Yesterday I used my brand new skates at the skating rink for the first time ever! I have to admit I was a bit anxious about using them, as I had been told they would be a lot faster than the stinky hire skates. But luckily, they are also a lot more stable and generally nicer to wear than the hire skates, so everything went well.
After skating practice, I stopped off briefly in Newtown as the Richter City Rollers were having a stall at a market out there and I was able to pick up a very cool tea towel in support of the league.
I also bought a pair of very cool earrings made from a pair of guitar picks shaped like Dracula!