Saturday, 17 June 2017

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Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary. According to the anniversary list that means copper. As the only copper things that spring to mind are saucepans and pipes I'm glad we don't tend to bother with presents. We haven't even bothered with cards this year. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. I could say that we don't need cards and presents because we say 'I love you' to each other every day, but that would just be a big fat lie!

We are, I suspect, a typical married couple who've known each other for 25 years. We bicker, argue, have very different points of view on a lot of things and the sun usually goes down on our arguments before they've been resolved -  we tend to make up in the morning over a brew.

But having said all that I wouldn't change Mark for the world and I hope he feels the same about me. 

We've decided to acknowledge the day by going out for a curry tonight minus the children which I'm looking forward to, mainly because it means I don't have to cook.

I'm sure there's plenty of you out there who have been married or with your partners for a lot longer than Mark and I have been together and I'm being unashamedly nosy now by asking how long?


xxx






38 comments:

  1. Huge congratulations to you both. Enjoy your curry. I don't need to tell you how long I've been married but it's already gone so fast. X

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    1. Thank you Jules. It flies by doesn't it and I can remember very clearly most of my wedding day even so many years down the line. Re-reading what I've written it sounds like we're always at each others throats but that's far from true. Mark is still the only person who can make me properly laugh until my ribs ache, but our marriage is true to life and certainly not all sunshine and roses. xx

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  2. 45 years past in December for us Suzanne hence the never to be repeated river cruise. Looking at motor homes near Leeds in early July and then waiting 8 months for it to be built. Loving you photo a day especially your crafty ones. Catriona

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    1. A Christmas wedding, how lovely. At least you can say you've been on a river cruise even if you're determined not to repeat the experience :) 45 years! So you've done the Ruby and have the Golden to look forward to. xx

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  3. 38 years in September. We don't argue - at least that's what he says. He says we just discuss things!

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    1. Coming up for your Ruby then Sue :) I love that Col says you don't argue. I suppose we discuss things as well but sometimes in a very loud and animated way haha. xx

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  4. 45 years in August - where has it gone. Good marriage, have our ups and downs of course, lest said soonest mended. Enjoy your curry.

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    1. It's lovely to see lots of marriages are well in their 40's Pat. Oh you've certainly hit the nail on the head with the least said soonest mended comment - but that only comes with experience :) xx

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  5. Congratulations you two! Going out for a curry sounds good. This July will mark 41 years for me and the mister (yes, I was a child bride and yes, I deserve a medal!). We never celebrate anniversaries (birthdays neither, on the mister's part), don't even bother mentioning them.

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    1. Thank you Liz. The curry was a big disappointment but never mind. Another marriage in their 40's, you're all making me and Mark look like novices haha. We are not ones for big celebrations either but when we do decide to do something it makes it extra special. The fact you don't bother obviously hasn't made one bit of difference with 41 years tucked under your belt. xx

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  6. 39 years in October, goodness where does the time go? Lots of water, arguments, slanging matches etc under the bridge. Tx

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    1. I have no idea where time goes Tania. Our 22 years have flown by and I suspect I'll be saying the same thing when I've been married the same amount of years as you as well. I worked with a girl once who said her and her husband never argued or had a disagreement - they were divorced within 5 years. Differences of opinions and rows are part and parcel of a marriage I think. They're a bit like gardens - they need sunshine and rain to grow. xx

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  7. Colngratulations! We will have been married 53 years in October! OK, I was a child bride ...
    Margaret P

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    1. Margaret you're the longest married person in my survey - congratulations. 53 years is quite something. Mum was very young when she married Dad - only 18 which seems like a baby these days. They'd been married nearly 30 years when he passed away and last May would have been their Golden Wedding. I hope you and your husband celebrate many more anniversaries. xx

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  8. Oh ....Congratulations Suzanne and Mark.
    Enjoy your meal out.

