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Our first wedding anniversary

This June we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and our eighth year together. We were also planning to say goodbye to our trusty travel buddy and our old friend, our Land Rover Wimpy Hightop as to fulfill our Africa roadtripping dreams we needed a guy who was a little less thirsty than old Wimps.  We decided to return to the scene of our wedding for our first anniversary so we travelled up to our beloved Mozambique. We decided that instead of giving each other anniversary presents we would instead spend the money on buying stationary supplies for the orphanage around the corner from where we got married. We also made use of the wedding box Andy had made for us and we had sealed up at our ceremony. (We put in a bottle of our fave wine, dark chocolate and our wedding vows to read on our first anniversary and would then replace it every year with new wine, chocolate and vows to each other). Be warned, there are a fair few “selfies” in here but as its documenting our wedding anniversary I aint gonna apologise ;)  Here are a few snaps from our trip.

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Andy with the wine box he lovingly made for our wedding one year ago. This is the first time we opened it since our wedding day. While we drank the amazing Chocolate Block wine we read the vows we had made to each other and wrote new ones to put back into the box.

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Anyone who knows anything about Land Rovers will tell you part of the fun of having  a Landy travel buddy is the spontaneous and unexpected places it can make you see (when you break down in random places…) Luckily Andy has been fixing Wimpy for years so when we broke a brake line it wasnt the end of the world.  We managed to jimmy it to travel home on a single wheel’s brake. Who said Landy’s dont make life more adventurous?!

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Turns out putting a nail in the bust brake line bypasses it and enables you to carry on with your trip :)

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5 thoughts on “Our first wedding anniversary”

  1. Alexis says:

    Man – you guys are awesome!

  2. Natasha says:

    I love this post!!!!! Seems like you had a good time. And good for you for dong the stationery thing, that’s so sweet <3

  3. Vashnie says:

    So cool lady.. Love the rustic vibe! I may borrow a few ideas.. The stationery giveaway is a beautiful gesture :) Hope you and the hubby travel many roads together. X

  4. Tee says:

    So lovey! Congrats on ur 1 year annie!!

  5. Rusty says:

    The greatest people you will ever meet! <3 (like all Art Freaks) ;)

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