Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wedding Anniversary Followed By Betty Swollocks!!!

 Yesterday, (14th May) we celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary. 

Nine years ago we were living in Sydney but both our families lived in England.  Neither of us wanted a big, fussy wedding - what we wanted was a small service followed by a nice long honeymoon. 

We decided to get married as close as we could to halfway between England and Australia.
The result was ... Las Vegas.

We sent out invites out but knew that it was going to be too hard for most people, so we ended up with two guests from Macclesfield, Jane and Andy ... which to us was just perfect.

We stayed at the Bellagio on the strip ...

We got married at the Little Church of the West which was a lovely little church ...

The bridal party - Andy, me, Elaine and Jane ...

It was such a fun day and so easy and stress free ...

We went back to our room for the cutting of the cake ...

 We finished off the day in the best Bellagio restaurant overlooking the fountains ..

After Vegas we went to New York ....
We are looking a little scruffy here as the American Airlines lost our baggage
on our way from Las Vegas to New York ... so we were down to only a few clothes for 3 days!

Then we had a tour of the UK, including Cornwall ....
Mind you we still look scruffy here - even with our baggage found !

Then we had a week's holiday aboard a narrowboat, which of course sowed the seed for later adventures on a boat ...

London had to be on the honeymoon list ...

Six weeks later we headed back to Australia via Bangkok where we spent a few days in a superb hotel overlooking the river ...

And that was that!  A lovely wedding followed by an amazing honeymoon.

Nine years later and I am still having adventures with the most fantastic, lovely and bravest  person on the planet.  Even though now Elaine is going through hell she has never moaned or played the 'poor me' card.
Here is to the next nine years xxxxx

So where do you go to celebrate your wedding anniversary????
Down to the local to watch the amazing 'Betty Swollocks' who in reality is the barman at the Emerald Isle!

His alter ego Betty Swollocks is a world renowned drag act who used to perform in Soho.  He/she has been a resident of Mojacar for the last fourteen years.

A fun night was had by all, we finally hit the sack at 02.30!


  1. Congratulations and Best Wishes xx

  2. Congratulations!! Great post.

  3. Many congratulations to you both, and wishing you all the best for the future.
    Robin and Jenny from Kiwiland

  4. Congratulations to you both - looks like the perfect wedding followed by an amazing honeymoon. Jennie and Chris

  5. Paul, you didn't look scruffy, you looked like boaters! Best wishes to you both