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.