Ice Skating, Mince Pies & Penguins
at The Natural History Museum

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

Last Saturday, Natalie and I donned our cosiest jumpers, our wooliest hats and headed to The Natural History Museum to skate, drink hot choc and, oh, try to stay alive…

I’m in full Chrimbo countdown mode and Christmas in London just wouldn’t be the same without a spot of ice skating – it’s become a real institution… as has falling on one’s bottom. (WHICH I DID NOT DO.)

Nat had come over for brekky first, to give me a few makeup tips – I really am not a beauty connoisseur, so having an amazing make-up artist as one of my chums is a bit of a lucky scoop. I wanted some ideas for an ultimate ice skating ‘look’ and she got to work on my face over raisin toast and tea… I’ll be posting about this in detail tomorrow, including tips on how to achieve that amazing eyeliner flick trick you see on so many peepers…

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

My cosy coat kept me lovely and warm (link below) but after I’d skated a few laps, I was so hot that I stripped down to just my Penguin jumper ;)

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

 

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

There are penguins to hire for the kiddiwinks..

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum

Hysterical Poppy…

Alfred Waterhouse’s Natural History Museum buildings, rows of trees sparkling with fairy lights and a beautiful Christmas tree all provide a beautiful backdrop to one of London’s most enchanting ice-rinks. The main area is 1,000 metres square, and there’s a smaller rink for children, (or grownups!) to skate or practise in first… which was tempting…

This year, the ice rink at The Natural History Museum is celebrating its 10th birthday.. and we were thrilled to be there to toast its birthday with a cup of something delicious and by pirouetting like Olympians. *Snort*

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

Just taking in the magical scene…

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

Ice Skating at The Natural History Museum

Don’t forget to take your cosiest gloves! Mine are from John Lewis and are fleece lined – you’ll find the link below…

Skating at The Natural History Museum

Skating at The Natural History Museum

What a pro! Natalie showing them how it’s done…

After we’d skated (we really, really skated!) we nipped upstairs to the beautifully festive café for a warming congratulatory drink and a mince pie or two…

Skating at The Natural History Museum

I couldn’t have felt more Christmassy and cosy…

Skating at The Natural History Museum Skating at The Natural History Museum Skating at The Natural History Museum

Skating at The Natural History Museum

Skating at The Natural History Museum

I do love this kind of Christmas cake…

Skating at The Natural History Museum We had such a lovely afternoon – if you haven’t been you should definitely pop it on your list of festive things to do… the rink is open until the 4th January and you can book here.

Oh, and if you do go, don’t forget to take an extra pair of socks! You’ll be pleased you did ;)

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What I wore…

 

Louise Down Coat – Oliver Bonas  ||  Festive Penguin Jumper – Boden Hand Knit Cable Red Beanie – Topshop  ||  Fleece Lined Leather Gloves – John Lewis Jeans – Diesel  || Makeup – Natalie James  || Nail polish – Essie – ‘Wicked’


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15 thoughts on “Ice Skating, Mince Pies & Penguins
at The Natural History Museum

  1. Looks like a fab day my lovely, you looked like you had lots of fun- as I said the other day I love your snuggly jumper. I am AWFUL at ice skating! x

  2. Aaah, that looks like so much fun! I think I haven’t been iceskating in over 7 years. Maybe for the best as I spend most my time trying to get up… Nonetheless this made me so excited for Christmas :)

  3. It’s so funny to ice skate, and on that rink it must be also beautiful :-)
    Your outfit is pro, anyways, and in the pic where you sip chocolate with a Xmas tree in the background -well, it’s Dickens 2.0! Haha :-D
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, indeed!

  4. I love how festive you look. The penguin jumper is perfect, just the right side of Christmassy without verging into proper tacky Christmas jumper territory.

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