When All The World’s An Ice Rink
Ice is such a fascinating thing, isn’t it? It can be quite hazardous too, though! On the day the first two photos were taken, the kids and I had all slipped and landed on, what my Grandad calls, our bahookies. These seagulls seem a lot more sure-footed!
My worst fall on ice happened as I was on my way to school one morning. I took the public transport bus to school every morning, and, as I’ve never exactly been a morning person, I always ended up in a rush to try and catch it. This morning in particular, I spotted the bus further up the road and so I started to run, fearing that I would miss it. The bus passed by me, and so I sped up. There were others at the bus stop, and so by the time the last person had stepped through the doors, I had finally caught up. However, just as I got there, I hit a patch of ice, and my feet slid out from under me and I landed flat on my back, completely winded. The bus driver took one look at me, closed the doors and drove off! I can still remember seeing all these faces peering at me through the windows of the bus, as my face coloured both with embarrassment and with trying to get a breath. Needless to say, I’ve given up running for buses now. I figure, there’ll be one along in 10 mins anyway, and it’s just not worth either the pain or the humiliation that would come from a repeat performance.
Are you having to negotiate icy roads and pavements (sidewalks) today?