Since the birth of social media, I have been trying (without success) to track down Benjamin (‘Benji’) - my best friend when I was aged 9 and lived in France for 18 months.
That was until last week.
For my birthday @hazelerobertson not only managed to track down Benji. She secretly phoned him up out of the blue (much to his surprise), spoke to him in French and arranged for us to go and visit him and the small town of Montreuil Bellay where I spent 18 life-changing and formative months in a little French primary school.
He also sent her this photo (I’m second left) which brought some memories for my mum and dad too (check the mo!) I’m a very, very lucky boy...to be wearing such an awesome shirt.