Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today is our wedding anniversary....

.....and so I thought I'd write a little tribute to my lovely husband Brian....after all, he puts up with a lot with me and my dolly addiction!

We've been together for 23 years but married for 9 years.  We got married in the Registry Office in Gibraltar back in 2005.....the very same Registry Office that John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in!  Although I think theirs might have been a bit more glamorous than ours LOL.  Here we are inside, just the five of us.....back row left to right, our son Brendan, my mum, my brother John, and of course us in front! (Wish I'd not been so fat but can't change the past!)


I think apart from when I had Brendan, and when Brian and I met, this was the happiest day of my life :)

And here we are afterwards...still laughing, Brian makes me laugh all the time!



And here's some more photos.....as well as loving me, Brian loves kids and dogs too....can't be bad!!!!


 Here he is above with our Yellow Labrador Heather, who was a 'reject' from Guide Dogs as she had a reluctance to work! LOL....she lived to the ripe old age of 15 and a half! :)


Brian used to be very good at woodwork and made me this little sunroom at the bottom of the garden when we lived in the UK.


 Above, a day at the seaside with Heather and our 'guest', Lucy, a Curly Coat Retriever, who was the working Guide Dog of the MP David Blunkett, we used to look after her for him when he went on his holidays.

And below, who doesn't mind making a fool of himself by dressing up at work, all to raise money for charity! 




And on some of our wonderful holidays in the past!








I hope no-one objects to my slushy sort of post, but I just wanted to say how lucky I am, and how much I hope for another 23 years together :)

Now...before he starts to moan, I'd better go and get ready to go out for a meal! ;)

See you all soon!









29 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sharon and Brian on your 9th wedding anniversary. You both look lovely on the day.Love your dress gorgeous colour.
    It makes all the difference finding someone to share your life with and if they make you laugh well that's a big bonus and also sharing your loves dogs and dolls...okay he does not share the love of dolls but he's let them in the house without too much fuss!!lol
    Hope you both have a wonderful time tonight and roll on the next 9 or should that be 23 !
    big hugs Dee xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Dee! And thank you for the nice comments on the outfit. One of my neighbours is a seamstress and she made the outfit for me from a drawing that I did for her. I really liked the cross over front because I'd been watching Triny and Suzanna from the series What Not To Wear and they'd said that crossover fronts were better for big women!!!! I'm easily influenced. I had pointy shoes with high heels and clutch bag in a paler goldy colour....those shoes were real toe pinchers, I have to say! Anyway, I wore the outfit twice, once for the wedding and then the following February we had a proper 'reception' for 65 people with a proper cake and everything. I Just can't seem to find any of the photos, which is a shame. Anyway, on that night I managed to drop some olive oil on it DOH!!! Oh well, it's not really 'me' to be honest. I'm more of a jeans and jumper sort of girl if I'm honest!!!! :)
      And you're right, he never really says much about the dolls, just raises his eyes heavenwards when he sees another arrive ;)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  2. Thanks for sharing these pictures, it shows that you are very happy together :-). PS: I love the Thunderbirds costume :-D! Hugs xx

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    1. And of course a happy anniversary to you both! xxx

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    2. Thanks so much Night Owl! I will tell him you liked his costume too ;) I made the sash!!!!
      We had a thing about dressing up at Guide Dogs, all the staff used to do it, we had a lot of fun working there :)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  3. A very happy ninth wedding anniversary!
    Hope that you're having a wonderful day celebrating and good wishes, with plenty more laughter and happiness for your future years together.

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    1. Thanks so much Kendal, we had a good day! I have to say though that I mostly have good days, thank goodness! I'm very lucky to be honest. :)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  4. Wishing you both a Happy Anniversary and many more wonderfu years together. It is always good to see other couples who love each other as much as we do.
    Aren't we lucky?
    Love,
    Jenni xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jenni, and yes, it's nice to hear when people are happy isn't it? We hear of too much unhappiness in the press and on TV. We are indeed very lucky :)
      Big hugs my dear, Sharon xxx

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  5. Sending loads of love and best wishes your way S!! Happy Anniversary!!

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    1. Thanks so much Ronny xxx
      Big hugs to you!

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  6. Meinen herzlichen Glueckwunsch zu eurem Jahrestag!
    (I have to say this in german because it's said so much before me :)

    Stay that happy together, please -and have much more fun in the years to come!

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    1. Aww thanks so much Digne, Brian translated into English for me :)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Lovely happy photos and I hope you have many more happy years together.

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    1. Thanks very much Anna :) Glad you liked the photos, I had a lovely few hours going through my big box of old photos and scanning them onto the computer :)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  8. Happy Anniversary Sharon and Brian, I hope you had a lovely day.
    Wishing you happiness in the years to come :)

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    1. Thanks very much Rosie, we did indeed have a lovely day :)
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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    1. Thanks very much jSarie!
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  10. Sorry I am late Sharon ( the story of my life, lol). Hope you and Brian had a fab day. Lovely pictures of you both. Xxxx

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    1. LOL Better late than never as they say Steve!!! ;) Thanks so much, we did indeed have a lovely day. I'm glad you liked the photos....we were both a lot younger then eh? LOL
      Big hugs Sharon xxx

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  11. Hi Sharon and Brian,
    Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary xxxxx
    And, hoping you have many more happy years together.
    I hope you both had a wonderful day and evening to follow,
    Love,
    Susan xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Susan, we did have a lovely evening.
      Sending big hugs, Sharon xxx

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  12. Tillykke Sharon. (It means congratulations) Thanks for posting this. It made me so happy to read. And hey I think you're beautiful. You look just as sweet and wonderful as you are. I should probably have said congratulations to Brian because I think he's a lucky guy.

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    1. Tak min kære ven! Aww thanks on the compliments too, you old flatterer you ;)
      I will tell Brian that you say he's a lucky guy LOL
      Big hugs SHaron xxx

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  13. First of all huge congratulations my dear Sharon!!! *_____* <3. I am a little late >___<. It is very nice to see that you have a wonderful life together with your family, and of course I wish you many many years together!!. All my best wishes my dear!! *hug* <3

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    1. Thanks so much my dear,
      big hugs Sharon xxx

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  14. Dear Sharon, I just love your anniversary post!!! How very nice to share with us your happy photos! I hope your day was very special and I wish you many, many more years of happiness with your DH!!!! Big hugs for you, Ginger XXX

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  15. Wow!! Such a lovely couple and all photographs are fabulous. Actually, I am also looking for unique venues for my parent’s vow renewal and looking to keep it a surprise for them. But everything seems to be so hectic to me.

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