That year the Beatles released Love Me Do, Elvis Presley released Return To Sender and Bob Dylan produced his first album. I was born – it was 24 September 1962 – and the weather was lovely.
One month later the Cuban missile crisis began and the whole family nearly retreated to the understairs cupboard wearing colanders on their heads. (It had nothing to do with me.)
My second memory is more striking: I caught a bit of ‘skin’ when zipping up my fly in the toilet, and my mother and Aunt Annie came and rescued me.
Before you know it, you’re turning fifty. A 50+ broadcasting company, a 50+ fair, a 50+ political party with two seats in the Second Chamber; they all exist in the Netherlands. People are getting older, but they get increasingly younger old. It’s time for a revolution.