JANUARY 1981: I meet a young woman for the second time and know within 15 minutes that I want to marry her. We have been together for 30 years now.

MAY 1981: My mother tells me that my step-father is not my biological father.

JUNE 1981: My brother is born. He is ugly and has a chest like a woman. My mum smells funny.

JULY 1981: The father of a girlfriend looks deep into my soul with his intense blue eyes and tells me I will find my own way and I believe him.

AUGUST 1981: At two weeks' old Jana and I meet in the baby and toddler group which is organised by our mothers. We become best friends.