We have had 5 moves of house , but all in Dorset. We have been here for 40years now so I think we are settled. So our celebrations for 50 years of marriage. 2children who we are so proud of and now 5 grandchildren who we love to bits.
Anyway what did we do for our celebration , well last Wednesday we boarded the train to London Waterloo travelling first class.
Of course we had to have a snack and a drink at the bar before we went in.
Martin bought 2 books .
We left at 5.30 and as it was rush hour and knowing how long it had taken the taxi to get there due to traffic holdups on the way there ,Martin said shall we go by bike.Having a laugh methinks. He meant it ,but we weren't pedalling.
We then had a bite to eat whilst we watched the people scurrying to trains. We caught the 7:30 train home, shame we couldn't stay the night but at the time we booked we still had Ollie.
So that was last Wednesday , then on Saturday the actual day Martin presented me with a beautiful bespoke diamond eternity ring . I bought him a gold watch ,which he said you usually get when you retire to which I replied No chance. lol. In the afternoon we took some friends Martins Mum and Sister (who was one of my 4 bridesmaids.) our daughter Kate and her daughter our grandaughter Caitlin out for a cream tea.
The rest of our family we took out for a curry on Saturday night. So happy times and lots more memories . Have not got many photos of the day itself , Caitlin was busy snapping away and says she is doing us an album. So look forward to that. We had lots of cards and in the evening we had gifts from all the grandchildren chosen themselves. but from Graeme ,Sue ,Kate and Iain we were presented with this,
My old school friend that I have mentioned I meet for coffee on a Wednesday we have been friends since we were 5 ,my goodness where has that time gone, she and her husband bought us these bookends, she knows our love of books.
The most recent photo of us taken on Saturday by Chris one of our dog walking friends.
Here is to many more anniversaries.
. Will be back soon with the stitching news etc.
Take care ,much love