That said, before yesterday, I was already fully aware of my inability to ice skate.
What I didn't know was the both Jamie and Charlotte appear to have inherited my balance genes.
It was Vanessa's birthday and, to celebrate, we went on a family trip to the temporary outdoor ice rink in Leeds.
Charlotte started off well, thanks to her supportive penguin.
But after giving up that crutch, she had to commandeer another.
Before Jamie borrowed it, I mean, her.
And before you ask, no there aren't any pictures of me on the ice. I made sure of that.