I always wanted to go abroad and after years of family camping trips, my first trip was to France on a school French Exchange at 14 and a 2nd one at 15 – my French was rubbish (later proved by my ‘U’ grade at ‘O’ level) and I think I probably did more English talking than French as my pen-friends’ grasp of English was SO much better than my French!
Then with my church youth group, we went to Austria (by coach) and had a great week away. Here’s the only photo of me I can find – dressed up for a ‘ backwards meal’ where we had to put our clothes on back-to-front and we ate a 3 course meal starting with dessert!!!
The first time I flew on an aeroplane was to Canada in September 1991.
I flew from Canada to Jamaica and spent 6 weeks there,
before returning to Canada – and enjoyed a White Christmas, ice-hockey and cross-country skiing.
Then in early 1992, I flew to Malawi.