Today is Nanna Jane & Granddad Al’s Silver Wedding Anniversary, 25 years of being married. Anyone with only a few years of married bliss, will find it hard to understand, how anyone could be together for so long & even longer.
We’ve actually been a couple living together for over 31 years, it just took us a while to get around to getting married, or rather it took me a while to say yes. We had only known each other 6 months when we found out I was expecting, what a shock it was too, I was on the pill!
So although we had children I wasn’t ready to commit, but when the time was right we sorted it out & was married in just over two weeks.
We was married at Chorley Registry Office at 3pm. Sadly my father had passed away in 1978 when I was just 15, so my brother Ian gave me away. We didn’t have money for a fancy car so we all went together to the registry office in our VW Campervan, which should have been orange & white, but was in fact orange, white, blue & grey as we was in the process of doing her up.
Our honeymoon was two nights in the Lake District camping. We stayed at High Wray Farm near Ambleside & the next day we traveled over to Haverigg & stayed in a more commercial site there, I spent lots on the phone to make sure my little ones was ok, remember this is pre-mobile telephones, but, of course, they were being well & truly spoiled.
We came home on the Sunday teatime & collected out family before heading home to start the next chapter, being married.
My biggest regret about the day is the photographs, I wished we had hired a proper photographer, as we only have a few snaps of people with no head or half a head. My brother offered to do them & like I said that is my one regret.
What is the secret to a long married life, talk, give & take & be prepared to compromise.
Life hasn’t turned out as we expected, me being now disabled was not in any of the plans we had talk about, but that is what I mean about compromise. Al is now my full time carer, even though he doesn’t get any money for doing so, I appreciate every thing he has done & does for me.
We’ve decided to run a competition to celebrate our special day, so if you would like to win these two pairs of lovely Murano glass inspired earrings then head over to our giveaway page now.
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