Saturday, November 16, 2013

Half a century.

Today marks a half century since the Prof and I tied the knot. While it seems but a blink of the eye, a picture tells a thousand truths. This is me on our wedding day. I will spare you the current view!

 Oh callow youth, how could we have embarked on such a momentous odyssey at such a tender age? Oscar Wilde once remarked that "marriage is a triumph of optimism over experience" and it is clear that we were all optimism, certainly lacking experience!
However, despite a very few minor squalls, our ship has found calm waters and our optimism it seems was well founded. Two sons and four granddaughters make growing older more bearable, that and for the Prof, his Ipod on random play with all the Motown hits of the 'sixties while I busy myself making, doing and painting in our haven by the harbour.
We are enjoying our peaceful retirement and hope that our luck and health hold for a few more years.


  1. Yay! Well done you! You look like you haven't changed a bit. I'm glad you are enjoying the new small space - less to clean sounds good to me. Your friendly online predator.

  2. Beautiful picture and wishing many more joyful years together!

  3. Carole, I hope you are well and just busy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in blogland, 2014? Gay x

    1. Hi Gay, it's nice to be missed! All I can say in my defence for neglecting this blog is that I seem to have lost my blogging mojo for a little bit. I am well though and have been doing a bit of Urban Sketching, a new experience for me and I am finding it quite a challenge to be out and about with a sketchbook.The results are not yet worth blogging (or bragging) about! Happy holidays to you and yours