Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Christmas traditions ............... No 1 ............... Trial by Ice

Robert Frost wrote

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

And ice can be an awesome thing to behold, especially when it's under an inch or two of torrential rainwater and littered with the wobbling, unstoppable carnage of 50 or so of West London's finest flashing blades...

Every year, as Christmas approaches, the Yuletide fairy (Mrs S) drags us all, kicking and screaming, in the rain and the sleet, to the Cromwell Road in lovely London Town.

The Natural History Museum erects a skating rink in the forecourt, a festive rain-drenched "Xmas Fayre" springs up in the drizzle and we all enjoy the nice ice followed by a choice slice of seasonal pizza. Click the pic for the video experience.


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