Sunday, 25 January 2015

2nd Blogiversary!


Hello everyone,

Today is our second Blogiversary



It is hard to believe that it is over two years since we started ttwd. The old saying  "Time flies when you are having fun" must be true.

We were chatting the other day about the changes we have made to our marriage and also about our  "real life" friends around us.

For us the most obvious thing is we are so happy together. We find ourselves wanting to be around others much less and we simply grab every moment we can together. Funny how we can always find something to do ;), life is never boring.

 I want to please him, he tends to spoil me ( oh come on, I am not going to refuse his attention am I?)  I am not especially naughty, well only about food :( so much of our spanking is purely fun and games. We both feel that life is supposed to be fun at this stage. We have done the hard bit, if we can't play now when can we? That being said he can and does rein me in a bit now and again if I push things a bit ( only rarely you understand )

I asked him what he thought ttwd has done for us and he straightaway said that we were closer, more focused on each other and more caring and considerate . Also we laugh more than we ever did.

We have been married for almost thirty three years  so we can read each other pretty well anyway, somehow now he only has to look at me and I know what he is thinking!!

Sometimes I wish I could spill the beans  to my friends. In my job I work with couples and oh so many times I think "for goodness sake spank her!" . I do manage to keep my mouth shut (just). I see friends I have known for years and their relationships quite frankly are poor to say the least. I am not judging really,  just saying what I see. They drift along not even particularly happily, almost like two parallel lines that never touch whereas I am grateful to say our lines are intertwined.

I would never interfere but oh gosh I wish I could.


I love reading about everyone in Blogland. Over the last two years there have been some upsets, losing bloggers, making real friendships with others ( Hi Ami),  rejoicing in the new babies ( hi Tilda !) , awaiting others with baited breath (yes we are still waiting for Esmay) . I have loved reading all the new books written by blogger pals( thanks DF, Sunny and PK).


I am a much happier girl since embarking on this escapade and I am pretty sure my husband is too.





I think this quote is beautiful:



 I hope you all have a great week, John and I are going to think of some way to celebrate our blogiversary !!!

love 
      Jan, xxx

40 comments:

  1. Jan,
    Happy Anniversary! Such a sweet post! I agree with all you have written. Just like the two of you, we are the happiest we have ever been and tunr toward one another.
    Meredtih

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    1. Thanks Meredith, we are so lucky aren't we?
      love Jan,xx

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  2. Happy Blogaversary! While reading this , I kept thinking about the commercial....'You are not getting older, you are getting better'. Sure does apply to the two of you and your lives...so happy for you. And really, I agree, by the time you have survived this long with life...it should be more about the fun....that is how we look at it.
    hugs abby

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    1. Hi Abby, Thank you, It's lovely to read the blogs that show how great this life is
      love Jan,xx

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  3. Happy Anniversary Jan! Love coming here to visit and I love reading about your life and marriage. You both are a great example of how wonderful ttwd can be, love how you can look back to how much more love, and closeness, and laughter there is now. It's pretty amazing :)

    Hugs

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    1. Hi Jennelle, I am glad you like the blog, I don't really deal with much angst, it's a bit shallow over here,lol. I do love this life :)
      love Jan,xx

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  4. Congratulaions Jan.... 2 year milestone survived despite the challenges and frustrations. Yet you both are able to look back and celebrate the hard work, good and bad times and enjoy the understanding and closeness you share. Wishing you both mny more years of happiness.

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    1. Hi Annabelle, thank you. Life seems so much better now we are older, we just seem to enjoy each other more
      love Jan,xx

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  5. Congratulations, so glad you're here. Happy that things are so great with you and your husband.

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    1. Hi Sunny, I am glad to be here too, thanks
      love Jan,xx

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Jan! So very happy you are here and that you and your hubs are doing so well! I got so angry with my youngest DIL one day and, without thinking, told my mother that my son just needed to give her a good spanking! *snicker*

    Looking forward to hearing more about your journey.

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat, thank you. Oh I can so see myself doing that too. I can remember saying to a friend who had annoyed her husband that that would be a spanking offence in our house!! She just laughed
      love Jan,xx

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  7. Happy Blogiversary Jan! I'm so happy you are here! I love what you say. As a matter of fact I believe I quoted you to a friend...., saying how you end up-- more often than not--- giggling and laughing after a spanking.
    Fun times.
    I have to be perfectly honest, I am not sure how long I have been blogging. Maybe I will go check! :-))

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    1. Hi Minelle, Oh I feel famous now.lol. You have been here longer than me, I found you early on
      love Jan,xx

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  8. Happy Blogiversary Jan! Two years is a great milestone :) I always enjoy visiting here and love the relationship you two have and the fun you have with ttwd. It's great to look back and be able to reflect on the benefits. So happy for you :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, thanks a lot. I think if we can't have fun now we never will. I would never want to go back to how things were. Love to you and Rick
      love Jan,xx

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  9. Congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary, Jan. This is awesome, and I keep nodding because what you say about the lovely changes that came with it is what we see here with us too. ... Uhm, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being spoilt, because this comes from the heart, doesn’t it? :)

    And you are definitely right with the “for goodness sake spank her!” I can only agree and I also do see some other couples and think that they could probably have so much more in their relationship. … If they only knew!... Yes, and keeping quiet is so difficult then, right. I love how you describe their lives as parallel lines, instead of the intertwined lines they really should be.

