It was our 22nd Wedding Anniversary at the weekend and we celebrated it by watching Euro 2012, the Germany v Portugal match. Dougie, romantic old soul that he is, thought he would jolly up the evening for me with a consoling bottle of bubbly. But karma works in mysterious ways: when he opened the bottle, the cork flew out unexpectedly and whacked him on the nose. I laughed rather a lot.
|Looking sheepish on our honeymoon
but also rather gorgeous .
I shouldn’t really be surprised that our wedding anniversary was shared with Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker. Our honeymoon all those years ago coincided with the World Cup, Italia 90. I remember sunning myself by the pool in Formentera while my new husband sloped off to the TV lounge, primarily to see Scotland beat Sweden in the group matches. He got his comeuppance that year too: losing his wedding ring down the plughole of the bath on the second day of the honeymoon and Scotland losing to Costa Rica and Brazil which put them out of the tournament. For good measure the aeroplane on our return flight narrowly missed colliding with another plane, by a small margin of 4 seconds. The event did make the nationals the following day. You can read the full story in the post: Honeymoon Horror
I must have twitched my nose again, in ‘Bewitched’ fashion, during the World Cup in 1998. We were staying in an apartment in Almunecar, Spain, when Dougie insisted he catch the Scotland v Morocco game. Unfortunately, as he was perched on the edge of a glass coffee table at a crucial point in the match, his backside went through the glass and it shattered into a trillion pieces. Scotland lost 3-0.
We’ll be in Sweden when the Olympics are on. Just sayin…..