APRIL 1977: We move from Langenthal to Winterthur. I literally lose my bearings – I have no sense of direction any more.

APRIL 1977: After seven weeks' training I fly as a flight attendant on routes to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Nairobi.

JULY 1977: I move back in with my parents and feel lonely and lost.

OCTOBER 1977: I fulfil the dream of many young girls and marry a musician – my heartthrob and childhood sweetheart.

DECEMBER 1977: I hear my favourite opera singers live for the first time: Margaret Price in 'Cosi Fan Tutte' in Geneva and Joan Sutherland in 'Maria Stuart' in London with my sister Marianne.