I used to slightly envy Eric his family. It’s a large family, for starters, and that can’t be said about mine. It’s also a very open, relaxed and warm family. They are welcoming to guests and very obviously all care very much about each other.

As I said, I used to be envious of that. Until I realised, a while ago, that even though I don’t share the name, it is now actually my family too!

The family is what I miss most, here in London, far away.