Thank you for laughing and wincing at them; it has been a blast. And thank you especially to the friends (if you are reading this count yourself in) I've met through them.
It is not widely known but actually I lived in the Netherlands for a considerable time and my children grew up there.
My daughter ran away from our home in the Netherlands when she was only fifteen.
After three years of searching, I found her sleeping rough on the streets of London.
As we hugged each other, with tears running down our faces, I said, "My god, meisje you've done well for yourself."
Oh Bondage? Up Yours.