total eclipse of the heart - 2nd wedding anniversarySaturday, March 21, 2015
Yesterday at 9:30am London GMT time the UK experienced what news reporters were hailing as a 'once-in-a-generation event'. The sun and moon aligned in a partial eclipse.
The BBC were live streaming reports and online news channels were talking about nothing else, however sadly in London there was nothing to see but grey cloud. A group of my colleagues and I snuck outside the office to take a look at the sky and were greeted with a sheet of grey as far as they eye could see. It got a tiny bit darker momentarily, but nothing to write home about.
A more memorable event this week was my second wedding anniversary. I can't quite believe it's been two years already since hubby and I tied the knot back in New Zealand. (And it's been two years since we were last home in New Zealand!)
While most sensible people were making a toast to St Paddy and most likely drinking their local Irish bar dry of Guinness (my favourite beer by the way), we were enjoying an amazing New Zealand themed meal and bubbles at one of London's best kiwi restaurants Kopapa.
The traditional 2nd anniversary gift is cotton, and both of us managed to pull some great surprises out of the bag including Egyptian cotton pillow cases with our wedding invitation and honeymoon haiku poems printed on the front in a dreamy sleep-inducing typeface.
As an extra surprise I made up for skipping the anniversary pressie last year (paper) and had our wedding vows printed and framed. Now we are reminded daily of the promises we made to each other!
Hope you're having a sleepy, romantic weekend, and if you're in London today ignoring the grey skies like me.