Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thirty-five years on…

15th March 1983, Settle, North Yorkshire, Mags and I tied the knot…


Maggie Thatcher was on her first term as Prime Minister, Ronald Reagan was US President and Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart was enjoying it’s second week as number one in the charts. And 2027 years earlier Julius Caesar was gasping his last at the Roman Senate having been stabbed 23 times by conspiring Senators fearful of Caesar’s growing power in Rome.

There were some sceptics, what with Mags being a little older than me, but here we are, still going strong!

It was windy yesterday, and forecast to be wet today, so we’d decided to hang on and move on to Ellesmere on Friday. Being here a couple of days it was worthwhile hanging up the bird feeders, there’s not a lot around for them to eat at this time of year.
They’ve been well attended, but only by varieties of tits, strangely.

Blue Tit

Must have heard the camera shutter!

Long-Tailed Tit pair


This Great Tit was a bit wary. One peck and a quick look around…DSCF2729

I’m afraid they’ll have to look elsewhere for hand-outs tomorrow. We’ll be moving down to Ellesmere in the morning.


KevinTOO said...

Congratulations to you both, it's really very satisfying to prove the doubting Thomas's wrong. Love is very special regardless of age as you two have proved. xx

Graham said...

So, are the two of you starting to think that it might work out OK?

Best wishes to you for the next 35!

Jennifer said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wishing you both many more happy anniversaries. Best wishes, John and Jen x

Richard said...

congratulations and happy anniversary!

NB Pendle Warter

Geoff and Mags said...

Thanks, everyone! Yes Graham, I think we might even manage another 35...