Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Romance and Rob Ryan....

In the busy-ness, (some might call it chaos but I prefer to consider it busy....ness,) of last week, preparing for artWEEK, I forgot to say that my 20th wedding anniversary appeared.

Yes, out of the blue, just like that! We got married, I turn around, and there we are, 20 years down the line!!!
(Of course, I would like you to understand at this point, that obviously, I was a mere child-bride.)

Well, my lovely husband, who is still lovely after all these years, and annoyingly, has actually got better looking, in that typical manly way of slightly grey hair, crinkly lines around the eyes and a little bit worldly and weatherbeaten but in a kind of George Clooney way! (For goodness sake, don't ever EVER let him know though!!!). As I was saying, my lovely husband, when he puts his mind to it, can be very romantic.
On the morning on our Anniversary, the post arrived and in it was a beautifully wrapped parcel containing this....

Now, the beautifully wrapped parcel was due to Mr Rob Ryan, or his minions, now that he is so very famous, but the book was from my hubby.
I was introduced to Rob Ryan a while ago, by my lovely, inspiring friend, Lisa and immediately fell in love with his work. It is absolutely beautiful and awe-inspiringly intricate. I love, love, love it!!
So you can imagine my delight when this book which I had coveted for so long dropped onto my doormat, not only that, but the extra goodness was so wonderful!! The beautiful card and the cut-out!!! and he signed it!!!!!!!!!!
I was absolutely over-the-moon!!!
So a big thank you to Mister Rob Ryan for the lovely extras and to my ever romantic over half, who truly is my other half, my soul mate, who makes everything that happens extra special by sharing it with me. Here's to the next 20!! xxxx


  1. Many congratulations Tanya! 20 years? Was it legal for you to marry?! You must have been so young!

    What a wonderfully thoughtful hubby you have. A gesture worthy of a big sloppy kiss me thinks!


  2. Oh how lovely, what a fab week this is turning out for you, Congratulations on 20 years!!:) have a wonderfully romantic time with george!xx(I won't tell him!)

  3. Happy anniversary! Such a lovely, thoughtful gift from your husband.


  4. Your a very lucky lady. I had a 20 year anniversary this year too but no presents??

  5. Congratulations and what a winner! Great gifts! lots of lovely anniversary vibes your way