Sunday, 1 April 2012

Happy Anniversary & Bon Voyage


It's been twenty years today since our first date.
What's changed? Jon's got less hair and stronger lenses in his specs, my blonde locks are now black and my hip's been replaced, we've lost loved ones, paid off our mortgage, packed in our jobs and swapped an unreliable old banger for an equally temperamental VW camper van. We still love travel, partying, buying other peoples' cast-offs and counting down to the summer music festivals. He's still wearing a De La Soul tee shirt and my love of platform soles and loud, retro clothing is as strong as ever.



It's been an eventful 20 years and I wouldn't do a thing any differently, he's my best mate. Bring on the next two decades.


We're almost ready to leave for Goa in the morning, our bags are packed and the cats, tortoise and house are in capable hands. We've no accommodation booked or any set plans, we'll worry about that once we've landed. We'll wind up in our favourite place eventually but fancy an adventure exploring pastures new before we reach our hippy paradise.


 I'm already feeling the chilled out holiday vibe so this psychedelic 1960s chiffon jumpsuit is perfect for taking the focus away from my Barry M free nails and lack of eye shadow.


It's a shame Jon's already padlocked the backpacks, I'm quite tempted to sneak these feather earrings into my already bulging jewellery roll.


My roots are dyed, the feather extension's back in my hair for the summer and my toenails are turquoise.

Chiffon jumpsuit (£10, ETSY), suedette platforms (£5, local retail), denim waistcoat (40p, jumble sale), beaded bag (£5, PDSA)

All that's left to do is polish off the contents of the fridge and finish the rest of the opened booze.


See you in a month.

Love you all!


123 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! I know you'll have a ball, take care xxxx

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  2. Happy anniversary, lovely! Have a great time. xxx

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  3. Here's to many more years together. Happy anniversary to you both. Happy landing - be well and happy. XXXXX

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  4. Happŷ anniversary to you and Jon!!!! Have a fab holiday, that jumpsuit looks lush!!!!

    Just sent you one last mag before you set off - let's hope I'm still smiling in a month's time!!!

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  5. Amor - Congratulations to you and Jon on your 20th anniversary - I'm so envious of your beautiful relationship and so happy for you both!

    You look amazing, of course - that JUMPSUIT is HEAVENLY!! You already look so chilled out and relaxed. I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, spectacularly marvellous time - full of wonderful adventure and great food, awesome music, fantastic company and laughter and lots of beautiful beach time.

    See you in a month - I miss you already! Love! Sarah xxx

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  6. Can't think of a better way to celebrate than going off somewhere exotic for a month!
    Have a wonderful time! x

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  7. Happy anniversary! You've accomplished wonderful things in your 20 years together; wishing you many, many more decades of enjoying the life you've built. Have a fantastic time in Goa, and be sure to take lots of pictures!
    xo, Anita

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  8. Happy anniversary! :) that jumpsuit is fabulous.Hope you both have an amazing time,arrrr I will miss your posts :( xxx

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  9. Happy anniversary and have a wonderful trip :) x

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  10. Congratulations on your 20 years together. It is 30 years with Victor, and as you say, I wouldn´t have it any other way.
    I will miss you a lot, but I am also very glad to see you leave to this wonderful holidays.
    Much love always, dear Vix
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you both and have a wonderful, wonderful time.

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  12. Have the most wonderful trip, full of adventures and twists and turns and love and laughter - just like your 20 years with Jon, in fact!
    You look beautiful, as ever, and very relaxed and happy.
    I'll miss you, and look forward to seeing the pics and hearing about your travels. xxxxxxx

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  13. You two are BEAUTIFUL!!!

    That jumpsuit is wicked. I hope you have a lovely trip. :)

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  14. Have an utterly amazing time Vix

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  15. happy anniversary, dear lady, so fabulously lovely!!
    I wish you enjoy your hippietastic trip, but I'll miss you too!, you look so pretty in your colorful outfit, and slso love that earrings!!
    besos & lots of fun!

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  16. Have a fabulous time - and a very happy anniversary to you both.

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  17. What a jumpsuit! Vavavoom! Congratulations you guys - I can`t believe you`re leaving, I`ll miss you! Can`t wait for all the photos though! xXx

    >'.'<

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  18. Have a lovely lovely trip! I'm sure you will and take loads of piccies for us to be jealous over on your return!

