Many thanks!

Many thanks for the thirty two years of togetherness – cheers!

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The first meal that we’ve cooked on our new kitchen – beef bourguignon with new potatoes and beans, yummy!

Thanks for the lovely day-out in Neuschwanstein, our fairy tale castle.

Amazing view from the top!

Celebrated our anniversary in our favourite Greek restaurant – Στην υγειά σας!

Many thanks for all the blessings we have had. Cheers everyone!

For: #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…TToT – 6/15/18Skywatch Friday – 14 June 2018 Edition , ALL SEASONS – SITTING WELL, Happy Father’s Day to Our RockJo’s Monday walk : Cragside

#Bathwater Ten Things of Thankful

Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After

Today we celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary – yay!!! HRH the son and his beautiful K arrived yesterday and we are going to the fairy tale castle, Neuschwanstein this morning. In the evening we’re going to a posh Greek restaurant to celebrate it, the four of us! Tomorrow we invited some friends to be with us, too.

Wow, how time flies! To think that when we started we were both students or trainees, had moved from a studio in Birmingham, a maisonette with Mrs. Booth in Nottingham (we were on the top floor and every week we played cards with Mrs. Booth, bless her soul), a flat in Ramersdorf, a split house in Unterhaching, now a terrace house with a garden in the south of Munich. HRH the son was born two years after we moved to Germany and we have been living here for the last 28 years.

We’ve gone through thick and thin, through being fit and healthy to all the illnesses and now trying to be as healthy as possible. We’ve cried together, laughed a lot, sometimes ignored each other, accepted each other with all our quirks and idiosyncrasy, had a lot of tiffs, and so on. But at the end of it, we’re best mates, soul mates if there are such things and we don’t mind spending the rest of our lives together. Cheers everyone and thanks for letting us share our wedding anniversary with all of you.

Thirty two years of devotedness and love
All the experience and our adventure
With you it’s like a cooing of a dove
Together we try to find some answer

We’ve made our home and oh so contented
Our son and bride join us and tortoises
We’re grateful to all and feeling so blessed
Places we’ve visited give us real buzz

We’re so different and we argue sometimes
Each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies
We have created our own paradigms
One thing for sure, the day we always seize

(c) ladyleemanila

For: Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale – #175 – June 14th – Happy Ever After, Tell Me Something Good #112

Happy Father’s Day!

Sonnet 37: As a decrepit father takes delight
by William Shakespeare

As a decrepit father takes delight
To see his active child do deeds of youth,
So I, made lame by Fortune’s dearest spite,
Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.
For whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit,
Or any of these all, or all, or more,
Entitled in thy parts, do crown and sit,
I make my love engrafted to this store.
So then I am not lame, poor, nor despised,
Whilst that this shadow doth such substance give
That I in thy abundance am sufficed
And by a part of all thy glory live.
Look what is best, that best I wish in thee.
This wish I have; then ten times happy me!

For: Nurt Thursday – Inside Job

Birthday and Christkindlmarkt

Hello everyone from a stormy Munich. We’ve just got back from our morning swim, even though it was very windy outside. Just swam indoors most of the time. The jacuzzi is still great!

Anyway, last weekend, I celebrated my birthday. I’ve got a lovely gold bracelet from Him Indoors, pyjamas from parents-in-law, cardigan from cousin B, cards and FB greetings from families and friends. Thanks everyone!

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We went to the Christkindlmarkt, first in Münchner Freiheit, the “arty” one, lots of hand-mades and sculptures in the market.

Then to Marienplatz, with the big Christmas tree in front of the town hall. We had sausages and mulled wine and looked around the stalls.

And in the evening, we went to our favourite Greek restaurant with friends N and R. Then went back to our place for a bottle of champagne and some mince pies. It was a wonderful birthday! Very grateful!

For: Nurt Thursday – Unlock the Fullness of Life, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

#Bathwater

Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

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celebration
finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms

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plum blossom in the snow

blossoms peering out from snow
on a cool morning

days are getting longer
warblers are singing
time to rejoice

and the sky, is it clearer?
just to be out give us thrills

the nightingale sings
the first greening of the grass
heralding of spring

snowdrop, crocus, daffodils
each one beautiful

(c) ladyleemanila 2017
For: Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration