Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Eirlys My Hero and a collective Thank You

Trelawnyd in Winter...dont worry its not snowing yet!

Now I know most wedding plans have the occasional fly in the ointment so to speak as I am sure some of the followers of Going Gently can testify to.
So far, ( touch wood) things are going ok ( ish) . Thanks to my nephew the Berlingo will be back on the road within the hour, which will allow me to drive to Llandudno to sort out a few last minute payments for things on the day. Unfortunately the dog sitter let me down a few minutes ago so I was left with the prospect of finding someone to jump into the breach . Luckily my friend Eirlys ( she of the poultry farm and same taste in gravy fronted jumpers as I) gallantly said she would take the pack for the duration so that's another tick off the list.
I bumped into one lady who enters the flower show yesterday who told me that she was looking forward in coming to Church on Friday with her confetti and that she was surprised that the Rector was marrying us seeing that she didn't think that the Church of Wales " didn't do the gay thing as of yet!" Apparently she'd heard all this from someone at the Friendship Group over a cup of tea and a custard cream !
I put her straight ( so to speak)
and got home just in time to take a delivery of a VERY nice Marks' food hamper from Jimbo And Ron over at Ocean Breezes......I was cock-a-hoop when I opened it..... Thank you so much guys for the kind thought

The postman has been working overtime as every day we are receiving cards from all over the blogging world addressed to " John & Chris, Cottage near the Church , Trelawnyd , Wales"
"You seem to get a lot of fan mail from all over the world" he chuckled " why is that?"
" i'm an internet sensation" I told him

I don't think he was impressed.

Ps
I've just got back after jobs and found more cards through the letter box and two apple trees wrapped in red ribbons by the front door! More Wedding pressies!
Thank you to friends Wendy & Alan xxxxxx and thank you too for my Daryl Dixon fridge magnet!
Not many bridegrooms would have got one of these!

Apple trees


And Daryl Dixon

Oh and to really finish
A big thank you to K McLoughlin
Who sent us these delightful and beautiful items of Welsh pottery
Hey ho



66 comments:

  1. So happy for you both.....just enjoy every second!!!
    That hamper is a dream...looks a great deal like the one " uncle Herriot" received from mrs Pumphrey and darling tricky woo!
    If I could beam in to take care of the dogs I would be there in a sec!

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  2. An internet sensation indeed!

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  3. You got my card then.xx

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    1. I havent opened any yet rachel so i hope so...we will open them all on thurdayx

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    2. I think I illustrated the envelope to help the postman.

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  4. I hope mine arrives in time! Having never mailed anything across the pond, I have no idea how long it takes. Two weeks should be enough, but who knows!

    The big day is almost here! xx

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    1. Oh please, i am not expecting any cards at all....im just so grateful for the thought xxx

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  5. He'll be looking you up now lol.

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  6. I thought the whole of the world had heard about you???

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  7. Have you informed Hello Magazine?

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    1. You have more connections in these circles cro x

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  8. My card will be very late. Sorry.

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    1. Oh yael...im not expecting one xxxxx

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  9. Of course you are an internet sensation. My card has gone into the letter box about an hour ago.

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  10. This makes my heart happy! Wow. The world can be an amazing place. You deserve the love, you internet sensation!

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  11. I've just bought your card and will post it tomorrow x

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  12. I had to go to the post office twice with what I sent you John...the postmistress was a bit sniffy with such a casual address and insisted I find exactly the right post code etc., ...she said if I didn't it would end up 'not going anywhere and being stuck in a warehouse somewhere'..!

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  13. 'Internet sensation' eh?
    If the shoe fits I guess.

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    1. I kinda like the title lol

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  14. What a wonderful gift. Makes you look forward to mail instead of worrying what might go wrong.

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  15. Hopefully something tasty (but not a scotch egg this time!) will be arriving on Thursday...Will you be there to receive it?! I do hope so!!

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  16. Talking of bridegrooms, will you have any bridesmaids or whatever might be the male equivalent thereof? Ah, just looked it up - groomsmen or ushers apparently.

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    1. No just my best friend who will be my best man/ woman

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    2. Your Best Person? :-)

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  17. What lovely wedding presents , good luck for the big day xxx

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  18. I really am happy for your big day. March 11, my husband and I will have been married for 43 years. Best wishes.

