Today is 'Advent Badminton' day!! There is a tiny picture of 2 badminton rackets and a shuttlecock behind window number 4. I must surely have the world's weirdest advent calender, don't you think? As I opened up the little window at 7:30am this cold, dark and very wet morning I thought that I might have to scrap my idea only 4 days in! I don't like badminton, at all. I like tennis and so when I play badminton I use my entire arm and whack the shuttlecock too hard. I just can't get the hang of it! So I have no badminton-related photos at all.
Instead I thought I'd share a photo of a 'sport' (I'm using the term loosely!) that is even more unusual... Orange Rolling
Orange rolling happened each Easter at my first school. We all used to think it was so fun! Some children would go to the top of the hill behind our classrooms and roll and the rest of the children would have to try to catch the oranges. After the orange rolling we would all do country dancing in the playground, dressed in our best country-dancing outfits. That's me, in the middle of the photo, wearing a portugese apron and neckscarf (I love my friend's Kylie t-shirt next to me... so 1989!)
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Do you think the British are even stranger now?