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  19. Happy (Hippy) Anniversary and have a safe and wonderful trip! :) x

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  20. You look fantastic, have an amazing trip! I love it that Jon has a De La t-shirt! XO

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  21. Thank you for your lovely comment. Have a lovely time. We'll miss you :) x

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  22. Take care. Enjoy.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  23. Have a wonderful time Vix, eat, drink and wonder around to your hearts content. And pick up some more gorgeous jewellery for me to drool at. ;)
    You and Jon are so cute, clear you are both so in love, and it's so sweet.
    xx

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  24. Have a delicious time - take care and come back and tell all!! :)

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  25. Safe journey & happy holidays.

    Here's to growing old and disgracful with the one you love :) (me and MrVv celebrate 27 years together this summer).

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  26. happy anniversary and a wonderful holiday in goa, my dear!

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  27. A lovely post, Vix...happy anniversary and I wish you a super and safe trip xxx

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  28. have a great time vix.
    your looking fab as usual.

    xxx maruschka

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  29. Happy Anniversary Vix and have a wonderful time.
    Dx

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  30. Have an awesome trip, you guys are so fab (Jon more so if he let's you pack the earrings) ;)

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  31. Congratulations on 20 years together! I bet the time has flown by with so many memories :D
    I know you will anyway, but have an amazing trip! x

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  32. What sweet anniversary sentiments :) You are so lucky to have spent the past 20 years with your best mate.

    You look lovely and relaxed already. Wising you a fabulous adventure. Give some biscuits and head pats to some street dogs for me.

    Bon voyage!

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  33. Happy First Date Anniversary! I love the recap of your first 20 together and I hope the next decades with Jon are as soul quenching.

    You will be sorely missed when you are in Goa, and I shall put my imagination into high gear picturing the sandy beaches, rustic dining with friends, fresh food... And your fabulous outfits.

    Have a safe and happy journey. I look forward to your new stories when you return!!!

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  34. Happy anniversary and have a wonderful time :)

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  35. Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful time xx

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  36. Congratulations you and Jon lok like perfection together.
    Wishing you an amazing time in paradise.

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  37. Happy anniversary to you both ;-) Keep living your dreams. Have a fantastic time and stay safe but best of all have fun ;-)) You will be missed. hugs, dee xxx

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  38. Happy happy anniversary and have a fantastic trip x :)

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  39. Happy 20 years, have a fabulous time in Goa (missing you already) x

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  40. Happy Anniversary!

    You're an inspirational, beautiful couple. I'm raising a glass of Rose to you.

    loads of love

    Lucy x

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  41. Wow just wow Vix! I am so happy for you, there is a lot to be admired here. I’m already looking forward to your return, but for now I wish you both a wonderful and magical trip xxx

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  42. You describe a heavenly relationship - with many more anniversaries to celebrate. Will miss you when you're in your favorite spot on the face of the planet. It's a shame the vibrant feather earring won't be taking the trip. Have an absolutely fabulous time!!!

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  43. Say Hello to mother ocean for me, Vix ;)
    Hugs
    Reva

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  44. I can't believe you're off away again and I haven't seen you even once since your return from your last trip!
    I NEED a Vix fix. Still, I have plans afoot for a little make for you, so it'll give it time for fruition!
    Missed seeing you hun! Have a fab time!
    Lotsa luv,
    Z xx

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  45. See you when you get back! Happy Anniversary to both of you! Jon I see you behind the tree ya know!! ;-D

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  46. This is a rather sweet post Vix.
    Happy Anniversary to you and your Man.
    You are surely one of the coolest couples "I know".
    Have a wonderful trip! We will all be here waiting for your return & pictures.

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  47. Have an amazing time Vix! No doubt you'll come back with a killer tan!
    Sophie
    x

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  48. Have an amazing time Vix! No doubt you'll come back with a killer tan!
    Sophie
    x

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  49. have some awesome weeks in goa!
    love this post so much. i sad it before: happy anniversary to you both!

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  50. Happy anniversary to you both and may you have many more happy years.

    Have a fab time in India, I am very jealous. I am looking forward to see ing all the glorious photos you take.

    X x

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  51. Happy anniversary to you both and may you have many more happy years.

    Have a fab time in India, I am very jealous. I am looking forward to see ing all the glorious photos you take.

