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SIX YEARS

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Six years of wedded bliss- this is completely true. As my grandmother would have said, ‘you picked a winner ‘. The winner and I had a low-key anniversary. Breakfast at home, followed by tasty coffees from the newest cafe in our neighborhood- Blue Bear, coffees in hand, we strolled to the Botanical Gardens to people watch while we read magazines and books. I realize these sound like activities for a 20th anniversary when we are in our fifties, but it was just our speed!

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Then we went nuts and had dinner at our local cafe-The Roamin Nose and listened to a band of the cutest, hipster teens- The Haar. I think we were the only people who were not ‘with the band’, but they were fun to see- you can follow them on twitter @thehaar .

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For those of you who are not in the know on Scottish meteorology, haar is a coastal fog. It is mostly used in towns which border the North Sea. So educational this blog.

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We did not exchange gifts this year- we are going on a trip this summer which will be our special treat.

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Thanks for the fabulous years, Ben- here is to six more- minimum!

  • THE COFFEE BOX
    THE COFFEE BOX
  • CASTLE TERRACE MARKET
    CASTLE TERRACE MARKET
  • BRUNCH OPTIONS FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND
    BRUNCH OPTIONS FOR ANOTHER WEEKEND
  • THE GARDENS
    THE GARDENS
  • THE BLOSSOMS
    THE BLOSSOMS
  • SPARKLING RAILS
    SPARKLING RAILS
  • BEHIND THESE WALLS- MAGAZINES!
    BEHIND THESE WALLS- MAGAZINES!

ANNIVERSARY FUN… Ben and I had such an enjoyable anniversary. Here are some of the pics from our morning and afternoon out.

The play we saw, Pass the Spoon, was not that great, I think we were the only two who were not enjoying the dancing banana and the alcoholic egg.

We also packed like crazy! We start moving tomorrow.

8 YEARS…This weekend marks 8 years since Ben and I met. Our first meal together, fondue and wine from baby bottles at the Le Biberon, a restaurant that has not endured like our love. This was followed by dancing at the Loco Mosquito. Thanks to our friends Katya, Jenny, Clare and Jo who were with us that night. My first thought at the end of the evening as I asked Ben for his email address, he is going to be a great friend, he is and everything else in between. We even have pictures from the momentous occasion that changed our lives forever. 

  • IT RAINED ALMOST ALL WEEK
    IT RAINED ALMOST ALL WEEK
  • JOLLY CAPTAIN BEN
    JOLLY CAPTAIN BEN
  • TREE CANOPY
    TREE CANOPY
  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
  • A FLOATING GROCERY STORE
    A FLOATING GROCERY STORE

TRAVEL MONDAY… In April 2009 to celebrate our second wedding anniversary we rented a penniche (canal boat) and spent a week touring at 5-8 miles per hour the Canal du Midi. The canal, located in south western France connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. We started in a charming village called the Somail. Our boat was so cute and was well equipped, everything we needed for our week. It was a great test to see if our marriage was still on track, we had to navigate locks and we soon realized we needed cooperation and communication, two of our marriage weak points (at least in year two, we are so good at both now). We had such a relaxing week, pulling over where we wanted along the canal, cycling into the towns and enjoying the scenery and life at ‘sea’. 

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