When I was young I always had a childminder to look after me during the day. My parents both worked full time so it worked out quite good for me -- after all, childminders always seem to play lots of games and stuff like that.
As I was sat on the bus in this morning I quite randomly wondered about what it would be like to meet up with one of the girls who looked after my sister and I. Joanna lived with us for a while... I don't know how long it was -- a year? Two? Anyway, Joanna was great, I remember quite clearly playing Lego with her and my best friends Adam and Tom (from down the road).
Sadly Joanna died in a car accident quite some time ago. At the time nobody told me but I found out a year or two later.
It's odd how you can go for so long without thinking of somebody for them to suddenly pop up quite unexpectedly. I wonder what it would be like now for the four (Adam, Tom, Joanna and I) of us to meet up...