Sunday, 13 February 2011

Skating on the Trent Canal...




Skating on the Trent Canal...



Ok, I finally did it!


It's been about 3 years since I've been to Canada and this is the first time I've gone skating. The last time I skated, it was probably like, 10 or 12 years ago (in Sunway Pyramid)!

But like riding the bike, you never completely forget...That and the fact that I can kind of roller-blade ;)


It was a pretty lovely day out. It was relatively warm outside with a low of about -3 degrees (that's warm for Canadian winter)...


I started out walking like a duck on the ice, and the two little kids and teenager who were there with me were laughing...I had gone with the family whom I work with for Kinark Child and Family Services (no pictures of them for confidentiality reasons); they were really awesome and had even brought an extra pair of skates for me to wear.


And then after that when I figured out (somewhat!) how to stop, we went all the way down the river until the signs told us to stop. The kids were having a great time falling and sliding all over the ice, and towards the end, there was a huge gust of wind that sent me wham onto my bum.

So much for saying just minutes earlier that I hadn't fallen on the ice.


When we finally had enough, we made it back to where we had left our boots, and as I tried to stop myself from going headlong onto the bench (I also had to navigate snow that had piled around the bench), I took another mighty big, spectacular splat onto the ice. The elderly men around had a nice laugh as my feet went up into the air...



You know, as much as we complain about the winter here in Canada, it can be quite fun! Heeeheee...


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wah. you should try skiing next!

Chun Yin said...

Oh my goodness! Daphne!! I've finally found you. I've lost contact with you like.. 2 years ago? Glad that you're having fun in Canada. I hope it's been treating you well over there. Do you have a facebook account?
Take care ♥

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

Glad to know that you are having so much fun in Canada.. :)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Anon 23:16,

Haha! One thing at a time la, ok?

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Chun Yin!!!

So nice to hear from you! I can't find you back however, because you haven't opened access to your account. =(

I tried contacting you when I went back over the summer, and got your mum instead. And your email doesn't seem to work anymore!

I don't have FB. Email is still the best way. Argh! You probably won't even read this comment...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Uncle Jimmy,

Yeah, I am! Love it here...;)

Chun Yin said...

Oh Daphne. I've been waiting for your reply since the day I commented. I even dreamt of you the other night. Seriously. So happy to hear from you :) I've been in the States (Oklahoma) since January 2010. Ahjie is in the same uni as me.

Oh yah.. my old email account was hacked by some stupid fella. I'm currently using this email: chunyinw88@gmail.com.

My finals are in 2 weeks time. Kinda busy with work and studies at the same time. But your appearance really cheer me up and reduces my stress. Hooray. Feel like giving you a big big hug ♥