Dwelling as I usually do these days in the past it is 15 years this month since I met the best girl I've ever seen. Jimmy will know to whom I'm referring.
I had actually seen her a couple of times in 1999, but 2001 was the year that I managed to see her twelve more times including six overnighters - just £350 and no clock watching whatsoever.
This remains the high watermark of my punting career and will never be repeated.
All the time I was seeing her I knew I had dropped extremely lucky and would never meet anybody like her again. She always said that there must be other girls like her around, but I knew there weren't and there never would be.
It's perhaps fortunate that I hadn't met her 15 years earlier as had I been younger she would have messed my emotions even more than she did.
If anyone could ever be described as perfect she almost was.