It was always said (certainly in Britain and possible Ireland too) that if you stood long enough at Piccadilly Circus, you would meet all the people you’d ever known in your life.

The idea was that everyone would be at Piccadilly Circus at least once in their lives.

However, there’s no need, nowadays, to hang around Piccadilly in all weathers from dawn to dusk.

You can do it by social media now.


There were many people whom I thought I’d never see or hear from again with whom I am now back in touch.

These include my two best friends from primary school, my two best friends from the age of 11 to 12, along with lots of other people from my old school with whom I’d lost touch.

Old Girlfriend

I’ve also been in touch recently with an old girlfriend from when I was in my twenties (on the left).

Indeed she has emailed me some old pictures that I didn’t even know existed.

Eileen and Friend 4



It’s quite fun using social media to ‘resurrect’ people from your past.

Gerry at 26 in London

I also found my long lost daughter from Sacramento in America via the internet.


I haven’t been able to find my best friend from university yet – but his name is John Smith. We went to Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

I got a job at Barclays Bank in their computer department beside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London – and met him on my very first day there. We were both astonished.

He wasn’t even the only John Smith in the computer department at Barclays.

I don’t suppose that younger people will ever completely lose touch with their friends at the moment as they will be Facebook Friends forever.

People will probably never lose touch in the future.