Two celebrations today!
Number one celebration .. .. .. today is my wedding anniversary .. .. .. hubby and I have been married for a whole 35 years today !!! How about that? 35 years and still besotted with each other.
35 years ago today it was VERY cold and in the week running up to our wedding there had been lots of snow. Everyone said that we would have to play "spot the bride" on the photographs as I would disappear into the snowy background. Thankfully it all melted and the slush disappeared the day before!
35 years means it is our "Coral" anniversary. But unfortunately there will be no heading off to the Coral Reef for us .. .. just to the dining room table for a romantic dinner for two!!
We have always celebrated our anniversary at home with our "romantic dinner for two" (apart from our Silver Anniversary) and in the "good old days" when the children were still at home they never enjoyed our wedding anniversary. For this was the one night of the year that they didn't eat with us. They had to eat early and then be banished to their bedroom.
It never went down well with them and the eldest always used to say how it wasn't nice to be in bed and be able to smell all the lovely food smells wafting up the stairs.. .. .. shame!! But it was only one night a year.. .. .. and I did feed them first .. .. I hadn't sent them to bed hungry!!
So this morning I have had to clear the table of all my crafty deliciousness (and the floor and the chairs and just about any work surface available) and tidy up in readiness for getting the candles and flowers spread about the place.
But now I need to tidy my craft room because everything is dumped in there. Oh dear !!!!
So now on to celebration number two.
Anice has worked her magic over at Funky Hand and produced a new Wordbook Download called "Retro Fun".
Here is one of the creations I produced using the download. (I bet you recognise it Helen as I worked on this when we had our lovely crafty weekend).
A little bit different for me - but I love it and think the colours and papers are just so gorgeous.
Funky Hand "Retro Fun" download
Martha Stewart punch: Embossed Zig Zag
Nestabilities Circle Die
My trusty heart punch
An old ink pad for inking the edges
Right then, back to it. More preparations and tidying needed and I really must get some crafting done too.
Love Jules xx