Emer McLysaght: My pandemic purchases, part 786,423: roller skates

Were you, in childhood, a skating prodigy with the glittering grace and astonishing speed of a shooting star? Turns out, me neither

9th May, 2021
Emer McLysaght: My pandemic purchases, part 786,423: roller skates
Roller skates have regained popularity during the pandemic but it’s not as easy as it looks

A word of warning, dear readers: things you were good at when you were ten years old may not necessarily come as easily to you several decades later. This may seem like an obvious statement, yet it’s one that didn’t cross my mind for a second when I pressed ‘complete purchase’ on my latest berserk lockdown shopping meltdown: a pair of adult roller skates.

Size six-and-a-half death traps. A...

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