Archive for May, 2007

24th May
2007
written by tom

Three more days! Jen and I are very excited and looking forward to the Big Day.

My parents, however, are incredibly stressed by the whole affair. Spare a thought for them as we party the weekend away. A lot of time and energy have gone into the planning of this wedding but please excuse us for any error, however small, or inconvenience that may occur during the celebrations. We’ve tried to think of everything and plan for every contingency, but we just know that we’ve forgotten something, or someone!

24th May
2007
written by tom

Michelle and her band will perform on Saturday. She is quite a performer, with a delicious vocal character that glides across a large repertoire. Her rhythm section is also note-worthy: strong and distinct. Check their site – ByMich.com

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7th May
2007
written by tom

We’ve both been busy over the weekend. Jen has found the perfect outfit for our page boys, and we’ve finally completed the hymn book for our matrimonial mass.

Even more exciting, renovations on our new apartment will soon be completed – just in time for us to move in after the wedding. I don’t know which has caused us more strain, but we’ve both kept our sense of humour!

6th May
2007
written by tom

Just so you know, Manchester United are champions of England.

Again.

4th May
2007
written by tom

Honeymoons are strange things, aren’t they? It’s supposed to be … what, exactly? According to this site,

The original purpose of the honeymoon was to keep the captive wife hidden until the groom could get her pregnant.

Nice. Very Neanderthal, to-the-point, and not quite correct. Another, more credible theory (supported by the Online Etymology Dictionary) captures the term’s ambiguity as well as the fleeting nature of 16th century life:

Honeymoon – The word first appears in the 16th century. The honey is a reference to the sweetness of a new marriage. And the moon is not a reference to the lunar-based month, but rather a bitter acknowledgment that this sweetness, like a full moon, would quickly fade.

So, where will you find Jen and I after tying the knot? (We hope you won’t find us at all).

Believe it or not, we’ve found the perfect spots, somewhere that allows a degree of seclusion and adventure. We plan to spend 14 days in Mexico and Cuba.

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