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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know, this comes one day late but I have been feeling poorly and New Year’s Eve was not quite eventful for me. We caught the countdown on the telly (good god, the singing was DREADFUL) and then waved some sparklers on the balcony, thereby sending our kittens into a frightened, frenzied dash away from us. It was a very quiet affair.

Not sure why but I didn’t feel like writing a year in review post this time round. There have been many changes in my life this year and I am grateful for the challenges and opportunities that have come my way.

But the real reason for this post is nothing nostalgic or pensive. In fact, it’s downright exciting!

I woke up this morning to find this beauty on our dining table – our KitchenAid mixer had arrived! The fiery red is so perfect for our east end and it’s a present from husband to me. The sweet man traded in his credit card points to accumulate a thick wad of Robinsons vouchers and off we went to splurge on this gorgeous mixer after Christmas. I was tempted to get the matt grey set but decided that red is infinitely more me. I was hesitant about getting it initially, thinking that my handheld mixer would do the job just as well but after hearing rave reviews from food lovers around me, I decided to take the plunge.

As for the garnet ring, it was a surprise from husband. Two days before Christmas, he came home with his Robinsons vouchers and proclaimed that the KitchenAid would be my Christmas present. Basically, he led me into thinking that the mixer was IT. When the clock struck midnight, he pulled this out of his pocket and said, Merry Christmas! Wow.

So thank you, my wonderful husband! What a ride it has been for the past 10 years. As enjoyable and lovely as marriage has been, it’s also been an eye-opener and an educational process. I may not be the perfect wife, I don’t wake up early enough to make breakfast for you, and I certainly am taking up more than my fair share of the wardrobe space. But you’ve made me a better person and you’ve taught me many things about life that I would never have known.

Happy anniversary and here’s to many more 10 years of togetherness.

Just one more photo, I promise...aren't they lovely together?


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