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    48Th Anniversary.

    It's quite amazing how quickly years pass by.


    48th Wedding Anniversary, I decided to take Flobo away
    for a few days, and did a surprise booking, she liked that
    when I told her.



    Thomas wasn't at all happy about it.


    Anyhow one of the daughters was fully prepared
    to come in two or three times a day, feed him,
    water him, play with his toys with him, brush him,
    even tell him funny stories like Flobo does.

    That one about 'The Big Bad Wolf' hiding in the woods waiting for
    Thomas, is a cracker! Or the Big Bad Eagle who swoops down for
    'Pussycat's like Thomas' is another classic.

    I think he believes her as well.

    Especially when we had the kestrel swooping
    down, killing Pigeons recently.



    It was raining when we left.


    I'm not certain if that's usual or unusual, but it does
    help keep the dust down to an acceptable level.



    I've been quite busy in the garden this last two or three weeks.

    The big steps all brushed down with 'Algo' that should
    get rid of winter algae etc.






    Give them a good power wash in a couple of weeks or so,
    they'll be like new.

    Well I hope they will.





    Land Rover all primed up and ready to go.



    One last glance over the big lawn and off we went.
    All the women take their blouses off
    And the men all dance on the polka dots
    It's closing time !

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    You old romantic you!!

    All the best to you both. I feel that i know you over the years.

    Kiss to Thomas too.. Owls swoop too.

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    It's not the best way of booking a break in March and expecting
    good weather.




    What you see is what you get.

    Take the rough with the smooth.



    You start kidding one another, it'll be all right in a bit
    that mist is lifting!




    Billy Liar hasn't got a clue!.

    Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie.

    Outstanding!



    They worked together in Dr Zhivago later in life.

    Tom Courtenay played Pasha, Laura's husband
    who left her alone of course, becoming a real nasty
    piece of work as a Communist leader;- "Strelnikov"

    A real mean Dude!




    This video link is exceptionally good!

    theme song dr zhivago - Bing Videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    You old romantic you!!

    All the best to you both. I feel that i know you over the years.

    Kiss to Thomas too.. Owls swoop too.

    Thanks Patsy.

    Yes, we do get a feeling of knowing one
    another on these Teak Door Pages.


    Nice to know you too love, Thomas as well.


    xx

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    48 years! Cool Mathos, bro!

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    One thing about The North of England.





    There are places of outstanding beauty.


    A class of their own.


    The above is The Honister Pass in the Northern Lake district.


    It cleared up nicely too.


    We had a trip out on The Lake, so I could show
    Flobo where I was taking her from the water front.




    She liked that!



    Better still close up.


    Langdale Chase Hotel - Hotel in Windermere - Hotel in the ...

    Well worth clicking on.

    Super place.

    Even The Honister looked good in colour.





    Life's what you make of anything you do.

    There's a hell of a lot you cannot change.

    Go with the flow so to speak.

    (No pun intended)





    Looking better all the time.



    Somebody turned the big light on.



    Improving by the minute.



    Which room do you want Flobo?



    Making a beautiful afternoon.



    Don't let the sun go down on creation.

    george michael don't let the sun go down - Bing Videos

    Long time since I heard that, a terrific song!


    Enjoy.


    More over the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flashbang View Post
    48 years! Cool Mathos, bro!

    Thanks Flashbang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathos
    48th Wedding Anniversary,
    Many congratulations to both of you, Mathos. I've always enjoyed your threads and photos and it's wonderful to know that its still possible for two people to remain together for such a long time. I raise my glass to the two of you and here's hoping for many more happy anniversaries to come. Back in Lancs myself now, maybe one day we'll all bump into each other
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    Wow Big Congratulations to yourself and flobo. I love your threads and this is a beauty also!

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    When I want to feel better about the world all I have to do is pop in to one of Mathos's threads and see what he and Flobo are up to. I have never met them but I feel like they are my friends.

    May you and Flobo have many, many more wonderful years together and congratulations from the Loy Toy clan.

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    Congratulations to both of you and thanks for sharing it with us here Mathos!!

