What have I gone and done?

It must have been total insanity…. that is all I can say. Whatever possessed me to do this?  Oh my God, do I need certifying for what I did?

You see, everywhere I go about my diabetes or rheumatism, all the doctors, nurses and consultants say, is swimming is the best exercise of all.

Deep down I would love to be able to swim… I did try once before but the instructor lost his patience because I wouldn’t come out of the baby pool, that he eventually told me, ‘Sit on the beach and get a tan and totally forget about swimming.’

But the truth of the matter is I am what you would call a ‘Two stroke, three bubbles and a funeral’ type of swimmer.  I have such a phobia about water, it is truly unbelievable how nervous I get even when on a boating lake that is probably about two feet deep.

Anyway to cut a long story short, we are off to America next year and for one simple moment I thought I would surprise my husband by learning to swim.  But as the lessons are on a weekend, I think he would start questioning me about where I was going, so I had to tell him.  That was it…

Straight away he was on the phone.  Yep you guessed it, booking me lessons.

Oh my god what have I done… next time I will keep quiet about taking the plunge… because right now I feel like a wobbling Chiver’s jelly at the prospect of going on these lessons.

Who knows perhaps, I will turn into a ‘Three strokes, four bubbles, and a funeral swimmer’. 😀

chivers jelly


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Bren Ryan is a female amateaur photographer who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography showcasing the places they visited places on their Photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills to landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight to the wonderful landscapes, buildings and places to visit in the South of England and beyond.

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