    X x

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  52. Happy Anniversary to both of you amorcitos. Wishing you more happiness everyday. love Jon hiding behind the tree.You looking extra bella in your orange/pink fabuloso orange Indian frock .amar the bad-ass feathers in your hippytastic long hair.
    Have fun Vixcita I'm going miss you lots!
    luv ya

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  53. Congratulations to you both you fabulous couple of crazy people. Have an astounding time in Goa and I'll look forward to seeing your tanned photos on your return. Xx

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  54. awww Happy Anniversary! You life together sounds like such bliss. Have a wonderful trip :o) Scarlett x

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  55. O,FARK!
    That came up awful quick!! I had 14th April in my head for some STUPID reason!!! Crappola,I missed my last chance to chat...
    Well,your last post for a month outfit is SUBLIME!!! I adore that ruffley bodice,the colour,the print and those amazing pantaloony bits!!EEEK!Fab feathjer earrings,I'm sure oyu can squeak them into your carry on!!!
    Ohave the most wonderful,relaxing time,eat,drink and be merry in your favoruite paradise on earth!I'm a gonna miss you!!
    Love you to BITS!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  56. You still look bloody amazing without Barry M and eyeshadow and the colours of the jumpsuit look gorgeous on you. You sound and look very happy and I know Goa will be relaxing and delightful. Have fun, gonna miss you. xx

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  57. Happy anniversary, you make the perfect pair. Have an amazing time!

    xxx

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  58. Ahh, what a lovely tribute! Have a lovely time, we'll miss you!

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  59. Have a safe and happy holiday, and look forward to your return with a blog full of photos and stories to be shared. Congrats on the 20years. TOF and I clock up 20yrs of marriage this October, but I have known him since I was 18, he kept coming in and out of my life so I eventually married him!!! :-) ♥

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  60. a month!!!

    congratulations on your anniversary. have a blast on your trip you two.

    all my best. xo janet

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  61. Happy anniversary. Have a fabulous trip...I love the adventuring part of it and can't wait to hear the after-report.

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  62. Really, when it's all said and done, if you can still say that you're best mates after 20 years, you're definitely doing something right! Have a wonderful trip - we'll chat when you get back. Oh, and that jumpsuit is too fab for words.

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  63. This post has got to my heart. You two are the sweetest pair and I just love hearing how happy you are with the life you have made together. Your adventures together inspire me to do more with my man :) Wishing you the happiest of times in Goa celebrating your Anniversary!!

    Vix you look all a glow in this jumpsuit and I love your bendy arms:) it was so so nice to chat with you before your trip. It is like we have always known each other. September can't get here fast enough!

    Love You!
    Krista

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  64. Twenty years? I reckon he's a keeper. LOL!

    Have a ball, lovey. Take lots of happy snaps to share with us.

    x

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  65. Bon Voyage!!!!!!!!! We'll miss you. Looking forward to your return. Have a wonderful,fabulous time.

    Love, Jean

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  66. Happy anniversary! Have an incredible trip & take lots of pics for us! Xoxoxo.

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  67. Oh oh this will be too late but I just want to say!!!!
    Happy happy 20 years with your best friend, so happy for you both!
    May this holiday be filled with fabulous and wonderful memories.
    Sending much love
    V

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  68. Happy Anniversary, you! =)
    This post made me smile.
    Make sure you meet if you're going to be anywhere around Chennai or Pondicherry.

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  69. Congratulations to you both, 20 years wow! You both will be on your way to the sunshine so have a brilliant time and look forward to seeing your photos on your return :)

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  70. those are the BEST earrings ever! happy anniversary xxx

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  71. Oh Vix will miss you!! Have a fab trip and loads and loads of congrats to you and Jon xxx

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  72. Happy Anniversary you fabulous pair! And have a totally amazing time away in the exotic sun xxx

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  73. Happy Anniversary :) hope you have an awesome holiday :)!!!! xxx

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  74. That jumpsuit is amazing. I love the ruffle down the front. Happy anniversary! I hope you both have a wonderful holiday in Goa.

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  75. Happy Travels Honey! You both look like the cutest couple and I wish you many many more years together! I just adore love stories!

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  76. ooooh I do envy you your travels feels like an age since I was in Argentina...actually a whole year!!! Going to be hot hot hot in Goa ....good luck!!X

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  77. You're both so cute and it's great to see a happy long term couple who are best friends - you partner should be! You'll have an amazing time and turquoise toenails will be perfect!!

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  78. Congrats on 20 delightful years!!! I couldn't even tell that was a jumpsuit. Have another amazing adventure we shall miss you. xxx

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  79. love your 60's outfit! actually I thought about you when I was doing my last post. I've just discovered 1960's feature on Picasa and was experimenting with new effect.
    xx
    maya

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  80. I know you are off on your adventure ow but still wishing you traveling mercies and a wonderful time.

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  81. Sending much love to you both on your Anniversary! Have a wonderful break x

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  82. Congrats on your anniversary, and have a fab holiday!

