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  • This coming Tuesday, the 24th of April, is my birthday. I shall be the grand old age of 19. I'll spend the day at work, which I'm really looking forward to, and then come home for a meal with my family.

    Over the next six weeks, there are three significant dates - my birthday, Isobel's birthday, and the date we started going out. The 9th of June is a big day for the two of us - this time around brings about three years.

    Think about it - three years of your youth spent with the same person. Enjoying growing up together. Spending time with one another, and smiling when you see each other. But it's not always been like that.

    This photo was taken on the first time we were seen out in public - a big stage for a group of 16 year-olds pre-occupied by the odd tipple or five, first relationships and the end of compulsory education. It was awkward, as we were the odd ones out - the only two actually in a relationship.

    But we're still going strong. Still happy as ever, and looking forward to another crazy year coming up. As we all do, we have tough times, and strange days, but it doesn't mean anything providing you can put it behind you, smile at the person you love and still get a funny feeling when they smile back.

    'First Loves' is the tag on this piece. Make of that what you will, but expect plenty more photos and stories of the two of us - past, present, and most definitely future.
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