JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

Sunday, 26 March 2017

39 years.....

We've been married for 39 years. Holy Molly.  Where did those years go.  It seems like yesterday that I was a nervous bride walking down the aisle towards the man that I promised to love "till death do us part", and you know what, I love that man as much today as I did then.  Sure, the love changes over the years from being passionate love to companionable love....kids will do that to a marriage.  My husband is my very best friend.  I listen carefully to his advice and he mine.  Certainly we have our arguments but I think that is part of a healthy relationship.  We never sleep on an argument and that has seen us, on occasions, still awake at 2 in the morning! We've had good times and bad times and losing our eldest son was the lowest point any parent (or marriage) can go.  If we were not as close as we are we may not have survived as a couple.
So, how did we celebrate 39 years of marriage.  Well, we had lunch in our favourite restaurant in Port Douglas, Bel Cibo, and then we attended a community BBQ in Julatten in the evening.  It was perfect.  Lunch together and then dinner with our community friends.   Over lunch we raised our glasses and proposed a toast to the next 39 years and then we both burst out laughing.  That would put us both at 100 years old.  Possible, but unlikely.  So we changed our toast to "whatever the future holds".

Taster Dessert Platter

My entree - scallops, pancetta, cauliflower puree

Philips Entree - Chilli Garlic Baby Octopus

My Main - Pumpkin and Sage Gnocchi

Philip Main - Chilli Crab Linguine

Our view on the Bel Cibo Balcony looking down onto Macrossan street


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Quite an achievement! xo

  2. Thanks Roz. I read somewhere that marriages are now lasting longer than they have been in the past. I hope so.

  3. congratulations, both looking fab too.