I’m not usually one to post personal stuff, but today marks 24 years that my partner Andrew Nette and I have been together as a couple.

That’s half our lifetimes.

Ang & Roo 1990

Melbourne, 1990

Over the past twenty-four years, we’ve lived in five countries, had ten different addresses, and travelled in 16 countries together. We have plans for more.

AN & AS That Luang 1994

Vientiane, 1994

We’ve produced one child, six books/book deals and numerous short stories between us. We have plans for many more books and short stories, too.

Prague, 1998

Prague, 1998

Like all couples, we’ve had good times and bad. Things can get rowdy at times. But mostly, we live together very well.

And & Roo_Hampi_2005

Hampi, India, 2005

It’s not Andrew’s style to go public on this stuff, but I hope he will indulge me in celebrating this milestone.

And & Roo_2011_Krabi

Krabi, Thailand, 2011

The traditional gift for a 24th anniversary is a musical instrument. So it seems appropriate to briefly sing Andrew’s praises.

Thank you for 24 amazing years, my love. Thank you for being my toughest critic and staunchest supporter, my partner in life, parenting and crime fiction. May time never dull the fire in your belly nor the brightness of your mind.

To borrow from WH Auden, you are ‘my noon, my midnight, my talk, my song’.

I look forward to many more years of wonder together.

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premierโ€™s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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31 Responses to 24

  1. Kylie Fox says:

    Naaw, Congratulations you two!!!

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  2. Margot Kinberg says:

    What a beautiful post, Angela! Happy Anniversary and may you have many more years of happiness and good health. Here’s to you.

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  3. Lea Johnson says:

    Lovely Angela! The 3 of you are quite the team, thankyou for sharing another wonderful story. X

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  4. Van says:

    Wow, so happy for you, Angela. You are lucky to find your soul mate and life partner. Happy anniversary!!!

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  5. Way cool. Congrats and Happy Happy.

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  6. Kathy D. says:

    Congratulations to both of you. As the saying goes, “May you live long and prosper.!
    I have friends who are 92 and 93 and have been together for 60 years — and they are happy!
    So, I wish their good fortune — and good communications skills, mutual respect and love — upon both of you for decades to come.
    The photos are fantastic.
    Best wishes to the three of you.

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  7. Felicity says:

    Beautifully said, Angela. Love and congratulations to you both!

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  8. amandacurtin says:

    Just lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to you both.
    (PS 38 years last week for us, which is a number I simply can’t process!)

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  9. wendyejames says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations, Angela and Andrew! xx

    Liked by 1 person

  10. voxbendigo says:

    Reblogged this on voxbendigo and commented:
    24 more on the way…

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  11. Khim says:

    Lovely pics. Angela & Andrew, you two keep making music together…..let Miss Eight be the choir mistress and sing along
    ? : )

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  12. FictionFan says:

    Congratulations! Here’s to the next 24…or 48…or 72… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Jo says:

    Congratulations! Long may you continue loving, growing & enjoying.


  14. Happy (belated) anniversary Angela and Andrew…hope there’s much more travelling and writing and joy to come for you both

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  15. kathy d says:

    P.S. I’m very impressed by the globe-trotting by both of you. It isn’t most couples who are such world travelers. It certainly shows in Jayne Keeney’s stories. Hope you both with Miss 8 almost 9, can continue.


  16. kathy d says:

    Great! You are doing your daughter a wonderful service by showing her other countries and cultures, and instilling a broader worldview and love of travel. How fortunate she is.


  17. Angela, I’m sorry I’m late to your lovely “24” milestone, but here’s wishing you both many more years of happiness in togetherness.


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