Going for Pearl!

Mrs Gabb and I have been married for nineteen years today. Fortunately, I was the first to remember this!


  1. I remember now….I would have been able to come to your “do”, but I had to drive pack to London to sort out a commercial problem in my shops. Just before your day, I was only up the road, as it were, in East Bohemia.

  2. Well done the two of you. Stay happy. Keep up the good work. Have a wee celebration.

    My best wishes…

  3. Sean, I have just read a wonderful article on Marriage at the Spiked Online website, http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/site/article/11964/, including this:

    “Symbolically – and in reality, for a large proportion of the adult population even today – this means marriage as a unit of mutual dependency, in which children are raised, couples support each other ‘for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health’. It is the strength of the marital unit that enables individuals to survive the pressures of life, and thus to become genuinely independent – both of their parents, and of official sources of support and control.”

    That is close to saying that genuine social freedom depends on marriage, and as a conservative I agree wholeheartedly. Good luck to you and your family, and I hope you make it to your Golden Wedding anniversary.

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