Friday, 2 January 2015

Early Doors


Tonight we went to the pub for early doors......it's something we never generally do.......
How exciting!
We thrashed out the seating plan for the wedding dinner.....and agreed that our friend John ( Bel Ami)  may well like to read something out at the ceremony. ( he's appeared on radio 4 's " Women's Hour" so IS a consummate professional when it comes to " do's")........I've already asked My best friend Nuala to say something and Chris' Brother will speak for his family......so I think we have all bases covered......
It's been rather fun planning everything .....and I am so glad the whole event is small and manageable .....so many weddings feed on themselves and get completely out of control........
Our wedding.......less is more........
Ps. I'm not used to drinking lager
Three pints and I had to have a crafty pee behind the Berlingo on the way home

46 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely and simple and you are so wise not to let things get out of hand.
    We do not buy drink. We can only rent it.

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    1. It's my 52 year old bladder

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    2. Took me a while to get the 'rent' analogy.

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    3. John- Saw Palmetto, taken as a supplement has changed my husband's life as applied to the whole bladder situation. I mean for real and for really.

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  2. How long until the wedding? I think there is still time for it to get out of hand... ;-)

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    1. Is that all ????? That has flown by ......

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    2. We were also saying that finally you and claire MUST come round to dinner!

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  3. You are lucky you only had to stop for a pee. How many did you say you had?

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    1. Three pints of fosters
      How bloody sad

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    2. That's not good John.

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  4. Giving the old ladies an eye full as normal!

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  5. Is this the pub with the new owners that are the talk of the village ?

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Yes.........a small group of " ladies with sensible shoes" were evident

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    2. Shirts and ties too?

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  6. Keep a tight grip on that wedding John...they can so easily get out of hand. It's not so far away now is it?

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  7. 'Skippy Piss' is what we call Fosters around here...

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    1. I don't know just why I drank it!

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    2. Believe me there are better Aussie beers available down here.

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  8. Three pints of ANY liquid and I own the bathroom.

    But what a nice evening and it's good to get these things settled early. Ish. Eight weeks, you say?!!

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  9. Sounds like your plans are going well. Our wedding didn't cost much, we had a fantastic afternoon ceidlh and everyone got rather drunk, especially the bride, wahey !!
    Twiggy

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  10. Oh wow, John - every day is a day nearer

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  11. It'll be here before you know it,and gone sooner than you realise.
    ENJOY IT !
    Jane x

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  12. My son recently got married at a lovely location , there were only 8 at the wedding and that included the bride groom and their 2 children , it was a lovely day and all the more special for being so intimate . It is so easy for weddings to take on a life of their own and really it is only about the two people getting married .

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  13. I am confused (again). Comments suggest the pub is in your village, so it can't have been far between pub toilet and home toilet? And the Berlingo? If parked outside your home why not pee indoors? If used to get to the pub I presume Chris was sober and driving, but you had to stop the Berlingo and get out? On a mere drive through the village? Or maybe the pub is in a different village. Maybe you were peeing behind somebody else's Berlingo just because you don't like them? Confusing...All of which is none of my business whatsoever, of course, as usual. Cheers. (But ugly clunky-looking Berlingos deserved to be peed upon at every opportunity). I hope the wedding is a suitably gay affair.

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    1. Sometimes the bladder just has to be emptied THERE AND THEN
      I have the bladder capacity of an average guinea pig

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    2. Don't drink before the wedding ceremonials, may I suggest?

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  14. As you get older that lager passes thru more quickly! As to the wedding plans less is more....or you will pull your hair out.

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  15. 8 weeks? oh my! no cold feet now, EITHER of you!

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  16. I'm so excited for your wedding day, it's going to be a grand affair.
    Three pints.....I can't hold a cup of tea !
    ~Jo

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  17. How we wish we could all be there in eight weeks to wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Hopefully there will be a blog-cast!

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  18. John, it will be perfect because it is your wedding. Any tiny glitches will be perfect too. We know.

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  19. Exciting times. And I suspect that I am not alone in being excited for you and Chris.

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  20. Simple is always good.
    Hope you all have a wonderful New Year, John. ♥

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  21. OK : If you want small then you and Chris can Have at it. I am from far away and so looking forward to this! There are many others from across the ocean also.( I tinkle behind cars and or bushes as need be) You are not a simple person so just be Happy (I can't wait !) Alabama Fan

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  22. Hoping the best for you and Chris. Stay happy always!

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  23. The Pub' looks perfect.

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  24. Happy New Year, John. Good on yer for good planning.

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  25. Gosh, looking forward to the big day and enjoy sharing it with you. Vx

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  26. Our best planning was done in the pub ! Less is more sounds great x

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  27. Berlingos - ugly? Clunky-looking? I take exception, young Andrew! They are an ideal vehicle for carting dogs around, going camping and the ideal shape for hiding someone needing to relieve him/herself in a public place. I know! I love my Berlingo.

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  28. Pee behind The Berlingo? Marking your territory like a Welsh terrier? I hope you didn't pee on Chris too!

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  29. Hope the next few weeks whizz by John - whatis the actual date?

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  30. Better a Hindenberg than a man who pees behind Berlingos!

    Awaiting the celebrations with eager anticipation. Hope the preparations go smoothly.

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  31. All sounds perfectly manageable, John. Why am I getting nervous then!!??

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  32. Wow, I'm joining this late in the game - yet I get to be excited for your wedding. I'll expect details... :-)

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