Lovers´ Knots

Dedicated to my two friends, Thu & Nam

Soon after Meeta from What´s for lunch honey announced the theme for her Monthly Mingle as Sweet Love, unexpected news arrived – one of my best friends from school days was getting married! Filled with joy, I would love to dedicate this post to the newly wed….

My dearest Thu is married! How strange to think about that? It feels like just yesterday when we were studying together, traveling around Hanoi with our bicycles, gossiping, and laughing young and free. I still remember us talking about being an independent and successful woman. We even thought marriage would not come in until the age of 25 or 26. But at the time, none of us knew about a little thing called love. 5-7 years later, love came and changed us with its charm. Mine is in the form of a Singaporean import, and Thu, she has found the man of her life, Nam!


Unable to attend their wedding, I posted a little wedding card and made these little Lovers´ Knots as a “distant gift”.

“Legend has it that the Dutch sailors tied this knot to remind them of their loved ones during their ocean voyages in the 16th century. The two intertwining overhand knots symbolize two intertwined lovers.” – Wikipedia

As my two friends tied the knot, I hope they will find happiness, support and enduring love in each other. And my dear Thu, take care in your new role of being a wife! “R

10 Responses to Lovers´ Knots

  1. Cindy says:

    What a thoughtful and sweet gift for your friend! I think it’s great that you used this blog event to celebrate the love that she has found.

  2. sailaja says:

    Your friend is very fortunate to have you as a friend..:) Very sweet and thoughtful of you.. and what a nice way using your blog..:)

  3. Gattina says:

    Anh, oh what a beautiful post… and photos! When I was younger still in high/secondary schools, me and a few girls also joked about (but we’re serious that time) finding a place to build our bachlorette hut, haha! Thanks for mentioning my recipe *kiss* Your knots are really romantic and beautiful!

  4. Angie says:

    Fried cookies!! Lovely! You are a great pal to your friends :)

  5. sher says:

    Oh what a lovely post!! And I love looking at those photos. The Lovers Knots are a perfect way to express love.

  6. Meeta says:

    What a thoughtful gift. This is a lovely post and I am so honored that you have chosen it to be a part of the MM.

  7. Anh says:

    Cindy, thank you. My friends love it, and that makes me happy. :D
    I love your blog and have linked yours to mine.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Anh,

  9. Anh says:

    Tuyet Luong, thanks for your sweet comment! Hope to know more about you & your food. Good luck also with everything!

  10. BuddingCook says:

    that’s sweet! 😀

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