So how do I react in a crisis – coolly, calmly and collectedly.
When my two boys had accidents (and they had some pretty bad ones because they were very adventurous – witness once I had to pull the metal brake lever out of my young son`s inner thigh when he had fallen off his bike) – I coped first and quaked afterwards.
When we were burgled and found this after attending a dinner party – I was in my evening dress, stepping over the wreckage and offering to make the police officers cups of tea. They were amazed and said people in my situation were usually frantic and crying.
When a mast from the yacht collapsed when I was on the fore deck and all the stays whistled around my ears – I dashed forward trying vainly to save it from falling in the water.
When the specialist told me I had cancer – he was very hesitant and didn`t quite know how to say it – I was very calm as, indeed I was throughout my surgery and subsequent chemotherapy – I knew I was in God`s hands and had the care of my wonderful husband.
Yes I think I cope well in a crisis …