Early September 1993, London
By the time this photo was taken I had decided to enrol to study French at the Institut Savoisien D’Études Français, a Department of the University of Savoy, in Annecy. The institute was for foreigners to learn French and starts from the beginner level. It was quite a surprise therefore, to find all the application forms and information about accommodation were solely written in French. I was extremely grateful to Del Holbrook for her French language skills, as the project wouldn’t have moved passed the enquiry stage without her help. I had less than a month left in London before the course started. I remember being very nervous as it was the first time I had gone anywhere on my own without the prospect of meeting up with friends on arrival.