Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wedding anniversary blues

…..blue skies, that is. J Just to prove that sometimes – OK, very occasionally – the weather in the far north of Scotland can be so much better than the weather further south, here are a couple of photos taken on my way back from church this morning. Apologies to all those awash with excess rain in a time of drought, but sometimes even the best of us can’t help gloating a little.

DH and I have been busy celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary today, but tomorrow I’ll be back with the first part of my wonderful trip to the Orkneys. Watch this space....

Snow-capped Ben More peeping over Castle Varich hill
Glorious Ben Loyal towering over the little village of Tongue

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  1. Happy Anniversary to you and DH, Perpetua! It's so wonderful that you met so young and have had all these years together. May you have many more!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Yes, we were very fortunate to meet each other when we did and life together is still very good.

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  2. Happy anniversary - so glad you had lovely weather for it !!
    Wishing you many more years of happiness together !!

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    1. Thanks, Jean. The weather was indeed a bonus, though a slightly guilty one when the rest of the country is so very sodden. We're now hoping that all is well at home in Wales after the rain and gales.

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  3. Enjoy your lovely weather and Happy Anniversary! April is a good month for weddings. We celebrated our 23rd earlier this month on the 15th :-).

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    1. Thanks, Niall and Antoinette and a a belated happy anniversary to you both. We had toyed with getting married on the 24th (my birthday) but decided two celebrations are better than one. :-)

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  4. Happy anniversary to you both...and many more sunny years to come.

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    1. Thanks, Fly. It's hard to believe it's been so long until I look back at the photos of those two very young people. We've been lucky to have much more sun than rain.

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  5. Happy anniversary, Perpetua, and I am so glad the sun's shining on you for your special day! Jealous, yes! I am wondering whether to invest in new wellies!

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    1. Thanks, CB. It did make it special to have such very blue skies. Sorry to rub it in after reading your account of the second Fludde. It sounded like fishing waders might be more use than wellies....:-)

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  6. Hello Perpetua:
    Happy Anniversary!

    Blue skies indeed and the most glorious of countryside views. A perfect day!

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    1. Thanks, Jane and Lance. It is indeed wonderful scenery and made even more beautiful by the ideal spring weather.

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you both - apparently there is no stone for the 44th but next year you can look forward to a sapphire.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. Do you know, it didn't even occur to me to check whether there's a special item for 44, but sapphires for 45 sounds good. My engagement and eternity rings are sapphire and diamond, so i'd better start dropping some hints.... :-)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! And glad the sun shone on your special day too. OOoh love the photos of those mountains......!

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    1. Thanks, Sian. The sun started shining while I was in Orkney and hasn't stopped since. :-) The mountains are breath-taking and I never tire of them, especially my beloved Ben Loyal.

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  9. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! I'm looking forward to hearing about your trip -- the pictures are Gorgeous -- with the Capital G!

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    1. Thanks, Broad. The weather was perfect for taking photos, both today and while I was on my trip to Orkney. I have a LOT to choose from. :-)

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  10. Happy Anniversary. My the sun shine on many more.

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    1. Thanks, BtoB. It rained all day on our wedding day, so it was lovely to have such glorious sunshine today.

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  11. Lovely pictures and Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks, EF. If it's mountain photos you want, I have plenty more. :-) Next time it will be island photos.....

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  12. Birthdays, anniversaries...what an exciting time of year for you. Congratulations on 44 years, and I hope the weather continues to smile on you. Best wishes, Janice

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    1. Thanks, Janice. As I said to Niall and Antoinette, we'd thought about combining our wedding with my birthday, but decided against it. This way DH has two dates to forget or mix up every year, but we also get to celebrate twice. :-)

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  13. Very Happy Anniversary, and congratulations on a good number. May there be many many more.

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    1. Thanks, Ray. It is indeed a good number, but we still hope for plenty more. Life with DH is never boring. :-)

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  14. Hello Perpetua - it must be something you are doing that makes the sun shine down on you whilst the rest of us (even here in Spain) are being rained on. Nice blue skies ordered specially for your anniversary - lovely!! Congratulations. Looking forward to your Orkney post.
    Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. It was amazing to watch the weather forecast for today and see most of Scotland shown bathed in sunshine while the rest of the country was almost swamped by the downpours. I gather that it is just as wet and windy further south in Europe. Let's hope things improve very soon.

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  15. Happy anniversary! You've got sunshine and us, here in the (supposed) land of eternal sun have been watching the rain pelt down all morning. Smiles - Astrid

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    1. Thanks, Astrid, and LOL! Isn't that just the way of it? The weather seems to be upside-down everywhere at the moment.

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  16. Congratulations on 44 years. I cannot even imagine, but God bless you both!

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    1. Thanks, Rubye. I find it hard to believe myself sometimes, not least because all those years seem to have passed so quickly. I have to look in the mirror to remind myself that I am indeed old enough to have been married for 44 years.

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  17. Happy Anniversary Perpetua to both you & DH. I can gloat a little too as it was bright sunshine & 30 degrees in Prague yesterday & the first Sunday of 2012 when we didn't use the 'limited heating' in Church. It was still inevitably warmer outside than inside the building!

    Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to your post & photos of your Orkney trip.

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    1. Thanks, Ricky. Glad to hear that Prague is enjoying real Spring at last. I can well identify with the 'warmer outside than inside' experience, as all my old churches used to be the same. :-) Orkney post on its way....

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  18. Happy Anniversary. Congratulations, and enjoy your special time in Orkney.

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    1. Thanks, Catriona. I had a really memorable time in Orkney and am now trying to capture some of it in words for my next post.

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    2. Happy Anniversary for yesterday to you two!

      XXs Polkadot

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    3. Thanks, PolkaDot. We had a lovely day, and the sunshine lasted for the whole of it. :-)

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  19. A bit late, but none-the-less sincere in my wishes to your and DH on your anniversary. While you have five years on Tom and I, Perpetua, I share in your feelings of being blessed at so many years.

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    1. Thanks, Penny. your greetings are very much appreciated whenever they arrive. :-) Yes, you and I are very fortunate in our spouses and the many years we have spent with them.

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