Sunday, 17 April 2011
60 years (plus those shoes!)
On Tuesday my Nana & Grandad will have been married for 60 years. They first met when my Nana was 16 and my Grandad was 18, back in Spain. However, it took them 9 years to get married because they were in post-civil war Spain and my Grandad wanted to escape to better places before settling down. He ended up in England and then married my Nana although they were both in different countries (it is called a wedding 'by proxy' and just involves signing the paperwork with witnesses, I don't think they are allowed now though). My Nana was then allowed by her Father to come to England to live with my Grandad and the rest, they say, is history. It makes me sad in a way that they never got to have a lovely wedding and there are no photos of my Nana on her wedding day. But! It also fills me with love because their marriage was motivated by their desire to spend the rest of their lives together without the need for materialistic wedding things. And 60 years later they are still going strong. I only hope that myself and Scott will have such a long and happy marriage like theirs has been.
Today was spent with family celebrating their 60 years of marriage. I took it as an opportunity to debut my new shiny shoes I posted a photo of in my last post that prompted a lot of questions!
Aren't they beautiful? They are VERY VERY high! I nearly didn't wear them because I've been suffering with a slight bout of plantar fasciitis from running, but they actually helped because they meant there wasn't much pressure on my heel but more on the balls of my feet. Plus I wasn't walking very much so I don't think it has hampered my recovery... The shoes are from Topshop and I first found them thanks to the Domestic Sluts on my lunch hour and instantly squealed, discussed them with my colleagues who convinced me to buy them and then ordered them as a nice Friday lunchtime treat. They are so much higher than any shoes I've ever worn before - they look much higher IRL than in photos for some reason! There is a sneaky hidden platform too. I love the colour too, they will go with pretty much everything. I think I have christened them my 'David Bowie Shoes'. Love them. My dress is from h&m too, I don't think I have ever actually blogged it before but it is a firm favourite for family do's.
I'm back to the grind tomorrow of work and dissertation! Even the Easter bank holiday will be marred by the black cloud that is my dissertation, although I am celebrating my friend Corinne's birthday on Friday which shall be fun and help motivate me with my work this week. Hope you are all enjoying your Easter holidays! (But not too much, of course!)