Wednesday, 14 April 2010

M is for …

…marriage! I was wondering what to write for M for Alphabe-Thursday when John, who if I haven’t already told you, is now an avid blog reader (and not just of mine – anybody who features in my blog following list will have had a visit this past week), said ‘Well it has to be marriage doesn’t it?’ This is because today is our wedding anniversary.

A few weeks back, when J was the letter of the week, I wrote here about John and how we had met and married. Now some may say that marriage is a great institution but then again, you can generally get out of an institution can’t you? (ouch – I know not funny).

Moving swiftly on, we married 26 years ago today on a very warm April afternoon and started married life together in a small two bedroom house in Bedfordshire (for anybody remotely interested it in a village called Pitstone which was renowned for the fact that it had a cement works!) We bought the house from plan and John did some of the work himself to save money, after two years, pregnant with son 1, we moved to Colchester (Britain’s oldest recorded town) where we stayed for 10 years (son 2 also joined us during this time). In Colchester we made friends for life with two of our closest neighbouring families – Linda & John and the friend that I call Julie. In 1998, because we both worked in Ipswich, we moved here – it’s very different moving to a place when your children are older. I found it harder to make friends in Ipswich mainly due to the fact that I was working full time and didn’t get to make friends through the children.

Oh – I’ve just realised I wandered off topic – I hope Mrs Matlock doesn’t mark me down – so, marriage. Would I recommend it? I think so. I wouldn’t judge anybody who didn’t think it was for them though – horses for courses and all that!

I did offer John the opportunity to write this post – he didn’t seem terribly inclined to so I went ahead and wrote it myself – check out what the rest of the class have written this week on Alphabe-Thursday!

Oh – as a little ‘treat’ for those of you that read last weeks L post, here is a picture of five young men clad in Lycra, one of them is my son!! He had a great time as you can see from the picture!

Thanks for stopping by!

morph

19 comments:

  1. That picture is just a tad bit scary! LOL! Great M post! :)

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  2. Funny, DH has no desire to read any of the blogs I read. Although he will listen when I read funny parts to him :) The picture is a scream! Was there a purpose other than just having fun? I bet you were rolling when you saw them. Kathy

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  3. Love the part about getting out of an institution!
    My DH looks at my blog only when I ask him to, guess I could blog about him and he would never know??
    ~Maggie~

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  4. Congratulations to you both!

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  5. Happy Anniversary. I hope you have many more.

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  6. happy anniversary :D

    hilarious pic :D

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you!!!

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  8. Happy Anniversary!

    You sound like a marvelous couple.

    And this was a marvelous M post as well.

    Thanks for making me smile (and laugh at the purple guys) on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "M" today!

    A+

    And tell your husband to appreciate you! You sound like one in a million!

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  9. Love your M post and the story of your happy marriage. Happy anniversary!!!! Drop by mine tomorrow if you get a chance....I am sure you have other plans for tonight....blessings!

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  10. Celebrate your wonderful marriage and your terrific husband. it is great that he reads your blog and posts! My hubby has gotten so involved with the blogging that he has started posting on Alphabe-Thursday! Tennessee mudbug, please read his blog as well! It's so much fun to have a hubby that is interested in what you do! That what makes a marriage work!

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  11. Best wishes for many more years of marvelous marriage. Where does the time go?!

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  12. Happy Anniversary. It was our 21st anniversary on the 15th so I did a marriage post too. I'm stopping by from New England to say hi to you in Old England.

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  13. A great M. Marriage is always worthy of a feature.

    I adore the lycra shot. ADORE IT!

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  14. Happy anniversary!!! and i still want one of those morph suits!!!

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  15. Been a very bad blogger this week, now catching up for a minute or two - you old softy. I want a Morph suit but can't decide what colour

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Oh how I love the Morph suits! Thanks for posting another picture of it!

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  17. Stopping back by to say thank you for your suggestion to crochet like I was knitting. That was actually really good advice for me, because when I hold my yard like I do for knitting and move my finger with the yard rather than only trying to move the hook, it just works better and I am getting the yarn over the right way now. Have worked on my practice pieces some more this weekend and now I can do single, half double and double stitches pretty well. :-) thanks again for your suggestion!

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  18. I remember the lycra post last week. What a picture!

    Happy Anniversary a little late. Lots going on this week, but I'm trying to visit everyone.

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