Sunday, 4 November 2012

In your love is my strength



This week Hubby and I celebrated our 4th Anniversary. We got married on the 1st November 2008 at Bookham Grange Hotel. The weather was atrocious, torrential rain, even a bit of flooding on the local roads but that didn't spoil our day, it was a wonderful occasion we shared with our friends and family, most of which stayed at the hotel with us. We choose Bookham Grange because it was a small hotel which meant we would be the only ones there and we wouldn't have to share our day with other couples getting married. Well it was all suppose to be about me I mean Hubby and I.



Bookham Grange Hotel

The happy couple.
Hubby and I booked Thursday and Friday off so we could have a long weekend off together.  Unfortunately things all went wrong and the plans we made kind of went to pot. Although we did managed to salvage some of our days off. A week ago I was on the way home from work and my car broke down. I called out the recovery company who unfortunately gave me some bad advice and told me it was safe to drive my car home even though the fan (drive) belt needed repairing.  So what should of been a fairly simple repair (well as simple as Chryslers get) has ended up being a significantly more costly problem.   So due to the poor advice of the recovery company I have ended up with a car that has been off the road for over a week. They are liable for the extra damage that was done to my poor car but I have to say it was a right battle to get them to organise a courtesy car for us. So Thursday our first day off was wasted trying to sort the car out. After lots of hassling on my part I managed to get the company to arrange a courtesy car for us on Friday.

Friday finally got to do some fun stuff.  We initially headed off to Tunbridge wells to The Enchanted Forest at Groombridge Place Gardens but we arrived there and then decided to go somewhere else as we'd forgotten it was half-term and I wasn't about to fight kids to go on the giant swing and other fun stuff there! Here's some pictures of the Enchanted Forest.




Looks like fun doesn't it these are pictures from their website. http://www.groombridge.co.uk/enchanted.htm

Now that may sound a bit miserable but I'm afraid Hubby and I would rather go there when it's quieter and the kids are back at school.  Since we have none of our own we might as well enjoy the luxury of the tranquillity of the countryside without the shrill screaming of children (if we had our own it would be a different story and it would be wonderful to hear they're joyous laughter echoing through the forest).

We both love to find random interesting places to stop at on our travels. On Friday we found a lovely little tearooms at Perryhill Orchard Farm shop.  It was really lovely, the kitchen in the tea rooms was just like a kitchen in someones house, very quaint.




Perryhill  Orchard Tearooms
We then had a little wander around Edenbridge, which is a small but pretty village in Kent.

The River Eden


Lastly I'll leave you with a little poem.  We used this on our order of ceremony.


Happy anniversary to my wonderful Husband.  Life has taken some interesting turns for us but I am grateful  that at each one you were with me by my side.  Each time life tests us, together we show how strong we are.   In your love is my strength.



33 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary, Kate & Pete! So sorry if I missed it!
    Sounds like you had a pig of a day with the car but glad it ended up alright. Looks like you had a wonderful time & lots of fun!
    What a beautiful poem xxxx

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    1. Thanks Honey. No worries. Had a stressful week or so. Same old rubbish, money, money, money. Had a lovely weekend in the end. It is lovely isn't it.

      xxx

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  2. Sounds like a rough start but glad it took a turn in the right direction. Edenbridge looks like a page from a storybook!

    I'd like to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you care to join us.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathy and for invite. I shall check it out, sounds great.

      Kate

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  3. Happy anniversary Kate. You were a gorgeous bride! I love the enchanted forest and you're right about waiting until children are back at school which is why we go on holiday in September lol!!

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  4. Happy Anniversary to both of you. I am stopping by from the SITS Sharefest and very much enjoyed reading. Beautiful pictures and I can absolutey relate not wanting to spend a special day around kids. That was us before children :)

    Great pictures :) - Greetings from Oregon ~ Bea

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  5. Hi Bea,

    thanks for your good wishes and popping by. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you stop by again soon.

    Thanks

    Kate

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful day. Visiting pretty places and having tea sounds like a lovely way to spend the day!

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  7. love all the photos, what a special day! Even with a kid we still need time to ourselves. HAPPY SITS DAY

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    1. Thank you. Thanks for stopping by and for comment :)

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  8. Great photos! I believe you had a great celebration!
    Happy SITS day!

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  9. I love your quote at the end and the photos. Sounds like you had a wonderful time despite the car troubles.

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    1. Ah thank you, I was quite please with myself or that one ')

      We did thank you, thanks for stopping by and comment :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary and many to come. Your photos are beautiful. Cars can be a pain but also the way to an adventure. I taught in Australia for three and a half years. Loved seeing the word recognise versus recognize. Someday I hope to visit Kent and other wonderful spots. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. Thank you so much! Recently our cars have been nothing but pains :(

      Oh wow teaching in Australia, how wonderful.

      thanks for comment

      Kate

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  11. I always remind people that are getting married that it's not about the wedding' it's about the marriage. It's good that you could take the little snafus in stride and get on about your day. :)

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    1. So true! Wha it can you do, I was determined to not let it.

      Thanks for comment :)

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  12. So beautiful and quaint. We just celebrated our 4th year anniversary, but not like this! Happy SITS Day!

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  13. Love the Enchanted Forest pictures. Your 4th anniversary was enchanted! Great post. Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and comment :)

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    1. its lovely isn't it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Very lovely read to this! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, thanks for comment :)

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  16. Happy belated anniversary - and great pictures!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and comment :)

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  17. Awww.... I love this! My Mister lived in Scotland for 2 years and has been trying to bring me there for....lol...a decade. I keep resisting but your pictures are making me think it might be something we should do soon...

    I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and comment. There's some wonderful places to visit in Scotland, you should do it :)

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  18. Happy Anniversary!! Looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful wedding, and that you have a good guy.

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    1. ah thank you Lynne and thanks for stopping by :)

      He is a good one bless him :)

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  19. My husband and I celebrated out 3 year anniversary in December.

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