Saturday, 14 August 2010

Awards, Anniversary & A Red Face


Thanks to DJ Kirkby, author of Without Alice for this fab award. You can follow DJ's blog tour to celebrate the publication of her book by going to Helen's blog and on Monday to Talli's.

It's my sixth wedding anniversary today, so we thought we'd go and have breakfast down at Bon Viveur in St Aubins bay. "There's a high tide," said Rob, "And we can sit outside in the sun and watch the sea lapping over the top of the seawall next to the boats." Well, naturally it was pouring, so we sat inside instead. The breakfasts were enormous and very tasty and then we popped across to the Parish Hall to see the Vintage Market stalls - all crammed inside due to the rain - and I bought a 1919 Royal Doulton mug celebrating, 'Peace & Victory' and S bought a 1930s fold up camera for £7.50. Good fun.

I'm now back at home, surrounded by red roses, chocolates and a beautiful card, from lovely husband; pretty Deco picture frame and card from the three teens, and a beautiful arrangement of flowers have just arrived from dad & mum, all pinks and very pretty. So, it's been a lovely day.

I have now pretty much recovered from the humiliation of inadvertently walking ahead of a marching band as they started crossing Liberation Square, and then two roads in front of holiday makers on friday. As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, I also happened to be carrying a green sponge hand - need a photo of me with it for a competition for work, don't ask - that is bigger than my dog. The hardest part was trying not to walk in step to their banging drums and hoping no-one I knew could see me.

I'm almost finished my editing, so I'd better go and get on with it. Have a great weekend.

28 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

Sounds like you're having a fab day!

Phillipa said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.:)

Boonsong said...

Happy Anniversary!
I wish you a great day and a wonderful future.

Best wishes, Boonsong

Faye said...

Congrats on six good years, Debs. Sounds like you chose well. And we must know the rest of the story about your joining the marching band--sounds like you came prepared!

Sue Guiney said...

Hope you're having a great anniversary! Congrats to you both!!

DJ Kirkby said...

Happy anniversary. An indulgent breakfast out, how lovely! xo

Debs said...

helen - it's been lovely, thanks.

phillipa - thank you.

boonsong - many thanks.

faye - it was so embarrassing, I felt like such a fool, but I was so excited to be on holiday for 2 wks that I didn't think to take note at what all those people were watching.

sue - thank you.

dj - it was perfect, thanks.

Ellie said...

Happy anniversary to you both. Sounds like you had a day to remember!

Gran said...

Congratulations to you both. Have a wonderful day!

Kaye Manro said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Hubby! I hope it's a great day.

You had me laughing about the green sponge hand and the marching to the drums, lol. I can see you now!

Debs said...

ellie - thank you

gran - thanks very much

kaye - thank you.

I think the marching band probably wondered who the mad woman in front of them must have been. Humiliation!

Troy said...

I'm chuckling away thinking about you walking in front of a marching band with a green sponge hand - priceless!

Congrats. on the anniversary and also for winning (well, co-winning!) DJ's WW comp. this week.

Talli Roland said...

Happy anniversary! Even if it was raining, it sounds like you had a good time.

I love the marching-band-image... :)

Thanks for the link to my blog!

Anna said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

Carol said...

Happy anniversary! Sounds like you were spoiled rotten...the way it should be!!

I love the idea of you walking in front of the band with a big green hand...you should have just gone for it and waved it along to the music ;-)

C x

Sue Guiney said...

Debs,
Just got your kind comment saying you'd be happy to be a part of my blog tour. I'm leaving it up to the blogger what to do and when, but if you could email me at sue@guineyuk.com we can get into specifics. Thanks so much! xo

Debs said...

troy - hello amd thank you co-winner.

The marching band/green hand experience was traumatic and not to be repeated in a hurry.

talli - thanks for your wishes.

Love your blog, it's so entertaining always.

anna - thank you.

carol - thanks.

My timing is always appauling and I manage to make a berk of myself far too often.

sue - have emailed you now.

SpiralSkies said...

Oh, nooooooooooooo... how embarrassing, accidentally leading the marching band! You have seriously got to work that into a story :)

Debs said...

SpiralSkies - I still go red when I think of it, and have no idea if anyone from work saw me as I've been off work since then. Cringe.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I'm so late in replying to your post but Happy Anniversary anyway!! I only wish my husband would take a leaf out of your husband's book!

CJ xx

sheepish said...

Happy anniv, August is obviously a good month as it was our anniv on the 15th. I shall do a post about it soon, unfortunately our evening out didn't work as well as your day.

Flowerpot said...

bit late here buthope you had a great day Debs x

Debs said...

crystal jigsaw - many thanks. He is a sweetie, so I can't complain :)

sheepish - happy belated anniversary to you too. Looking forward to your post.

flowerpot - many thanks, it was a lovely day.

RachTroy said...

Love this new look Debs! Enjoy your evening :-)

Amanda said...

Loving the new look, Debs! We're twins x

Debs said...

rach - brilliant. You too.

amanda - Oh, snap. x

Suzanne Jones said...

Sorry, missed this, too. Hope you had a fab anniversary.

XX

Debs said...

suzanne - we had a great time, thanks. Lots of food, drink, shopping. Perfect.