He wore a white shirt with pale yellow pinstripes and his hair was tousled.
We met for a drink at a fancy bar near his work and he was waiting for me when I arrived.
I told him I was interviewing Elton John the next day and felt nervous. His kind words reassured me and managed to convince me that I'd do a great job.
It would be the first of many, many times B's soothing energy would calm me down.
We ate Thai food and I spent most of the date bursting to go to the bathroom because I didn't want to take a break from our conversation.
I had a feeling, an inkling, that this could turn into something big.
I didn't realise at the time that it would change my life.
I'm so happy, and lucky, that it did.
Happy anniversary baby.