I first got to know Mr D when I was a teenager. In those good old days, girls would ‘hang out’ on the sea front, play pool in the arcade while watching music videos, drinking coke and thinking we were THAT cool. Sometimes, we would get to know a boy with a car and get him to take us for a cruise around town. Mr D happened to be one of those boys. (yeh, I was a teenager when it was ok to do that sort of stuff, now though, if you knew your daughter was getting into cars with almost-strangers, you’d kill her yourself when she got home!)
The Teenage Mr D. How could I not say yes?
I can hardly believe it was 22 years ago that Mr D plucked up the courage to leave a valentine on my doorstep, ( it was a single rose & a big card, cos when you’re 18 and trying to impress a girl, the size of the card mattered;)
One of my friends actually liked Mr D. But he liked me. She was with me when he rang, and I actually asked her if she minded if I said yes. She said go for it….then didn’t talk to me for weeks. She got over it. Eventually.
Then, after ringing me up to ask me out, he came round on the 16th Feb and took me out in his Triumph Dolomite. The seat covers were furry. And there was a Pink Panther hanging from the mirror. (He still has that Pink Panther)
That night, we went to MacDonald's in Ipswich, those were the days of Pat Benetar on the car stereo, then called in at a country pub on the way home where I had a coke as I was only 16.
The rest as they say is History
This is us on a trip to Thorpe Park Amusement park.
We saved up for a deposit on our first home, which we bought and are still living in . Below is a photo I found of my room when I still lived at home. On my spare bed is things I had been collecting ready for our first home :) I had lots of fun looking through my old albums for pics to post, I may share more old pics with you….or I may not…
And here I am in our home, I’m not quite sure what I’m doing, maybe waiting for some furniture?
This must have been the first Christmas in our house, as you can see we only had a small sofa bed as our sofa. For the first few months we didn’t have a fridge, we kept our milk in a sink of cold water!
We spent many holidays with a group of friends in this Bungalow in Martindale, a remote valley Nr Ullswater The Lake District. We haven’t been there for so long, but we may go back..although there is a 2 yr waiting list to book a holiday let me tell you, it’s well worth the wait..
We loved it so much that we decided to get married there. At this point we had been together for ten years.
Our wedding was held in Glenridding, and we had 25 of our closest friends and family with us.
We then packed up our little Jeep and went to Corse wall lighthouse for a couple of nights. ( Mr D is a bit of a Light house freak so I booked it as a wee surprise)
Our first Wedding Anniversary was spent in a lovely little cottage in Cornwall. By then we had our lovely doggie, Baxter :)x
And our 10th was spent in NYC!
So you can say that we’ve had some fun through our 22 years :)
Wonder what the next 22 will bring?
PS Mr D and I started dating in the days before digital photography, so these are photos-of-photos..
PPS….In Celebration of how happy I am I am giving away This book.
Written by Blogging Queen Tara Frey it is full of gorgeous eye candy, tips and lovely Blogs for you to visit. A must coffee table book for any Blogger!
Good Luck! :)