St David’s Day to all of you who (rightly) celebrate all that is great about this wonderful Welsh nation;
but especially, a Very Happy Wedding Anniversary to my wonderful husband, as today we celebrate glorious years of marriage together. Here was that Magic Moment when two became one, at approximately 2.20pm on St David’s Day, 1st March 2003……
….And here’s something else a bit (well actually, very) special. Recognise this….?
….naturally, it’s our ‘Lovespoon’ swirl. Being our Wedding Anniversary, we’ve always faithfully followed the tradition of exchanging gifts crafted from a specific material, every year. This year – our sixth – is quite a challenge: iron. Unfortunately I can’t show you my gift to Tony, as the local Blacksmith has found it’s taking a fair while longer to craft, than anticipated (but a job done well, is worth waiting for..!). However his present to me is, I’m sure you’ll agree, simply stunning. Created by local craftsman Roy Thedvall from the Pembrokeshire Craftsmens’ Circle, it’s an iron Pan Trivet (on which hot pans are rested in the kitchen). And this is what it looks like:
Stunning, I’m sure you’ll agree. Sadly however, it frankly isn’t fit for purpose. Because I could never tarnish such a lovely thing with a hot pan (although I do need something for our stracciatella’s bain marie!).
No; this beauty will be set into one of the Dairy Complex doors or walls, as a tribute not only to Lovespoon – but equally, as a tribute to our love for each other. Isn’t that what it’s all about, after all….?!
And to make it a perfect day, Zuskie popped out a lovely little female kid (Cymraes, which means ‘Welsh Woman’ – being St David’s Day!) – especially wonderful, as last year she tragically aborted a tiny male foetus & became so ill as a result we didn’t think she’d be likely to ever carry a kid, again. So thank you, Zuskie; you’ve restored my faith in miracles – & on such a special day, too.