I’d love to be able to ice skate, to glide along the ice with poise and grace, twirling, balancing, jumping feeling like my feet belonged to someone else. Ah, my feet would have to belong to someone else! Grace and poise are two things I really don’t possess, and I have no sense of balance. I’ve been skating twice and both times I built very strong relationship with the bar around the edge, which when I attempted to break free gave my bottom the chance to resume it’s relationship with the ice. And I’m not exaggerating. I do love to watch skating though and I was thrilled when my daughter brought home tickets to see Disney On Ice, Passport to Adventure home from school.
I took my three girls with me, Eldest Daughter, Star and Boo. We had to go practically straight from school which meant dinner was had at a fast food restaurant. We managed to arrive at the NIA Birmingham with half hour to spare, which gave us chance to browse the incredibly over priced goodies on offer. I have been before so I knew before hand that I’d need to pawn the jewellery for this ‘free’ night out. Popcorn £8, candyfloss £7 and Slushie £8, I know they came with souvenir mugs and hats, which made them slightly more worth the price, but it was sad that you couldn’t buy them separately. The hot chocolate was only £1.70, I’m cheap and easily pleased.
So goodies bought we made our way to our seats for the show featuring Micky, Minne, Donald and Goofy as they went on a magical journey to meet the Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Lilo and Stitch and Peter Pan. The girls loved it, Boo clapped so hard she made her hands red. They enjoyed the interaction and were old enough not to be too scared by the scary bits (The giant Ursula and the giant Crocodile) Star was a little freaked by the fireworks, but there wasn’t many.
So we had a fantastic evening and would definitely go again.