Thursday, 26 September 2013

13


On the mantelpiece , there is a vase of flowers. They are an anniversary gift from Chris. We have now been together for thirteen years.
Thirteen years.
It has just shot by
Chris, like many blogger spouses, is a somewhat shadowy figure in Going Gently. Readers hear about him in passing so to speak, but specifics and details are not generally forthcoming......he remains comfortably " in the wings" out of all this Internet " lark" and it is a fact he is grateful for.

Thirteen years!
He's a lucky sod!

69 comments:

  1. Congratulations Earl! All I can think is that Chris must be an exceptionally tolerant guy. Either that or he's doing a longterm academic study about eccentricity with you as the main research focus!

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  2. Congratulations on the Anniversary! The flowers are beautiful; very thoughtful of Chris to give them to you. But you are always bringing gifts to your relationship - ducks, hens, bunnies and the latest one being the Wonderful Winifred, a gift beyond measure. As you so eloquently put it - he's a lucky sod!

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  3. Congratulations. May those thirteen years continue to multipy.

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  4. happy anniversary; may your love continue to grow!

    my spouse gets a mention from time to time on my blog and a hyperlinky; but he has his own blog anyway.

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  5. so sweet - here is to many more!!

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  6. I don't know much about Chris other than he is a man of taste! Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  7. Lucky Chris! Lucky You! Happy Anniversary and many celebrations!

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  8. Congratulations, and many more.
    David

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  9. Scotch eggs all round.
    Happy Anniversary x

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  10. He is ...
    Well done the two of you.

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  11. Here's wishing you another thirteen equally happy years!

    Scotch eggs and ice cream are obviously called for.

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  12. happy anniversary to you two and your wonderful critter family! i wish you many more to come!

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  13. Congratulations to you both XXX

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  14. Happy anniversary to you and Chris. I wish you many more happy years.

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  15. I think you are both lucky sods. Congratulations and I wish you many more years of bliss.

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  16. loverly flowers!
    best wishes for more of the good times

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  17. Congratuations on 13 years together. Should have been diamonds though eh?lol.

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  18. Congratulations! Lovely.

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  19. In these times 13 years is a marathon event for any relationship . Best wishes for many more beautiful years together. Bravo!!!

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  20. Congratulations on the 13th anniversary, Jon. I don't know if Chris reads Going Gently. But if he does, I think he will love the comments on this post.

    He surely looks like a shadowy character from what we get to read here. But I am sure he is not like that at all. After all, he is your choice.

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  21. Happy anniversary, you two!!

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  22. Happy anniversary to your two lucky selves.

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  23. At least he has a name! I refer to 'partner' but am thinking of adopting Tom's 'HI' tag. 14 years for us....terrifying.

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  24. And so say all of us.
    Jane xxx

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  25. Maybe someday he'll let you do an expose' on him?

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  26. Thirteen years ... teenagers the pair of you. Happy Anniversary xx

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  27. Oh John, how exciting! Miss Chef and I will celebrate 13 years exactly a month after you. Sometimes it seems too easy; shouldn't marriage be harder than this? Congratulations, and best wishes for continuing bliss.

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    1. Best wishes in advance

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  28. The flowers are beautiful, as are you two.

    Love,
    Janie

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  29. Congratulations!

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  30. Congratulations to both of you xx

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  31. Happy Anniversary. That is lovely.

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  32. Happy Anniversary. That is lovely.

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  33. You're a lucky sod, too, John. Congratulations to you both.

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  34. A lovely and enviable achievement. Congrats to both!

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  35. Happy Anniversary! The flowers are beautiful, and so are you and Chris. The cottage must be beautiful, filled with love and humor! (Or should I spell it humour for this blog?)
    Hugs to you both,
    Nancy in Iowa

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  36. Congratulations on the anniversary! Lucky 13!

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  37. Thanks all
    Well that's put everyone in a lovely frame of mind has it not?
    Lets have a group hug
    Off to see the NT PRODUCTION OF OTHELLO
    ( albeit at the cinema)

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  38. Happy anniversary to both of you! Wishing you many, many more years of happiness!

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  39. Happy, happy anniversary to you both
    ..... and Chris ..... it is always a good move to remain mysterious !! XXXX

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  40. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!! The flowers are lovely and very thoughtful!

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  41. John and Chris Happy 13th Anniversary, may you have many more loving years together.

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  42. Mazel Tov! Celebrate the best you can this weekend!

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  43. All the best, you two :)

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  44. Happy Anniversary to you both and may you have many more happy years together. xxx

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  45. Happy Anniversary xxx The flowers are lovely

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  46. Congratulations to you both! Raise a glass and celebrate.

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  47. Congratulations on your anniversary . Hope you enjoy many more x

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  48. Happy anniversary to you both...cheers! xo

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  49. Happsy Pappsy, John. Let no one tell either of you that you don't have stamina. If that sounds slightly off it's because I am off this minute. I wish someone would offload their dog on me. I'd call it Othello. This offer expires at midnight 26 Sept 2013.

    Hug,
    U

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  50. Happy Anniversary! XX

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  51. Yes he is and Yes you BOTH are !

    cheers, parsnip

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  52. Happy anniversary! Mine's tomorrow. Like Chris, Himself prefers to stay in the background in bloggerland.

    I, too, shall be seeing Othello this evening.

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  53. Happy Anniversary John and Chris, you're both very lucky x x

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  54. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  55. Lucky for some. How time flies, eh?

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  56. Congrats John & Chris ~ and many more !!

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  57. Congratulations, guys!

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  58. Just seen this post John.....Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  59. In it till the end eh? Lovely.....kiss each other every day x

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  60. Congratulations! :-D

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  61. How did I miss this??? Happy Anniversary!!!!

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  62. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  63. Happy 13th Anniversary, it's been a lucky number in our family for years. I hope this next year is wonderful for you both.

    Our other halves do lurk in the background of our blogs don't they with only the odd photo to prove they actually do exist. LH will come out in all his glory once he retires from the 'day job' and becomes a pig farmer, or maybe he should just remain LH :-)

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