Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ten



Oh my giddy Aunt. How did that happen? One minute I’m boarding a plane headed Heathrow-ward clutching a passport with a whopping great ‘FIANCÉE’ stamped within its pages, (not a passport stamp or title I ever quite envisaged), then the next minute, fellow fiancé and I are dropping three anklebiters off to grandparents and driving off into the sunset to celebrate ten years of married ‘us’.

I never considered myself the marrying type. As it happens, I fell truly, madly, deeply, for a guy with geographical, as well as commitment issues...

Me: All we have to do is this: I return to London, we get married and see if we like each other enough to be together. If it doesn’t work, we get divorced, I come back to Melbourne. Simple!

Him: Three seconds of hyperventilation prior to the sound of a disconnecting phone.

Excellently, there was a leap of faith and he eventually came ’round. And I couldn’t think of anyone lovelier to have opposite a table at a long-time favourite restaurant, or next to me eating cinema choc tops while watching Up in the Air (so worth a look), or sharing newspapers over breakfast at an old haunt, or doing silly dancing twirl-arounds in the back garden.

Happy anniversary Us.


PS. Just to keep things real, the Mr has informed me the invoice for his Felty Tomato services is in the post.

52 comments:

brownhairblueribbon said...

Congratulations!!!
Here's to all the future twirling dancing years. xoxoxx

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Congratulations ! It certainly looks as though it's working !!
from an ebore ( my word verification )

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Congratulations! And many more happy to come.

Has he updated his CV with Felty Tomato Services?

Cheers,
AJ

Thea said...

What a gorgeous post. Congratulations! I brought back my Polish husband from Canada. I didn't go there as a fiance but as a tourist who didn't leave for nearly 7 years :)

Hayley Egan said...

How lovely...Congratulations. xx

Kirsty said...

A very big congratulations to you & the Mr.

Andrea said...

here's to another 10 years!
congratulations tania!!
xoxo andrea

Christina Lowry said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day. Lucky a certain man realized he couldn't live without you, or he never would have been sewing tomatoes! :)

Andi said...

So you got married on my 28th birthday!!
Nice work.
Happy anniversary!
Andi :-)

Madeline said...

Congratulations! Happy, happy anniversary to y'all!! Here's to many more years of newspaper sharing, cinema watching, and, of course, back yard twirling.

m.e (Cathie) said...

yay Mrs T, congratulations and have a fabulous day

Doily said...

Oh thats such a wonderful story! I love it!
I have a very similar story but without the romantic ending. I wouldn't have it any other way. Once again, Congratulations! Congratlations!

beccasauras said...

Ooh, congrats! A great story, like the birth ones (err..they were a bit more indepth, I suppose). Giving us just enough details to want more!
I bet next time he'll insist on making the tomatoes, saying you don't do them as good!!

Sandrine said...

Humm...the moral of the story must be as the magnet rule... one close the the north pole and the other to the south pole has to be ruled by the law of attraction?!:)heehee:)I know few that were under the same influence of magnets:)!
The photo is beautiful and wishing you many more years of love and twirls and happiness!Enjoy your celebration!

quirkygranolagirl said...

happy anniversary!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Congratulations on your special wedding anniversary!

GUGAW said...

happy happy happy anniversary!

Needled Mom said...

Happy anniversary!

dillpickle said...

Congratulations! Best wishes for the next 10 years, and here's hoping that 20 is even more special!!

Kylie said...

Happy anniversary babe! Big congratulations to you both and many happy happy years ahead. Mr and I are coming up for our 17th anniversary in May. Last year we realised we'd been going out for 21 years... half our lives. It's the kind of thing you never ever imagine happening but here we are and what a lovely place to be, yes? :) Have a great time today and treasure each other always. Kx

p.s. a very lovely anniversary song suggestion... Mr and I just love Billy Bragg's "The Fourteenth of February". Hope you like it too. xx

http://www.billybragg.co.uk/releases/albums/william_bloke/bloke9.html

Suse said...

Happy anniversary!

I married a pom too, only it was 20 years ago. Eek! How did that happen?

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations to you and the hubby Tania. What a totally romantic leap of faith you took all those years ago!

