When my French girlfriend Katia told me she loved me for the first time. I’d known her for seven years and we were just good friends but then it burgeoned into romance. I think I’ve always been in love with her and I’ve told her that I love her and said, ‘Now you’re supposed to say that you love me too!’ but she always laughs and never does. Then she said it out of the blue. I was struck by a bolt of happiness and it hit me really hard.