My parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week! Yes, I know, I can’t wrap my head around that figure either! They’ve lived around the state, overseas, have two daughters, three grandchildren and have had a gazillion arguments. BUT they always kiss each other good bye and hello and goodnight and good morning! And my father gives my mother breakfast in bed so maybe that is the key ;-) I must mention that to my husband!
Ten years ago we gathered together to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary; we all stayed overnight at the open range zoo! It was awesome fun. It was like being on the African savannah…hence the pith helmet..and there is Boy Wonder at 6 photo bombing! We played African drums, ate amazing food, slept in a tent under 1000 thread count sheets…pure glamping and a great celebration.
Ten years on, we’re heading back to the coastal town of Apollo Bay where they had their honeymoon. Aww :-) We are staying the weekend and going out to dinner at a restuarant that has spectacular views across the southern ocean. Of course, the guesthouse where they had their honeymoon is long gone but I’m sure they are going to enjoy their four days in the coastal town…they just have to kick the nasty virus they have both come down with!
So happy 60th wedding anniversary Pat and Bill! (Here they are at Hall’s Creek WA earlier in the year). They are never home….
A marathon marriage like this begs the question, what are the keys to a happy marriage? My parents said a lot of arguing but never letting the sun go down on a disagreement. I still think breakfast in bed helps ;-)
Do you have any tips on a long and relatively happy marriage? Tell me your thoughts :-)
Runaway Groom, the final in my Wedding Fever trilogy is available this month in print on bookshelves around Australia. Of course the ENTIRE trilogy is availabe as eBook all the time. Buy links for all eBookstores are here
Amy Sagar’s life is in ruins. Fired from her fast-track job and dumped by her double-crossing boyfriend, she retreats to Whitetail, Wisconsin, to lick her wounds and regroup. Meeting an impossible, sexy Australian isn’t part of her strategy for getting back on track.
Ben Armytage is running away. After being left at the altar and publicly humiliated, he’s taking his vintage motorcycle on an extended road trip from Argentina to Alaska. Having his journey interrupted by a breakdown and sharing a house with a curvy, redheaded lawyer in a town obsessed with weddings was never on his itinerary.
Though being stuck in a luxury log cabin isn’t really a hardship, living together with their broken hearts isn’t easy. When the attraction between Amy and Ben proves unstoppable, they’ll both begin rethinking their plans…
Read an excerpt, here!
Reviews have been enthusiastic!
“If you’re a fan of well-written contemporary romance, I would suggest Runaway Groom. You get THREE HEA’s in one novel!!” Harlequin Junkies.
“Fiona Lowe always has a way of mixing comedy with a sweet, hot, romance, Runaway Groom was no exception. There was a wonderful balance between the romance building between Amy and Ben and their own personal battles. It was a wonderful addition to the series.” Kristen Johnson Goodreads Reviewer
Runaway Groom is available on shelf for the next four weeks at Kmart, Big W, and Target. If you can’t get to the shops, you can order it from Booktopia.