Archive for January 5th, 2008

5 years ago this minute (well, not counting change of time zone) I was sitting around in my pyjamas with a gaggle of bridesmaids, my mum, my sister and a make-up artist running around. By 4pm I was a married lady.


Neil and I have actually been together for about 12 years, we held off getting married while I finished university and we settled down to what we wanted to do with our lives. He proposed to me on the beach in Penang when we went there on holidays in 2002. I don’t think he got down on one knee, but it was still pretty romantic.

We had a very traditional church wedding, I have sung in a church choir for many years and the choristers formed a guard of honour for us at the doors of the church. There was also a crowd turned up from the primary school I was teaching at at the time - kids love to see their teachers getting married.

The last five years have been reasonably uneventful. The purchase of our first home was the first major event, and the second was leaving it to live overseas and expand our horizons a little. Major event number three is still on the cards but no date being set as yet!

In general, we have rubbed along together very comfortably. He sits at the computer and games, I sit on the couch and ply whatever craft is absorbing me at the time. We don’t really need to talk, except a few words here and there, and although he complains when I burst into speech after hours or days have elapsed since the first part of the conversation, I know he actually can read my mind and it’s all an act really.

Happy Anniversary Neil  xx

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