The wedding service

The morning of the wedding was pretty hectic. I’d had this idea that if I tried to prepare everything as far in advance as possible, there would be little to do on the day itself …but it didn’t quite turn out like that! At 7.20am I was on my way to Hereford to do some […]

Marriage: it’s like a sheep pen on the island of Crete

In the end, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. 6 months apart, followed by 9 days together, then the wedding. It seems to have been a good combination. I recommend it. I’ve been thinking about this feeling I (we) have, this ‘being married’ feeling, and wondering how much it is a result of […]

Peter’s Crazy Tomatoes

News on the wedding will follow shortly. In the meantime please enjoy my father’s crazy tomatoes. They are called Mr and Mrs Crazy Tomato.

The night before my wedding

It’s now ten minutes to midnight on the night before my wedding day. I dropped *Twinkle* back to the cottage we’ve rented for her parents, where she will spend her last night before she becomes my wife. It’s been an amazing day. Thinking back over the last 16 hours I feel tearful – we have […]

Photos

Our thanks to John who will be taking photos for us at the wedding (so that I don’t have to pause proceedings in order to take a photo of us – although I’d like to!) Here’s one he took yesterday in the garden 🙂 If you’re coming to the wedding, don’t forget you can upload […]

The wedding tree

*Twinkle*s family arrived yesterday. I was a little nervous about the meeting of the parents, what with mine being completely crazy. Thankfully, it went really really well, with *Twinkle*s parents saying afterwards that they found it hard to stop laughing (that’ll be dad’s humour which does indeed seem to cross international borders). After the initial […]

Graduation photos

Live from the Little Chef on the M6 heading south from Sheffield… some shots from today’s graduation ceremony. Well done all of us. Thanks Sheffield!

Marriage – from the pre-wedding perspective

The past couple of days have started to see a change in the relationship between myself and *Twinkle*. I think I know why that could be – the Marriage Effect. It first struck me yesterday when we were driving home to the holiday cottage that we’ve rented about 500 yards from mum and dad’s place. […]

*Twinkle*s arrival and the first of two weddings

The drive to Heathrow airport never takes as long as I expect it to. I think of London as being a long way away, but it actually takes less than three hours to get there from Herefordshire, and what with the airport being located just off the M4 there’s not much in the way of […]

Touching base

In response to anonymous’ comment on the previous post: you’ll have to bear with us – things are a little busy at wedding central… Will be back online ‘soon’. Driving back from Heathrow At Ludlow castle Camping

Ittekimasu!

Ittekimasu is what Japanese people say when they are leaving the hosue. It literally means, “I’m going, and I’ll come back”. I’m off to Heathrow – *Twinkle* should be touching down in just under three hours. It’s terminal 5 – let’s hope the wedding dress makes it too! xxx

Back in the Alps

As part of my prep for leaving for Japan, I’m going though my box of diaries, which also contains a few DVDs of TV programs featuring me or my friends, and converting them to MP4 format which I can keep on my laptop. One of them I’ve not seen for years is the documentary made […]

Initiating change

You know that space you often find yourself in when you wake up, that space where it’s just you and the remnants of your dream? You might not be aware of where you are, or to a certain extent, ‘who’ you are. By ‘who’, I mean who you are to the world around you. Who […]

Wedding plans

I was woken this morning by a bird fighting a cat for its life, following the launch of nature’s latest reality TV program ‘Battle for Supreme Animal of Wales’. Peeking out of my door (the one which was falling off its hinges until I screwed it back on last night) I couldn’t see the competitors, […]

Train Story

Back on the train today, heading for Bristol to find some clothes that might be suitable for a wedding (our wedding). It’s been an interesting journey so far. Started in the musty waiting room on platform two – a forgotten waiting room. No matter how long the wait or how bad the weather, no one […]

Launch of iPhone 3G (and the non-launch of MobileMe)

Wow. A historic day in the gadget world. The iPhone 3G is out (released in New Zealand a few hours back, comes out here in the morning), MobileMe was launched, and then disappeared (and remains unavailable), and the Apps Store went live. The apps store (available in iTunes) has got some really sweet software. This […]

I’m marrying *Twinkle* in 15 days

Ha. Everything but the girl. Nice. Last week I upgraded my Macbook’s hard-drive to the 320GB Toshiba MK3252GSX. At £66 it was a bargain, and being a Macbook the upgrade can be done on the kitchen table in about three minutes. One result of this is that I can now fit my entire music collection […]

Another step towards openness

Being an Apple fan boy, I am very excited about picking up my iPhone in September. I’ve been finding myself in various situations thinking, “ah, if only I had an iPhone now I could… I know it’s not for everyone, but for someone who rarely goes anywhere without a Macbook, well, an iPhone would mean […]

CILASS for Students website (private launch)

This mumble features a fair bit of bathing in my own glory (so no change there then). I’m delighted to say that the CILASS for Students website is complete. It won’t be officially launched until the next academic year, but I won’t be around then, so I thought I’d quietly launch it to my friends now […]

Parting

So here we are WigStylers, back in my hometown. I mean, home village. It’s been a manic few days, what with my travelling by train or car hundreds of miles to the three corners of the UK (Sheffield, London, Hereford) to meet important people, give presentations, pack all my belongings and move house. In the […]

Covent Garden

I spent a few hours walking the streets of London yesterday. In my attempt to find Tottenham Court Road, I managed to end up in Covent Garden, somewhere I’ve not been before. I loved it. There was this talking dog. He just sat there, all day. These statues were something else. I’ve never seen anyone […]

Cloud tales

The main line that heads out due West from London towards Swansea provides great views of the English countryside.The tracks are often raised on big beds of gravel, providing us with superb views across the surrounding fields. The first cut of this season’s hay has just been made, leaving doogle bales dotting the landscape. Moo […]

Degree result

Google Alert: Information Commons, Sheffield (tee hee) I worked out what I got for my degree the other day. Whilst grades aren’t officially published until the 14th July, with the results for all but one of modules (language) having been announced, it’s not hard to tot it up. I’ve guessed my mark for the language […]

Generosity, and packing for Japan

Been a funny old day today. Everything’s been out of context. Started with being woken by my mobile. I get an average of one phone call a week, so it startles me even if when I’m already awake. My friend had a puncture, meeting might be delayed. I can sleep in a bit. Tired after […]

Downloadable Wedding Hats now online!

*Twinkle* and Tame are happy to announce that their exclusive range of downloadable wedding hats has just gone live. These have been designed especially for our wedding guests by TGW Designs. Features include clean lines (to assist with cutting out), expandable sizes with no noticeable loss in quality, and recyclability. They are also nice and […]