A Very Special Day - The 20th October
Our Wedding Anniversary was always important to us both. It was always a special day for us when we remembered our wedding day, our vows and how happy we were to be married to each other. It was a day to remember our past lives together and we recounted many stories of things we had done on 'Our Anniversary'
Over time my habit was to give her a very 'special day', at first it was a present, but it developed into mystery visits and trips which often lasted a few days - togther, alone and in love.
I found this card recently [221 days after she died] I am not sure why she saved it, but she did and I was thrilled to find it.
For the past 35 years I had always saved my Diaries and having looked through them, I have listed below the last 20+ years of the things we did together on 'Our Special Day' with much love, tenderness and happiness.
1990 - Tour of Northen France [to her delight in 5 star Hotels]
1991 - Tour of Switzerland and Italy. [the best hotels, including our honymoon hotel in Lausanne - La Residence, 24 years ealier]
1992 - Nothing recorded ???? - why???
I have now found a photograph of us together in Greece for our Silver Wedding - Marathon and Athens - wonderful Anniversary together and so much in love.
1993 - UK & NL tour of all the houses we have ever lived in - 12! [inc Holland]
1994 - Celebration Dinner - The Lainsbgough Hotel
1995 - South Africa [14 nights]
1996 - Lunch Windsor Castle with the Constable of the Tower. [V.C.]
1997 - Dinner Buckingham Palace [V.C.]
1998 - Coblers Cove Bahamas [14 nights]
1999 - LA/Palm Springs [V.C.]
2000 - Amsterdam [2 nights]
2001 - Venice [3 nights]
2002 - Dinner at the Savoy
2003 - Paris [2 nights]
2004 - Dinner Langshott Manor Hotel [nr Gatwick] this was very special
2005 - Dinner and overnite The Dorchester
2006 - Touring the USA [20 nights]
2007 - Iceland [3 nights] but no 'Northen Lights' to be seen.
2008 - Dinner in 'The Pass' South Lodge Hotel
2009 - Lunch Harrods and shopping
2010 - Dinner Alexander House Hotel
2011 - We saved our celebration for our daughters 40th Birthday in a rented house in Nolfolk. by the sea - she said our kingsize water bed was so very comfortable.
2012 - I had decided on a visit to Moscow, she had wanted to visit having been to St Petersburg - alas it can now never happen........why oh why did this happen to my most loving, caring, beautiful Wife ???????