One Year of Marital Bliss

Domestic Harmony at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, 4 March 2006.
Portrait by Rory Ewins.

Incidentally that's a backpack on my back, not some sort of quasi-Quasimodo growth. What happened next? The snowball connected with my head and I screamed, "YOU HIT ME, YOU FUCKER!". Despite the violence, we are still happy together one year on. I might just even renew my ring insurance policy.

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37 thoughts on “One Year of Marital Bliss

  1. Congratulations! Lovely to see that you haven’t beocme one of those old married couples that never seems to have any fun. (I hope you got the fucker back)

  2. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Ah, to be young and in love – it’s grand, no?

  3. Hooray! A whole year of not being deported and separated from your beloved!

    I hope you got him back by shoving snow down the back of his neck.

  4. Congrats! And what a great day to be married on! Not only is it MY birthday, but just the date alone tells me how you two will live your lives…. you will “MARCH FORTH” into all Life’s adventures together with love!

  5. Of course you realise that you have to have anniversaries because you had weddings. Which is good if people give you stuff and bad if they just overfeed you with tinned haggis.

  6. Onya Shauna & Gareth πŸ™‚

    Shauna – as an honorary Scottish Lass & a True Blue Aussie, you might be interested in my latest blog post (with pics)…was kinda strange seeing the Scottish Commonwealth Games team practising their march out and about with the kangaroos…I gave them a cheer for ya πŸ™‚

  7. What a fitting way to potray the joy of marraige.

    We knock each other silly each and every anniversary as well.

  8. Congrats on your first anniversary….I hope the fun and games continued all day with a gold medal performance!

    PS What country will you be supporting at Commonwealth Games?

  9. iBook key:…think you’ve worn it out with too much keyboard twiddling (ahem).. statistically the ‘a’ key is the third or fourth most used so sounds like you’ve been thumping ngry letters to scottish gs bout their obscene price increse while they mke such huge profit! nywy i digressed… hve look t (ah thats better they’ve fixed my ‘a’ already) they seem to have ‘individual’ keys that you can buy, so maybe theres a supplier here (or maybe ebay? – update yep they do!! search ebay with yer model)

    other options – if its possible to strip down a key and replace it might also be possible to strip down and clean it?(see – tiny timtam crumbs get under) … maybe bend the spring parts a tad.. or swop with say a ‘z’ or ‘q’ key bits (cheapo)… i dunno… seems better to have a sticky’q’ or ‘z’ unless youre american and spell things with a lot of ‘ize’ endings.. final option: set your spellchecker to auto and have it put in an ‘a’ when you spell it wrong *grins* .. aint i a genius??

    most keys prise (prize?) up (careful)

    good luck

    hmm maybe i should put a ‘disclaimer’ here… *grins*

  10. Delurking to say happy anniversary! and by all means, renew that ring insurance.

    Your picture reminds of a time I picked a snowball fight with a love, just before realizing he was a star pitcher on his high school baseball team! and I wonder why it didn’t last πŸ™‚


  11. Love the photo!

    Congrats and here’s to many more. Husband and I will be in Las Vegas in two weeks for my sister’s wedding — we haven’t been before, so I’m very much looking forward (aside from the excitement about the marriage).

    Anyway, I will most certainly think of you two crazy kids while I’m there!

  12. ooh tamara, have fun… it’s a crazy town orright.

    cheers for the comments peoples! and sorry i swore, mothership πŸ˜€

  13. I can’t believe it’s been a year, that has gone so incredibly quickly. Anyways, congrats to the both of you. Hope you got Gareth back after that snowball!

  14. Woah! A year already? Seems like only last week you were blogging about your childhood.
    Oh wait. It was.
    Seriously though, this year has gone by really quickly. And I was reading your blog for a while before you got married, so that means I’ve been an avid reader for ages.
    Congratulations. Even with this newfangled speedy time thing, a year is a long time! (12 whole months, in fact. 52 weeks. And so on.)
    Glad to see marriage hasn’t affected your idiosyncratic writing style we all love.

  15. Hey congrats and all that – but has anyone commented on the swan like shape of the female half of this interpid duo? Yowzers as inspector gadget might say – its super model shauna.

  16. You two are the sweetness. The Bot’nics look a bit chilly, though.

    Deary me, I can’t believe it’s a year, either.

  17. Shit a brick!

    Seems like yesterday I had you on my knee and….

    What I mean to say is… happy anniversary!

    I cant believe no-one has mentioned how incrediblr you look in those jeans. The work ‘Slinky ‘ springs to mind.

  18. Congratulations kids! Hope you have had a fantastic first year together – and I’m glad my wedding present arrived before the first anniversary (sorry about that dude!)
    By the way you are lookin’ super slim in those jeans – I’m sure you’ve been getting many a wolf whistle from construction workers!

  19. I’m with everyone else in not being able to believe it’s been an entire year since you guys got married. This must mean that I’ve been reading for well over two years! (that adult literacy class really paid off πŸ™‚ )

    Congratulations πŸ™‚

  20. Happy anniversary (belated)! I remember your Vegas wedding like it was yesterday. Great to see everything’s peachy, mistress, you two deserve it.

  21. Just found your blog–what can I say? I’m newish to the blogosphere. Great stuff.

    My boyfriend tosses me in the snow everytime. Does this mean we’re headed for wedded bliss?

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