Tom, Siobahn and family were visiting Imo's godfather Tim Kary in Hampshire. Tim kindly gave Imo (age 9) driving lessons in his golf buggy. Flora (age 6 and 11 months) was riding as passenger. Imo hadn't quite got a grip of the difference between forward and reverse. Under Tim's watchful instruction she reversed the buggy into the swimming pool.
Imo said afterwards "I thought I was going to drown", she was in shock for the rest of the day. Flora was quite annoyed because she had only just got dressed and her clothes were all wet again. She said she will never drive a golf buggy near a swimming pool.
The buggy was recovered the next day with the help of a friendly farmer.