Thursday, 19 February 2015

A Week Or Two To Go

I wanted to document the Graveyard snowdrops
We see them every morning when we look out of the cottage window
Next come the daffodils 
just had a panic attack 
Thought it was only a week before the wedding
I nearly wet myself
It's two weeks!
Yikes
I'm not nervous ...just excited!

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  1. When I first looked at the top picture I thought they were a bunch of little penguins! Very pretty.

    Last minute nerves?! All will be good & you will have a wonderful day.

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  2. rut row, john, you're nervous! everything's gonna be just fine! :)

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    1. I'm not nervous ......just excited!

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  3. it's going to be wonderful and the things you are fretting over will fall into place or else not matter in the slightest!

    the snowdrops are beautiful, we just dont get meadows of things like that in australia

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    1. Yes they are so delicate arnt they?

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  4. Snowdrops hold a dear place in my heart. With winter settling in from mid-October through mid-May, their first brave appearance in the snow gave me hope for spring!

    Now then, there is no need to panic. I know you've got everything organized to a T. And remember as the day approaches: it's not the wedding that matters, but the marriage. You've got decades to get that right.

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    1. They are lovely............they are so tiny but they survive the harsh weather so well

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  5. You two are going to have a WONDERFUL time! I'll bet the festivities will be long remembered in the village.

    And you know you'll be happy together afterward, because you already are! :)

    Can't wait to see the pictures and hear all the stories.

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  6. I know this sounds strange, but enjoy every moment of your stress. These exciting moments go by too quickly, and you will want to remember this time forever.

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  7. I love the snowdrops! I've been enjoying them in London too. As for the panic, well, at least it's a GOOD panic. :)

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    1. I think I've only just realised that a gay marriage in my lifetime is such a BIG deal

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  8. I miss seeing all those snowdrops. They are not as popular over here in Canada

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  9. I love snowdrops - they always come out for my birthday and as a small child having birthday parties in chilly February you learn to love anything vaguely pretty. This will be one of the largest receptions in history as here all your readers are with our virtual posh frocks and hats at the ready. Enjoy your excitement, such a lovely feeling for such a wonderful occasion.

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    1. I think I've just realised it's such a fucking big deal

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  10. So lovely to see the snowdrops...and yes...you should be excited. The time will go quickly.

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  11. Thought I'd felt a frisson of excitement tremble in the air... must have been you!
    Just a thought: It's the imperfections that we remember and smile about when we think of our wedding... like when the minister (an old friend) asked my sweetheart to vow to love, honour, and OBEY me. Everyone laughed so hard it took 10 minutes to get the ceremony going again; not something a Bridezilla would be happy about but it seemed just about perfect to me.
    You're getting married to the man you love, it is a big deal... and about damn time as well. =)

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    1. Jac.........when I was 18 ....the thought of two guys being married just couldn't compute! It's amazing just how much and how far we have come

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    2. Not to mention a woman and a MtoF trans -in-waiting.;-)

      It IS amazing, and joyful, and fills me with hope. I wish only good for you both.

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  12. Two weeks until he makes an honest man of you .... well until he tries to make an honest man of you. It's good you're excited, don't be nervous though, savour every moment. :-)

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    1. We have the same rights as you straight people !
      Isn't that fabulous

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  13. The day I married my husband, over thirty years ago, I had a few seconds of doubts because I'd been married before and I had only known this man for less than a year and we were so different. But. When I got out of the car at the park where we were to be married, I saw him and I knew. I knew. This man. Yes. And I realized I had known that since the very first week we met. I had even told a friend, "This man is going to ask me to marry him." That early. It is a blessing to marry the person you love like that, who loves you like that. I wish that for you and your man. Such joy! And it will be joyful.

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    1. I knew years ago ms moon xx

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  14. How lovey both photos are !
    Everything will be wonderful.
    Joy and love.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. I'm excited, too. Can't wait to see photos of the big day.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. I've never heard of snowdrops but they're beautiful. Here in the wilds of Tennessee everything is frozen sold.

    Advice for the wedding? Drink as much as possible and stay soused. The entire ordeal will be blissfully painless and you won't remember a thing.

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    1. I meant to say "solid", not "sold".
      And I'm not soused. Honest.

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  17. It is a BFD, I am amazed that it has happened in our lifetimes - I get misty eyed at the thought. Enjoy every moment. It is your time to shine!

