Regular readers will almost certainly remember my excitement at seeing Will Mellor in my local costcutters. Well last night, I queue jumped him twice, in the paper shop and then again in the chippy. And he let me cut in. Exciting times indeed.
The man and I are newly back from our Roman holiday (though sadly I looked a lot less glamorous than Audrey Hepburn). We made the trip to see my pal Emily get married - an event which I've been very excited about for some time.
It was bloody amazing. Which I appreciate isn't the most articulate way to summarise events, but it really was. We travelled out last Thursday morning (the day before she got hitched) and spent a day sightseeing and speaking rubbish Italian, until our tiredness hit and necessitated finding a bar, ordering beer and huge sandwiches, and generally lolling around in the sunshine.
Thursday evening saw a drinks reception for the bride, followed by a gorgeous meal for me and the man where I drank way too much wine given the sunshine and my tiredness.
Emily's wedding day was absolutely amazing. She got married in St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City - which was just incredible. Crowds of tourists snapped her picture like she was a movie star, which is pretty much exactly what she looked like. A gorgeous service and lots of sobbing (me) and lots of pictures (the boy) later, and the bride and groom went off for a day of pictures and sightseeing, while her guests amused themselves for the afternoon.
We reconvened in the evening at Palazzo Brancaccio - which is one of Rome's palaces -for a gorgeous meal, speeches and revelry. New hubbie's speech made me cry buckets and hers was pretty bloody good too.
All in all, it was a brilliant trip - and while I could probably summarise it better, I was so honoured to be invited and share their special day. Congratulations Em and James - you are brilliant.
I am back from an amazing break in Rome, to see one of my best pals get married. More about that later. Whilst I tend to avoid memes, this one made me laugh - and I'm feeling to lazy to post properly. Do give it a go.
1. My uncle once: held his breath so long that he went blue, and passed out. Clever family, mine.
2. Never in my life: have I found more than one way to skin a cat. Nor would I want to.
3. When I was five: I showed my knickers to all the boys. I've since developed more restraint.
4. High school was: in most part not worth remembering.
5. I will never forget: first meeting my man (aww).
6. Once I met: A girl with even larger feet than mine.
7. There’s this girl I know: who functions better after ten gins than before.
8. Once, at a bar: I escaped a bad date through a bathroom window. Really.
9. By noon, I’m usually: planning where to eat.
10. Last night: I had a beer, watched a bad movie and was in bed by 10.
11. If only I had: a million dollars. And a really huge wardrobe. And a Ferrari.
12. Next time I go to church: I still won't join in the prayers.
13. What worries me most: is the safety of my friends and family.
14. When I turn my head left I see: someone getting up to make me a cup of tea. Result.
15. When I turn my head right I see: my pal pretending to work.
16. You know I’m lying when: I go red and stutter. And talk too much.
17. What I miss most about the Eighties is: having the biggest ambition to own a delorian. And spokeydokeys.
18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I’d be: Lady Macbeth. Controlling and with the tendency to go absolutely mental (not really, darling, if you're reading this)
19. By this time next year: I better have won the lottery.
20. A better name for me would be: Booze, shoes and tattoos - naturally.
21. I have a hard time understanding: religion.
22. If I ever go back to school, I’ll: try to write my own essays.
23. You know I like you if: I invite you out for beers.
24. If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be: the person who really did the work
25. Take my advice, never: reply to all
26. My ideal breakfast is: a bacon and egg sarnie with loads of tea
27. A song I love but do not have is: Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
28. If you visit my hometown, I suggest you: eat some cheese.
29. Why won’t people: leave me alone when I'm mardy.
30. If you spend a night at my house: don't get in the way of my morning tea making.
31. I’d stop my wedding for: any family disaster. Otherwise, it'll go ahead come hell or high water.
32. The world could do without: Most of this year's big brother contestants.
33. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: eat honey.
34. My favourite blonde(s) is/are: the chick from Veronica Mars. She's suuuuper cool.
35. Paper clips are more useful than: this blog.
36. If I do anything well it’s: probably cos I've cheated.
37. I can’t help but: think that this questionnaire is getting really long.
38. I usually cry: at movies. And when I'm hungover. And when I'm feeling really petulant and annoying.
39. My advice to my child/nephew/niece: invest in a big screen TV and a great DVD collection.
40. And by the way: if you take this test, you'll probably lose momentum around halfway.
I've been a bit rubbish at keeping this thing updated recently. To be honest, there's not a great deal to report - outside of the usual shoe shopping (discovered that M&S makes some very reasonably priced, kinda nice, work shoes) and generally hanging out with friends and family - usually around a television or a pub table.
Last night saw the Summer party of the company where I work - and I thought it was worthy of a post to stick up some pics on here. There was kareoke and you had to dress as your favourite musician (in the loosest sense of the word - there was one Chesney Hawkes and a Britney in attendance). Had a bloody good time, despite feeling like my costume (I was vaguely trying to channel Courtney Love) was kind of half arsed. My friends Camellia, Chris, Sarah and Sam put me totally to shame with their outfits. Check us out.