Sunday, November 15, 2009

Where did it go?

Our 30th wedding anniversary looms – next week (it’s Pearl since you’re asking) - and MTL asked what I’d like to do. I wondered if we had had too much excitement recently and perhaps we should have a quiet night in. I gave it serious thought – for a whole 30 seconds - and then thought what I’d really, really like to do.


Two things I miss – going to the cinema (60 mile round trip) and shopping which means a trip to Taunton but if we spent a night in an hotel near Taunton we could kill three birds with one stone – another favourite pursuit of mine which drives MTL to distraction. It did seem selfish to do just what I wanted to do but when I questioned MTL he said that it was what he wanted also. I’m not sure about the shopping but if it comes to pass I’ll make sure he’s comfortably settled in a cafe with the paper.


There are two hotels in the Taunton area where we have had pleasant stays – Mount Somerset which is quite grand and The Farthings which we settled on. I don’t know how to do a link to a particular post – must learn – but if you look up November 26th 2007 in the archives you’ll see why we chose it.


There is a particular film which I long to see: Jane Campion’s Bright Star – said to be her best since The Piano. It is about the poet John Keats and his love Fanny Brawne and stars Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish (both new to me) and Kerry Fox – an old favourite. Of course the film may not be showing on the particular day and torrential rain will preclude shopping but the hotel is booked and that’s the plan.

19 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Wow! 30 fantastic years, I'm sure. Congratulations to you both. Sounds like a lovely plan, hope the rain doesn't put a dampener!

Jimmy Bastard said...

I would say that 'Pearl' is very fitting, considering the precious lady that you are Pat.

Good choice of period drama filum by the way. The young fella by the name of Thomas Sangster, who plays the part of Samuel Brawne, comes from a well known family in my part of the world.

I do hope that there will be no teenage malarkey going on in that back row on the neet by the way.

R. Sherman said...

Thirty is quite the achievement. Congrats. BTW, I'm sure YTL will do whatever you wish. Potter's clay and all that.

Cheers.

sablonneuse said...

Oooh -30 years eh! Congratulations to both of you and I hope you have really lovely time.

Kim Ayres said...

Hope you have a lovely time :)

Pat said...

CC: thank you. We have been deluged lately so fingers crossed.

Jimmy: I'll look out for Tom. I'm always amazed at how cutting edge you are.
I'll tell MTL malarkey isn't allowed;)

Randall: I think he will enjoy the film and the hotel and as for the shopping we do watch every blessed Bond film there is and lots of old films I'm not crazy about:)

Sandy: thank you. My plans don't always come off but I'm enjoying the anticipation.

Kim: thank you;)

Madame DeFarge said...

Do have a lovely time, whatever you do. Our anniversaries are usually spent bemoaning our decision to not do something more exciting.

kenju said...

Early Happy Anniversary, Pat. I do hope you get to do the cinema, shopping and hotel!

Pat said...

MadameD: ours are hardly exciting these days but very pleasureable.

Judy: thank you. I feel a bit greedy
but fate will decide.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like a delightful plan, Pat...And the things you want to do are "perfect"! I hope that film will be playing while you are there, but if not, maybe there will be another one that will fit the bill!
I always loved a night or two in a Hotel...."Hello, Room Srvice? I'll have Eggs Benedict...!" (lol)

BTW: I have a rather delightful little video up of my "Sweetie"...I think you will enjoy it!

debra said...

Have a lovely time, and Happy 30th, Pat.

Mickle in NZ said...

Many Congratulations, what a wonderful way to celebrate with travel concerns removed.

I remember Kerry Fox back in 1984. Around the time I was pulling out of University and my involvement on the Drama club Kerry was already shining in a production. I didn't know her, butI watched her developing career with happiness.

Do enjoy yourselves, sending huggles and care, Michelle and Zebbycat xxx

Guyana-Gyal said...

Thirty years! How romantic, and the honeymoon continues. Have a lovely time, rain or no rain.




p.s. When I can, I will email you how to link to another post.

Pat said...

Naomi: I'll be over in a trice:)

Mickle: thank you. You have a lot of talented people in New Zealand. Love to Z.

GG: that would be kind GG. I can see the html at the top of the post but nothing that identifies the one post yet Randall managed to do it somehow.
I feel I let you down as I can't always get it to work.

john.g. said...

Congrats Mum2! xx

Four Dinners said...

Congrats babe!!! xxxxx

My 23rd...er....22nd....er...24th...I dunno...my long time anniversary is next March 29th.

I wanted to get married on April 1st but Caz was having none of it!

Pat said...

Debra: thank you:)

John.G xox

FourD: Thank you and an early one to you. You really must find out which one it is to know which gift to give. 25 is silver. Mine is pearls but MTL has actually been giving me pearls of one sort or another since we got married.

Charlie said...

Since your anniversary isn't until next week, I'm not late for once!

I hope you and your TL have a wonderful time. What you have planned is just right for two people celebrating their years together.

And the hell with Jimmy--if there's malarkey, let there be malarkey.

Pat said...

Charlie: 'Since your anniversary isn't until next week, I'm not late for once!'
Would you believe your comment has just come through today- 29th November. Nobody's fault but Blogger!
We did try to go easy on the malarkey.