Monday, 29 December 2014

Out of the tree of life I Just picked me a plum - Frank Sinatra

Well actually it was 10 years ago, not just.

A short post today, I’ll catch up on all the other stuff some other time.
I can’t believe it, 10 years ago today we got married.  Where has the time gone?

I have three regrets about getting married – now there’s a good start.  1.  It was in December, between Christmas and New Year. 2.  I didn’t get my hair done professionally.  3.  We didn’t have a professional photographer. Actually my regrets are about the wedding, not the marriage. But a marriage isn’t about one day.  We expected everyone to take loads of pictures and we could pick from the best – but the one above is one of the best and we’re not even standing on the same step.

I’d like to dedicate this blog to my lovely husband for a great life together. Now I’m not much of  a one for showing my inner emotions publicly, I couldn’t even look at him on the day during the ceremony but here is my favourite poem, I meant it then and I still mean it now.

“I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I amWhen I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for whatYou are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;

I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing outInto the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.”

Roy Croft

Now I’m going all wobbly about pressing the button and actually publishing this.

So was it third time lucky?  Definitely not - I just made sure I picked the plum - and in the words of the song - the best is yet to come.

............. and tonight we’re going to have one hell of a party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy anniversary Iain



  1. Still feeling 'wobbly' about a public show of emotion towards your loved one's is a good thing 😉 Happy Anniversary !!

  2. Congratulations both! You looked lovely Wendy.

  3. Thank you darling.
    Thank you for embracing my family.for courageously taking on board my dreams and making them yours as well.
    Thank you for sharing my life with yours, for being there in our bed in the morning to make me smile and start my day happy.
    Thank you for the times you have eased my heartaches and pains.
    Thank you for being MY wife. xx

  4. Congratulations it's a wonderful time to celebrate. Have a lovely party. You could always have a photo session with just the two go you as a celebration of ten years

  5. Congratulations. It's a lovely time of year to celebrate as everyone else also in a celebratory mood. Have a professional photo done as your ten year anniversary