Hayley Mills reckons a text, sent on her behalf, was life a life changing moment, and it happened all by chance - a coincidence if you like.
I've always had a philosophy that 'you never know what's round the next corner.' A coincidence could well change any or our lives dramatically.
In Hayley's case, purely by chance, she was spotted on a Eurotrain by actress, and ex Britain's Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden.
Amanda was starring, at the time, in a popular UK series Wild At Heart and recognised Hayley. She straight away texted the show's producers saying, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if Hayley Mills played my mother in the show?"
The rest as they say is history. Hayley can now be seen on UK television on Sunday evenings playing the role in Wild At Heart.
Hayley said, "I love this job and I love being in Africa. I love the show, I love the character and I love all the people I am working with. It doesn’t get any better than this."
Amanda spotting Hayley on a train turned out to be an important moment. As I said: You never know what's round the corner.
This post was first published on my other blog 67 Not Out two years ago.