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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Our Special Day

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.

PB040015 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.

PB050001My 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.

DSCF5400 Hearts of Love Anniversary quilt

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.

PB050011 Baked lemon and ginger cheesecake

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?

PB050002 Our wedding, 30 years ago


Frances Leate said...

Congratulations to you both - 30 years is an impressive milestone and enjoy the celebrations. Take care.

Lis Harwood said...

Ah ha, I can finally comment, something to do with Bloglovin grr.. Many congratulations to you both on your anniversary, and wishing you many more.

Nancy J said...

Congrats Jenny and Robin, indeed a very good reason to have a great meal out. And recipes, last week I made a "NEVER Fail" fruit cake, but when cool, and cut, it was soggy, needed about another 10 minutes. Never mind, delish as desert with custard. I'll post you a cheesecake recipe, no baking, totally yummy. Greetings to you both, Jean (and Hugh).

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Still a couple of sweeties, I think!

Sue said...

Congratulations! I love seeing "old" wedding photos from the era I was going to friend's weddings, which was also about thirty years ago.

Leeann said...

Congrats Jenny, you did pick a good time of year to get married!
I don't try new recipes out for special occasions as they always go wrong for me and it ends up like a Faulty Towers episode.