Well it certainly has been a long time since I last posted, surprise surprise! Well, since that time Jess and I have got married, went on our honeymoon, bought a Wii, were visited by Aram, and finally, I got glasses!
The wedding went off really well and a good time was had by all. In fact it was one of the fun parties that I’ve been to for a long time and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on the whole. The registry office part was a bit strange, especially as we were promised the ability to change our vows only to have that idea ridiculed when we got there, and add to the mix some really stupid and unexpected poetry (even Jess will agree)…suffice it to say it’s not what we expected. But at least the party afterwards more than made up for it.
We went honeymooning off to Paris, which was really nice indeed. We took the Eurostar again, and as usual had a smooth and comfortable ride, once again being amazed at the smoothness of hurtling through the countryside at 300 Km/h. When will the Brits admit defeat and make our railways run on electric? Anyway, we had a really nice time, stayed in a tiny little cramped hotel (that Jess has already described) that was simply fantastic, saw all the sights and generally had a fantastic time.
In other news, we have also bought a Wii! Once Alex got his we managed to wrangle a week with it while he was on holiday in Paris and got hooked. It’s been a great source of fun, especially Wii Tennis in which I am proudly a Pro. Much more fun than the real thing. Jess also got Harry Potter for it, which seems fun but I haven’t tried it yet. It’s one of those where you have to wave the Wiimote to cast spells and such, so fun but quite hard too.
We were also paid a visit by the Flying Finn not too long ago. It was really nice to see him, and we have a great time going round a few sights and having a relaxing time. We shall have to reciprocate, though I dread going through customs in the US! We went to Baggy Point near Croyde, which was especially nice and the views were amazing!
Finally, my parents’ extreme short-sightedness is catching up with me, and I now wear glasses. It’s not a huge prescription, don’t need them for driving (but will use them to drive) or anything, but can tell I’ll be wearing them most of the time anyway. It really made a world of difference, and can now see leaves on trees in the distance instead of just green blotches, which I had just got used to seeing.
And to top it all off, we’ve just booked a holiday to go and visit Dublin in November. I’m really looking forward to it, since I’ve never been and I’d like to see where Jess lived for so long. We won’t actually be going right out to Co. Clare, but it’ll be nice to see a small part of the place nonetheless. Hopefully we can line up a tour of the Guinness brewery!
Right, that’s it for today. If I keep up this pace the next post will be some time in October/November, so see you then! Just joking, I’ll try to post sooner, but you know how it is…