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Tenth wedding anniversary

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Ten years??!!

Can you believe that?? Even I had a bet on with the best man that we'd only make five... now I owe him a quid!

Wedding pic


Ho ho! Just kiddin'. Y'know, not everyone makes it through the first decade but let me tell you, the secret to a good marriage is to allow each other some personal space. In our case the wife doesn't get in the way of my Playstation3 gaming and I don't get in the way of her cooking and cleaning...

Ha ha! Just kiddin'. Seriously, if you wanna make it as a couple you need to share your responsibilities. For example, whenever we go out I take on all responsibility for drinking while the wife takes on all responsibility for driving...

Arf arf! Just kiddin'. Really though, it's the little things that count like surprising your better half at Christmas. Last Christmas she got me the aforementioned Playstation which I genuinely wasn't expecting and I think she could tell by the look of delight on my face that she had picked a gift perfectly in tune with my tastes. I was too busy plugging the Playstation in to the telly to notice the look on her face when she unwrapped the pressure cooker and moustache removal wax I'd bought for her but I imagine she was over the moon. Also, just to add to the element of surprise I had told her we were going out to an expensive restaurant for dinner, a story that I had built up for weeks beforehand, but really I planned all along for her to cook dinner at home so she'd get to use her gift that very day. I didn't tell her until after she got dressed up though as I wanted to make sure I had something nice to look at across the dining table while I ate my home cooked grub...

Yuk yuk! Just kiddin'. Honestly though, the trick is not to get hung up over possessions. Recently for example my car wouldn't start so I drove the wifes car to work. There was no need to tell her because what's mine is hers and what's hers is mine. I'm not sure how she got to work or how she even got the kids to school but that's the great thing about leaving it to the wife - she somehow just sorts it all out...

Yip yip! Just kiddin'. I have noticed however that relationships break down over money all too often. I never had any although she once had a tidy sum from her affluent background. Fortunately my crippling gambling problem and skill at forging her signature has cleared her savings account leaving us both in the same sinking boat with no cash thus sparing us from any arguments on how the finances should be spent...

Hem hem! Just kiddin'. I think I can say that you do know you're in a comfortable marriage when you can recount the little embarrassing stories about each other without feeling awkward. Although the wife has never done anything embarrassing that I can mention, she has the stories about me driving over her cat, spilling red wine down her wedding dress, punching her boss in the face at her work Christmas party and taking a drunken crap in her handbag that time I got caught short on a night out...

Snik snik! Just kiddin'. Joking aside, marriage is all about forgiving each others indiscretions. I don't think she has to forgive me for anything but darling, if you're reading this, I forgive you...

Snort! Just kiddin'.

Yeah.... I still got it....

The little wedding picture at the top of this blog entry was taken ten years ago today back when I was young, virile and, seemingly, had a bowl haircut and ill fitting suit. After ten years the hair and the suit have gone but the wife is still here. I shall spend this evening drinking (many) toasts to her before climbing into bed drunk and stinking at some ungodly hour, demanding sex, falling asleep without getting any and then snoring loudly until the morning.

Here's to the wife!


Wife