Wednesday, August 01, 2007

20th Anniversary! Your Surprise!

20 years of marriage is celebrated with presents of 'china'! So the girls very kindly got us 'Charlotte'

Isn't she beautiful, I've always liked White Sussex!!! Very easy to look after too!!!

Mark bought me a necklace with my favourite stone and birth stone an amethyst!

It is stunning and a very dark stone which is unusual, but matches my engagement ring beautifully! I am thrilled, I have always yearned after necklaces like this.

Now buying for hubby proved to be difficult and after consulting with my sister, and visiting every, yes every jewellers in Swindon we found the perfect one in the very last shop!!! Phew!!

A pocket watch. Sorry about the reflection, but that pic shows the colours best! What a hit it proved to be, he was over the moon, apparently had always wanted one!!!??? How my sister knew and I didn't, has got me thinking, what does she know that I don't!!!!! lol!!!
No you don't need just a waist coat to wear it, well he doesn't, he has clipped it to his belt and its tucked in his pocket. He does make me laugh, he keeps getting it out, clicking it open and saying 'your late'!!! We actually exchanged gifts earlier this week as K's shifts wouldn't allow her to be here at 'opening time'. Anyway last night when he came in, I asked how many people had been late? He said none and that infact it was him that had been late to a couple of meetings, I said quick as a flash, well you should have opened your watch once in the meeting and said 'I'm late' just like a little white rabbit. We did laugh!!!!!!!

He is a very special man! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Now for your surprise, which you have all been waiting so patiently for, I'm sorry it took so long, but the weather and my back have slowed the whole process down, as it has been very hard work!

So here is before

and here is the after, posh hey!!

We are thrilled with the finished result, as this is a favourite place we like to sit
so come and join me beside the pond, would you like tea and cream scones or a pimms?


RUTH said...

What a lovely chicken!! Your necklace is beautiful and I'm glad hubby was thrilled at his present. Very smart it is too. Have a truly wonderful day. You have worked hard in the garden...would love to join you for a Pimms (or two)...clink of the glasses and a toast to a very special's to many more Happy Anniversarys :o)

ChrisJ said...

Oh WOW! A Cream Tea please! I didn't even get one while we were in England last month.
I'm going to post a photo of our refurbished patio - or mostly sun deck, in a day or two on FLAMBLOG. As for anniversary gifts, well it's my 70th birthday at Christmas and I've already informed my family, no gifts please, but start making plans NOW. I want to pet a tiger!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Happy Anniversary - what super gifts! And thank you for our surprise. You have obviously worked so hard and it looked fabulous ... and we've even got some fine weather so you can enjoy it!

farmingfriends said...

Happy Anniversary - lovely gifts exchanged.
The seating area is just great. I love the flooring and the furniture is a super colour. I would like pimms and scones please!
Sara from farmingfriends

Allotment Lady said...


Talking of which - what a stunning patio area - you have done a brilliant job - if you fancy a summer job, there a quite a few things I need doing here!

mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely patio area Libby. Love the colours.

Love the watch too. Bought Jon one of these one christmas. Like my dad, he loves watches.

Joanna said...

Your have doen wonders to your patio and the perfect place to sit and have tea. All your presents are lovely and I thought your pink wedding dress was the best colour ever for a wedding dress.

Sheila said...

I'll have a Pimms please, and drink a toast to you both. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.
Lovely gifts, and the new patio is perfect. I wish it was in my garden..!

smilnsigh said...

Happy Anniversary!!!


Gretchen said...

The amethyst necklace is beautiful! It's my favorite stone, too. One of the gem's powers is the ability to ward off headaches. Unfortunately, it doesn't work, but it's still a pretty gem. :)

Your backyard is awesome. What I wouldn't give to have that myself. You're very lucky.

Petunia's Gardener said...

Congratulations! And what a nice sitting area to celebrate too. Love Charlotte. Isn't it fun when you find the special surprise (for both of you)? We'll be at 20 in December- cannot be, but it is.
Enjoy, Paula

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Cream tea please! Wow Libby that looks fantastic, what a lot of hard work you've put in!!!! No wonder this is now the favorite area of you all to sit and enjoy the garden.

Love Charlotte, what a pretty little chicky she is. A really lovely present! Speaking of which : WOW to that new necklace of yours. I love amethyst (I have a ring, necklace and earrings with amethyst and am searching high and low for a bracelet) but this one is really special and so romantic too. You're one lucky woman Libby, what a wonderful present!

Buying that pocket watch was a great idea. How nice that your hubby is chuffed to bits with it.

Happy Anniversary!!!

Auntie Noo said...

Your gifts look lovely, and the work on your patio is just awesome. Would love to join you in a Pimms. *chink* Here's to you and yours! Happy Anniversary.

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a lovely surprise... and funnily enuf, I put in a CIRCULAR patio last year.... yours looks super, and I know you'll get lots of use out of it.
Congratulations on your 20th anniversary, your prezzies are all gorgeous.