It's that time of year again. Every year I remember the day in August 1978 (OMG that long ago) ,when the letter with the A level results came through the post. No mobile phones then !! It was the day that confirmed that within a few weeks I would be leaving home, my family and the country of my birth for the last time. A HUGE deal for a 17 year old who'd until then led a very sheltered life.