    Tilda says hi and congratulations too, and I also hope for baby news from Esmay soon. :)
    Loved the quote, and I am so happy for you being happy.

    hugs and love

    Nina

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    1. Hi Nina,you are so sweet, Today he bought me two new dresses in the sales so I have been spoilt today. he says we are going out for lunch tomorrow so I can wear one! It is hard to keep quiet when I am with friends who could have so much more but...
      love Jan,xx

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  10. Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary. I'm glad TTWD has brought you all the benefits and pleasures you both deserve. May it continue to bring you happiness.
    hugs
    DF

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    1. Hi DF, Thank you, I hope you are okay after your sad week. I have been thinking about you
      love Jan,xx

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  11. I'm so happy you came here and I'm happy that you're happy.

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    1. Hi PK, I am so glad I braved it, your blog is one of my favourites, especially on a Friday!
      love Jan,xx

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  12. Jan,

    Happy belated Blogiversary. Lovely post to read and happy things are so wonderful for you and hubby.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hi Ronnie, thanks a lot. I would like to think that we will be at this lark as long as you and P. Fingers crossed
      love Jan,xx

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  13. Happy blogaversary, Jan. Here's to many,many more.

    Hermione

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    1. Hi Hermione, thank you, here's hoping!
      love Jan,xx

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  14. Wishing you and John the happiest 2nd Blogisversary, Jan!!! :) I hope that you have a wonderful time celebrating together!

    I loved your post! It is special- all of this stuff! What is really special is just what you say- the fun and the loving that is enjoyed together after all these years! I am really happy for you both.

    I think that the quote is beautiful and right on! Thanks so much for sharing that! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Hi Katie, I think that you and Rob are pretty much similar to us. I wish we could meet for real and compare notes!
      love Jan,xx

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  15. Congratulations on your blogiversary! It's amazing how much this brings to a relationship no matter how you do it. I love that we have this place to come to and share about it. I too wish I could blurt it out to my everyday people.

    So good to hear the happiness in your post!

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    1. Hi Clara, I have never been one for keeping secrets, I do find it hard not to spill the beans to my friends!
      love Jan,xx

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  16. This is just beautiful, especially the words. Happy Blogiversary, Jan and John!

    This post is soooo true. I also agree that it is so difficult at times not to spill the beans to our vanilla friends.

    Hope you have a great time celebrating!

    Lots of hugs
    Ami

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    1. Hi Ami, Thank you so much, I do have trouble keeping my mouth shut! We are definitely having a celebratory week ;)
      love Jan,xx

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  17. Happy Blogiversary. Many more years of happiness for you both! It is hard to sometimes not share the secrets we keep. :-) Hugs

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    1. Hi Terps, thank you, I am such a blabbermouth, it's amazing that I have managed to keep a secret
      love Jan,xx

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  18. Happy Anniversary of blogging!!
    Your blog is so kind and non-extreme in terms of ttwd. It's like a comfort blanket to read about how happy it's made you. I LOVE the last quote. That's so how I feel about my T.
    Hope you have many more years of happy blogging....

    BBxx

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    1. hi Blackbird, Thanks, We don't have many problems with ttwd and I wouldn't like to whine on about the boring stuff. It is nice sometimes to read the simple stuff. Everyone seems to suffer enough. I would rather cheer people up than depress them
      love Jan,xx

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  19. Happy blogiversary!! I love reading your blogs. Congrats on the 33 years of marriage, too! That's a long haul, but I bet it doesn't feel that long of a time, does it? I hope to someday have a TTWD relationship with my Guy as you do with yours.

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    1. Hi Maggie, I don't think you have blog do you? Do you live in a ttwd way or do you want to and haven't broached the subject yet? If it is the latter it is always worth a try, just pluck up courage to broach the subject.
      love Jan,xx

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    2. Hi Maggie, I don't think you have blog do you? Do you live in a ttwd way or do you want to and haven't broached the subject yet? If it is the latter it is always worth a try, just pluck up courage to broach the subject.
      love Jan,xx

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    3. Hi Jan ~ I have a small blog (meaning I barely posted last year - but this year will be better!). It's at redtoppinkbottom We are trying out DD and have had some bumps and non-communication, starts and stops, moments where he doesn't want to do it. We've been married almost 20 years so I asked for this well into our relationship and kind of out of left field (to him).

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