We were given an hour on the Cresta Run at The Snow Centre, free hire of outerwear, a pair of gloves, fed and watered and the children took home a goody bag!
On a blissfully hot day that could have been mistaken for the height of summer I was searching for my thermal gloves. I had already found hats, gloves and scarves belonging to Top Ender, Baby Boy and Daddy and knew that my gloves were going to be in the same drawer, I just had to find them. What was I needing with these winter clothing accessories on such a hot day? We were going to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead for some time on their 100m long Cresta Run on inflatable rubber rings... you know the normal thing to do on a sunny day.
When we arrived we were a little nervous but we were soon kitted out with water proof jackets and trousers, snow boots and helmets and as you can see the family looked quite cute all dressed up for an afternoon on the snow.
Top Ender had been worried about this trip, as she wasn't sure if she would enjoy speeding down a snow covered slope on an inflatable ring but she was excited enough to be the first one out of the changing area and in to the snow. We were each handed an inflatable ring and as Daddy, Baby Boy and I made our way up the edge of the slope we watched a figure start hurtling towards us on the slope. We suddenly realised that Top Ender was missing from our group and that it was actually her on the slope! Top Ender loved it, and for the rest of the time we were out spent her time racing to the bottom before climbing back up to do it all over again. We took some video of ourselves and this is all of us at one point or another going down the slope.
(Video can be seen at http://youtu.be/DhT0o1gHgBs)
(Video can be seen at http://youtu.be/8ODRV-nQ7xQ)