Tuesday, 26 May 2009
I spoke to him on the phone later and since he was out and about at that point in time, checked whether he had taken the bags to the shop and not included the sleeping bag which was also beside the clothes bags.
No, he said, he had just taken the 2 black bags to Marie Curie at the top of the road.
I then quickly telephoned Marie Curie to apologise for my boyfirend handing in 2 large black bags of rubbish.
They were remarkably relaxed about this and had thankfully not started to open them up to see the contents. Jolene circa 1996 etc ....
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
You are all familiar with the scene.
Monday, 18 May 2009
I ordered a sofa from DFS a few weeks ago and at the time they told me it could be 12 weeks to deliver it. Which, under ordinary circs, would be ok, but at that point, the pending nuptials were 11 weeks away. I was becoming increasingly concerned that there would be no furniture in my livingroom when all my family were visiting. So, I wrote to DFS and said that I was getting married on the 27th June and needed somewhere for my in-laws to sit on the 26th and if they could find it in their hearts to help me with this, it would make a stressed-out bride a bit less frazzled. In other words, I laid it on thick.
Well...it worked. They got my letter today and phoned me to say that they will do their best to get the sofa to me in time, but if it looks as though it isn't going to be ready for delivery, they will arrange for some courtesy furniture to be delivered so there is seating for my family.
Isn't that just great?!! It was a particulary persuasive letter though, I have to say.
NB. do not spill red wine on the courtesy sofa.
Saturday, 16 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Also the invitations arrived and they look magic. They were moderately priced, so I thought that a Blue Peter approach to the rest of the wedding stationery was appropriate. Pat said I shouldn't make them too good so that folk knew I'd done it myself. I think he underestminates our guests to detect DIY!