7 Years and Counting

7 years ago I married my best friend. Yep, it’s a complete cliche but there are not many people in the world that would put up with you spending every spare minute either taking photos or looking at a laptop. 

There also aren’t that many people that share the same sense of humour, the same love of awful TV and the same love of gin and tonic, crisps and dip and nachos. 

Even after 7 years of marriage, and nearly 12 years together, Dave makes me laugh every day. Well, the days where we see each other for more than a few minutes thanks to us often working opposite working patterns. 

He makes me laugh, he works so hard for us and he appreciates the things that I do for our family too. Between us we pay the bills, we work for a better future and we look after the children, teaching them as much as we can about life, rights and wrongs and how they can grow to be the best people they can be.

Dave and I are a team. He is good at some things, I am good at others and between us we cover most bases. The things we can’t do we pay someone to do it for us. It’s how it works best and it keeps all of our plates spinning. 

The last 7 years have flown by. I still remember our wedding day as if it were yesterday and I would still do it all again tomorrow if I could. It was the best day of my life. It was the start of our future together and it was the point where we started planning a forever home and children. 

We had amazing times before getting married. We had so many holidays – to the Dominican Republic, Rome, Paris and Las Vegas. We bought our first home and we adopted our cats. But even with all of the things we did, all of the places we saw, life really began after we were married.

Having children changes your outlook. It gives your whole life a new meaning and it gives everything more purpose. I am bringing up two beautiful children alongside my best friend and I can’t imagine doing this with anyone else. I can’t think of a better role model for LP and Little Man and really I can’t think of a better Dad. 

12 years ago a man started off as someone I met on the internet and soon turned into my boyfriend and then my best friend. He became my husband seven years ago and since then he has become a father too – twice over. 

Seven years ago I married an amazing man. Life isn’t perfect but it’s pretty damn good, and the positives far, far outweigh the negatives and I think that seven years on I am so, so lucky to have my best friend by my side. 

Here’s to seven years of marriage, so many adventures and so many more plans. I cant wait to see what the next few years throw our way.

Happy Anniversary David x

7 Years and Counting


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Its lovely when youve got that connection then take it to the next level via children Beautiful x

  2. Beautiful post Donna and happy anniversary for the other week. It is such a great feeling when you marry your best friend. We celebrated 15 years of marriage in May, and we still have that great connection together x

  3. Such a lovely post Donna. You are so good at showing him how much he means to you, I could learn a lot from you – I’m terrible at that. I hope you had a fabulous anniversary and here’s to the next seven years!

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