Mats is the boy sitting on top right in the photo I posted yesterday. And here's a photo of the two of us in Canterbury in 1974.
No jokes about the 'elephant jeans' and platform shoes, please!
Mats called me this morning just to let me know that he was already in France, waiting to drive his car unto the Eurotunnel train. He has left Sweden on Sunday, and has driven all the way down to France to cross the Channel at Calais. He'll arrive in Deal sometime this afternoon and will be at the B&B, where he has also booked a room, to welcome me when I arrive around 8 p.m. local time.
I guess we'll go out for drinks and a light meal before 'hitting the sack' because it will have been a long day for all of us. And tomorrow we'll be taking a trip down memory lane ... straight back to the seventies!
P.S. Actually, there have been TWO surprise calls! The first one came last night from Bob and Pat, my lovely new friends from Atlanta who visited Brussels just a month ago. They called me, all the way from the States, 'simply' to wish me a nice and safe trip. How sweet of them! I just can't get over it! Thank you Bob and Pat!