It was 6.30pm Tuesday evening, I had decided to take Otonye (my 9yr old) swimming. We hadn't swam in a few few months so I decided we should do it today. I hadn't seen Otonye swim in a while and the last time I saw her swim she was all over the place.
Here's what you have to understand, Otonye had been for a number of swimming lessons and after it became painfully apparent that she was more interested in play swimming than actually learning to swim, I made the difficult decision to stop "wasting my money and pull her out".
We recently had a few days of heavy snowing in Kent where I lived. Driving conditions were challenging. I made an assessment of my route and felt I could manage to drive. On onward trip was less than ideal but nothing I couldn’t manage; however, I couldn’t say the same for my return trip.
On my way back, while coming down a hilly road, my car lost control and I skidded down the road. Hard as I tried, my tyres did not grip the road and my brakes became ineffective. And there I was in that moment of fear where nothing I could do or say would stop my car from the quick decent it had started on.
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