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    Great pics and congratulations..

    Thankyou

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    Used to live in the Lakes. My first born is a Cumbrian. brings back many memories. Happy anniversary

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    Thanks for all your pics, makes me homesick!
    Here's to many more years of happiness for you both.

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    Happy Anniversary Mathos

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    Happy anniversary to you both.

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    I remember my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, with tear jerking speeches etc. They had it in restaurant without a booze license. So we took our own wine, i think the corkage charge on the wine was more than the food bill!!

    But great memories. It was just so good for them to have all their kids and other halfs and grandchildren around them. Sadly, he died 6 years later. And we all forgot to take a camera with us, so the memories are in the brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    I remember my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, with tear jerking speeches etc. They had it in restaurant without a booze license. So we took our own wine, i think the corkage charge on the wine was more than the food bill!!

    But great memories. It was just so good for them to have all their kids and other halfs and grandchildren around them. Sadly, he died 6 years later. And we all forgot to take a camera with us, so the memories are in the brains.
    Great memories you have Patsy.

    I love your outlook on life, quite a character.



    Thomas is sulking, because we left him for a few days though!

    xx

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    That's a great number of Greens and best wishes, along with compliments regarding the threads in general.

    Thanks a lot folk, really appreciated.

    I often think of Teak Door as being like the British Pubs were once upon a time.


    There's a certain atmosphere about the same and if you give
    it a decent element of thought, I think you'll get the drift
    so to speak.

    You can establish characters to associate with each and every member too.


    Worth thinking about.
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    Must say, we both like the buildings associated with
    these old Stately Homes.




    This place was in a good league, no doubt about it.



    They had the priorities right though.

    A good blazing open fire, the rest can follow.




    You couldn't create buildings and rooms to
    put on a par with such like, nowadays.



    'Priceless' in a word.

    There wasn't a day passed by that each and every
    one of these rooms wasn't being cleaned.

    You can see that by simply looking.




    Nice staff throughout as well.

    They had it right, the hotel wasn't simply a place to work.


    It was their home.

    Special to them.





    Excellent dining room.

    First class food as well.



    Bit of a sample, I'll place more on in the coming days.



    Leave you with this one of a really well placed conservatory.

    Absolutely in perfect keeping.



    Everything was in a nut shell.

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    We get a great deal of enjoyment,
    driving around country lanes like this.




    We don't see the weather as an issue.

    It does, what it does.



    Taking a walk off the beaten track like this.

    It's another world.

    Beautiful.

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    Happy Anniversary to you both.....you sound like a lovely bloke and I wish you both well

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    Was that a bit of black pud on that that brekky plate? Love the full English Brekky myself, but if I tackle to many of them I,ll be lucky to live to see my 10th marriage anniversary, great stuff Mathos you and flobo sound like great folk,

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    Top effort there Mathos bringing up the 48!

    That gaff looks well swanky but I would go for something a bit more modest next year or you are setting the bar a bit high for the big 50!

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    Thanks again folk, all of you, it amazes both of us how
    it all passes so quickly.

    We were both born just as the War ended.

    My Mum & Dad.



    Not so bad if you still had a Mum & Dad at the end of it.



    Getting married 48 years ago last Wednesday 19th March.





    A few years down the line, two children, we looked after
    Flobo's Grandad for 11 years. He's brought her up and we
    weren't for leaving him alone.




    It's an I want World in a lot of ways thereafter.

    You work for it and it comes along if the luck
    factor rides with you as well.




    Flobo must have wanted to be a motorcycle
    taxi driver at one time.





    Always a traffic stopper.




    We covered some miles over jungle areas of
    distinction throughout Burma, Thailand, Laos,
    Cambodia and Vietnam.

    A good twenty year period, learning all that.

    Made some good friends too.




    Made time to relax as well, along the way.




    We were about 18 years of age on this one.



    We kept quite fit as well. The way we enjoyed living
    demanded that we did.




    I suppose there's a time comes when it all starts slowing down.

    Both of us 69 next birthday.


    You can sum a lot up with a few words and photographs.

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