Anniversary Recalling


This week my husband and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Hard to fathom that time!  It was during nightclubbing days that we met.  Friends at first, as I’m fairly sure it wasn’t his dance moves that lured me in.


This has me reminiscing about how much fun we had on our wedding day.  Fortunately, things ran smoothly for us.  The biggest issue encountered on the day was my hair, the Jewish curls as I called them.  Despite having a hair trial before the wedding day, the hairdresser's curls on the actual day, were so tight, they resembled a Jewish Rabbi’s side curls.


Then, in the car, on the way to the church, my dad felt the need to mention to me “It’s not too late to change your mind!”  In all fairness to my husband, he had said this to my sisters on their wedding day’s also.


Our wedding reception was very much a party atmosphere, with my father in law and aunty eagerly hitting the dancefloor, even before the festivities had begun.   The DJ had to really work hard to wrap things up on the crowded dancefloor at the end of the night, especially as the bride and groom didn’t want to leave!


Our honeymoon however was another story.  Penang, day one - after a dip in the ocean, I emerged spectacularly, with a large golf ball sized lump on my head, after being stung by something nasty.


Then when lying on a poolside sun lounge, in the hotel’s gardens, trying to be all sophisticated whilst drinking my cocktail, a low flying bird pooped on me.


And by the middle of the honeymoon, we’d ventured to Penang’s botanical gardens. Where I was accosted by a native monkey.  A family of monkeys had started following me, because I was holding a packet of Twisties and a can of Coke.  Then one monkey broke away and started to chase me.  Running from the monkey, in a heightened state of panic, I started screaming for my husband at the top of my voice, out of sheer terror.  He was nowhere in sight and people were staring at me - the crazy screaming girl.  And then I did the only thing I could think of - throw the Coke can straight at the monkey.


That was the beginning of this crazy, fun and awesome marriage, as we look forward with enthusiasm and anticipation to our next 25!


  1. mark Bx on November 13, 2018 at 7:06 am

    christine only married me for my dance moves….

  2. Tiala on November 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    It was a fun day Suz. The first couple from our group to tie the proverbial knot! You guys are a real inspiration to the rest of us. 😘

  3. Graham McGinnity on November 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    A beautiful recollection of your special day, your honeymoon and your wonderful life together. I hope the next 25 are also filled with happiness.

  4. Linda lill on November 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband Suz. Sounds like you had an interesting honeymoon. Interesting to read. I also bought your book 18 forever recently. Very emotional but funny stories as well. You are a good writer.

    • Suz Connors on November 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      It definitely was interesting Linda, thank you very much!

  5. Amanda D'Souza on November 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Suzi, loving your blog. As I read I can almost hear your voice recounting the story. You are a talented storyteller and writer. Also the stories are hilarious!!! Keep on getting pooped on….it makes for good copy!

    • Suz Connors on November 15, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Haha, thanks very much Amanda!!

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