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  19. Such wonderful, thoughtful presents! Of course you are an internet sensation and I am looking forward to the documentary 'Going Gently and the cast of Trelawnyd Village. I'd watch it!!! x

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  20. Oh we MUST all send cards, I would love to see Chris's face! Have a wonderful day and as my dad said on my wedding, "Treat every day as your last and every night as your first." at my second wedding he didn't do much of a speech and shortly onto the third, I don't think he'll bother at all....you have to try on a few pairs of shoes before you find ones that are comfortable and you two are a perfect fit. Have a wonderful day and saviour each minute, it goes fast. Xxx

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  21. I posted a card today….and it even had the postcode on it !! I am so excited for you. Photos asap please. X

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  22. I am enjoying the excitement of your wedding gays so much, thank you for sharing! All the best for the day and congratulations to you both...such lovely men you are! Hugs from Vermont...

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  23. Oh my , just saw my Freudian Slip there!!! Hahahahaaa! you know what I meant Days, I meant days!

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  24. You'll be needing a larger cottage soon.

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  25. Me thinks your post will soon be arriving by the sackload, nay, van load!
    I posted a card to you two today, would have preferred to have made one for you as the selection at various places was abyssmal (?Sp), but I do like the words on the front of it. I meant to write them down oh well!
    Such thoughtful pressies you are getting! If you need any help eating the contents of you hamper.........xx

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  26. Such thoughtful presents. So much love.
    I am so very, very happy for you and for Chris.

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  27. Enjoy every second of your day with Chris.

    And yes .... you are definitely an internet sensation! Though a hazard to my coffee drinking! The times reading your blog has made me splutter all over the keyboard are too numerous to mention :-)

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  28. Your wedding is bringing joy on an international scale!

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  29. How exciting, we are all looking forward to the wedding pictures.

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  30. Do you have a wedding gift list anywhere, please?

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    1. No nana...we said we didnt want to do gifts as weve been together so long.........im so excited about cards though xxxx

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    2. i bought one for you yesterday from the PDSA but it's crap so I'm on the quest for a 'proper' one today!!

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  31. Of course you are an Internet sensation!
    Have a wonderful day both of you & a wonderful life together.

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  32. Best wishes for the big day John...unfortunately here is Australia it is still not legal to marry the man of your dreams...I think our politicians need to follow your blog...could make them rethink their out-dated and cruel policy... you truly are an internet sensation.....x

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  33. And very modest... ;)

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    1. Well if the cap fits susie xx

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  34. Well, I had addressed a card to you just in Trelawnyd but now you have helped out a bit with the "cottage near the church" info, I shall amend it a little before I post it in the morning! Hoping you have a fab day.

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  35. Dear Internet sensation, reading these comments I feel you are surrounded by love and best wishes ..... I send oodles of all that soppy stuff from Australia xxxxx

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  36. Congratulations on all of the great stuff that's been happening :) But a particular congratulations on receiving a Daryl Dixon fridge magnet ;)

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  37. Card posted :-)

    I even remembered to alter Chris's Mr to Dr .... that looks funny but you know what I mean :-)

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    1. Thank you sue....he'll be a prof soon! Hey ho

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  38. Not knowing where to send the card, I sent it to The Crown Inn, the address that Rachael sent her telegram. I hope you get it, but if not, know that I wish you and Chris a wonderful day and a beautiful life together. May the kindness in your heart equal the happiness in your life.

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  39. I couldnt think of persons more deserving of a "happily ever after" then you and Chris!!! So glad that the nerves are going away and you can finally start to enjoy the excitement!

    xoxo

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  40. When we married we were given apple and pear tree's. What variety of are they?
    As you say, " it's the thought", and I send you you both my most sincere, kindest and pleased to have found you thoughts, along with love, hope and blessings. Irene XXX

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  41. I'm vicariously excited for you and your upcoming event!

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  42. What lovely gifts! I can only send best wishes but they are heartfelt.

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  43. Love to you and Dr Chris! Looking forward to photos and an account of the event. Xoxox
    plufrompdx

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