I had an odd email through the other day from someone calling himself "Karl" who clearly knew me, but who I couldn't place at all. After an exchange of messages I learned that we met back in 1997, when I attended his birthday party as a favour to his Kindergarten teacher (a friend of mine) who was desperate for a "special foreign guest". He is the little boy in the red suit second from the left in the photo. I had vague recollections of the event but, when Karl sent through some old photos, the memories did come back more strongly. Karl is now about to start studying for a Masters in Sheffield University and apparently tried to track me down on something of a whim. Using the powers of the internet he eventually got my details and plucked up the courage to get in touch. Lovely surprise and a real bolt from the blue!
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