Dolly shared her first kiss with Hector.
Twenty years ago in St Ives, on holiday at a caravan park with her family, Dolly clocked Hector. Following a brief flirtation over a game of table tennis, they kissed. They arranged to meet the next day at the shower block. Dolly never got to see Hector trying to act cool, but checking his watch. Her parents had decided to leave at 5am to beat the traffic home. She replayed the kiss over and over in disbelief that her first holiday romance at 14, had been quashed before it even started.
They met again 4 months ago, speed dating, Dolly knew there was something about Hector, who knew there was something familiar about Dolly. They swapped stories.
Hector went to University in Manchester, and worked at the student union. Dolly’s best friend also studied in Manchester. Whenever Dolly visited they went to the Union. Hector probably served her.
Dolly conquered the Inca Trail in 2000, in fact she celebrated the millennium at Machu Picchu. So did Hector. He can be seen partying in the background of Dolly’s photos.
Five years ago, in Leeds, Dolly was knocked off her bike by a bus. Hector had been on the bus, and lost his job for being late that day.
Hector proposed almost immediately. Dolly said yes straight away. They didn’t want to lose each other again.