…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!
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