Monday, January 14, 2008

Coast Guard Rescue

Shit, where do I begin???

Sorry for the loooooooong hiatus. I didn't have much time for blogging while oop north at the (future) in-laws, and then I got back and was busy and then,

well, you know how sometimes the more daunting a task is the longer you put it off, but it only gets more and more daunting? it's kind of like that. i wanted to tell you every wonderful little marvelous details of everything that happened, and I couldn't face the enormity of it, and so I wrote nothing at all. Not too clever, I know.

So here's the synopsis:

(and thanks for bugging me. knowing that people were checking in on me and wondering what the fuck was going on was the motivation i needed, so thanks very much to everyone who left me nagging comments about falling overboard!)

Had a fabulous time over Christmas with Pirate and his folks. Ate till it was impossible to distinguish me from the Great White Whale, and then washed it all down with another mince pie. And champers. Fucking 'ell, I drank more Champaigne in the week from Christmas to New Years than I have in my entire night cumulative. Actually, I think I drank more Champagne the first night we arrived than I had in my entire life cumulative, and just kept building up the record from there. There were dinner parties and toasts and more toasts and a few more toasts and a few more parties. Pirate and I got loads of engagement pressies, which was lovely. Pirate's parents bought us a bunch of really nice (400 thread count) King size bed linens! Ooh, those are going to be so nice to sleep in! There was also lots of Boggle, Scrabble, and reading taking place, as well as walks in the drippy countryside and strolling through villages. A lovely way to pass the holidays.

On the wedding front, things are finally getting hammered down. I can now confirm that we will be getting Married in Bristol at St. Mary Redcliffe Church on (probably) Sept. 5, 2008. (Warning: that link plays music.) We have the venue for the reception narrowed down to 3 possibilities, and will hopefully have a decision on that by the end of the week. The problem is that Pirate has just been sent to Germany for the week, so I'm rather left hanging at the moment.

boy, writing that it doesn't seem like much happened, but honestly, i've been up to my ass in aligators. well, back to it i suppose.

Ooh, I almost forgot to mention (but a certain commenter remembered), my birthday was this weekend. I am 29 for the first time. It was a good day. We met with the vicar and made arrangements for the wedding, so that was fun.


ziggi said...

Hippo Birdy 2 Ewe

05 Sept eh? It'll be here before you know it!

Flirty Something said...

you're getting married!

Homer said...

Glad you're not drowned.

You are v. brave to post your wedding date and venue on t'internet!

Chaucer's Bitch said...

ziggi: i sure hope so!

flirty: what, you didn't know?! holy cow, where you been!!

homer: really? what sort of things are you worried about? i don't mind a bunch of bloggers gate-crashing. is there something more sinister i should consider?

Da Nator said...

Couldn't get the church link to work, but yay for you! Happy birthday, and keep us abreast on the wedding plans...

Dave said...

I do hope the church is big enough for the 5 million bloggers who will turn up.

Timorous Beastie said...

I'm sitting on the front pew with your mum. S'all been arranged. Happy birthday by the way.

Loganoc said...

St Mary Redcliffe, very posh!

Geosomin said...

Oooh..nice place for a wedding I'd say. :)
Congrats and happy birthday and all that sort of thing.
It sounds like you had a great holiday. Glad to know all is well.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

Y'all can consider yerselves invited to the nuptials. I can't afford to feed you, mind, but feel free to crash the ceremony. I can garantee the following:

1. The music will ROCK
2. The groom will be hawt
3. You get to lob fistfulls of flower petals at us

Melissa said...

Happy birthday, you!

If I'm in your area come September, you can be damn sure I'll be lobbing petals in your direction. Congratulations again, CB.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

melissa? melissa doughty? is that you? are you my anonymous h.s. commenter?