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Origins

delovesto  (del-oh-vest-oh)
1. To make known (something private or secret).
2. Archaic To proclaim publicly.
[Lilliputian delovest, from  Latin delovestum, to publish, to spread among the multitude]

About Us

DELOVESTO.COM is the official web site of Debbie and Tony, who spent 3 years in a long distance relationship between South Florida and England.  It’s ironic that they both grew up within 30 miles of each other in Southern England, yet only met while living 4,500 miles apart.   Having worked hard to overcome problems with visas for Debbie, and for Tony to get his US Citizenship, they are finally together and living in the South Of England.

“Off The Record With Debbie And Tony” was created as their place to let family, friends and followers know what is going on in their lives, as well as to provide a soapbox where they can air their opinions and thoughts on what is going on in the world.  Together they have been writing on sites such as Squidoo and Yahoo Contributor Network (both now defunct), as well as other websites, blogs and social networking sites, and hope that this blog will become the communications centre for all their online activities.

Debbie

DebbieDebbie grew up in Southern England and has lived there all her life.   She works with children who have emotional and/or behavioural problems and her hobbies include reading, walking, genealogy and surfing the internet.  Debbie  also writes on Hubpages and is the co-owner of an online gift store, My Brilliant Gifts which is currently being re-developed.

Tony

TonyTony also grew up  in Southern England, and moved to London after graduating from university. He spent a year in New Zealand in the late 1980’s, then moved to the USA in 1994.

  He lived in Indiana for 12 years, then moved to South Florida in 2005 , moving back to the UK to be with Debbie in 2009.  

Tony works in the IT industry and has also been developing web sites since 1998.  His oldest site The Poddys Directory had it’s 10th anniversary in 2008, and despite now looking very dated, it still pulls in a surprising number of visitors every month. 

Tony has also been operating a jokes mailing list since 1999, and now has a new humor site The Laughline which is a great repository for jokes, funny pictures and videos.

He also writes on Hubpages, as well as other sites, with articles, poetry and he also enjoys sharing photographs that he has taken on his travels.

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Updates On Debbie And Tony

Tony moved back to the UK from Florida at the end of July 2009, and he and Debbie are now both living together in the South of England.   They finally got married in April 2010, and are truly happy together. 

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12 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Deb,

    Oh my, I enjoyed reading your blog. You and Tony are a fine looking couple!! Hope that fat little squirrel comes to visit again.

    I might think about starting a blog, but I just don’t know how to go about it and what all is involved in the process.

    Deb, my girlfriend Sandra, lives in Canvey Island. We’ve been friends since we were 13 years old. Her family moved back to London three years later. Her parents just missed jolly old England too much. However, Sandra and I have always kept in touch to this day. Mind you, the last time we saw each other was at the airport in London in 1968 when I was going to Germany.

    Good luck with your blog. I’m sure you will have a lot of fun.

    Ingeborg (SU friend)

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed my witterings :) You haven’t seen your girlfriend since 1968?!? Book a flight and do whatever you have to and go and visit her. Life’s too short to let time slip away.
      What’s your SU id?
      Debbie

  2. Great blog, and having experienced the joys and pitfalls of the long distance relationship- the blog is lot more sweeter- best of luck Deb and Tony. You are wonderful couple

  3. Best to both of you…love the meaning behind the blog name. Please let me know when you post that way I won’t forget to come in here to read up on your ‘secrets’ :)

  4. Hi Tony,

    Great blog.

    I am also using the quickpress theme, and I want to change the header as you have done, but I can’t work out how to do it!

    Any clues?

    Regards

    David
    Maidenhead UK

  5. Thanks for your message on twitter about my son’s graduation. Could not reply to you on that site. He is now on vacation, returning to go to law school in DC.

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