Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Memories of the weeks and the years...

This is our souvenir of our week camping in the Ariege - local honey, bought at the night market. It's delicious, and going fast!But the reason I didn't get round to posting about it yesterday, as I'd intended, is that yesterday's memories were from much longer back... Ben and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary!
The pink ribbon on our front-door wreath was around the drop waist of my 1920s 'going away outfit'.
And yesterday I hung the under-dress from that very outfit up with the wreath. It normally hangs on my wardrobe door.
Ben and I celebrated with a lunch out in one of his favourite restaurants (he goes to so many with clients, poor man...) and then spent an afternoon wandering round Toulouse, just doing the kind of things you don't do with sons in tow - looking at pictures, exhibitions, architecture, the river, the canals, the caf├ęs etc.
We had a wonderful afternoon, and are wondering if the next 20 years will be as interesting and unpredictable as the last...


And as a great anniversary gift, we discovered that Son 1's dog Raja has an easily-treated tummy bug, rather than a chicken bone or other object stuck in her intestines, as we'd come to fear - she's already on the mend.

14 comments:

Green thumb said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Ben!
A big hug to Raia, poor doggie!
xxx

Lola Nova said...

Happy Anniversary! What lovely keepsakes, I love that under dress!
May you have many more wonderful years together.

Sherri B. said...

Happy Anniversary! You have kept the special things from your wedding in very nice condition...It is good to hear that Raja is on the mend as our animals can be almost as much of a worry as our children (and sometimes more of an expense).

VintageVicki said...

Happy 20th Anniversary to you & Ben :)

Glad Raja is on the mend.

PS - tis our 20th in September.

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary! How sweet to have those items from your wedding. Displaying them that way is inspired.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary!
Glad Raja will be ok.

marigold jam said...

Happy anniversary - let's hope your next 20 years are good ones. Only 2 years till we have our 40th!!

Jane

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Floss ~ it sounds like you had the perfect day together :O) xx

Autumn Mist said...

Happy Anniversary Floss, glad you had such a lovely day.

Lyn said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
love
Lyn
xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Happy anniversary, 20 years is a very long time!! :) x

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you another 20 years of happiness!!!

The Curious Cat said...

Wow! Twenty years! Amazing! Congratulations and I hope you had an wonderful day...how does it feel after so long? Lots of memories indeed...and looking back. I thought 5 years was long with my ex but times that by 4...lot of good times I bet xxx

April Cottage Ramblings said...

Hi Floss, Happy anniversary. My other half and I will be celebrating our 20th anniverary in October.