We had an interesting conversation after I picked Julia up from work yesterday.

“I’ve bought steak for tea.” I said.

“I thought we were going to have that for our anniversary.” she said.

This was news to me as I thought that I’d had the idea all on my own. She has probably been using mind control techniques to manipulate my weak and feeble man’s mind.

“I thought we’d have it early, as part of a longer celebration.”

“You’ve forgotten when it is, haven’t you?”

“No I haven’t. It’s later this week.I just thought I’d prolong the joyous celebration.”

She wasn’t convinced and went on to narrow it down and corner me like a rat in a trap. It isn’t fair, I can’t drive through traffic, talk and lie convincingly at the same time.

It’s today. This time next year I am going to search “wedding anniversary” and check the date. WP may yet prove to be good for something apart from blogging and providing shoddy “improved” services.

Thirty one years. Where have they all gone?

I’m going to think about that as I go about decluttering,

The pictures are from Huttoft beach car park on our last (and only) trip to the coast this year. It’s just a long concrete strip of parked cars and a stretch of beach. Very old-fashioned and very relaxing, particularly when trying to avoid social contact.

Two ladies on the beach at Huttoft

Fishermen on the beach at Huttoft

I’ve had the photos since we went, but haven’t got round to using them.

36 thoughts on “Anniversary!

  1. Helen

    Glad your anniversary prompted you to use photos from your one trip to the coast this year. At least the beach didn’t look crowded!

  2. Lavinia Ross

    Happy 31st anniversary, Simon and Julia! Wishing you both many more years to celebrate, and hopefully times will be better. 2020 has been one hell of a year. You can always have steak several days in a row… πŸ™‚

      1. charliecountryboy

        Interesting final sentence. I got one of those looks last night from Gillian when I wondered out loud.
        β€œHow it was possible to squeeze so many idiots onto one planet?”
        She suggested it wasn’t a good FB post πŸ˜‚

      2. quercuscommunity Post author

        Sounds like an excellent post to me, and a great title for a book – a 21st century take on “Last of the Summer Wine”. However, it would be foolish to suggest that you did it as the consequences, as we know, would be immediate and dreadful. πŸ™‚

        See my next post for a way of getting round this problem…

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