SOME 11 years have passed since Robert Watson left this town looking for a new life.
His travels took him to Thailand and, though he still sounds more Tyke than Thai, he's very much at home in that exotic land.
Obviously there are things he misses about Barnsley.
His family, friends, the rolling greenery, dry stone walls, Saturdays at Oakwell watching his beloved Barnsley FC.
Formerly of Ingbirchworth, Robert, 57, went out to Thailand as an accountant.
But today he's one of Pattaya's leading estate agents selling condos, villas and penthouse properties with pools at prices which would make your eyes pop out.