When Ian and I were at school, we bought each other birthday presents costing less than 20 pence. The best present I received was a language course for Serbo Croat. In the early 80s, it was Yugoslavia, and we just thought Serbo Croat was a hilarious name for a language.
Now England face a talented Croatia side in the 2018 Russia World Cup. Watching England beat Sweden in the quarter finals was pure joy, accompanied by brother in law Damien, and lain, the other one. Amazement, delight, is it really happening? I got a big hug from Valentina after each goal. Alex and Damien, and their two children, Oscar and Gracie here. I love the family I married into. Let me give you an example. During a recent low period, Damien sent me a long, interesting and amusing email. It’s great to see Valentina and Sebastian with their cousins.
One day, they will say that I was in England the day they reached the semifinals.