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Ice Bucket Challenge & Swim Time

August 26, 2014

If you haven’t heard about the ALS ice bucket challenge then you must be living under a rock. All across the globe people are throwing buckets of iced water over themselves in the name of charity. 

This week I had been feeling quite smug to avoid any nominations so far – perhaps everyone assumed that I had already completed it – then the videos calling out my name arrived thick and fast from both Scotland and here in Oman. No escaping it. Dammit.

As I put my thinking cap on to conjure up a fun way to complete the challenge I noticed the Shangri La’s Facebook status. They were planning a group ice bucket challenge that afternoon and anyone who joined would be allowed to use the facilities for the rest of the afternoon. How could I turn that down?!

A large crowd turned up and everyone was in good spirits ready for the challenge! I can confirm that there was no scrimping on the ice in buckets, they full to the brim! Brrrrr!

On the group attempt it isn’t easy to spot us in the crowd of buckets and shivering bodies. There was only one thing for it – a repeat performance. Thankfully the second attempt was filmed and there was no need for a third bucket!

Sadly my video won’t upload here to Blogger but head over to my Facebook page ‘The Duncan Adventures’ to watch the video.


After our double dousing of iced water we headed to the pool area for some much needed heat. 

The pool here is fabulous! It is super clean, not too crowded and plenty of room to throw a lively baby around.

Spencer quickly got bored of his inflatable pool seat and wanted to be thrown high in the air as he shrieked and giggled.

As the evening sun set at the Shangri La we packed into the car and headed for home. Before we even reached the main gates there were faint snores coming from the back seat – a sure sign that a fun afternoon was had!

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