORBS. Looks like so much fun, great to do on the holidays!

  5. Awwww… your pug is adorbs! I still love stuffed animals, even as an adult! And you CRACKED me up with the best part of skating is watching people fall down! haha – too funny, girl!

  6. You did better than me on ice skating! That doesn’t come naturally for me. I would love to actually take some lessons one day.

  7. Oh my goodness this looks like so much fun! When I read the title, I thought you won an actual pug. I was going to ask you where you won a pug, and then immediately go! They are my favorite dogs 🙂 The way they string the lights over the ice like that is beautiful. It’s like you are skating under a starry, winter wonderland!

  8. You’re so right; watching people fall while ice skating is the best part! It definitely makes you feel a lot better when you’re feeling pretty wobbly yourself. This was a fun post. 🙂 That pug is awesome!

  9. How fun was this! I love the pug, haha. I haven’t ice skated since I was a kid. I miss the chance to do it.

  10. This sounds like so much fun! Oh man I don’t remember the last time I went ice skating. It’s probably been years! I’d love to take my kids and teach them!

  11. That pug is so cute. I’ve only gone ice skating a few times in my life but I guarantee if I were to try again anytime soon I’d fall flat on my behind. Seems like you had a great time! We don’t have anything like that here in Wisconsin, USA

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