25 Sep 2011


Firstly may Husband dearest and myself thank you all for your kind words, it made our silver anniversary all the more special to think that so many people wished us well.

With regards to the poem, sadly neither of us wrote it and a search has proved fruitless as to who did though it does seem it is often used by those of the Roman Catholic faith.

Anyway .......

What have I been up to since I last posted?

Well, Hd and I did manage a few days away in the Lake District resort of POOLEY BRIDGE - a surprise holiday (I knew we were going away but not where) we stayed in the small hotel that we last stayed in some 25 years ago during our first holiday together ...... very romantic.

At least it would have been if we hadn't spent our actual anniversary with Hd in hospital and me in a hotel room by myself (altogether "aah")

(Photograph courtesy of the Visit Cumbria website.)

Still, we did have a good day couple of days before hand, redoing the lovely steamer boat ride from Pooley Bridge across Ullswater to Glenridding (you can click HERE for some more website pictures though, fingers crossed, we hope to bring you some of our own photos soon) AND Hd, feeling much better, we did manage to make it home for our party on Friday evening.

And what a party it was.

We began with a presentation of our wedding photos, accompanied with the playing of Tracy (what else?) by The Cufflinks before going on to play some party games which was followed by a short quiz on marriage and a caption competition which I may well reproduce in the next day or so - who knows there may well even be a small prize.

This was then followed by a buffet, what wonderful food, thanks CHEESE AND PICKLE CATERING .... even though Hd had catered for what seemed like the whole of Newcastle by the end of the night very little was left ...... and then the cutting of the cake which I have to say was stunning. A 3 tier chocolate confection hand decorated with white and milk chocolate fingers and maltesers, it looked beautiful and tasted divine.

(Cake purcased from Sweetest Sensation - click HERE for website.)

The evening then ended with some dancing thanks to the wonderful ......

 (Click HERE to visit their website)

.... who proved a great hit with all of our guests both young (18) and not so young (80+)

Enough of my witterings though, thanks once again to all those who made our anniversary such a special event, we really did have an amazing time.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

What a wonderful celebration. I can't wait to see more pics! And I'm glad your hubby is feeling better.

Kelly said...

I had hoped the fact you were silent was because you were away celebrating and not because of illness. Seems it was a bit of a combination!

Anyway....sounds like you still had a wonderful anniversary and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it here!!

Welcome back!

Suko said...

What a lovely, lovely post! Congratulations on the longevity of your marriage. Seems Don'ts for Wives really works (but is there a version for hubbies?).

Grandmère Mimi said...

Petty, your big anniversary was one week after mine, and I was determined to note the day and send good wishes, but - alas! - I forgot. Belatedly, I wish you two love birds many more blessed and happy years together.

I'm so sorry about Hd's hospital stay, but I hope your marvelous celebration made up for the interruption in the romantic getaway.

Much love to you both.

The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary! :)

Lilly said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration, except for your Husband being in hospital of course. Glad to hear he's feeling better.

That cake looks lovely!

Alexia561 said...

Sorry to hear that Husband dearest fell ill on your anniversary, but glad that he recovered in time for your party! The cake looked beautiful! Congratulations again on this wonderful milestone!

Arti said...

What a wonderful few days you have spent Tracy, eagerly waiting for more pics and hopefully hubby will get back to full health soon...
The cake looks yummy:)
Have a fabulous week ahead Tracy:)

NRIGirl said...

So glad to be part of all the celebrations Tracy - though remotely :)

Congrats to you both again!

Can't wait for the pictures now...

kavita said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful anniversary week with us .Holding good thoughts for you and your husband .

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a fabulous celebration!
the cake looks so delicious!

congrats to you both!

can't wait to see more photos.

big hugs my dearest!!

betty xx

A said...

I could not completely understand the part about hospital. May be I missed your earlier posts.

Any day spent together in good health anywhere in the world is the best time. :))) It is good to go back to the romantic place where you went 25 years earlier though. It is kind of re-living the moment...

Once again happy anniversary.

Jinky said...

Congratulations!! How exciting. Glad you guys had a great celebration. --To many many more silvers!!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your 25th, sorry your hubby was sick for part of it.

Alyce said...

I'm glad you guys had such a fun anniversary in spite of your husband's illness.

naida said...

Glad you had a nice anniversary getaway. The Steamer boatride sounds like a fun time. Sorry to hear hubby fell ill for a little there.
That cake looks beautiful and yummy too!

Dizzy C said...

sounds like you had a wonderful party.
Sorry to hear that Hd was poorly whilst you were away and glad to hear he is on the mend now.


Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Hopefully the hubs will have lots of health from now on!

Lovely party! That cake looks devine!!

Jenners said...

Except for the hospital stay, it sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your anniversary!

That cake looks so neat!

baili said...

wow so glad to see you enjoying your celebration visit to such beautiful place,it is amazing to visiting a place where you spend your first holly day together,it brings so much warmth in relationships and memories,

thanks for lovely sharing blessing dear

anilkurup said...

Its a good feel. Sensing our importance for a day.

Anniversaries are unlike wedding days . Only that mercifully others would forget about the day and you are left alone to savour the day with your spouse.

Good to know you had a ball of a day. Look forward to the pics too.

Dorte H said...

Belated congratulations, and I hope your husband is better.

I´d love to go to the Lake District with my husband; have read so many wonderful books set there.