Thursday, 17 December 2015


This week was a celebratory week.  It began on Monday Celebrating Christmas at Higham Piecemakers.  The group meets for the whole day, and often there is some sort of project that you can join in with if you want, but most of us are there just to enjoy each others company.  We bring a shared lunch and I have to say the ladies do us all proud.  During the day there was a Secret Santa, and a raffle for  charity, but what we all look forward to with trepidation anticipation is the yearly Challenge.... Dar Dum!!!  This year we were given a fat quarter of fabric and the workings of a clock......you guessed it - we have to use the fabric to make a clock-- great, as I could use a clock in my room.  This challenge has to be finished about March time, but I wont be doing any 'show and tell' until the group has its big reveal day.

Tuesday was a quite day, but Wednesday was the start of our BIG anniversary weekend.  Our children and my sister have clubbed together to give us a weekend in Paris.  We travel in style on Euro Star on Thursday morning, but as it is an early (ish )start we decided to go down to London on Wednesday.  Once we told the children of our Wednesday start this arrived in the post...........

How posh is that invitation?
Afternoon Savoury Tea for two.  Yummy!!

I just thought I might add some photos from our memories over the past 50 years together, don't worry there are not tooooooooo many....

Back on the Big Day 1965

Don't we look sweet???
 First holiday as a married couple...

Oh so young
 We moved to South Africa in 1982 with our 3 children.  Guess who dressed us for this Punk Party!!

My jacket borrowed from daughters boyfriend..
Amanzimtoti Durban 1985 

That water is so inviting
 Studio Photos..... goodness it seems so long ago

 Our Silver Wedding Anniversary..... we had a party with all of our friends.

Fun times 
 A move to Cape Town 1991, back to just the two of us....

Picnic on Signal Hill C.T.
 Our son and daughter-in-law owned a house at Bettys Bay Cape Town, where we spent many happy holidays and long weekend breaks.

The rock that we are sitting on was a favourite place for sun set photos 
 Since we have moved back to the U.K. in 2000, we have been lucky enough to spend many holidays visiting family and friends in South Africa

Mojo the African Experience Stellenbosch
 This  year we travelled back to Canada for a holiday and its always good to find somewhere new to visit.  This is a photo taken at the top of the mountain at Squamish where they have opened the 'Sea to Sky' gondola.  If ever you get the chance its worth a visit.
Blue blue skies 

Life always has its ups and downs, but I can honestly say we have had many more ups and generally a fantastic 50 years together.

Hopefully my next post will have some fantastic photos of Paris. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your photos of a wonderful life together. These photos brought a smile to my face. Congrats and I wish you two many more great years together.

  2. Congratulations to both of you! 50 Years!! you much have only just left school!! Have a fabulous romantic time in Beautiful PARIS xxx

  3. Man...you two were babies when you were married! Great photos....hugs to you both and enjoy Paris!!

  4. A very Happy Anniversary. enjoy your break. Happy Christmas.

  5. Happy Golden Wedding and enjoy Paris. Lovely city.

    1. Happy Anniversay. Have great time.Wonderful photo's

  6. What fun to see these photos! Happy Anniversary!

  7. This is a wonderful idea to look at the photos from the very beginning. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas celebrations as well. Happy Anniversary, dear!