We tried curling on Sunday. We were invited to join a bunch of expats for a few 'ends'(?!) of one of those sports you see on the winter Olympics TV coverage and think to yourself "I could do that". Well, you probably can't. Like the bastard offspring of lawn bowls, ten-pin bowling and ice hockey it's compelling and frustrating in equal measures. It's a lot harder than it looks but it is a lot of fun. It took me the whole hour just to stay upright when I sent the stone either stuttering to a halt in the middle or giving it too much mustard and threatening to break someone's toes at the other end. My team failed to score a single point but I loved it. In the photo below Aberdeen Dan-gus shows us how it's done, 'brushing' up on his technique on only his second try at it.