Last night I met a man called Scott (yes, really. Quite handsome too). I was out tearing around the 'village' with 'Douglas' (as one does on a Friday night). Scott was wanting to chat me up a bit (it happens) but was confused about the tall, strapping fellow who was obviously my 'esquire' for the evening. Scott assumed he was my boyfriend. I said 'No, no no. We're just old friends. He's like my brother. Yes, of course we love each other. Just not like that'. I couldn't be bothered explaining it all in any detail (who's got the time?) but 'D' who was standing right beside me and I've known for 30 years, through thick and thin (and who is best mates with X) and I exchanged a very pretty wink. It was a very lovely moment and I could absolutely see him as my brother back then. It was just a nice little moment. (Lucky me). People (regular people) find a love-based relationship that doesn't involve 'the obvious' boy-meets-girl stuff confronting I find. They don't quite know where to categorise it. But, I wouldn't want it any other way. To me it just feels natural somehow. Hmmmm.