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Tuesday, 1 April 2014


I dedicate the lyrics of this lovely song to Leslie and Lorne   to celebrate their forthcoming marriage.

Love is lovelier the second time around 
Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground
It's that second time you hear your love song sung
Makes you think perhaps love,  like youth is wasted on the young

Love's more  comfortable the second time you fall 
Like a friendly home the second time you call
Who can say what brought us to this miracle we've found?
There are those who'll bet love  comes but once, and yet
I'm so glad we met the second time around.

Leslie and Lorne's  forthcoming marriage  brings to mind when my first marriage collapsed,

I found myself  alone with three adorable little girls  to raise, I didn't think I would fall in love again, yet I did,  just a year later....
We didn't marry for a few years as we wanted to go slowly so that the 'girls' would get used to Ian and him to them, We both maintained our own homes but spent weekends together until, one daughter asked Ian when he was going to marry 'our Mum' ? 
Whoosh ! It all happened then, engagement ring on finger and 10 months later we were married....27 years  on and still happy,

So, all best wishes dear  Leslie and Lorne for a long and loving marriage.

  My thanks to the Lovely Mrs Nesbitt for compiling  ABCWednesday and the lexical  Roger for being such a long suffering administrator        


  1. Oh Di! You have NO idea how much this means to me! I so wish my British friends could be here with us to celebrate but I promise I'll post lots of photos for you all.
    Loving YOU!

  2. I'm delighted you liked my little ode Leslie, your friends in the UK will all be with you in spirit, wishing you and Lorne well.
    We'll definitely be looking forward to the pictures, you both are so photogenic,
    All so very exciting,
    love Di..xx

  3. Oh, sweet! Leslie and Lorne deserve our support!

  4. Lovely post of friendship and good wishes, and I echo your sentiments.

  5. Simply LOVELY! And congrats to the soon-to-be-wed couple. Long Live their happy Life!

  6. You brought tears to my eyes...

    Sending *hugs* and best wishes to Leslie and Lorne on their forthcoming wedding day.

  7. Hello Roger Owen G.
    It is sweet when love is found 'the second time around',
    Leslie and Lorne do really deserve our support, particularly as they've had some serious health issues to deal with over the last couple of years, yet through thick and thin they've stuck together, which is admirable.
    I wish them all the joy in the world.
    Best wishes Di..x

  8. Hello Hildred,
    lovely to hear from you.
    Thank you for your words of support, I'm terribly fond of Lesley, she came over to Liverpool 2 years ago and it was so good to meet her.
    So, best wishes all round to the happy couple,


  9. Hi Lisa, so pleased to hear from you again, I am enjoying ABCW and meeting so many different people.
    Thank you for your sentiments which, of course, I echo!
    'LONG LIVE their happy LIFE'.
    Best wishes,

  10. Hi Cherie,
    It is very touching that Leslie and Lorne have found LOVE again. LIFE is a strange thing,
    One never knows just what's around the corner.
    I feel quite sentimental when I read the lyrics of that song, Frank Sinatra recorded it, I don't doubt many others did too!

  11. Hi Di! What à lovely post you made for Leslie and Lorne..
    Great that you met before. That's a wonderful thing about blogging. You meet people from many other countries. So did I!
    Thanks for your visit and comment. My eldest daughter could also read before she went to school and she was a fanatic reader all her life of 47 years. My Australian daughter, who is now à librarian, loves reading just as much. My grandchildren are the same.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  12. Hi Wil,
    so good to hear from you again, I'm really LOVING this ABCW, I've met so many people (metaphorically speaking), in such a short time.
    Meeting Leslie was a great joy and she was exactly as I imagined she would be, so engaging and interesting, a truly LOVELY LADY.
    I've also met Denise Nesbitt, she's also LOVELY and great fun...It is amazing how many friends one can make via the blogsphere, as you say.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Best wishes,

  13. Very sweet! Cheers to Leslie and Lorne and best wishes on the upcoming wedding - wishing them a long life with loads of laughter and love!

  14. Beautiful tribute to Leslie and Lorne. Those are my heart felt wishes too.
    I'm glad you found your soul mate the second time around and that your girls were happy with it too.
    Thanks for the wishes on my trip to Mexico.
    It will be exciting to see how Lives are changed and all the wonderful work that will be done there.
    Lots of hard work but oh so worth it.

  15. Hi Susan,
    thanks you for your kind comments.
    I heartily agree with your comments too, they both deserve a 'long life with lots of laughter'..

    Best wishes,

  16. Photowannabe:

    Hi Sue,
    good to hear from you, especially that you must be so busy getting ready for your trip to Mexico.
    I surely did meet my 'soul mate', he's been a wonderful step daddy to 'the girls' and now is a much loved Grandpa to our four grandchildren, he doe the school run for two of them lots of fun!
    Have a wonderful trip,
    Best wishes,

  17. I hope that Leslie and Lorne have a long and happy marriage.

  18. Cheshire wife:
    Hello, thanks for stopping by,
    Thank you for your good wishes,
    I will pass them on to Leslie and Lorne.
    Such an exciting time for them.

    Best wishes,

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  20. Fabulous tribute Trubes, I know that Leslie will love it ♥

  21. How lovely to have a such a good story of lasting love to tell, Di.

  22. Hi Anne thanks for dropping by xx
    Leslie really did like it, she was actually the first commentator, which was nice,

    Love di..xx

  23. Hello Liz, good to hear from you, I think with a second marriage comes security and a more mature kind of love, not that it is recommended for all, particularly when children are involved.
    That is why we took our time so that, our 'Girl' accepted the situation and of course, they still loved their father and he them.
    They've always called Ian, 'Ian', yet send him cards with 'Dad' on.
    He makes a great Grandpa too.
    Love Di.xx


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