When I was young I wore pink and white polyester trousers and a batman t-shirt.
My cricket bat was an offcut of wood which I fashioned into a handle and a straight bit.
When the teacher said "you have a very dry sense of humour", I thought I was in trouble but I couldn't say anything because she was beautiful.
My favourite bike was the one my dad bought me second-hand from the paper and when we got it home we realised the forks were cracked and we'd been ripped off.
Our dog was part alsatian and part greyhound, because we couldn't afford a pedigree, but we loved him to bits even though he barked at grandma.
The first time one of my friends died I was 20 and I still think that's too young (he was 21)
The first time I fell in love I couldn't imagine anything else was worth the effort
I made my best friend over an ad in a music shop.
I cried when my wife left me.
I developed a drink habit when I thought I was getting old and useless.
Nothing taught me to keep going, I had no option but to keep going.
I moved to a strange place to get away from myself.
I met some people who had boat loads of problems but still had time for me.
I met some strangers who talk to me for no apparent reason.
So each day I look back on life, I think it's worth it.