Wednesday, November 26, 2014

21 Years!

On Tuesday, J and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary.

It sounds like such a long time!
In some ways, 21 years is a lifetime ago in terms of experience and maturity. I feel as if I am exactly the same and yet totally different.

Some parts of the last 21 years are totally blurred in my memory, as if they happened too long ago to remember, and yet others are clear as if they happened yesterday. It's been a wonderful 21 years and I am so grateful to have such a fantastic partner.

J bought me a book written by a friend of a friend. I bought him a very small oil on canvas painted by an artist friend of ours.



J looking happy. Can you believe he's 49?


My skirt arrived and I love it. 


That's about all, really.

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Here's to many more years to come. You both look wonderful.

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    1. Thanks T!! It's been a great time so far!

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  2. That's about all?!?! My dear Ruth an anniversary to celebrate with well chosen gifts and a fab selfie in that skirt is plenty. J is a very lucky man who does indeed look about a decade shy of 49. Congratulations to you both!!!

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    1. Yes, J is a lucky bugger! ;-)
      Thanks for your kind comments! It's quite bizarre how time just whizzes by...

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  3. Congratulations Ruth! Cheers to you and J and may you have many more happy years. Your husband does look really young, he has wonderful skin and a twinkle in his eye? You of course don't look a day over 30 so you're clearly doing something right, keeping each other young and happy. Beautiful skirt Darling!xo

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    1. Thanks Dani! He's a wonderful, wonderful man. We are lucky to have each other. Despite ups and downs, here we both are.

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  4. Congratulations! J is so cute and a lucky man and you look smashing in that skirt!!!!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I feel as if we're both on the brink of collapse at the moment in terms of energy levels, but luckily we can still laugh and enjoy ourselves too!

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    1. Thanks Naomi! it's somewhat annoying that people always comment on J's youthful appearance (even though he's 3 years older than me) !

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  6. congrats on the milestone! You both look so young I'm sure you're lying about your ages and are really childhood sweethearts in your mid 30's!
    Skirt is fab. xx

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    1. haha! A close-up of me would reveal that my face is falling off!!!
      But from a distance we can still pretend!

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  7. Happy Belated Anniversary to you both! What an adorable couple you are!

    Your new skirt is beautiful and looks really fabulous on you...definitely a great purchase! I hope that J is starting to feel better, and that you both have a really wonderful weekend. :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa!
      He is feeling better thanks!
      Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

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  8. Happy Anniversary!
    Love the skirt on you!

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  9. Congratulations!!!! You both look radiant with happiness. Fabulous skirt, too!

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  10. 21 years! wowee, and what a great looking hubby, plus he has good genes, no wrinkles. My husband is five years younger than me and I'm sure is ageing more quickly than he would with someone a bit more quietly spoken.
    LOVE that skirt, it has it all, pleats, a pattern, I love pattern and that vital transition for all seasons. I wish I had a proper job like you so I could buy skirts like that

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  11. Oh what a gorgeous couple you are! And congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you'll find a fun way to celebrate.

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