Today it’s our ninth wedding anniversary. On this day, back in 2007 surrounded by our friends and family, my lovely husband Shilts and I both said “I do”.
Those nine years seem to have flown by and yet we’ve crammed quite a bit into those years with job changes, successful completion of uni courses and various other hobbies and part-time jobs keeping us occupied along the way. Not to mention the arrival of our beautiful little boy who is our absolute world and has made us into a fantastic little family.
To celebrate our nine years of marriage, we’ll be having a toast later today as we enjoy a day at one of our favourite beaches. If the sun could shine for at least an hour, we’ll be happy.
For those in the know, nine years of marriage is often acknowledged and celebrated with pottery and I couldn’t think of anything better than to take a trip up the M6 to visit the factories of one of my all time favourite designers, Emma Bridgewater.
Shilts and I are pretty easy when it comes to gifts. We like to acknowledge special occasions with a card and a gift and for the last few years, I’ve bought him a new football shirt for his beloved Walsall FC and I’ve had something equally as exciting to me. I did used to buy sentimental and romantic gifts but to be honest, they’re gathering more dust than any football shirt has so I’m happy to gift him with something he’d like and use rather than hide away because it’s not really his thing.
My lovely husband knows I’m extremely fond of the lovely designs by Emma Bridgewater so let me indulge in sheer giddiness yesterday as we had a look around the factory and got to buy some seconds from the factory shop. There’s also a tea room on site which serves the best cup of tea from an EB teapot into EB mugs with EB milk jugs! It’s dreamy!
We had a lovely morning exploring and eyeing up the beautiful designs. I did spend far too much money but had been saving up so I could treat myself for the occasion.
Whilst I was pouring over the pottery, Shilts and Olly were outside in the garden checking out the chickens. There’s a fabulous little garden to the rear of the shop that is perfect for waiting husbands and bored children, ha!
So today, I celebrate nine years of being MrsShilts (Mrs Emma Shilton) and married to a wonderful guy who lets me indulge in pottery fantasies and spend hard earned cash on pretty mugs and plates! It’s a good job he loves me.
Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary Shilts, thanks for putting up with me (and my pretty pottery) you make me so very happy and I love you very much.