    In September Mr Tea Towel and me will have been married 41 years and together just over 42 years....and there's not a day gone by I haven't wanted to kill him...lol.....just joking.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you Sheila, the meal left a lot to be desired but never mind. Haha, I love that you want to kill Mr Tea Towel regularly and one of the things I really like about your blog is you have no problem saying when he's getting on your nerves, but here you are married for 41 years and still going strong. I hope Mark and I are together for as long as you and everybody else. xx

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  9. Today, 17th June, is also our wedding anniversary (1989). So, it's 28 years today. I remember it well as it was a boiling hot day, like today has been!

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    1. Congratulations on your anniversary Mrs. Hope you both had a lovely day. So you've had your Silver and are heading for your Pearl, so many people with such long marriages - lovely.

      Our wedding day was dry but not particularly hot from what I remember. I do know Mark lost his cravat and the shop had to send another one out pronto by taxi - he only told me afterwards because I would have panicked. And as I set off down the aisle I was jolted back because one of the little bridesmaids was stood on my train. For a split second I thought it would rip and I'd be walking down with my bum on show! xx

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  10. 47 years for us.
    Love your blog
    Maggie

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    1. Congratulations Maggie. 47 years marriage is quite something. We have a way to go before we are even in the 40 bracket! Thank you - I'm glad you enjoy the blog. xx

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  11. Congratulations on 22 years. The time does go amazingly fast and it's 48 years for us in November. Yes, we never see eye to eye on a lot of things and sometimes say to each other that we don't know how we ever got together. I still don't know what the recipe is for a long and relatively happy marriage is, but somehow it's working.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. So many people are in the high end of the 40's and heading towards their Golden - I hope me and Mark make it that far. It's not been a bed of roses for us over the years, but then life isn't all hunky dorey is it. I met Mark and a couple of months later my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. After a truly horrible year we were still together and I knew then after going through that we always would be. Like I said to Tania - marriages are like gardens - they need rain and sunshine to grow and we have our fair share of both at Number 38 xx

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  12. 12 years together and then 32 years married! We always go out for our Anniversary with our friends that share the same date but married 5 years longer than us. Happy Anniversary to you and Mark.

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    1. I remember you saying you'd been together for a long time Janice which counts as marriage in my book, so you're also in your 40th years together :) Our 22 years seems a lot to me but we've only been married a short while compared to everybody else. I could do with the next 22 slowing down a little bit though - no idea where the time has gone. xx

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  13. Congratulations on your anniversary! It's 30 years for us, but we are babies compared to some of the other posts! Hope you enjoy your curry!

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Haha I know what you mean - suddenly 22 years seems nothing compared to everybody else. In fact I feel quite the novice wife! Congratulations on your 30 years. I thought it was Pearl but looked up just to check and it is, although apparently the modern 30th is diamonds. I might just celebrate that one, pearls or diamonds would be gratefully received! xx

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  14. Happy anniversary! May you enjoy many more anniversaries to come.

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    1. Thank you Bless. Having read how long everybody else has been married I feel quite the baby wife! xx

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  15. Congratulations to you both. It is 50 years gone March for us, St David's day. I would do it all again........but make a few changes. LOL.

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  16. Congratulations on your Golden Wedding. Only 28 years for us to go! Haha, yes, in hindsight I may well have added a few extras to the vows we took but you live and learn. xx

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  17. Happy Anniversary Suzanne. I hope your curry was delish. 46 years in Sept. for us.

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    1. Thank you Candace. Another marriage well into their 40's, you're all a great example to us young uns!

      Unfortunately, the curry left a lot to be desired which was a shame as we rarely eat out so it was disappointing. Never mind. xx

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  18. we celebrate 13 years in December, but were together for a good 4 years or so before that.

    Congratulations to you! x

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    1. Thank you Sadie. Compared to everybody else you're in the baby wife club along with me and Jules, but it's a good club to be in :) xx

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    2. still in the honeymoon stage! ;o) x

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  19. Yes we are :) And hopefully plenty of years ahead of us to grow old and grey together. xx

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  20. Happy Anniversary guys xxx
    25 yrs this December! Unwedded bliss lol engaged for 24 lol

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    1. A silver celebration is on the horizon Rachel. Doesn't matter whether people are wedded or not, to be together for that long is lovely. xx

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