January 6, 2011

Ice Skating in Melbourne on my birthday

Today is my birthday. 

My husband and I went to see the movie The King's Speech, which we both enjoyed very much. Have you seen it? It's quite funny, and very entertaining.

 
 
Later, we went ice skating, where I took this photo. Ice skating is not something we do often, in fact, we have both only done it twice in our lives, the first time when we were both teenagers (separately that is, since I did not know him then). Today is the 2nd time for us both. Since both of us are comfortable on roller blades, we did not find it too difficult but it was fun, nonetheless.

After lunch at one of our favourite Malaysian cafes, we went home to put our feet up a little. In the evening, we played tennis and had nibbles and drinks with friends.

It has been a really fun-filled day full of activities.Gotta pack those celebrations in since birthdays come around only once a year... actually we tend to stretch ours to birthweeks.

18 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Happy Birthday!!! おたんじょうび, おめでとうございます。 Many happy return to you!!
Love and smile, Sadami

EVA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Evelyn!! Best wishes for a great day, year and many many more.

Celebrating by doing new and unusual things...what a great idea!! (My birthday is soon too - I may have to think of some new or unusual things to do! One year I tried scuba diving but I was on a Caribbean Island that day!)

Hope you pack in even more!

L.W.Roth, said...

Happy Birthday Evelyn. What a wonderful thing to be able to ice skate on your birthday. The King's Speech is on our to do list as well. Promos look very interesting--plus I love all that Royal Family life style stuff. Saw the Queen twice. Sounds like a good day. Best wishes for many more.

wenn said...

Happy Birthday!

Kaori said...

Happy Birthday, Evelyn! Looks like you had a great time! I really love the decorations above the rink...it's like a birthday celebration for you :-D

Otanjobi Omedeto!!!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» et Mme la Vache are planning to see "The Kings Speech" as it is showing at a nearby theater. They've heard it is quite good.

Best wishes to you for your birthday!
;-D

Kala said...

I've not gone ice skating in 20 years. Looks like fun!

Evelyn said...

Thanks everyone.

@Sadami, @Kaori : ありがとう!

@Linda, @Louis : Hope you will enjoy the movie.

@Eva: Have a great upcoming birthday. Scuba diving! Wow...

MarieElizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!

Evelyn said...

@MarieElizabeth: Thank you. and Happy New Year to you.

Dani said...

Happy Birthday, Evelyn.
May you a year full of joy.

Im glad you had a lovely day.

Evelyn said...

@Thanks Dani for your kind words :)

Pavinee said...

I love ice skating but as a watcher! I don't know how to skate :-(

By the way, I would like to inform you that you have been given a Stylish Blogger Award :-) It works like tag post. Just tell 7 things about yourself and pay it forward to other 15 blogs that you like.

You can see my post here and see if you want to play along :-)

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diane b said...

Happy Birthday for Thursday. Glad you had an action packed day. I want to see that movie but we are waiting until the kids go back to school so we can have some peace and quiet at the movies. I hope it is still showing then.

Evelyn said...

@Pavinee: Thanks :). Love the tag "Stylish".

@Diane b: Yep, I know what you mean but I doubt you'd get many kids at that movie. Not quite a show kids will enjoy I think.

Francisca said...

Oh drats, I'm late... but I do wish you a WONDERFUL year ahead, Evelyn!

Evelyn said...

@Francisca: Thank you :) and to you too!

Ann said...

The little boy blue is not so little, he is my 14 year old son and he is taller than me.

It was after we had to walk on a lot of volcanic rocks, and I was far behind.

They were waiting for me, and he was squatting there resting while waiting for me.

The cows came so near to him.

This is another place where I showed you the sheep.

It's summer, and we want to make the best use of our holidays. So we have been out almost every alternate day. In winter, I usually hibernate and don't go out.

I don't go ice skating. 30 years ago, I went anc clung on to the rails, so I stopped going.

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