22nd December: Skate away!

Ofelia shows Winston an ice skate

In the olden days, sometimes winters were much colder than they are now, and big rivers like the Thames used to freeze over. People would skate about on them and have fun, and other people set up stalls to sell food and souvenirs. They were called Frost Fairs.

Peggy Gino and some vaarks skate on ice, with Winston’s burger van in the background

Ofelia found a lovely skate, but she needed a boost from Winston to reach to put it on the tree!

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