Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Guinea Pig Update

Chuck has learnt to stand up on two legs without leaning on anything. This was hilarious and brilliant until he tipped too far back and fell over. Whoops! That's what you get for loving vegetables too much mister!

We have put a new fabric tunnel in - verdict? = love, especially as it hides their path between the log tunnels.

We put a ball in with a bell - verdict? = They really enjoy batting it across the cage and making a noise!

They are so cute and happy with their new C&C cage with FLEECE. Fleece is a firm favourite! Chuck likes to pull it over himself and rub his face in it. Rodney has be good as always :)

Soooo want more piggies. Need people who are happy to babysit for more than a day though.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Flowers and engagement ring

My engagement ring has returned to me! And by 'returned' I mean we drove over an hour to Southampton West Quay just to be handled it over in 5 seconds and driving over to get my eyebrows done in Emsworth. Total waste of a morning but it's soooo pretty.

Other than that I've been considering flowers for the wedding. I'd like to go for pale pink and white or just white. My mum got married in the summer and had Atum Lilies so I can't do that. I'm quite into roses / peonies and gerbera but we'll see. Dan is a fan of roses too but also likes agapanthus because its blue. Not the blue I have in mind for our theme though, a bit too purple.

Feel a bit overwhelmed atm and all the magazines say to delegate jobs where you can but I can't see what I would give to who :S.

Dan thinks all dresses / bouquets / table decorations look the same. This is annoying! It kind of means the decision process is all my own. Makes me feel like I'm marrying myself! Hope his speech makes up for it lol.

The rest of the weekend will involve slobbing because I have a cold whilst also seeing my mum and cleaning the house.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Ongoing Wedding Journal :P

Bex let slip that Dad is thinking of contributing to our day but Mum isn't. This isn't too surprising but we'll see.

I've been considering wedding music. I know you're not supposed to do that util you have "2-4 months to go" but until we have a venue, there isn't much I can do. On the serious side, I have an amazing wedding classics CD by Classic FM and on the not so serious side, we've considered things like 'Bright Eyes' First Day of my Life, Jackie Wilson's 'Higher and Higher' (Famously used in Ghostbusters) and Katrina and the Waves 'Walking on Sunshine' to complete the ceremony.

I find all of the traditional walking down the aisle music really boring and overdone. I'll probably end up eating my words on that comment as I stride down to the alter to Canon D or the Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream. The least overused one is 'Intermezzo' and it's quite pretty so might opt for that.

Statue of Liberty Scene Ghostbusters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQj3LIH-DqM

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Friday, 20 May 2011

More wedding gabble

The challenges have kind of gone out of the window...

Anyway, in wedding news...
We have continued looking for more venues. We're seeing one tomorrow and another Tuesday evening. One we know is £10,000 just for food and venue and the other we're unsure of with regards to price.

We also got a brochure from Goodwood House but they're £16,000 just to have the rooms to marry in on a weekend. Makes me bloody sick. It's more akin to a deposit for an actual house!!! 

We're also thinking about Fontwell as they actually include the hire of cutlery and crockery in their 'per-head' calculations.

Parents have still not offered a cent.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Getting Married

Since being engaged for less than 2 weeks I have realised that you must be a millionaire in order to pay for a wedding. We went to two of our four prospective venues today and they were both above our budget. About double what we wanted to spend, even on a Sunday. What makes it worse is that the second place was gorgeous and I'm in love with it.

£60 a head for food without VAT, staff costing, renting the plates and cutlery... What the bloody hell??? And then you can have a free bar on top, which isn't happening becaue atm just to eat and be inside this place to get married (without having the registrar) is £13,000.

At this rate we will be having our wedding wearing jeans and the entertainment will be me humming to myself on the stage whilst waving my arms about.

Argh and pooo

Monday, 16 May 2011

day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral

How utterly depressing! I think I shall do this one quickly. Like in Love Actually -

Sunday, 8 May 2011

day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding

This song from Romeo and Juliet because it's just so romantic.

So I wrote this entry before I actually got engaged. Weird huh? Last week Dan popped the question and we are (I am) incredibly excited about it. We bought the ring today but alas it is too big even though they measured my finger they gave me a ring 2 sizes too big! So we have to go back to Goldsmiths and get another one a bit smaller or this one resized. Poo.

We've decided to get married next July (29th possibly if you're saving the date). We've written the guest list (approx 40 people). We've also chosen a venue which might be a little bit expensive but we love. We've also had a friend say that he'll do the photography for free which is amazingly kind! Things are moving along already, woo!

So here we go with the actual entry:

Even though its a song about suicide...

Also the instrumental version of The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man was on a modern wedding CD I saw, which was amazing but I think that it's for an entirely different wedding ;)

P.S. sorry for missing out day 22!