3 Is The Magic Number: Ross and Me in Photos.

Today sees 3 years since Ross and I started seeing each other. What a fabulous, interesting, challenging, fun, annoying, happy, sad, wonderful, funny, angry and joyful 3 years it has been. I wouldn’t change a single day…well, maybe one or two…one because of me and one because of him!

So, to celebrate today, I thought I would show you why 3 is the magic number and share 3 of my favourite photos of us, together and give you a little explanation behind each one.


This photo is of us at my 40th Birthday party. This is the first proper photo of us together and it was taken by Colin Keating – a lovely man I used to work for – who takes all the programme photos for the Quince Players. He took a number of group shots of me and my family and Grace. This photo is so special because it was the first ‘couple’ photo that Ross put up as his profile picture on Facebook. Ross doesn’t really do PDA’s so this was a big deal to me πŸ™‚


This photo looks so amazingly artistic. In fact, it was taken on a disposable camera which was left over from my birthday party! It was taken on our first trip to Portland together to see Ross’ parents. I had met them at a pub lunch previously but this was the first time I had stayed with them. I had a wonderful time. The weather was lovely, we played golf and this photo was taken by Ross aiming and shooting at us on a rock at Portland Bill. Sometimes, it’s the simplest of shots!

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This last photo is the one that completely sums us up as a couple! This photo was taken at Ross’ best friend’s wedding (Iain and Patrice) and, theirs was the wedding that David Walliams turned up at on his big swim of the Thames for Sport Relief in 2011. Ross was best man and I chaffeured :). I need to put more of those smiles back on my face at the moment but the sense of fun emanating from both of us is just, well, so us! Ross’ character shows up so well in this picture and, today, when he gets back I have a lovely surprise with regards to this photo for him (all will be revealed later). It’s funny because I don’t really remember the photographer capturing this one!

Ross and I have had our challenges but I firmly believe that it is how you cope with those as a couple that make or break your relationship. Ross is fantastic at admitting when he is wrong. Me? Not so much. We argue. We argue in front of Grace BUT we show her how to argue sensibly and how to apologise afterwards as well as admitting your part to play in where you went wrong. We treat each other with respect. We also have talks about issues and, again, show Grace how to talk about things openly and properly.

Ross, I want to tell you that I think you set a fantastic example to our Grace. You work tirelessly hard to care for us, always wanting more. You are loyal and trusting and trustworthy. You are a wonderful man and I feel so blessed to have you in my life.

To quote Snow Patrol – ‘Those three words, Are said too much, They’re not enough’.

Whenever Ross and I sign off with kisses, we always use 3, so Ross:

I love you


You see? 3 really is a magic number.

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  1. alex
    February 25, 2014 / 7:29 am

    Great!! I love your photos, they really show that you’re happy together. πŸ™‚

  2. February 17, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Congratulations, and I love these photos! Challenges are part of being in a relationship, but it’s great that you are arguing sensibly and also setting the right example for Grace.
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  3. February 14, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Ah, a life in pictures, it is so wonderful to look back at images that make a connection to a time and place and mean so much to you. Thank you for sharing lovely, and I hope that your smiles come back to you soon, you deserve it, special lady. Xxx #AllAboutYou
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  4. February 14, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    “Ross and I have had our challenges but I firmly believe that it is how you cope with those as a couple that make or break your relationship”… never a truer set of words blogged!

    Happy happy 3rd anniversary – I also think it is SO important to celebrate these milestones and remember the reasons why you first fell for one another… about to do that on a big Valentine’s night out, so I practice what I preach!!

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou this is such a spot on AAY post!! x
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  5. February 14, 2014 / 9:50 am

    I read this post earlier in the week and didn’t get a chance to comment. What a lovely post, sounds like you are definitely a great match. Finding a good man to be a step dad to Grace must be so important to you – he sounds like a keeper πŸ™‚
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  6. February 13, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    First off, THANK YOU sooo very much for linking up to my new linky. It was such an honor when I saw your link up to little ole me!!!! Happy Anniversary! I hope you celebrated in style and spoiled each other rotten. I absolutely loved the photos! All amazing and show how much love you both have for each other. Three really is the magical number for you! We all argue from time to time, it’s how we deal with it afterwards. I think its great you teach Grace about it, if we shelter our children forever how will they cope with reality when they are older. I hope your smiles come back to you soon. biggest hugs!!!! And thank you so much!!!! πŸ˜‰
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  7. February 11, 2014 / 11:03 am

    Happy Anniversary. I love your photos, they really show that you’re happy together. Great, heart warming post. #MagicMoments
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  8. February 10, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    Just lovely, what a beautiful post, love all the photos but especially the last one, it just oozes personality. Happy Anniversary xx #WhatstheStory
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  9. February 10, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Oh wow Vicky Happy Anniversaire! Sounds like an eventful 3 years and I absolutely love the photos you’ve chosen, all wonderful. I’m hope you’ve scheduled some fun in today to celebrate. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  10. Wicked World of Lucas
    February 10, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you, Ross and Grace – have to include her in this I think! I love the middle photo – it’s so relaxed and natural. Great post. #magicmoments

  11. February 10, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Oh what a lovely post. Happy 3 years to you both. You are so photogenic – Perfect photos x
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  12. February 10, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    awww honey this is amazing and i wish you many more happy years together xxxxxx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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  13. Katie @ AMotherThing
    February 10, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    I always remember when Ross told me he was thinking of asking you out. He talked about this woman at Quince who was cute and fun and he really got along with her. He was slightly scared because she had a kid…

    And now look where you guys are. πŸ™‚ A beautiful couple, a beautiful family and an amazing three years. I can’t imagine anyone in the world better for him, nor anyone in the world better for you. πŸ™‚

    Happy Anniversary, and many many future years together. πŸ™‚ Love to you both. xx
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  14. February 10, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Oh we’re all feeling a bit lovey today! Gorgeous post. I wrote about my marriage too today. I love a bit of heartfelt lovin’ on a Monday πŸ˜‰

  15. Maddy@writingbubble
    February 10, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    This post has really made me smile! Your love jumps out of all the photos. So happy for you xxx
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  16. February 10, 2014 / 11:48 am

    Happy Anniversary Victoria, beautiful photos and words as always.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog…we all have challenging times, but a look back over photos and memories but it all into perspective xx
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  17. February 10, 2014 / 11:40 am

    Such a lovely post. You look like you have a great time together and look so happy. Happy anniversary! Popping over from What’s the Story?
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  18. February 10, 2014 / 10:17 am

    It’s all about three’s today! Congratulations my lovely, a milestone indeed!

    Love that first picture, you look like you’re giving Ross’ bottom a cheeky squeeze!

    Kate xx
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  19. February 10, 2014 / 10:12 am

    All three photos are wonderful but you are such a beautiful and photogenic lady! The last one is simply stunning! #MagicMoments
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  20. Alexandra Mercer
    February 10, 2014 / 9:12 am

    Aww that’s so sweet, sounds like you guys have a fab relationship x #MagicMoments
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  21. Sarah MumofThree World
    February 10, 2014 / 8:37 am

    What a beautiful post. I always imagined you and Ross had been together long than that, you seem like such a lovely family. Here’s to many more happy years together for you both.

  22. February 10, 2014 / 7:44 am

    Happy Anniversary-3 is indeed a great number by the sound of it, lovely x
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