Friday, 1 June 2007


Dan and I got married on 1st June, 39 years ago. The day before my 21st birthday. I didn't want to go out for a meal the evening before my big day, so Dan is going to cook an Italian dinner for Kathryn and I. She arrived by train at lunch time. Arron is coming tomorrow.

Dan gave me a dozen red roses and two M&S tops. I gave him a bottle of Irish single malt whiskey, and a walking book, The best of Wainwright.
"It's a warm, sunny day, "Dan said. "Just like our wedding day."

We have another anniversary today. Dan's mother, Evelyn, died on the 1st June last year. His sister died 6 weeks' later. We visited the place where their ashes are scattered along with his father's. It's called Bluebell Wood. Dan used to take Jon up there, as his father had taken him in his childhood.

It was green and fresh from the recent rain. We stood in silence each with our own memories and said a prayer. Jon could not attend his Nan's and Aunt's funerals. When he's released we'll take him back there.

The Beatles cake looked amazing. We picked it up from the bakery before meeting Lizzy and the girl's at the Hungry Buddha for brunch. Walking up town we kept bumping into 'party people'. "What you wearing?", "It's a surprise!", "See you tomorrow night," they shouted. Anyone who's anyone is coming to your 60s bash," Lesley said.

Kathryn and Lesley started singing Show me the way to Barbara's party to the tune of Amarillo, doing a Peter Kay dance, as we strolled back to the car.

Copyright © 2007 Barbara Attwood


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have wonderful friends and equally as bright family. Your party will go off like magic. Have a fantastic birthday!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah... forgot to write this.

Don't FRET so! ALL will either work out or not. It is not in your control. :)

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