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9 years of matrimony and it’s time for a change

9 years ago yesterday Mr Popple and I tied the knot…dah dah dah dah dah dah and all that. It was one of the best days of my life. I said at the time and I maintain to this day that to say it was the best day of my life would signal that there were no better days or days of equal merit to come and then what would be the point?

Anyway, you could be forgiven for thinking that the ‘change’ I am referring to in the blog post title may be a change of husband and let’s be honest girls, we’ve all had days where that has been a consideration but not today. He’s a keeper for now and I say that despite the cheap, (to his own admission he only spent a few quid) copper coloured candle holder that I was presented with yesterday morning. Apparently my dear husband had taken the trouble to consult Wikipedia on what 9 years meant in terms of gifts and for the UK, it said copper. There is a reason we have a ‘no presents and a card will do’ arrangement when it comes to anniversaries. My own research tells me that 9 years is either pottery (I wouldn’t have minded a pottery course – it might have made a good blog post), willow (perhaps a willow basket to tidy our bathroom goods) or leather (a new handbag of course). For my part, I booked a babysitter and a table at our local Indian restaurant Rajmoni’s and yes, it is a tenuous link but we did eat on crockery. So place your votes, who did better?

Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Wedding Anniversary Dinner

In anticipation of 10 years next year (and I think we should definitely have a year off our no presents policy), I have done a little research of my own. Whilst technically 10 years equates to tin/aluminium, more indepth research has revealed that a modern gift is diamond jewellery – http://mistupid.com/months/anniversary.htm – dearest, take note!

Moving onto the ‘change’. It is time for a mini-makeover! I have been a stay-at-home-Mum for over 2 years now and I think this has definitely taken a toll on my appearance. After 13 months, I am finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight and with my next birthday that will officially make me a mid-30 something just around the corner, it’s time to sort my hair, makeup and wardrobe without spending a fortune! Ideas please! My mini makeover did start a little unexpectedly last weekend when on the spur of the moment I stopped at one of those threading stalls in the middle of a shopping mall. I had tried to persuade my husband that he could take the children and go buy our lunch but no, he insisted on staying and watching the torture for himself. If threading lasted as long as labour, it would definitely win in the pain stakes. Now to find myself a new brand of make up (and someone to show me what to do), a hairdresser that knows how to cut curly hair into an easily maintainable down style (this Mum of two has no time for regular GHD sessions) and maybe a personal shopper. Watch out for future posts on this topic in the coming weeks…

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