Yesterday was our third anniversary.
We had lived together for 15 years already when we decided to tie the knot.
For most of those 15 years we have visited a small stretch of coastline in Northumberland running from Bamburgh to Craster. This place has a special place in out hearts. On a recommendation from friends Gav and I went camping there and fell in love with the varied coastline from rugged rocky stretches to swathes of golden beaches. Truly breath-taking. We have holidayed somewhere along that coast nearly every year since.
In fact we loved it so much that we got married in Lindesfarne Castle, a National Trust property on Holy Island. Cut off from the mainland at high tide you reach the island by a long beach road catching glimpses of feeding sea birds along the drive.
The wedding was a very small affair.
The highest room of the castle was beautiful and freezing and to say there were only four people watching the proceeding including the registrar we were both really nervous. That’s a smile of utter relief on Gav’s face.
Our best man, lucky for us, is a wiz with the camera and he took lots of great pictures.
After seeing some fancy photos on blogs I wanted to try a ‘funny’ shot.
It worked great thanks to fast photo skills by B.
We all stayed at the Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh a lovely friendly and welcoming hotel in a perfect setting. For the last two years we have returned to the hotel to celebrate our anniversaries. But this year we decided not to go up there partly because of Buddy, not knowing how he behave in a hotel and partly because we haven’t finished the decorating in the dining room now sitting room yet. (side note – we are having 14 for Christmas Lunch!)
So yesterday we had a fairly normal day together. Lazed about, ate a huge breakfast walked Buddy had Starbucks coffee. And it was lovely but not the same. So we must try and get back up there next year. It’s our ‘thing’ and I missed our anniversary trip.
One final romantic picture. Just about sums it up. Thanks Gav for the last 18 years. x