One of the great coincidences, the fortunate happenings of my life, was the day a young journalist came to work in the same newspaper office as I.
It took two years and a lot of shenanigans to join forces with the man who eventually became my husband. But since then I think I might say that, for better and for worse, life has been really quite amazing.
We promised each other, just weeks into our time together, one thing above all: adventures.
We continue to have them. Life is never mundane, or so-so. It is invariably spectacular. And anyone who knows our family will tell you exactly the same thing.
And so, 21 years to the day since we married in a church which looked like something out of a Gerry Anderson animation, (it is a wonder you couldn’t see the strings and the phoney walks) I am posting a few pictures of the man to whom I have been privileged to be married.
Perhaps you will realise why life with him is such a ball.
No chain included.
24 thoughts on “The Old Ball And Chain”
Aw! (From a cynical old so and so)
Congratulations!! As someone who’ll be celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary next month, I know both the work and the joy that come from a long marriage. Kudos to you for keeping the embers burning!
Happy anniversary, Kate, I wish you many more adventures together. xxx
CONGRATULATIONS to you both!
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I remember that mustache!
Congratulations, Kate and Phil. You have created a lovely life together. May you have many, many more years to celebrate.
Congratulations Kate & Phil – hope you go somewhere special this evening together.
Happy anniversary (lose the sheepskin though!)
Well how very lovely! 🙂
Happy anniversary – and what fun photos, Kate! Enjoy your 21st year, and all the ones ever after.
Happy anniversary, Kate. It does look as though life with him would be fun. Wishing you plenty more adventures.
Congratulations. Seems like a nice gentleman.
Congratulations and Bestest Wishes, Kate and Phil! Isn’t life grand when we get to share our days (and nights) with our very best friend?
Happiness is being married to your BFF.
I think a LARGE celebration is what you need 😊
Oh, happy, happy! And long may the adventures continue.
Happy anniversary, Kate. And here’s to many more adventures.
Bravo, Kate, many more years of adventure indeed!
What an excellent thing to promise each other–more adventures! I really see that in the both of you, and wish you many more years of happiness. I thoroughly loved the photos! ox
freaking adorable – all of it. celebrating w u.
Llongyfarchiadau, as they say here in Wales!
How nice. How very, very, very nice. Congratulations (and what ‘calmgrove’ says…)
Wow, congrats (I missed this one) – my 14th wedding anniversary was yesterday (24th July) – so close 🙂 hip hip hooray and all that jazz
“We promised each other, just weeks into our time together, one thing above all: adventures.” That should be written into every marriage vow 😀 Congrats, Kate and Phil, and may you have many more adventures together!
Happy anniversary to you and Phil. No wonder that you both have had many happy adventures.