1 Year Ago!!!

Sunday, September 4

Hi everyone,

I know I have been rather scarce these past weeks. I'm back now (well I think I am).

I have been so sick since we returned from Spain. I have not been able to do anything constructive, have been in and out of hospital. My work has suffered as well as I have not done a single full week at work. My husband realised how bad I was hit by the fact that I have not been able to sew anything since we came back. I have not even been tempted to touch my machines. There is no energy!!!!!!

This will of course have devastating consequences on my creative self as I have not been able to make any hats for my millinery interview, which takes place on Thursday. So, Mr.Dibs has counselled me ( more like threatened) not to go for the interview or take the course, as I am still not well, and won't be able to commit to the classes.Very devastating stuff.

How ever, my lack of posting has got to stop sometime. At least I have the energy today to blog about my wedding anniversary.

Today, last year, I walked into a church, and made my union with Mr.Dibs spiritual. We had done the whole marriage thing in January 2010 at the Registry, but only managed to bless it in church on the 4th of September 2010.

Getting ready!!

Since I am not well, we can't go out to celebrate. Mr.Dibs says we should only celebrate the January anniversary. I insist on celebrating both....more presents for me you see. So, the only way I can celebrate my beautiful day, is to look at the pictures, and remember all the emotions I went through on that day, and how happy I was. I also remember at the end of the day, my face was frozen in a permanent smile.

This generated a lot of movement among the guests!!

The day was soooooooo lovely. We had loads of our friends and family come up to Durham from London and other parts of the UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, Cameroon, and Belgium. I have so many lovely memories from the that day, but I think the one that makes me laugh every time I think of it, is Mr.Dibs and I, along with a couple of our friends going to a nightclub straight from the wedding reception.....and yes, I was still in my wedding dress. Suffice it to say I now pictorially exist in many random households across the UK as many people thought it was cool to walk up to me and take pictures with me, before offering well meaning advice on how to have a successful marriage.

my junior bro by 9 years!!

I thought I should share a few pictures with you guys. The wedding was quite DIY oriented. My friends and I did all the decorations, stationary and the cake decoration. That saved us alot of money. My colours were green, orange and gold.

My mom did a speech in the place of my dad, who happens to be 6 feet under. So that was a bitter sweet moment for me.

My mom!!!
Lost in thought!!

Junior Mr.Dibs was relieved I did not do a runner!!

Mr.Dibs choose the song for the first dance. I had no idea what it was until i was on the dance floor. So I don't know the title, but I know there was a line that went like this " I can see clearly now the rain is gone" or something like that. Does anyone know the title?

Hope you enjoyed the pics. This a just a couple of those that make me smile every time I look at them.

Have a nice week everyone.


  1. Your wedding photos are beautiful. Happy anniversary!

  2. Happy anniversary! Enjoy both I'd say. Both important days in their own way. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Happy anniversary!!! Your wedding pics are just gorgeous!! And feel better soon....don't overdo it!

  4. Happy anniversary Dibs. You look beautiful in the photos.
    There is a song called "I can see clearly now the rain has gone". It was originally recorded by Johnny Nash in the early 70s. It went something like this:
    I can see clearly now, the rain has gone
    I can see all obstacles in my way
    Gone're the dark clouds that had me blind
    It's gonna be a bright, bright sun-shining day
    Glad you're mending.

  5. Hope you feel better, happy anniversary and your wedding was very beautiful!

  6. Funny, yesterday I was thinking that you hadn't updated in a while, and was contemplating how creepy it would be to send you an 'is everything okay?' email.

    Sorry to hear that you're under the weather.

    You and Mr. Dibs are so cute. Your wedding looked wonderful.

  7. I have been through a long-term illness, and I know how hard it can be to feel like your life is on hold. You will get through this and there will be beautiful hats on the other side. Happy anniversary! Enjoy your day with your loved one.

  8. Happy anniversary Dibs! Your wedding pics are beautiful, you both look so happy. Feel better soon!

  9. Bummer about the health, sending you some virtual lemon tea! I must say that your Mum is pretty spunky. You might be sick, but at least you have lovely photos and good genes! ;) x

  10. LOVE your wedding photos!!!! Hope you are feeling better soon and a happy anniversary to both of you!!

  11. Glad you are back! And happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are gorgeous. I loved your dress and btw, your mom is so glamorous! :-) I hope you are feeling better and getting everything you need to recover.

  12. @Nikki Thanks Nikki. Thats the one. Confirmed by monsiuer Dibs.

  13. Thanks ladies. I had a nice time yesterday going down memory lane. My mom will be estatic when I tell her what you think of her. She puts me to shame in the fashion stakes.

    @Reana Louise, the virtual tea's doing me alot of good. lol

    @Janine, nopes. I would have been very happy to receive would have made me feel relevant. lol

  14. Happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are beautiful and the two of you make a cute couple. Sending prayers your way on the health front and hope you can get back to sewing soon.

  15. Oh my goodness Miss Dibs - you need to look after yourself! I am glad to hear that your young man is making sure you do :)
    Your wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous and you were clearly having such a wonderful day!

  16. happy anniversary - lovely photos!

    hope you feel better soon.

  17. Roo you have no idea. The dj said he'd never seen a bride who danced to every song. Mr.Dibs is trying his best. I must admit I'm milking the situation to my absolute advantage.

  18. Wow! We share the same wedding anniversary with the exception that I married in 1998! Be happy and feel better!

  19. So sorry you've been poorly Dibs, hope you're back to full health very soon! I will be emailing you shortly about something that will hopefully bring a smile to your face...

    Oh and Happy Anniversary...your wedding looked beautiful!

  20. Happy Anniversary to you both! You both look so happy 'n' radiant in your photos :)

  21. Such a beautiful day! Happy Anniversary!

    Also, please feel better!

  22. These pictures are so gorgeous! Hey it's one of the biggest parties we get to have so I say dance with every song!!! Hope you feel better soon :)

  23. Dibs I'm sorry you aren't well and hats are ( only temporarily) on hold. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding photos- I'm such a softie and choke back the odd tear when I see you two looking so happy and celebrating your fabulous wedding. You look stunning btw. Get well soon x

  24. Dibs, I loved you took the time to call me today. I'm sure this it's just a phase and soon you will be yourself again. Xx

  25. Happy Anniversary!! My anniversary is Sept. 1 so we celebrate this month also. I hope you feel better very soon.

  26. Wow what gorgeous photos. A belated happy anniversary from me Dibs. I met you at Karen's fabulous fabric Fandango in Goldhawk Road and because of that, I can hear your laughter and happiness from each picture! x