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  83. Age is nothing but an illusion :)
    A trip to the sun sounds like the perfect start to at least another exciting 20 years. Bon voyage! xoxo

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  84. Amazing dress!!!!

    http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

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  85. Happy Anniversary to you both! And have a wonderful time out there! xxx

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  86. Happy anniversary, sweetie! I love your silver bangles. Have a fantastic and magical trip! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  87. Happy anniversary and have a great time! I'm not jealous at all... honestly, I'm not... Emma x

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  88. Oh wooow!! thats the best jumpsuit ever.... you look totally gorgeous... see you in a month!!

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  89. Bon Voyage Fair Maiden have the most fantastic Month ever!!! And Happy Anniversary ~may you celebrate many many more together Love Heather :)

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  90. You are so unbelievably awesome! So inspiring! I hope my husband and I are as awesome as you two are down the road. Hope you have an amazing trip and can't wait to see pics! Have fun!!

    Beneath the Glass

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  91. Happy Anniversary. Make the most of it.
    I met my husband 25 years ago in the first year at uni.
    You are right - a lot has happened but right now I wouldn't change a thing. X

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  92. Love that jumpsuit!

    Have a great holiday!

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  93. That blooming ruffle is amazing and as for the cut of those pants...v. inspired!! x

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  94. Happy Anniversary!! You look Gorgeous and I hope you have a Great time!

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  95. Happy Anniversary and have a great trip. Will think of you on the beach while I am camping with our tempremental campervan (possibly in the snow!)

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  96. I'm so envious of your frequent trips to India. :)

    Congratulations on your anniversary. You truly have met the most perfect guy for you. You're very lucky. Not many woman can say such a thing.

    I hope you have a fabulous trip! xoxox

    PS. Love those feather earrings!

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  97. Happy Anniversary to you both dear. It's wonderful when you find your should mate. Enjoy your time together. Love those earrings. Will miss you much! -xxoo

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  98. Happy anniversary have a fabulous time xx

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  99. I hope you are having an amazing time. 20 years ago, I was studying for my final teaching qualifications and working in a vintage clothing store. It seems like only last year! Love and hugs, Em x

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  100. I hope you are having an amazing time. 20 years ago, I was studying for my final teaching qualifications and working in a vintage clothing store. It seems like only last year! Love and hugs, Em x

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  101. Have a great time. I want to know more about your way of traveling, and how you seem to avoid the tourist traps, please share one day. Happy anniversary!

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  102. Awww...happy anniversary!! You are just so sweet. I hope you're having a fabulous time in India.

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  103. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a great time in India, I'm sure you'll have great photos to share and I'll be here to look at them!

    xx

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  104. you look..so...i cant explain....very hippy..yet very lady like!!

    wishing you both wonderful years together....i really like the way you explained your partnership!!!


    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  105. Hope you have a great trip and look forward to your next blog.

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  106. great dress and great post
    is just such a inspired look<3
    please follow me
    xoxo Theo
    hope to see you soon
    http://countryoffashion.blogspot.com

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  107. Happy Anniversary, Vix! And have a fabulous time!

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  108. Hoping that you are having a wonderful holiday! Congrats to you and your lovely man!!

    Ali x

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  109. Bon voyage and happy anniversary! Will miss your posts but look forward to hearing of more of your adventures! xo

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  110. Happy Anniversaty.Hope you have a lovely holiday.Looking forward to your adventure.xx

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  111. Happy anniversary both of you!! Have a wonderful time soaking up the sun xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  112. Hi Vix,
    I hope you don't mind but i made a badge with a link to your blog on my side-bar! I think it turned out well and is under 'inspiration' below the link list.
    Hope your va-ca is wonderful :)
    Hugs
    Reva

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  113. Its the most amazing jumpsuit ever!!

    Happy anniversary!
    have a great trip

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  114. A belated happy anniversary to you and your hubs! I miss you in the bloggersphere and can't wait to see you beautiful face here soon! xo.

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  115. Congrats hun!lovely the last pic, I missed u hun ! see u then xo

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  116. Happy Anniversary - Have a great trip!

    Sal xXx

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  117. Hello doll! I`m watching your blog for a while! do you wanna follow each other? kisses

    FashionSpot.ro

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  118. Celebrate love...your dress and the fashionable earrings all speak for the joyous colours that ring in your heart.have a great life.organic lipstick

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  119. Happy anniversay! Your love story is inspiring. :)

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  120. Congratulations you two! Have a wonderful holiday!xxx

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  121. Glad I stumbled on your blog! I enjoyed reading it—so full of inspiration! Following you!

    XX,
    Betina
    Travel à la Mode

    PS. happy anniversary!

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