I was shopping around a few days ago when I noticed, for very little money, I could buy a new skin! Well, with still being relatively new to SL, I thought ‘hey why not’. So after trying it on I took a look at myself and I looked horrendous! And, the worst part of it was that I COULDN’T TAKE IT OFF. I tried everything that I knew, but with no luck, I was in tears, so I went and hid somewhere far from anyone so no one could see me.
I had only one hope left... Janey Bracken, if anyone could help me it would be Janey. When she saw me it must have scared her, but she didn’t show it, lol (laugh out loud), she soon got me sorted out.
Phew what a relief ‘I’M BACK!’ I shouted ‘I’M BACK, I’M BACK!’ lol .It was just then that Hibiscus Hastings joined us, and as we were chatting, the news of a new ice rink at Hyde Park, SL London was brought up, We quickly decided to go and check it out.
The moment I arrived, and after the mist cleared, my first impression was how beautiful it looked. It is a fairly big rink, with the cutest little snowman riding his sleigh round and round in circles. The rink is surrounded by lots of trees with frosty looking lights covering the branches, and with snow settling all around. Although the weather was cold, the atmosphere of the whole place made me feel warm and snuggly inside. Close by there is a small bandstand, I don’t know if its ever been used, but I thought how nice to have an orchestra playing while people skated around and maybe fall in love. There is a shelter close by just in case the weather turns nasty.
All of a sudden Janey gave me a pair of skates! well I’ve never skated in my life, so it was with some fear that I put them on, thinking that at least if I fall on my bum I will be well padded lol. Eventually I plucked up the courage and let go of the rail, oh wow ‘look at me skating’ like I’d been doing it all my life.
After bumping into Janey and Hibiscus a few times we noticed that there were ‘partner animation balls’ on the ground, well Janey and Hibiscus were soon on the case! and before I knew it they were skating around the rink like a couple of young ‘Torvill and Deans’ lol, so funny to watch! Ok they are meant for boys and girls, but the way Hibiscus picked Janey up so effortlessly anyone could do it, although Hib did tell me in secret that she likes to pump the iron in the gym regularly, shh don’t tell anyone!
It wasn’t long after that that I decided to find out just where we were. So leaving the happy couple dancing, lol, I sneaked off round the corner, only to find that I’m only a few blocks from the Underground club in Knightsbridge, so it would be very easy for anyone in Knightsbridge, or anywhere else for that matter, to visit the ice rink.
It wasn’t long after I got back to the rink when the owner of SL London, Debs Regent, turned up, a friendly beautiful looking lady, and although I’d never met her before, I found her very easy to talk to. We told her about the partner animation balls and Debs asked if she could watch, well Torvill and Dean didn’t need asking twice did they! and in the wink of an eye they were dancing round the rink once more. Debs laughed and as we all found it great fun.
I noticed that you can get skates for free at the side of the rink, so there would be no excuse for anyone not to come along, in a group, or on their own, and have a great time. I promise you won’t end up on your bum, and you never know, you just might meet that special someone who will literally sweep you off your feet.