This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I'm still tired! I could sleep for England at the moment. It is a good job school is out for Easter or you would probably find me snoring over my desk.

It was a really good wedding and a really worship-full service. The church was nearly full and the singing was great. My son does not attend the same church as us. He decided several years ago that he did not want to be in the same church as his parents - I assume so there would not be anybody assuming he would be a chip off the old block or anything else for that matter. So he imported the worship band from his church. I love drums! And the flowers looked great. They were arranged by two friends of mine and there were big bows of ribbon round the pew ends with flowers tucked in and big stands of flowers. On Sunday morning, at the service, I had more time to look at them and they were really a picture - white roses, red carnations and gold freesias with palm leaves for Palm Sunday. At the reception, each table had a "bucket" of daffodils too.

The weather was great. The sun shone beforehand and then we had rain, hail and fierce gusts of wind during the service and by the time we got to the photographs in the local park (with background of lots of spring flowers in among the trees) the sun was shining brightly again and all was calm. Then it was back to the church hall for coffee and cakes with the assembled multitudes and then the select 200 (!) went on to the reception. It was a buffet as you might expect from the numbers involved. We danced the night away after the speeches and then we (my husband and I) had to clear up and usher everybody out before midnight. Thankfully, the few guests that were left by then joined in and helped clear up, bless them, because it was so much easier and quicker with their help.

But it really was a great day. Digital cameras are a wonderful invention because you can click away to your heart's content and then just delete the ones that are rubbish, or you've chopped somebody's head off because your hand shook at the wrong moment. I'm looking forward to the real photographer's pics.

And that cake which I worried so over - it had a little arrangement of flowers on the top with bits of that spiky bear grass in so the icing was camouflaged and the whole thing looked great. And best of all, when it was cut, it tasted great too. There were two cakes because there was a chocolate one as well because the bride can't have nuts and loves chocolate. So everybody had their choice of cake.

But it was a looooong day and I still keep falling asleep for little naps - something I just don't normally do. I've had a text from my son to say they've reached their honeymoon destination safely so I'm happy about that.



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