I can swim, I just don't enjoy it, and I find the stamina hard so need to build up again. Am also guilty of Breathing to one side when doing front crawl. I also gave no idea about open water swimming, or swimming in a wet suit!
Doesn't surprise me TTid. Beaurocrats are the same the world over. Not something you want hanging over your head though. I imagine it will take a good immigration lawyer and far too much money to get it sorted.......
pg3 my friend coaches tri swimming. I will talk to her. There is a local club so I may dip in and out of sessions. Also once I'm back at work in feb it would be easy enough for me to go to the Olympic pool after work sometimes. I'm glad I can get away with swimming once a wk! It's only 750m........for the cycling we have a cycling centre 5 miles away, so I figure I can cycle there, do lots of laps then cycle home again. I just need to work out what time I've got once I'm back at work.
Just went to a lovely carol service at st bartholomew the great church. it's a stunning church nr the hospital and this is the annual barts NHS trust carol service. I went many yrs ago when a friend worked there. This time I went in a different capacity, as a patient. Beautiful singing, time to reflect on things.
They tried to get back together last Christmas, but after lots of talking and soul searching decided it wasn't going to work. Then i think me getting cancer perhaps made them re evaluate things, life etc. they had been talking lots on the phone, then when my sister first came here in sept she was face timing him, then he actually came over for a wk in nov and they spent a wk together in Cornwall. She went there for thanksgiving and now is going again for Xmas. Yes they still live and work in different places, but my sisters job is less secure than it was and also she is less in love with her job as well, so is perhaps more open to moving back, although I think finding a job would be hard.
neuro glad he is open to talking, that has to be a good first step, because sometimes it's hard to see the bigger picture without an independent opinion.