For this week’s What’s the Story? Boo and I have been looking through old photo albums. Boo is particularly keen on our photos from Disneyworld, way before she was born, and she’s mightily impressed that we met Mickey! But it was actually this photo that caught my eye, as it was like a different world away..
It’s the husband and I, taken in 2000, a few days after we’d moved into our first home together. It was a first-floor flat, that we absolutely adored because it was ours. We’d saved up hard so that we could put a decent deposit down on it, and it helped that I was a mortgage advisor at the time, so we didn’t have that first-time buyer fear and general ‘cluelessness’ that I saw with so many of my customers. We’d both still been living at home until this momentous week, so we had the excitement of moving out and living together all rolled into one. The husband’s parents had very generously bought us a gorgeous sofa and tub chair that we’d spent a few Saturdays choosing, but as it wasn’t quite ready, the furniture shop were kind enough to supply us with a sofa to use in the meantime, which we’re on here – not to our taste, but how good of them was that?! This was a few days in, after we’d ripped up all of the carpets and got new ones as we’d discovered that the previous owners adorable little kittens had had fleas – oh joy of joys! I’m very nostalgic about that flat, though the husband does remind me that it got so cold in the winter months that we could see our breath when we woke in the mornings and he used to sleep with his head under the covers! Doesn’t matter, it was five years of fun times and happy memories 🙂
We moved in at the end of August, so we’ve now lived together for just over 13 years and been married for 11 of them. We looked so fresh-faced back then, and it’d be fair to say that that has changed! Age and children will do that to you, it seems. Still just as happy, though, and full of hope for our future together.