Tuesday, 2 February 2016

celebrating 20 years

J and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last week.


I bought him red roses.

 

He bought me white ones.


I made a cake.  When you never throw away anything in your cutlery drawer it means you can recreate the cake decorations you made for your wedding cake. I bought this little cutter intending to make daisies, when they looked like snowflakes instead I didn't put them on the cake.... Until the night before the wedding when we suddenly had 10 inches of snow and then they seemed perfect. 


We left the children staying with friends and ran away to Scotland for the weekend. 
Travelling in a storm meant for some interesting driving, but it was completely worth it for a lovely hotel, with a log fire in our room. 
A howling gale blowing outside when you're tucked up safe and warm is a wonderful thing.


It snowed. 
I took a lot of photos.
A perfect weekend x


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  1. Running away to Scotland is always good! Happy Anniversary. x

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  2. Sounds lovely - congratulations.

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  3. Happy anniversary! And the weekend away sounds lovely x

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  4. Happy anniversary to both of you. It sounds like a wonderful time. I love your little flower cut-outs, they're perfect for a winter cake.

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  5. Happy anniversary. Sounds a blissful way to celebrate x

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    1. thank you. It really was blissful. x

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  6. Happy anniversary to you both, and what a wonderful weekend. The perfect place to celebrate I think. Love that you still have that cutter! CJ xx

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  7. Oh how wonderful - how special and ConGraTuLationS!!! xxx

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    1. thank you, we had a lovely time and it was so relaxing. if only I could have brought that log fire home with me x

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  8. I think you should make that a yearly destination! Far too nice to save just for round number anniversaries!

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  9. Congratulations to you both. The little snowflake flowers are beautiful and your weekend away sounds perfect. xx

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    1. thank you - it was such a wonderful weekend, simple pleasures, warm fire, nice food, lots of snow! x

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  10. Looks perfect! Thank goodness I checked the box before pressing publish - the autocorrect just changed perfect to ferret

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    1. Because people type 'looks ferret' all the time obvs.

      It does look wonderful Tess and congrats to you both.

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!! I hope that you have many more wonderful years of happy marriage! xx

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  12. Congratulations! How lovely to get away from it all. I think that when the weather is cold and frosty being looked after in a cosy hotel is even better than a sunny getaway. Looks fab x

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  13. Happy Anniversary the escape sounds perfect! Jealous of the snow, we don't get it very often down here :(

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    1. it really was the perfect escape! and the snow was amazing. although also terrifying driving in it, we had a total white out at one point, thank goodness for winter tyres is all I can say!

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  14. Congratulations! And that escape sounds just perfect. I adore Scotland and with snow and real fires too, I'm more than a little envious!
    Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
    x

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  15. Many congratulations! Your weekend in Scotland sounds wonderful snow and all. A fire in your bedroom, now that is decadence.

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  16. Happy anniversary! Beautiful place and a fire place makes it special!

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  17. Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary! Beautiful roses and such a cosy fire. So glad you had a lovely time.
    Helen xox

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  18. Hey Tess,
    Happy anniversary indeed. I'm a married year behind you. I'd live to run away for the weekend. Never been to Scotland, but always wanted to. I'm glad you had a lovely time.
    Leanne xx

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    1. it is quite a long way from you........... but perhaps you could plan it for next year! x

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  19. Happy Anniversary! Scotland is perfect to run away to, so glad you enjoyed your weekend. A fire in the bedroom, oh what bliss! X

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  20. Happy Anniversary to you both. Sounds a lovely way to celebrate. xx

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  21. That looks so cosy. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. The cutters are so sweet, I'm not surprised they've survived 20 years in your kitchen drawer.

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    1. it was oh so cosy inside. oh so Freezing outside! there are some quite scary things in the kitchen drawer along with the cute cutters........

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  22. Happy Anniversary! I love that idea that you've recreated a bit of your wedding cake, so romantic.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. Sounds great. I am totally with you on the pleasures of being inside and knowing the weather is hammering away outside and Scotland is an excellent place to experience it!

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  24. Happy anniversary. I'm sure your break was great.

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  25. A very late Happy Anniversary, what a wonderful way to have spent it. And you two sound like a very romantic couple, very impressive after 20 years!

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