The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

This Post Is Not My Attempt At Being Tom Cruise On Oprah Winfrey.*
August 31, 2012, 6:15 am
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As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, I met the woman who is now my wife, for the first time on September 4th, 2004.

It was a Saturday.

That means it’s very nearly 8 years ago.

However on September 1st, 2007 – also a Saturday – I married my wife in Singapore.

That means tomorrow it will be 5 years.

5 years of wonderfulness.

At least it’s been that for me.

Too many people talk bad about marriage.

Everywhere you turn, it seems someone, somewhere is putting it down.

They use words like prison, pain and disappointment … but for me, marriage is amazing.

That’s not just because it’s mind blowing anyone would want to be married to me, especially someone as wonderful, clever, talented and beautiful as my wife, it’s because it literally makes every aspect of life a whole lot better.

Every aspect.

Of course it’s dependent on finding the right person, but to have someone who actually wants to take away your problems … wants to make your good days, great … wants to help move you forward together, is incredible.

Please don’t think I didn’t get this sort of support from my parents – I did, as I did from the odd previous girlfriend – but Jill does it in a way that makes me feel like I can achieve more than I thought possible and in better ways.

In short, she makes me a better me.

I hope she feels I do something positive for her.

While I try and do things that show how much I love her each and every day, the fact is I travel too much, let work interrupt our lives way too often, get grumpy when I’m tired [approx 89.6% of the time] and complain whenever she wants to watch a period drama, visit a castle or asks for a clean glass even if she just wants a refill of water … so in terms of emotional fulfillment, I most definitely get the much better end of the deal.

I know this post is unbelievably indulgent [and most probably very sickening] but on top of wanting to say how much I love and adore her, I also wanted to make sure she knows how much I appreciate who she is and what she does for me.

I’m a very lucky man – so happy, happy anniversary for tomorrow [with a bit of luck, I’ll be there to celebrate it with you, China air traffic control permitting], thank you for being Ms Perfection Personified and here’s hoping that the next five years go a bit more slowly than the last five, so we can treasure them even more.


* Especially given what ended up happening to him and Ms Holmes. Mind you, I’m not a fan of Oprah or a Scientologist freak so I should be OK. I hope.

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Did you use an old photo of Jill in this post because you haven’t got any modem ones that show her smiling?

Happy anniversary to you Rob.

Commiserations to Jill.

Comment by DH

You saw through my cunning plan.

Comment by Rob

Rob. I’m guessing you don’t complain when Jill wants to watch period dramas or visit castles, you just complain.


I think Andy is right, she must be a scientist doing a covert experiment with you because there’s no absolutely no logic to her being with you. On the bright side, you can use her “capture” as a case study about your most successful idea.

Comment by DH

no other fucking answer is there dave. unless shes a gold digger but the fucker wont give her any cash until hes bought every piece of tech gadget shit there is possible to buy.

Comment by andy@cynic

A clean glass every time! What kind of crazy is that?

Comment by John

that wouldnt bother me either doddsy, shed be the one washing all the glasses so what the fuck does it matter how many she uses.

Comment by andy@cynic

5 years already? It seems like yesterday that you got married. Congratulations to both of you. Can I ask a small favour Rob? Can you stop writing such open, honest and emotional odes to your wife, because every time you do it, Sarah sees them and then looks at me with expectation in her eyes. Thank you.

Comment by Pete

Sarah wants you to start a blog and fill it with rubbish for 99% of the the time?

Comment by DH


Comment by Pete

havent you ruined that poor womans fucking life enough without needing to publically fucking humiliating her by making sure every bastard out there knows she is married to you?

sick evil bastard.

Comment by andy@cynic

when i say every bastard out there, i mean the 5 people who come to this blog. but then they come for my genius comments not your planner blogging wank so shes probably safe.

Comment by andy@cynic

every time i see jill I wonder how you manage to keep her medicated up so she doesnt realise what an ugly prick and bastard shes married to.

Comment by andy@cynic

Maybe he puts the drugs in the new glass she keeps asking for?

Comment by Billy Whizz

Congratulations to both of you. I hope Robert spoils you Jill.

Comment by Mary Bryant

spoil her? only with a gadget that he coincifuckingdentally wants as well.

Comment by andy@cynic

just discovered a 5th wedding anniversary is known as the wood anniversary. whats the fucking betting that means hell give her a fuckload of twigs and claim hes being generous with the presents.

that or hell offer her his morning glory wood which shell turn down before running to the toilet to be repeatedly and violently sick.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is there a 5 year anniversary divorce present?

Comment by Billy Whizz


Comment by andy@cynic

I wasn’t joking when I said I had got her this:

It arrived from Korea yesterday and now she need never complain that I am traveling too much, because I’ll always be near her.

Comment by Rob

you fucking egotistical, sick motherfuckng bastard.

well done.

Comment by andy@cynic

Sweet post. Congratulations. Hope you have a great day.

Comment by Bazza

Congratulations to both of you.

Comment by Lee Hill

You’re so cute together. Happy 5th anniversary.

Jemma x

Comment by Jemma King

Hello lovely, how are you?

You could be on your 5th anniversary by now if you’d been stupid and fallen for Billy’s unique charms. I’m guessing that lost opportunity makes you cry in your pillow every night. Or laugh. Loudly.

Comment by Rob

Happy anniversary you two!

I share her pain of never finding any clean glasses. For a happy marriage and sane life, I can only recommend plastic plates and cutlery. Hope you have a good weekend!

Comment by andrea

sweet !

Comment by toto

I can’t believe Andy didn’t say this, so I shall have to point it out in my best Andy impersonating voice…

“In short, she makes me a better me.”
Well that isn’t difficult is it!


Joking of course, happy anniversary both of you. A great couple 🙂

Comment by Rob Mortimer (Not a fake Andy)

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

Comment by Pete

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