Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Our eleven year marriage

Eleven years.

Eleven years since I said I do. Eleven years since I was woken by my grandma at 5am with a bowl on cornflakes on a tray on the morning of my wedding day.

It has been the quickest eleven years but also the longest. I remember that day so vividly. The terrible butterflies I had all day. I couldn't even eat our wedding meal because my nerves were so high! I felt like I held my breath for the whole day. It is a day that I wish I could do all over again.

I am so grateful to have Gilles by my side in life. He encourages and supports my dreams and doesn't bat an eye lid when I "let the crazy out" as he calls it. He is so patient with all my ideas and flittering from one thing to the next. He just laughs at me when I am about to fall asleep and my stupid brain comes up with a really stupid question that I then need to google to find out or otherwise I cannot sleep! He doesn't mind being dragged around gardens and to find deer because he knows how happy it makes me.

Gilles and I are completely different people. I am creative, he is hands on. I love days in gardens and forests where he likes DIY days or pub afternoons. Even though we are different, we work because we both love those parts of each other. He doesn't mind sleeping in a bedroom that has hanging lace dresses on the walls and botanical prints above the bed. He doesn't mind having all my little trinkets and treasures on the mantle piece or my vases and bottles in the bathroom for when I pick flowers. He lets me be who I am and allows me to do the things that makes me happy. That is why I love him so much.

We have so many wonderful plans for the future. We both want to live in a cottage and we both would love to have ducks. Puddle ducks of course! He wants a workshop/outhouse and I would love a glass house. We both own a business and we are both working so hard to make sure that we achieve our dreams. I honestly cannot wait to spend the rest our our lives together. Like any relationship, there has been ups and downs over the years and, talks of marriage counseling and fights but here we are. Working together towards our dreams, raising two little girls to be the best versions of themselves and loving on each other.


  1. Happy Anniversary!

  2. Oh, how beautiful! Beautifully expressed. You made me pool up. God bless you both and your family.



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