Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Vintage Wedding

On Saturday I went to my good friend Lindsey's wedding. Lindsey is a lovely girl who has met a great man Andy. The wedding was in Stainthorpe, near Settle, at a bunk barn with a huge marque for the celebrations, barn for people to stay and the back drop of the beautiful dales for the pictures. The only problem was the rain. It had been sunny then cloudy all day, which wasn't a problem. Then as we were waiting with baited breath to see the brides dress, you could hear the gentle beginnings of rain on the marque roof pitter pattering away. Typical British weather, but as I said to Lindsey, I am sure it's good luck to rain on your wedding day. The only person who it was unlucky for was me and my OH as I decided we'd camp and not stay in the bunk barn, due to Ian's horrendous snoring. Only problem was we took our small tent, no way of getting away from the sides of the tent, meaning we got wet!

The whole marque was dressed fantastically in my favourite, a vintage theme. Lindsey's mum had been collecting at charity shops for the last year for crockery for the wedding. The selection of plates was to die for!

The marque was decorated spectacularly vintage

The bridesmaids were beautiful


But the rain kept falling!
The bride looked gorgeous

 A rare picture of me and the other half. Shame the flash was so bright!

                                           The gorgeous table flowers.

                                                          Chandeliers in the marque!

                                                         Hamper baskets and  pretty napkins

                                                            The beautiful scenery on the way home.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

It's all going on!

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments on my last post. Everything has been all go looking at house to rent, houses to buy! And, we have had an offer accepted on a terrace house in the village where we used to live. The house needs lots and lots of work doing to it. Loads, the most you could imagine! That is good as I have wanted a project but I keep thinking I am maybe taking on a lot more than we can manage. We don't have a mortgage for the place yet, so I am waiting to see if we can get one first. I have heard a few horror stories that they are turning people down for little things! My BT account went to debt collection just the other month, but they admitted their mistake and wrote it off. I have been chased by debt collectors before for a phone & gym membership! Opps! I have had a mortgage since then, but it's so strict now. We'll just have to see! Cross all your fingers for us wont you. I have had it with renting!

Anyone know anything about removing artex! Every wall has the bugger on! AHHHHHHHH.