Last Friday Gregg and I celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary, and I thought I would share the beautiful bouquet of flowers he gave me. We were married in my village church on one of the coldest days that England had seen in a hundred years or so, according to what I remember the news reporting but my memory doesn't know whether this was an actual fact or whether I dreamed it. I do know that as we said our vows we could actually see our breath. The church was built in the year 1100 and had one tiny electric heater that had been brought in to try and warm everyone who attended our wedding.
A few years ago I bought this Christmas ornament because it reminded me of that church. Below you will see an actual photo - all the following pictures I found on line here. If you want to see more of the area where I lived when I met Gregg you can go to the website and on a list on the left-hand side, as your arrow goes on each title, a drop box of photos appears and if you click on each photo, it will show you a different scene of where I used to spend many a happy time.
All photos were taken by Ray Bond, who has generously given me permission to use them on my blog. Thanks Mr. Bond and thank you Chris Alcock for asking him and answering my letter.
Below shows the guest house that Gregg and his family stayed in for a few days leading up to our marriage. Mrs. Alcock told me it is now a private residence.
And this is where I actually lived with my family, in a small bungalow that is just out of sight of this photo. It would be on the left hand side.
In the photo below the road is called Vicarage Hill. At the top of the road was the Vicarage, in which lived the Vicar who married us. I've also just learned that this is now a private residence. At the bottom of the road on the right were two small shops we used to frequent, now closed. The road just passed the shops - also on the right - took you into my road.
If you missed the story of how Gregg and I met and would be interested in reading it, you can click here and here. I hope you will forgive me if I go a little off track from the usual photos I share on Today's Flowers. I will be back to normal next week.
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