Ice Skating at Somerset House

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I often walk by Somerset house however I have never actually went in there to ice skate until recently – and boy, have I been missing so much fun in my life. I went there with a couple of my friends during the afternoon to take advantage of the student discount, which amounted to £9.60 each and it costed an addition £1 extra to store 2 items in the cloakroom, which seemed reasonable considering that it would usually cost around £15 to enter these seasonal ice skating rinks. The session lasted 1 hour  but we had plenty of time to trip and fall and hug some walls (ok lame attempt at rhyming right there). The last time that I went ice skating was about 3 years ago so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t remember how to skate anymore. However, I must say that I’m pretty proud of myself – I didn’t fall once (but where’s the fun in that?). That being said, I’m not the greatest ice-skater and have actually got no clue on how to break or decelerate. Thus, with people constantly falling in front of you, it turned into a crazy obstacle race! Once the session ended, we proceeded to go to Caffè Nero to get their “Hot Chocolate Milano”. It was literally smooth liquid chocolate with whipped cream on top – heavenly! We got into a bit of a sugar high after, considering how sweet those drinks tasted. It was such a fun afternoon to spend with my friends, it made us forget that it was still the middle of the week and that we had deadlines and essays to complete!

On a side note, all these pictures were taken with my new iPhone 5 and I must say that the quality of the pictures superseded my expectations! I have the slight impression that I will be giving my Lumix compact a bit of rest now. I’ve also got my Instagram account running now so if you’re on there follow me @socapricious!

I’m wearing:

Top : Urban Outfitters
Jacket : Zara
Trousers : Uniqlo
Bag : Zatchels
Shoes : Underground
Hat : H&M
Snood : Primark
Gloves : Primark

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Shevon 30/11/2012 - 17:22

Aww Im so jelly! We wont have the ice rink for at least another month. I am glad you had so much fun! You outfit was great and your friends are so stylish!

Mai 30/11/2012 - 18:48

But you get to live in New York! I’ve always wanted to be able to ice skate in Central Park (like in the movies haha!)
And thanks for the comment Shevon :)!

Caroline 01/12/2012 - 05:55

That just looks like so much fun! What a gorgeous tree and a fabulous day!

Mai 01/12/2012 - 20:21

A lot of fun indeed ^^
thanks for your comment Caroline!

natalie 01/12/2012 - 13:17

lovely photos! looks so fun
thanks for commenting on my blog. Visit Australia in the summer to experience a hot christmas and new years :D

Mai 01/12/2012 - 20:22

Thanks Natalie,
Australia is definitely one of the places I’d like to visit in the future ^^!

Kris 01/12/2012 - 15:19

Hi Mai! I love this post! My favorite is you telling the penguin WASSUP ;v ;v And OMG while I was scrolling your pics I was thinking what great quality pics & I can’t believe that’s with the iPhone5! Did you use any filter at all?

-K from <3

Mai 01/12/2012 - 20:21

haha thanks Kris,
For these I did use some filters but nothing major, just boosting a bit of contrast and saturation!

Jenny 14/12/2012 - 11:01

I went to Somerset House to ice skate a few weeks back with some friends and loved it too! So I was immediately drawn to your post! Nice little blog you have.
PS. In picture 5, are you and your friend trying to do the Gangnam Style Dance?!!lol

Feel free to pop by here and say hi:
Would love to see you there as my subbie =^^=.

Jenny xoxo


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