As children we lived in Hertfordshire. In due course my sister, Margaret, six years older than me, went to Teacher Training College in Liverpool, where her best friend and digs-mate was Hazel, whose family lived in Cheshire. My brother, ten years older than me, worked abroad for many years, but eventually returned and moved to Elston, a village near Newark in Nottinghamshire. Imagine Margaret's surprise on hearing this: 'That's where Hazel lives!' Meanwhile, I had moved to Dorset, where I met and married my boss.