Sixteen minutes may not seem like a huge amount of time to you. But for me, the last six years of my life have been dominated by an obsession to make a specific sixteen minute period vanish from my memory. Or at the very least, re-write that part of my personal history. If this sounds strange to you, rest assured I will explain myself fully. But before I do, let me give you a bit of a back-story to put these statements into a meaningful context.

Fifteen years ago, when I lived in the UK and