Sunday, June 28, 2009

Skating at sunset.

Today we found the most AMAZING bargains! We were in a local sports shop and there were signs everywhere advertising "End of Financial Year" offers. I saw 2 roller blade boxes on a bargain table. They were marked down from $60 to $30. Now 50% reduction is good but it wouldn't get me excited enough to write a blog about would it? I need my bargains to be way better than that. There was another reduced sticker next to the $30 one. This one said $5! I called Sian over and felt like Prince Charming fitting the glass slipper on Cinderella. These will fit you Sian! Luckily they did. The other pair in the other box fitted Rhiannon. Gareth has just inherited Sian's old skates that she only recently grew out of so everyone was happy.

We jumped in the car and raced the sunset home. We did a brief pit stop on the driveway to grab helmets and elbow pads and then carried on to Rathmines park as the sun sank lower and lower in the sky. We promised the kids we would let them skate until it went dark. The sun sets so dramatically quickly in Australia. There is no real twilight it just seems like someone flicks a switch and everything goes dark.

They had 30 minutes of skating and throwing a rugby ball back and forth before we could hardly see our hands in front of our faces. We sprinted and skated back to the car as the mozzies descended on us.

P.S. How do you know that you are addicted to blogging...?

As you drive home your six year old says "I bet you are going to write a blog about this when you get home Mum. I think it should be called: Skating at sunset... "

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