Saturday, 9 February 2013

45 years on

We certainly looked a lot less lined in those days - and quite a bit slimmer!  A hot, sultry, February day in Brisbane for one of  the best days of my life.  I remember being furious with the driver of the hired limousine taking me and my uncle to the church as he kept driving round and round the block making me 10 minutes late for the ceremony - he said there were still too many people standing outside the church waiting to enter!  They were standing outside hoping to catch what breeze there was before going inside where of course there was no air conditioning and not too many fans either.

We are having a quiet day, then going to have dinner with the family tonight.  Dougal and Nikki celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we will have a double celebration tonight.

Thank goodness Dougal is a computer whiz - he spent the morning here sorting out Firefox for me - it seemed to have really tied its knickers in a knot this time, but hopefully all is good now.  Then he moved to the TV and brand new DVD recorder.  Our old one gave up the ghost last Monday.  We bought a new one and Bill was able to install it and get the TV going again, but I couldn't understand the instructions to do anything more complicated than that.  I know they are written in English words, but not in a way that I could understand - I am sure most of you can relate to that!  I have now discovered that I can record two different programmes at the same time if I want to, or even watch a pre-recorded programme while simultaneously recording another one - the wonders of modern technology!  I often think there is nothing much worth watching on TV, but it is amazing how often there are two programmes worth watching on at the same time, especially when I have to go out.
Nothing much creative to show you, but I have been steadily beading one of the oiled paper images I showed you  a while back and I think I shall make it into a book cover in the next day or so.


  1. Congratulations to you both - you look far to young now and still recognisable from your wedding photo to have been married for 45 years Robin! Enjoy your celebrations.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your book cover - it sounds great.

  2. Congrats my friends and I agree with Heathers comments.
    We can pause our TV so that we can nick off to the loo then re-start it when we get back and it will resume where it left off.
    Ah modern technology.

  3. Many congratulations on those happy years together - may you have many more.

  4. Happy Anniversary!! May you celebrate many more years together.

  5. Hope you had a great dinner,and as good an anniversary as ours. I dont think I realised how far behind us you were.

  6. Congratulations of your anniversary Robin. Love your dress, we were all very demure brides in those days, none of these strapless dresses. Although they could have been good in the heat on your wedding day.


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