Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Four years

I have just written a post and then deleted it. It was about today, our fourth wedding anniversary.

Every time I try to put into words how happy I am to be married to the husband, and how lucky I feel, it manages to read as either nauseatingly smug or saturated with sarcasm - depending on the internal tone of voice you choose to adopt. And, to be frank, I can't even fall back on the sex gag, it being our anniversary it just wouldn't be appropriate.

(I can't, for example, repeat the quip I made the other day after a disappointing meal out. "It wasn't very good, but it filled a hole" the husband grumbled, "I know exactly what you mean" I sighed. It was a JOKE - a rather good one I thought ... we only just made it to four years after that.)

So, instead of a post, I think my face on our wedding day sums up my feelings nicely.


Note: this was taken on the top of a double-decker London bus, hence the husband’s slightly awkward pose and the no smoking signs. And our friend taking the photo was below us, my chin isn't that big in reality.

But the smile, I still feel like that today.

And it would churlish to point out that today is another anniversary. Four fruitless years...

Lets hope this anniversary is both the fourth of many, and the very last.


34 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! What a great photo and post! You really do look happy :-)
    Here's hoping your next anniversary will be 'slightly' different :-)

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  2. Happy Anniversary! I love that picture!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! You look so happy in that photo, I love it!

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  4. Congratulations! 4 years of happy marriage is certainly something to celebrate. LOVE the photo - your smile says it all. BTW, love your dress (the part I see in the photo) and shoulder wrap - tres chic!

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  5. Aw, look at you! That's lovely.
    Many congratulations..

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  6. You two are so cute! Happy anniversary!

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  8. Happy anniversary!!! That is a great photo, like out of a magazine...you're a lovely couple and one happy girl!!!

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  9. Great photo! Happy Anniversary!

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  10. Love the pic, Liz! :) Happy Anniversary!

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  11. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more to come (of the wedding variety only)!

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  12. Your post had me blubbing Liz - Have a wonderful Anniversary and hoping that this year brings the icing on on cake... X

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  13. What a gorgeous, gorgeous photo!

    Happy anniversary to you both.

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  14. Happy Happy Anniversary! You look so, so radiantly happy and lovely in that photo. Am verklempt.

    (Also, I got the joke. I chortled out loud. So there).

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  15. Congratulations on making it to four years and on having such a happy marriage. Beautiful photo!

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  16. Happy Anniversary Beautiful.
    (and I mean that lasty word both literally and figuratively).

    (Thanks for the heads-up, but it's only the "75 years of wedded bliss" posts that make me cringe - both literally and figuratively because those bastards are really wrinkly).

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  17. Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad that you are just as in love today as you were then! Love the picture, it's so fun and in the moment! <3

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  18. Happy Anniversary, Liz! What a beautiful photograph. Sometimes a picture says it exactly, and this one does.

    (And I think it was a very good joke.)

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  19. Happy anniversary, and what a fantastic picture!

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  20. Happy Anniversary, Liz. Your smile is always truly amazing and it is usually not very far away. Hope the coming year gives you both lots of reasons to smile like this. ps I'd also forgotten how lovely your hair looks in that blonde bobby style! lots of love Wig xxxx

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  21. Sorry it's belated but I hope you and yours had a lovely anniversary.
    I love the photo and I can only imagine how great the day must of been if you were snapped on the top deck.
    By the way, nowt wrong with a bit of smug and churlishness.. it gets me through my day!

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  22. Happy anniversary! Love that picture.

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  23. You are the only other person I know with a picture of themselves in their wedding dress on the top of a Routemaster.

    Did you get let off the fare, too??

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  24. I love that you're riding a city bus in your wedding dress! Happy anniversary, and may there be many (and no) more.

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  25. That is a priceless shot. Congratulations on four happy years!

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  26. I love the pic! You're both so adorable! :)

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  27. Happy Anniversary! Have a great day!

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  28. Happy Anniversary! That picture is priceless.

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  29. happy anniversary! you look so cute!

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  30. Beautiful picture! I love looking back thru my wedding pictures. It was such a wonderful perfect day.

    You crack me up when you say that your post was too ohhy gooey. I love that- i love that you are ohhey gooey in love! Congratulations on 4 years! May you celebrate many more together :)

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