It's been such a glorious day, I decided not to waste it by going to Ennis. Maybe tomorrow. Instead I gardened, of course. I made a barricade to stop Buster from trotting down the road to visit Millie, which seemed to work all day, until tea time. As soon as he heard the children's voices he just climbed up the barricade and was off! I left him for a while and could hear him howling occasionally! At 7.30 I popped down to collect him but he wasn't there, he'd wandered along the road to the O'Briens house. He must have heard me because as I walked towards their house, he appeared. I took him home and we played a bit.
I carried on gardening. With the warm weather, everything seems to have started up again! I saw Buster look up at something he'd heard, then off he ran down the hill again, in spite of my yells. I decided I wasn't going to go after him again and left him. It got dark. I got worried. At almost 9, I got ready to go and search for him, when he bounded through the door. I sent him to bed but was mighty relieved to see him. He's obviously worn out and has slept most of the evening. Don't know what to do about it really.
As for the garden, I fought back quite a few brambles from the side of the meadow and have acquired a few scratches for my efforts. I also almost finished off the fairy hill this evening. A god job jobbed! I'm pretty tired now.
Had a quick look at facebook and my niece has put some photos on of my brother's wedding. It made me a bit sad, I have to say, as I wasn't there, or even invited. As it happens I couldn't have gone but it would have been nice to have been asked.
Must go to Ennis tomorrow to pick up a converter for the phone as the one we have has broken. It's an English handset and needs the converter to use in Ireland.
I've been taking down the lavender from the kitchen and stripping the dried flowers from the stalks. It's very time consuming. Anyone have any tips for speedy stripping! Don't answer that...
I have an order for one of my woven 'raggy bags'. A friend of my daughter's wants one for her daughter in Red, purple, black and silver. I've been gathering bits together and need to make a cardboard frame on which to weave it. It's exciting starting a new one after quite some time.
It was our 5th wedding anniversary on l8th September but Jim was in the UK and I'm in Ireland! Still, I thought I'd pop a few photos of of our fabulous day in Worthing, West Sussex:
We were married in The Dome Cinema on Worthing sea front. It's a super building, art deco. This is the box office! I wanted them to leave the pick and mix out, but they covered it up!
This was the programme of films on the day we married!
Signing the register. Jim, me, Russell and Jason. The big mirror reminded me of something from The Titanic!
My 2 Granddaughters were bridesmaids. Kirsty, and Lina (the little one).
Jim's on line name has always been Coaster and mine Bakewell Tart (BT). As we met on line, it was pretty relevant to us. We made these coasters for everyone with the dome on one side and a Bakewell Tart on the other. Each guest also had a Bakewell Tart and the place names I made out of pebbles from the beach. They went down a storm and if we visit any of our guests, they mostly have them displayed somewhere!
The other side of the coasters!
We had a wonderful day and the weather was great. Everyone waved as we travelled to the Dome by car, me, Kirsty and Lina. Afterwards, Jim and I posed in it!
We crossed over the road to the beach for our photographs. Jim's daughter Ali took them for us. It was such fun:
It was a bit windy though!
I love this one
My dress was from a hospice charity shop, as were the shoes and veil. Jim's wife had died in the hospice from cancer so it seemed apt to support them. I said I'd take them back afterwards but so far I've only returned the shoes. I just love the dress!
Someone foolish suggested we should go for a paddle.............
We were married one year after we met, to the day! We arranged the whole wedding in just over 4 weeks and everyone said it was the best, most fun wedding they'd been to. It was also very economical. Weddings don't have to cost a fortune and I think the whole wedding industry is a bit of a racket now.
We had the most marvellous day, one I will always look back on with pleasure.
Love to all