Wednesday 19 September 2018

Let the good times roll

You have from now until the 30th September to hit the rollerskating rink on the roof at Broadway Shopping Centre. As part of the Sydney Fringe festival, there's a rink set up with outdoor lounge offering jenga and connect four with sparkling city views and a DJ pumping beats.

The Wednesday club chose this activity, and I'll admit I was slightly terrified. When I turned up to get my skates, the guy asked if I'd done it before. Not for 40 years, was my answer. Literally.
Tentatively I rolled out. It's harder than ice skating, as you don't have the flexibility of the blade, all four wheels need contact with the floor. I did end up getting more confident but I couldn't do any of the 'tricks' I used to be able to do. And I realised my career as a derby girl was never going to happen. Delusions were shattered.

However, it is fun, and I hope to get back with my little one before it shuts. (Note I think you need above a shoe size 9 for kids). I didn't fall, and I did get faster and more co-ordinated in my movements.

So while you can't teach this old dog new tricks, she can at least muster the courage to try.

Now I'm quite tempted to get those roller skates that Santa gave me 6 years ago* out of the cupboard and actually give them a try....

Torshlusspanik List:

1. Shooting (check)
2. Fencing (check)
3. Play croquet at Croquet Club
4. Laser skeet
5. Off road buggy driving
6. Play Assassins Creed
7. Jetpacking (check)
8. The Color Run (check)
9. Invent something
10. Cooking Masterclass (check)
11. Master a Masterclass (check)
12. Perform a rap song (check)
13. Trampoline adventure (check)
14. BMX Riding (check)
15. Do a cart wheel (check)
16. Ride an Electric Bike (check)
17. Astonish Myself
18. Write a book.
19. Participate in a distance event (check)
20. Climb Sydney Tower (check)
21. Dance in a dance class (check)
22. Trust a stranger
23. Get a truck for the Landmine Museum and Relief Centre in Siem Reap
24. Paint a picture
25. Go Rollerskating (check)

 *Six years? I had guessed 4. Where on earth did that time go? And shame on me - not even tried them on in over 2100 days!!!!                                                                                                                       Do you rollerskate? When was the last time you tried something that scares you?                                                                                                                                                                                                 Linking with #ANewWhirl


  1. I would love to try it out, at least see Sidney,for roller skating I am a bit old, lol !

  2. Good on you for checking off another item on your list and have fun doing it, too.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up with us and sharing this adventure on wheels. I loved 4-wheel roller skating as a child then switched to roller blades as an adult and mom of two young girls. It has been 15 years or so since I was on skates and not sure I will ever skate again. Doing so would be a big step outside my comfort zone at 60! But never say never. Hope you will join us again for this series on the last day of October!!

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