Skated out on Sunday and again this morning. Took ages to get changed afterwards because my fingers were frozen. It’s getting a bit cold for outdoors now…

Anyway, it was great fun and I learnt a new trick, where I do skullcrushers except one foot is in front steering and the other is behind, pushing. I don’t know what it’s called, but I saw some kids at the roller disco doing it… Monkey see, monkey do…

Edit: In retrospect, this was the first step I (unknowingly) made towards freestyle slalom skating.

I feel a lot more confident and think I’ve worked out how to lace my boots in a heel lock, so that they’re tighter around the ankle.

I crashed a few times on my bum and I’m beginning to get superstitious about the songs I listen to when I fall down. Screw you, Johnny Cash. Screw you, Vanilla Ice. Screw you, Snow Patrol.

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