Good morning, everyone. It's past six o'clock and everything is still pitch black outside as sunrise time isn't until almost seven o'clock. I love these dark morning, they make me feel warm and cosy in my own little domain with curtains shutting out the dark.
Yesterday was a really pleasant one. Busy though, with a lot of comings and goings.
It started off with an early morning walk to Morrisons for some crayons and sharpeners Beth asked for (to keep the four little bridesmaids happy before the wedding) and a few bits and bobs for me. Then I came home and got my make up on before setting out to Beth's to pick her and Alex up, take her to the wedding venue and Alex back to mine. I had a bit of a panic in Writtle as there were slow moving queues by the petrol station but it's a wider road and those of us going past were able to form a third lane. To be honest, if I hadn't been going somewhere, I might have been tempted to join it but, as it was, I got past with a hold up of around ten minutes which was OK.
Once back home, I cooked dinner for me and Al - very nice too - before getting changed and setting out.
The wedding was lovely. It wasn't the least bit formal, the ceremony was outside but the party afterwards inside. No formalities - no speeches or 'cutting the cake' just a really good party. There was a live band and you can't stop children from dancing, can you?
The buffet was great - things like chicken dippers, beef or halloumi sliders, etc.
Al and I came home around nine, I dropped him back (queues at the petrol station close to Tescos) and then snuggled up at home for a little while.
I do have some photos but I haven't uploaded them yet. I'll do that today and might post a few tomorrow - if they are any good. You can never tell with snapshots.
Today I'm having an easy day with lots of R&R. I'll harvest some stuff at the allotment and water but no digging. There's Strictly to catch up on and ditto for some vlogs I follow and I'd like to watch that thing from the royal family about Prince Philip which I missed earlier and the also first Bake Off programme.
So quite a lot of restful things to do.
Have a lovely day and be safe. xx
I too plan a day of rest a bit of Latin to keep the brain alive but not much else.ReplyDelete
< grin > Your brain is luckier than mine. I really need to get going with something and pronto!Delete
Glad the wedding went well and you had a good day. I'm not normally this early but I'm off to your neck of the woods, Minsmere, for a day trip shortly. First coach outing for our local RSPB group since the first lockdown. It's going to be a loooong day!ReplyDelete
Have a really lovely day, Annabeth. I've never been but have heard really good things about it. xxDelete
It sounds like you had a lovely day. I'm looking forward to seeing the photographs now :)ReplyDelete
I doubt they are great - just snaps with everyone milling around really. I'm sure there will be some nice ones though.Delete
That sounds like the perfect wedding. Was the weather kind to you for the whole of the outside service.ReplyDelete
Yes, it was. It was dull for a while and then the sun came out. There was an inside room ready in case but not needed.Delete
Informal weddings are a nice change glad it all went well and you got there OK despite the queues. I think we will see a lot more for a while. I can see us getting stuck up here in Scotland if we are not careful and the petrol crisis goes on.ReplyDelete
Have a good relaxing Sunday. x
Here's hoping it won't. Not a good situation to be in at all so fingers crossed for you. xxDelete
Sounds like fun. I love the idea of an informal and relaxed wedding. That probably saves a lot of money and is less stressful.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it was better on the pocket, definitely, and it was just lovely.Delete
I love "The Great British Baking Show"! I just checked and I'll be able to watch it here in the U.S. on Netflix but we need to wait until this coming Friday. I can hardly wait.ReplyDelete
Bake Off is fun but I feel maybe it is losing its edge a bit and is getting rather samey. Maybe it's just me - I miss Mel and Sue and dear Mary.Delete
Have a lovely and restful Sunday, Joy! I am looking forward to seeing the pics so do hope you will share. I love weddings and wedding dresses!ReplyDelete
I think there are a few that don't have children in but not many. xxDelete
I much prefer the informal weddings that seem to be popular now. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. xxReplyDelete
Yes. If I were in that position, I'd definitely go informal. It was a lot less stressful for everyone, I think.Delete
I love an informal wedding. I hope the photos have turned out as I really would like to see the dress.ReplyDelete
I think there will be one or two.Delete
Had the third Covid shot one week before the 8 months since second oneReplyDelete
Let us hope…I have not been in restaurants…do now go in grocery one am a week…can’t travel yet…not safe here for seniors…
Things are so problematic here…
Can’t imagine attending a wedding or a funeral here in U S…friends and family who are vaccinated havehadCovid…maybe third one will be the answer…
Good for you. You're keeping yourself as safe as possible and that's good.Delete
Sounds like you had a great day. Informal weddings are lovely.ReplyDelete
I did, thanks. I think we all did really.Delete