I wonder if you’re like me, and find yourself saying, ‘when we can, we’ll go out to…….’ (fill in assorted details of different places and experiences). More about that wish in the next post as we might indeed be able to go to a restaurant in the UK to celebrate events. Won’t that be nice!
Mind you, I don’t need much in the way of fancy restaurants or foreign holidays to make me happy. Our honeymoon is a good example of that. Here’s a photo of us on our honeymoon, which I think you might have seen before. In those days we were content with very little. We honeymooned in Newquay, Cornwall going there by train and staying in a caravan park not far from the beach. It was lovely and this was the beach hut we rented for the week we stayed there.
Look at those jeans, though! Do you remember that you’d buy a fairly wide-legged pair of jeans and then you’d unstitch the seam and insert more denim, plus patches (don’t forget those) to make them as wide and as flowing as possible – and they were called ‘loons’. I read an article recently saying that with influencers like Harry Styles wearing very wide-legged jeans, loons were coming back. Not sure what I feel about that because, as you know, I like skinny jeans best of all. Mind you, having read the article I fished out the wide black jeans from the charity shop bag that I’d discarded because they attracted dust and looked a bit scuzzy quite quickly after washing. I’ll attempt to find a conditioner that will rectify that problem.
Here’s us on the actual wedding day in 1973, I still have that dress somewhere and can just about get into it, despite putting on 6lbs during lockdown.
And what about this photo?
That’s a little bit John Travolta in Grease, don’t you think! I made that dress myself and am rather sorry that I havn’t got it now. We were there with the children and this was Paris, where we stopped for a break before driving down to the campsite for our fortnight’s holiday by the Atlantic coast. I don’t think we ever stayed in a hotel for our holidays while the children were young, did I deprive the children?? They seem to have survived!
Here’s Mr F and me last year.
This was taken on our walk yesterday.
And what about this one? I’m a little bit slumped, but we were sitting with our faces tilted towards the sun because, wow, it was so very sunny and warm – yay, and three cheers to that! In fact, we sat on the bench for some time and then Mr F got up to take this.
Yes, in August of this year it’ll be 48 years we’ve been married. Here’s to many more years together!
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. I’ve written another piece for My Other Blog on the successful roll-out of the UK vaccination programme. If you’d like to read it click on the icon at the side if reading on a PC or Mac, or at the bottom of this if reading on a phone 🙂