We were spoilt to death.
I have known Nia since she was 13.
Then I was a gauche kid of 19 who was friends with her brother.
I had bad dress sense and an even worse hair cut and I had an unfortunate girlfriend called Nerys.
She had a pudding basin fringe and giggled a lot.
But we have always kept in touch....that's more than I did with her brother.
I helped to teach her to drive and took her to Oxford from Wales to start her nursing course.
And she was supportive and celebratory when Nerys got the heave ho and was replaced years later by a bad tempered sofa salesman from Yorkshire.......
Old friends eh?
You can't beat them.......