Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sian's Storytelling Sunday - How we met, many years ago

A and I met at Imperial where we studied Computing, many years ago. I think he was one of the first people on the course that I met, on account of having the same tutor. We had a meeting with Dr M on the first day. But I can't say I remember. He used to carry a lunch box, a pink teddy or sometimes, yellow teddy. I remember the teddy from that first day! By now you would have guessed, it was not love-at-first-sight kinda story.

Actually, we didn't even move within the same circle of friends. A would say, "she was one of those hard working foreign students". We only connected in the summer holidays between the second and third year.

Aaah, the summer of 1990. I spent that summer in college. Both A and I were working that summer, cleaning rooms that the college was letting out to visiting students. We started hanging out together and by the time term started, we were an item. I attributed it to the fact that when I mentioned that I love Black Forest Gateau, A promptly baked one, just for me.

I have been reminiscing so I decided to pull out some photos from that time. These photos were taken during 1990, in his room ( I think number 11 ) at Weeks Hall.




Edited to add, read more wonderful story at Sian's.

20 comments:

Amy said...

It's lovely to drag the old photos out isn't it? I've enjoyed your story today.

Jane said...

happy memories and photos, just what I need to read here as I look out at the snow.

alexa said...

Lovely story and the photos are so crisp and clear of that time ... memories to celebrate for St. Valentine's day!

Chipper said...

I love stories like this! I don't have a love at first sight story either :-)

Hilary J said...

What great photos and memories.

heart.hearth.home. said...

Such a great story of how you met and got to know one another backed up by some fabulous photographs. Have a happy Valentine's Day on the 14th.

Peachy Stream said...

fab memories! we are old university peeps too, wouldn't be married now i dont think without university!

Jimjams said...

Love like revenge is much better with a little stewing time! Great story and fab photos!

Miriam said...

Lovely story and great pictures from a special time.

debs14 said...

Such a happy story, I love a happy ending!

debs14 said...

Such a happy story, I love a happy ending!

Sian said...

Lovely, lovely story Ifa! I'm going to own up to wondering how you two had met and I am delighted that I now know the answer, complete with fantastic photos. They remind me a lot of the photos of J and I in our student rooms too - we laughed a lot in those days, didn't we?

I love your love story today. Thank you for sharing it

Ruth said...

I do like a happy ending!

furrypig said...

a great story! great pics too did you have a good camera back in the 1990's?

Helen said...

Great to her this snippet of your college days - I'm intrigued by the teddy! I love the photos too - with you peeking over the book and him posing :)

Becky said...

Great photos and I love hearing how people meet their other half!

Jo said...

Great photos and a lovely story

Scattychick said...

Lovely photo's and story :)

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how lucky to have photos from when you met! Wonderful story too :)

Flossyjamba said...

Lol I recognise that Little Monsters bedding! I had it as a student too, kept it and now my daughters have it on their beds! How funny