Ann very kindly passed on this blog award, thank you Ann...
What I need to do now is reveal something unusual about myself and pass it on to eight others...
Well don't get your hopes up, I'm not going to reveal too much because my grown up children read this blog and I don't want to give them any reason to think that their mother is some strange 'other' person!.... So I'm keeping it 'heroine' style...
I'm a strong swimmer, I once had to swim out to sea (off the gulf coast in Florida) to rescue our son and two friends, who had been leaning over the side of their dinghy 'snorkelling' not realising that they were drifting too far out to sea....their dinghy had caught the current and they couldn't get back to shore because they hadn't taken the oars. Once we realised the danger, I ran into the water and swam out to them, hooked the dinghy rope over my shoulder and pulled them all safely back to shore. But when we looked back out to sea, there, just about where we had been, were three dorsal finned dolphins - but to me, they looked like sharks! Someone told us that the dolphins would have sensed distress in the water and had perhaps come to help.... but when you see those fins in the water, you think SHARK don't you... My legs were like jelly - and not from the exertion!
Now you are wondering why Andy didn't do the hero bit aren't you? Well he did swim along with me for part of the way but I outstripped him - that was my son in that dinghy and there's nothing like a mother's protective instinct concerning her children!
I pass the award on to