What happened 30 years ago this month? LiveAid – yes yes… but more importantly Mrs F and I got married. HOW long ago?! Yes 30 years through fair wind and rough storms we’ve somehow stayed in the same rowing boat together and added a couple of children – now adults – to the crew who seem to be asking others to now come along for some of the ride too.
I remember the day obviously – well significant bits of it. Waking up on the little fold out guest bed in the living room of the house I’d been born in and grew up in. My last night there and I’d had to let my aunt and uncle have my bed! The tension waiting at the front of the church and not turning around as Mrs F had insisted I didn’t look at her until she was alongside me. Seeing her there and saying “You look beautiful”. etc. etc. What I can’t remember is what I thought life would become for us. I never foresaw the issues with getting our first house sorted out. The job changes that would come. Parenthood!!! Now that was something with no idea about. Then the dark side – my drinking – where it took me and her and the children.
Anyway of course something special is needed to mark this momentous milestone. We’re off for a short holiday… to Ipswich! See that’s why she stays with me the slightly unconventional side of me perhaps… who needs Venice?
Some young couple from a day in July in 1985… btw that moustache and glasses combination was considered fashionable then… well by me anyways…