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Yo ho ho, its off to Ipswich I go. Well, Nicola came along too. It was a date in the diary that we were both looking forward to. We knew that Holly would be totally settled on the feeding by now so decided that a weekend away, just the two of us, would be a great idea…and with a trip to Ipswich in mid-September it was the perfect opportunity. Of course, this meant that I worked and Nicola got to play, so I’m not entirely sure how this was such a good idea for both us :)
Nic deserved the time away (not least because she was going to be having the kids on her own from Sunday to Wednesday as I shot off to the Lake District for a wedding). Its amazing how sleeping in until 8 seems like such a luxury. A day of retail therapy seemed to do her good. She was a bit concerned how she would fill her day. That went out the window by the time I got back when she explained she barely had time for lunch and never did have a coffee. Sadly for me I wished she would have .. it probably would have been less expensive!
Thanks to Matt and Lucy for having me along. Also, thanks for being patient in regards to the blog. Hope you are having a wonderful time on Honeymoon.
The moment the harsh reality set in .. he wouldn’t be needing a spell in the chair
Nervous young Bridemaid sits and stares longingly at the Bride dreaming of her big day? Not entirely, more like watching P Diddy’s Starmaker .. but you were close!
I just loved the way she looked at me (or the camera more precisely)
Like the FOB, its the closest I got
I’m lookin’ at the Mum in the mirror (a la Michael Jackson)
Lucy pins her ‘something blue’ — who knew the room next door would be so blue too
The mysterious powers of observation — it took me about an hour to realise they were all wearing the same shirt
Art and Grandad
The magnificent church — honestly, it was rather impressive!
They say the Mother of the Bride wears many hats…
To be honest I’m getting fed up of this…a perfectly envisioned Bridal procession ruined by a well meaning guest with a trumpet. Geez! Every week I tell you, every week! (yes, I am joking)
Matt’s brother, Christie, fulfills his Best Man’s duties with style
Sign here that you’ve decided not to get the Super-CDW
Mambo Number 5
I pinched myself — often!
A wee Polish tradition
Matt’s sister laughs with the Best Man and James Nesbitt look alike
“I…had…the time of my life” – RIP Mr Swayze
Another Polish tradition…strawberry vodka. And each table had one…and each table HAD to finish it. Luckily for the table of 8 with 5 children, the boys in suits were feeling charitable
This photo cannot be explained — well it could, but its just more enticing leaving it WIDE open
In case you forgot it was a tent