It may well be Guy Fawkes Day, for those interested in fireworks, but it is a very special day indeed to us. It is our wedding anniversary, and not just any old one. No indeed, we have reached 30 years of togetherness, which makes it our Pearl Anniversary.
It’s our 30th anniversary
What better way to mark this major anniversary than with a new charm for my bracelet. And believe it or not, I just happened to have a spare pearl lying around, from our trip to Raratonga some years ago. I took it in to my favourite manufacturing jeweller, Berrys in Wellington, we tossed some ideas around, doodled some sketches on paper and came up with a plan. I’m thrilled with how it turned out.
My new pearl charm in a twisted gold cage
Around this time of year I like to have our “Hearts of Love” quilt on the bed. I made this for our 25th wedding anniversary, so it gets to grace the bed during November.
Tonight we had a celebratory meal with friends down at the local restaurant, then everyone came back to our home for coffee and dessert. There was a new recipe I had been waiting to try, although I realise that trying an untested new recipe when guests are expected can be a bit risky. But I went ahead with the baked lemon and ginger cheesecake, and it didn’t taste too bad at all. On reflection, baked cheesecakes are quite finicky to make, so next time I’ll stick to the more usual uncooked cheesecake recipe instead.
I remember it was raining quite hard the day we were wed, all those years ago. It really doesn’t seem that long at all. And how about this peek into the past - my goodness, weren’t we a couple of sweet young things then?