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  18. Wow - it must be lovely to see flowers popping up. It is frigid cold again here in Ontario. Everything is covered in snow. I'm excited for you John. You just have to show up and the rest will be fabulous. You are getting married on my son, John's birthday. :) Deb

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  19. I am so jealous to see such charming flowers. We have a wind chill warning of 10 to 20 degrees below zero here in NJ. I have had enough of winter dammit!
    That build of excitement is so wonderful. You just enjoy and keep documenting here for all of us who are as excited as you. Too bad we cannot all Skype in!! XO

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  20. I've just returned from Kentucky in snow and cold, and reading your post and being reminded about your wedding, and seeing the lovely snow drops lifts my sad spirit -- Thanks for that.

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  21. The snowdrops are lovely John. Enjoy them, and the daffodils to come. I'm heading west to Seattle tomorrow, perhaps as you read this. Got an appt monday to see if it's back to the cath lab. Let you know as I can.

    Congrats ahead of time to the happy couple.

    Mike

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  22. Snowdrops, so fleeting and so lovely. Beautiful photos.

    John thought you might be interested to hear that for the first time uniformed NZ Police officers will be marching in tomorrow's Gay Pride Parade in Auckland. Sometimes things change for the better! XX

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  23. I've just half-inched a load of wild snowdrops to plant on Monty's grave. They'll pop up to remind us of him.

    Nerves are good; no-nerves are bad.

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  24. Is it too late to change my telegram entry to read "John don't forget to take a change of undies to the wedding"?

    So pleased for you both. With all your blog friends added in, your list of well-wishers must be huge!

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  25. Cheers John, just read this on train, had early night last night, over tired. I was thinking wedding is next week too, strange although I know the date! You'll be fine and I am so happy for you and Chris. You've cheered me up this morning, thanks!xxxxx

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  26. I'm excited for you too! We only married 11 years ago, and I still remember the excitement of it all. Knowing that we got to celebrate this amazing ting wit so many friends and family. This rightness of love together. It still blows my mind sometimes. We've been through plenty of sh1t, it;s been no picnic let me tell you, yet I also knew from the very first moment, and so did D, that we were forever.
    So, I wish you the same sense of love and wonder and miracles that being with the One brings. xoxoxo

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  27. -17 here, feels like -28 with the wind chill. I think the crocuses are a long way off. I'm looking forward to April, the daffodils are spectacular (this is far from the best patch).

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  28. “Where are the snowdrops?” said the sun.
    “Dead” said the frost, “Buried and lost, every one.”
    “A foolish answer,” said the sun
    “They did not die, asleep they lie, every one.
    And I will awake them, I the sun,
    Into the light, all clad in white, every one.”
    “It’s rather dark in the earth today”
    said one little bulb to its brother.
    “But I thought that I felt a sunbeam’s ray.
    We must strive and grow ’til we find our way”
    and they nestled close to each other.
    They struggled and strived by day and by night,
    ’til two little snowdrops in green and white
    rose out of the darkness and into the light;
    and softly kissed one another.
    By Annie Mattheson born March 1853 died 1924

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  29. ......And I am so excited for you! It has been a privilege to tread this path with you. Vx

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  31. Sorry about the deletion but spelling mistake as usual!
    I wonder why graveyards sport so many snowdrops.

    Two weeks today is it? I am going out for dinner that night, so I shall drink a private toast to you both.

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  32. It's wonderful that now you and Chris have the opportunity...things have changed so much in the last few years. The snowddrops are celebrating with you!

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  33. The snowdrops look wonderful. I am excited for you,you will have a great day, savour every moment, it zooms by
    Twiggy x

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  34. Snowdrops are such a hopeful sign. Another winter passing. Summer ahead. I wonder if they have come out this year in eastern Ukraine, Syria, north eastern Nigeria and Libya. Maybe they don't grow in places like that. Crocuses should be well out for your wedding day - another symbol of encouragement and hope.

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  35. Lovely sight of the snowdrops!
    You'll be fine, I so want you to both ENJOY THE DAY! hugs xx

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  36. John, just think: with excitement or nervousness, endorphins are released; your skin and hair will be perfect on the day! Snowdrops wouldn't have a cat's chance here in HOT SA. xxx

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  37. Everyone's excited! I hope a full wedding album will be on display here??? cxx

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  38. It is going to be wonderful....can' wait. So happy for you both.

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  39. Breathing in......breathing out.....

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  40. Your photos give me hope!
    So happy for you and Chris!!!!

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  41. Just take it as she comes comes, bye!

    (Newfoundland sayin')!!

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  42. Hope you're not going to get cold feet and call it all off. It's your bounden duty to go ahead, through gritted teeth or no.

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  43. Love snowdrops. Everything will go great and you'll both have a fantastic day. I've ordered some sunshine especially - like we had all day today.xx

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