Monday, 28 October 2013

A Lucky 7 Years ago Today!! .....(&my Weeky Wishes)

Happy new week everyone!

Today is very special for me as it's exactly 7 amazing years since I met my gorgeous Mr Peach!

Some part of me still can't believe that day ever happened - 
So I hope you can all forgive me as I wallow self-indulgently in thinking how much that day changed my life, like a great big massive sledgehammer that I never saw coming! 

Did you ever have a day like that?

28th October 2006 started as an unspectacular rainy Saturday and I was living in Manchester. 
I had pretty few, very unspectacular plans for the evening. 

I'd been invited to my friend's Halloween party, back near my parent's home, 
but as it's around an hour away I'd decided not to go. 
At the very, very last minute I changed my mind, cobbled together a 'witchy' fancy dress outfit (a black dress & some fishnet tights on my hands), hopped on a train & called up a friend to join me. (Incidentally, I wasn't all that close to that friend, but that night was also the start of our true friendship & I gained a best friend that night too!)

The party, in my friend's flat, was going really great, until her landlord knocked on the door to say we were getting too loud. No problem, being the inventive type she just suggested we move on to the local club...'the only club in town'...the kind of place you go to because there's no other option, trust me! So, classy girls as we are, we grabbed a couple of cans of lager, which we drank on a bench en route,
 to take the 'edge' off!

In the club I was happily strutting my stuff, when across the dance floor appeared 
a tall, handsome guy in a very odd farmer style checked shirt
I'm not sure what I spotted first, him or his incredibly enthusiastic and *cough* unique dance moves
....but either way I noticed him & thankfully he noticed me too. 
(Actually he had seen me first, thanks to my witchy regalia and had been 'dancing' over to me). 
Shouting over the questionable quality dance music he asked me if I wanted a drink. 
Tall, dark hair, baby faced good looks....100% my type so how could I resist! 
My only doubt was exactly those baby faced looks
The dodgy local club is notorious for underage drinkers and I was absolutely convinced he was underage and shouldn't have been in there, let alone buying 24 year old me drinks! 
Anyway....eventually he convinced me he was actually a year older than me and got me that drink.
 At the end of the night we tried to swap numbers, but he didn't have his phone on him and didn't know his number, 
so gave me his email address and made me promise to contact him the following week.

Monday morning came around, bored at work and not being one for 'playing games' in terms of dating
I decided I had nothing to lose by sending him an email. 
Never expecting to get one back, within minutes I had a sweet, but cheeky reply. 
A few flirty emails later and we arranged a date that Saturday.
Saturday came, we had our date and from that moment we were just it....a perfect fit!

Within a month we were officially an 'item'.
A year and a bit later we moved in together.
Three years later (ish) that dodgy shirted, baby-faced boy asked me to marry him.
And here we are seven years from that night, married and about to start our next adventure together!

Love you Mr Peach!

If you're still with me after that lengthy, self indulgent story then well done! I have to say it's not all been plain sailing for Mr Peach and I. We've never had any wobbles in our relationship, but we've been through some bad stuff together and I always think of that day when things seem really bad. 

I'm such a believer in things happening for a reason and nothing proves to me more than that day - there were so many things that might not have been, but somehow they all came together and fate found a way for us to meet. So, if things just don't seem to be happening just remember you never know if something really special is right around the corner waiting for you!

I'm also a huge believer in the power of saying 'Yes!'
You make your own opportunities in life and they usually start by saying Yes to things.

So, now I've bored you all to tears with our tale, 
it's time for you to get your revenge 

I'm an old romantic who just loves 
collecting stories of how people met their other half.

So, please share your stories with me too below!


Weekly Wishes

This week's 'Selfie' theme couldn't be more perfect for our anniversary today!
Mr Peach and I could track our relationship in selfies!
Amongst our friends we are notorious for what we always called 'arm photos' 
(I know, we're so uncool that only recently did we realise the 'selfie' word) 
- in fact we were pretty sure that we'd invented them (ha!)

I tried to find the very first Selfie we ever took together....and of course I couldn't, but that one is close.

We took that photo in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria - on our first holiday together, when we started the tradition of 'holiday selfies' that our friends now tease us about!
We are stood atop the highest sand-dunes in Europe, completely oblivious to the fact we are getting burn to a frazzle, but 100% happy as you can see from our cheesy grins!

Anyway, so I have to confess I've pretty much wholly failed in my wishes from last week, mainly because last Wednesday also turned out to be one of those kind of life-changing days too 
(future posts on that to come).

So, I'm not deserting them all together but have decided to carry over last week's wishes to this week .....with hopefully more chance of fulfilling them!

You can read them in full here, but here's a brief reminder:
  • Get some posts queued up for the next two weeks.
  • Make at least one of those a DIY post.
  • Make time for at least 40 minutes reading, each day, with no distractions.

Join in and share your own wishes this week....
to the lovely Melyssa's 'The Nectar Collective' to join us!

Good luck in everything you wished for this week!


  1. What a lovely story!!! Loved reading it!
    I met my husband in March 2004... in a nightclub! I had just been dumped by my first serious boyfriend and my girlfriends had me going to that place to forget him... thank you friends lol. We officially became a couple in January 2009 though. We were friends all that time.

  2. Sweet!
    And I met my husband in a nightclub too! x

  3. Thanks :)
    Ha, when I was younger I always said i'd never meet anyone decent in a nightclub....just goes to show you never can tell!

  4. Aw thanks!
    (i actually skipped the bit that I was kind of getting over my ex too! - it was when I heard he was going to another fancy dress party (in a completely different town) that I decided life was too short to stay at home and not party!)
    That's so cute that you were friends so long before making it official - I bet all your friends were so giddy when you announced you were officially a couple!!

  5. Aww! I met my husband in a nightclub too, complete with erm, unique dance moves! We were introduced by my friend and Will said to me if I was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the question was 'Can I take you out to dinner?', I could phone a friend, ask the audience (my friends) or 50/50 ( still not sure on that one). I asked the audience who said yes and the rest is history. We've been together for 12 years and married for 7. We bloggers have a nightclub theme here! : )

  6. Cute story! ---My husband and I met on a beach, on an island off of the Northern coast of Spain. We met through mutual friends and were on a camping weekend, both of us had decided to go last minute and almost didn't go at all. I had a sprained ankle and had to walk slowly, behind the group, as the rest of them hiked to the camping site. He walked slow with me and never left my side. Even though we didn't speak the same language, we spent the whole weekend together and have been together ever since. --Don't worry about what you didn't get to last week because that was last week. This week's a different story. Happy anniversary! xxxx

  7. La Maman Heureuse29 October 2013 at 20:58

    You guys look so cute together and it's a sweet story. Don't worry about your wishes, sometimes life's just more important!

    And on scheduling those posts, I tried that a few times and in the end I just keep writing on the moment LOL you'll get there, the most important thing is to write when you feel like, otherwise it's just an obligation and somehow it won't work in the end.

  8. I LOVE hearing stories of how people met and fell in love. Thanks for sharing.. ;)


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