Are you still friends with people you knew at primary school?

We live not far from where I grew up (I went to the same primary school as the offspring) – although I have lived further away, this felt like the right place to raise a family, not least because my mum lives close by.

Recently I've spotted three women round about who I recognise. At first I struggled to place them, but then I clicked. They were in my class at primary school!

One of them was one of my 'best friends'. One of them didn't invite me to her birthday party. And one of them I didn't play with very much, but I always liked.

I didn't stay in touch with anyone from primary school, because we all went to completely different secondaries. And let's face it, I'm really not the same person now as I was at 11.

But it feels a bit weird. When I see these women on the street, we sort of avoid eye contact, but I'm pretty sure they must recognise me too. We're the same age, we obviously have a fair bit in common. I feel like I should say something. Does the fact we last spoke to each other 30something years ago make it a bit pointless? What would you do?

written by Liz Jarvis