However! There are times when I will brave diving in Britain, and last weekend was one of them. For it was the world record attempt at EXTREME IRONING!
Underwater Ironing has somewhat of a cult following among the diving community. The previous record attempt in 2009 was held at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow, Gloucestershire. They broke the record, previously held by Australian divers, for the most people ironing simultaneously underwater in a 10 minute period, and also raised over £14,000 for the RNLI.
Now, diving is not a glamourous sport. I do not believe that I have ever seen a woman look good in a neoprene drysuit. No. Instead, one spends an awful lot of time looking like this....
|oh, the glamour....|
This year we were raising money for the RNLI, the Scuba Trust, and Families of the Fallen, and hoping to break the world record again. We needed over 130 people ironing simultaneously within a 10 minute period to break the record. 120 had pre-registered with more turning up on the day, so it was looking good!
|It was a beautiful day for a dive.|
|Me with my tools, ready for some extreme ironing!|
|My Husband, Lee|