Nine Years

January 18, 2015

Today is exactly nine years since Mr C and I went on our first date.


Us in 2006.



Us in 2014.


This is my post from the day after, 19th January 2006:

The Crush

Ever since I started working here I have had an attraction to one of the guys in our Logistics Department. Over the past 6 months we had begun to spend more time socially together (in a big group) and I realised he was nice as well as cute. The past three months I have been working with him a bit more and we had developed a slightly awkward friendship.

I always kept my distance because he was very close to another girl that works here and I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. I had heard that they liked each other but she was heartbroken and didn’t want a relationship but he really liked her so they were just friends. Before Christmas she also took part in the sponsored walk and I overheard her talking to another friend about a guy she liked. Happily I realised that it wasn’t The Crush that she was talking about. Once I heard this I decided that if there was ever a chance that anything would happen I wouldn’t let worrying about the two of them to hold me back.

Last week we were chatting (he is just moving to a new flat) and he offered to cook me dinner one day when he is settled.

On Tuesday he offered to buy me a drink sometime because I did some crappy work for him. I thought he meant next time we were out but he emailed me shortly after asking if I wanted to go yesterday lunchtime.

We went and had a lovely time.

I said thanks and asked him if he fancied doing it again sometime, perhaps after work when we have a bit longer than a hour.

He said he would really like that and asked if I was free the week after next (as he is busy with the moving and stuff)

I said that I am going on holiday on the Wednesday but I would be free before that.

He asked me if I was free next Thursday evening – he said he would rather go out and would work harder with the unpacking on the other day.

I can’t stop grinning!

I love the fact my blog goes back that far. I can read everything I wrote about our first dates and that is so lovely. He and I knew that this was something special right from the start and now we have a home, have been married 6 years and have two wonderful children. I feel so very lucky today. He is everything to me and I would be much less of a person without him by my side.

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  • Reply Jordan January 18, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I LOVE this.
    Congratulations on 9 years of clearly loving on another very much indeed x

    • Reply Kelly January 21, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Aw thanks lovely.

  • Reply Make do mum January 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    That is lovely, congratulations on 9 years together (and that you’ve been blogging that long too! Love your new blog look, I need to do mine soon)

    • Reply Kelly January 21, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks lovely. I remember the first time I took Mr C to meet you lot in a pub in Camden. Those were the free and easy, afternoon drinking, no early wake up days eh?

  • Reply PhotoPuddle January 20, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Aw, that is so lovely. Great that you still have those blog posts to look back on.
    Next week my hubby and I will have been together for 18 years!! Our relationship is able to drink!

    • Reply Kelly January 21, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Love that, 18 years is a very long time, congratulations.

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