Saturday, 20 April 2013

R = Richard



Richard is my husband (or Rich as he likes to be known). We have only been married for 8 months but we met in 2000 and have been a couple for nearly 13 years. We met at work (I was his boss!) and were friends for a little while before we realised we liked each other enough to get together. Here he is on our honeymoon in the Seychelles:


Rich proposed in Paris in June 2011. It took him so long because I always said that I never wanted to get married (based on never wanting to get divorced) but I think after so long together, we were both ready and knew the timing was right.

He is my rock, soul mate and best friend. I would never have got through my dad’s sudden death in 2010 without Rich. He has supported me through the good times and bad times.

Me and my friend Lisa joke about who is the most high maintenance (I think she wins...just!) and my family are just glad that I have found someone to put up with me...so am I.

He is a very laid back kind of person (too laid back sometimes!), whereas I am the opposite but it works and we are perfect together. He has his faults (as most men do) but I can put up with them (just about!).

I love him so much and look forward to us growing old together.

This is one of my favourite photos of us together in Egypt, at the Pyramids:


With the letter 'R' being both our initials (Rich & Row), I have a few things dotted around the house. A fossil tin and fabric letter from Anthropologie:


I am feeling lazy today (it is the weekend) so my artwork today is something I did a little while ago based on Paris ‘Love is’:



Have a lovely weekend everyone!

35 comments:

  1. Proposing in Paris! The photo of you two in Egypt is great. I have an old photo of my grandparents on camels and have always dreamed of going there and doing the same.
    KaTy Did at: Life's Ride As I See It

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    1. You should defiantly go to Egypt KT. I've been a few times and we took a trip over to Petra in Jordan, it was awesome. There is so much to do.

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  2. Oh, how romantic. Very nice post. Looks like you're both lucky to have found each other. I've been married for 17 years, and can tell you that with lots of love and some work, it can only get better.
    Thanks for sharing your story.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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    1. Hi silvia, I hope we do stay together for ever...

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  3. Proposal in Paris--Hang onto that man!

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    1. Oh I plan to Amy, don't think anyone else would out up with me!

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  4. I'm smiling at the romance of Rich and Row. What a great post. He must have loved it.

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    1. I did show it him, first time he has seen my blog. I think he was impressed!

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  5. How did you get your arms so perfect in that one shot?

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    1. A tour guide took the shot and told us how to stand, we were all queuing up to get a pic, It was worth it though :)

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  6. Ahh, such lovely memories, but you had a beautiful time in the Seychelles. The sea looks so inviting. Your artwork is great, I listed your blog on my R posts today. Hope your having a lovely weekend!

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

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    1. Hi Amanda, thanks for mentioning me on your site today! Have a fab weekend too :)

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  7. Aww how lovely! Such a nice photo of you both in Egypt too, love the illustration of The Eiffel Tower! Hope you're having a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I love that pic (when I was skinnier too!)....it's very hot here in CA so been lazing round the pool today. Have a lovely weekend too!

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  8. I hope you have that picture of you both in Egypt framed. It's great! Nice R post. I'm happy you are happy! :-)

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    1. Yes we do, alongside a pic of us at the Grand Canyon and Petra in Jordan. Glad you like it!

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  9. From one R to another . . . oh, and then you have Rich as well. He looks like a good 'un. Enjoy yourselves. Cheers!

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    1. Hey fellow R, thanks for posting!

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  10. Nice job on your A to Z!

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  11. Sweet post, and wonderful photos too. Both of you share the letter "R" as first initial with my son digital. Happy weekend from us.

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    1. Letter R is the best initial to have!

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  12. Lovely post. Beautiful pyramid pic and that fabric letter and fossil tin are also beautiful, and your artwork too, as always. :)

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    1. Thanks Me and appreciate the nomination too. It's lovely to hear I inspire you! X

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  13. You Inspire me through your writings. So I nominated you for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award". :)

    -Check my blog for rules and details if you wish to accept it.

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  14. Stoppong by from the A to Z Challenge. What a lovely blog. Fun to read and love your artwork.

    Raising Arizona in Wisconsin

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    1. Thanks Julie, I try to keep it simple and easy to read. It's hard work this a-z blogging! Enjoy

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  15. Awww, what a wonderful post! It is so touching to learn about you and Rich. Wonderful "R"!

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  16. Sweet post! Glad you found each other and made the "commitment." ; ) Having someone to share life's story is the best.

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    1. Hi Janet, it definitely is the best! Lets hope things stay that way ha ha

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful match.
    I'd love to go to Egypt.

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    1. Thank you...I think egypt is one of those must go to places, you should do it!

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  18. This is one of my favorite posts! You two are super-cute together. I love your sketch too, even if it's old. :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kristen, I like that saying super-cute!

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