Tas said...

Aw, congrats. We have the big 15 this year and, contrary to past years, I am actually somewhat organised and romantic and organising a surprise, child-free dinner out. What a great story!

Melbourne Vintage said...

Oh Tania you won't believe how happy that post made me - hooray for geographically challenged couples! As we are preparing to get married, I hope we can achieve what you have achieved together. Not sure I will ever be able to craft tomatoes out of felt though! Congratulations! xx

Gina said...

What a great thing to be celebrating. And a fabulous picture! Here's to the next ten... and more.

Kylie @ alittlereddress said...

Congratulations Tania! What a lovely romantic story of you and Mr. My Mr and I just celebrated ten years last Halloween. We were high school sweethearts, corny huh, but couldn't wish for anyone I'd rather spend my time with!

Sue said...

Congratz on 10 years. Did you know 10 means "Tin" ?
I remember our 10th anniversary...he had hair...I had a waist...those were the days.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Happy anniversary! May the next ten be just as happy!

Nikki said...

Congratulations and all good wishes for many more years.... ANd thanks for yet another great tale, well told!

craftschmaft said...

Congratulations! You are living proof of the saying "jump and the net will appear" and, my my, it looks like a lovely net :)

beck said...

Beatiful story sweetie, congratulations from me too, to you two. Hope there's lots of smooching and canoodling to celebrate. Just like in the old days huh! Have fun xo

Marina said...

Congrats and love the photo!

Miss Muggins said...

Happy decade of marriage to you both! True love obviously means being able to sew together!

crzylady said...

he does make delicious tomatoes. Good catch!

Leonie Guld said...

Congratulations!!!! Oh.....how we love a twirl!!

One Flew Over said...

What an achievement...the big 10 and the leap of faith.

Well done Mrs!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

Woot woot! ten! that is the gift of Tin in the tradional sense. Hmmm... maybe you could share a beer? well done! It is a milestone.

nevin said...

So lovely.. Congratulations!!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on the Big 10!! Mx

elly bee said...

happy happy happy you! it was a lovely day ten years ago and I hope it was a lovely day ten years later! I had a meatpie on you....

when you make it to 20 years I want to be around again (promise?)
eb

Fer said...

Woohoo! Ten years is great!

jodi said...

this is a gorgeous story. i love it

Mama Mogantosh said...

And how could you have known, way back in the mists of time, that when it came to the crunch, that handsome man could make a felt sandwich like nobodys business? Good choice.

Gigi said...

the happiest of happy anniversaries to you!!
hope for many more grand (& ordinary but oh so wonderful) adventures for both of you :)

gi

floortje said...

congratulations! ten years...wowy! Enjoy....
loved reading your last stories. I haven't been around for a while ;-))

sewfunky said...

Congratulations - 10 years is a milestone... :)

Mel said...

Oh yay! Happy anniversary you guys! Super duper achievement no doubt aided by the excellent sense's (?) of humour you both possess (getting paid for stitching? I mean really! ;)

Umatji said...

oh well done you two! We keep meaning to make up an anniversary date since we aren't married and don't remember when we met or got together - but about 11 years I think!

Cindy said...

Congrats on 10! Perhaps you need to re-new the vowes with family invited and THE dress. It would go with the felt tomato confetti.
I am hoping to book in 'up the air' in for my birthday.
Hear's too 10 more years of smiles

Olivia said...

haha that's so funny! Your story made my pulse quicken (nervously) and it also made me smile.
I'd always said to my mum (since about the age of 14) that I would never get married (to her horror). 15 years later my view was still unchanged but like you I fell madly in love with a foreigner and for us it was either get married or go our separate ways.
So we got married in a registry office outside of Madrid (where there was less of a waiting list) and 1 1/2 years latter I'm still in Spain.
Thanks for you story, it was lovely to hear and happy anniversary!

Di said...

Wow- 10?! Congratulations. A leap of faith is a great thing every now and then.

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

I thought I had left a comment on this post. I think it's wonderful, so wonderful that you have reached this fabulous milestone. Congratulations to you both.

Ms L and I will also celebrate 10 years this year, and it means the world to me.