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I was in Mali last year visiting some charity projects, and I met a woman who thought I couldn't carry a bucket of water on my head because I was white.
I replied, 'That's really interesting because in England, where I'm from, they say I've got dark skin.' She was amazed!
They were ruling on a legal challenge brought by two Swiss-Turkish parents from Basel, Aziz Osmanoǧlu and Sehabat Kocabaş, who refused to send their daughters to mixed swimming lessons on the grounds “that their beliefs prohibited them from allowing their children to take part”.
Germany's highest court made a similar ruling in December, rejecting an appeal by parents who argued that their 11-year-old daughter should be excused from swimming classes.
I've never taken my husband, Ol, to Zimbabwe, or our daughters, Ripley, eight, and Nico, four.
I've been waiting for the right time, but there never seems to be a right time to go to there any more.
So I joked, 'If you think I'm lightskinned and in England they think I'm dark-skinned, where does that leave me?
' And she said, 'Well you should come and be here with me - you're in my family now.' I thought that was lovely.