Friday, August 31, 2012

We Are 15

15 years ago today I woke up with s storming Southern Comfort fuelled hangover, had a fry up and champagne in place of coffee, and then got married to Meg.

It has been  a good 15 years, unlike most couples we work together as well so we're seldom apart.  Being married and working together doesn't work for everyone, but it seems to suit us, and for me growing up in the pub where Mum and Dad worked it seems fairly normal and natural.

15 years ago we had bought our first home, but we couldn't afford to buy carpets or get central heating fitted in the bedroom.  For the past 11 years we have lived in the Steward's house at Ilkley Golf Club, the commute to work is short but it is a little short on privacy as well.

We work hard, with very long hours, and we have been able to have some fantastic holidays together.  We have been to Australia, South Africa, USA, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, often visiting members of our extended families along the way.

Marriage isn't always easy, you have to work at bits of it to make it last, you have to recognise your own shortcomings and forgive those of your partner.  Meg isn't just my wife, she's my best friend.  Here's to writing something similar in another 15 years' time.


  1. Awww. Big Conga Rats to you two.

    Have a great day.
    (Although as the sun is shining, I guess you'll be making hay, as it were)

    We're 15 next year. How time flies.

  2. Many congrats. We hit 15 years also this year. Amazing how time flies. Looking forward to spending some time back in the West Riding in a few weeks.

  3. Anonymous6:34 pm

    Mick..very wise words. You and Meg make a wonderful couple. And, yes, you'll still be doing it in another 15 years. I can't believe it's 15 year
    All the best
    Bill & Tatiana