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It's snowing again.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Very, very luckily for Bryony and Rob, they flew back from Iceland last evening, getting to Rob's parents' in Horsham before the snow started in earnest. Bryony wanted a White Wedding, but with so many people needing to travel safely we kind of cancelled that wish. :-) So today she got a White Church Blessing instead. :-)

The snow did mean a number of guests didn't make it, sadly. The blessing has been organised by Rob's parents to give their extended family a chance to celebrate the wedding. Rob has a very, very, very big family. Quite a lot of them came to Devon, and many more are attending the blessing.

We were invited, but couldn't be away two weekends in a row. It wouldn't have been fair on Sophie or Anne and Pat to disappear again so soon, and it is probably just as well, because we wouldn't have been able to get home again tomorrow. Looking at the weather Bry and Rob will probably be stuck in Horsham for a day or two. Not that they'll mind I'm guessing, though Rob tells me they plan to head for Devon as long as ice isn't too much of an issue. :-)

As for me, I plan to get up bright and early in the morning to take Sophie for a walk in the snow at Highwoods. Want to get out there before all the regulars turn the place to ice. :-) This dratted cold is hanging on to me but I will not let it beat me into submission! Fresh air is good for me! So there!!! *grin*

Sophie is a major snow dog. I reckon she was a Husky in a previous life. She has been out in the garden several times in the last few hours, and is now sitting sulking by the back door because I'm ignoring her wanting to go out yet again! I am so mean to that dog! LOL

Here's something amusing...

A council worker came through my gate and knocked on the door today. When I answered the door he was on his knees in the snow painting my doorstep red! I told him to go for it, but that I didn't want the back doorstep done, and left him to it.

So sad a sight to see this guy going door to door in the snow with the soul purpose of painting doorsteps. :-) I have one question... Why? Not why is it a sad sight, but why are the council spending money painting doorsteps? *shakes head in disbelief*

So, that is me for another day. I'm getting so little sleep currently that I'm exhausted. When I do sleep I seem to be planning a wedding in my dreams, though for the life of me I can't understand why! :-)

Well, to sleep, perchance to actually sleep and not dream about weddings. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SILLYHP1953 12/20/2010 8:37AM

    When you find out the reason for painting doorsteps red, please let me know. You'd think they'd wait for better weather, too. It brought the image to mind from the Old Testament of painting lamb's blood on the door.

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SCREWIE 12/19/2010 12:05PM

    Oh, when he's finished with the doorsteps, please send him over to mine. He can do the place up while I'm away :)))

Glad everyone's safely back!

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ZURDTA- 12/19/2010 10:41AM

    Well, the council is a mystery in the way it works... very strange indeed. We got snow now... serious stuff that snowed us in and we live next to a main road. Cripes!! Brits and weather eh??

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CARLA-216 12/19/2010 10:16AM

    I'm glad the newlyweds made it back before the airport closed!

It's cute how a lot of dogs seem to love being out in the snow. Charlie runs in it and licks it and seems extra puppyish in the snow.

I hope your cold takes a hike real soon. Darned things are so annoying! And I hope you get some really good sleep soon, wedding dream-free!

xoxo
Carla

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TWOTIMESS 12/19/2010 1:51AM

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If that guy who paints the doorsteps has a free monment, he's welcome to come here to the sunny South. I have a few things that need fixing!

Hope your cold departs soon and that your dreams are wedding free!

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/19/2010 12:12AM

    Lexie I have been snowed in this week and it is still snowing .True I swear was a dingo in another life as she does not like the cold.Of course I was probably a warm weather beastie too!My friend in Derby was sending me photos of how bad their weather was until I sent her one of my back garden LOL she then emailed asking if I wanted to come and sunbathe!I had to lean on my door to get the door open so True could go out and do her business and True had to tunnel out like Moley in wind in the willows!Trust me she didn't go far!

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BOVEY63 12/18/2010 10:30PM

    Mother Nature can sure change plans in a hurry can't she?
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Enjoy your walk at Highwoods with Sophie.
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ELAOPET 12/18/2010 5:47PM

    I just went on a little trip google style - you live in cute places, you and your family and Sophy! :)
And the whole painting doorsteps red - so very cute! (not important why, just cute that they care about stuff like that)
You have a good night, dream all the weaddings you like, just keep the smile on :D
PS - Ela has some issues lately - poor thing has a hard time during hollidays, firecrackers, fireworks...all that plus dog hearing - not a friendly combo. I feel so sorry for her, she even barked today, she got so startled :(

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NEW-CAZ 12/18/2010 5:28PM

    Only in the UK could council workers go out to paint doorsteps LOL.
Sorry the blessing plans went slightly askew because of the darn weather- such a shame.
I think we're in for "severe weather" til after Crimbo Lex, Heathrow has been closed all day- feel sorry for those wanting to get away for the holidays. Just as well Bryony and Rob got back when they did.

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KNITTABLES 12/18/2010 5:22PM

    I hope you get to sleep and sleep well without the dreams of a wedding. I am not sleeping again. So I know how exhausting you feel. I love seeing dogs having fun in the snow. Take care on your walk with Sophie. emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 12/18/2010 5:20PM

    Let me guess. You don't live in the Us. But I loved your blog and the jokes but I really, really love the background on your page. It is beautiful.
Erin

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I got an email from Santa Claus

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I got an email from Santa Claus this morning, really I did, and he is offering me a 20% discount! I guess times have changed. LOL







  
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SILLYHP1953 12/20/2010 8:31AM

    Santa has to go high tech these days!

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ZURDTA- 12/19/2010 10:12AM

    Heh heh heh... love it.

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TWOTIMESS 12/19/2010 2:38AM

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Lex, you're the best!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/18/2010 3:04PM

    Is Santa offering free shipping too or is that only on Christmas Eve ?? LOL !!!!


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KNITTABLES 12/18/2010 2:49PM

    CUTE, thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays.

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CHEVY63 12/18/2010 2:41PM

    I love your pictures - they are great! Thanks for sharing the laugh. I showed them to my husband and he really like them too!

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ELAOPET 12/18/2010 12:46PM

    LOOL Kitty with your eyes so bringht, won't you guide my sleigh tonight! hahahahahahahaaaaa

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JHADZHIA 12/18/2010 8:08AM

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Enjoy your Saturday!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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NEW-CAZ 12/18/2010 7:52AM

    aww Lex, so cute- love it emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTURTLE 12/18/2010 7:46AM

    Wonderful email, and just what I needed to read! I'm curious though, Lex - what's the 20% discount on? emoticon

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DAVEINSEOUL 12/18/2010 7:38AM

    Thanks - I enjoyed it!

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MNOT2THICK 12/18/2010 7:33AM

    Adorable, thanks Lexie.

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Ice Puddle Art

Friday, December 17, 2010

Before I start this blog I just want to tell all my Sparkfriends who are being buried under feet of snow, that I am thinking of them, and if I was close enough I'd be there with a shovel to help dig you out. Keep safe, keep warm. *hugs*

I just love this weather, when it isn't being a pain in the butt, sometimes literally. :-) We woke this morning to a light dusting of snow, and iced up puddles, but for the most part the area around here is safe for cars and pedestrians....for now....they are still threatening vast dollops of snow over the next 24-36 hours.

At 9.30am Pat, a lady from the SESAW animal rescue centre, arrived to pick up that 60kg of dog food I've been holding onto for several weeks. Turns out messages didn't get sent on, and she only found out about the offer after I rang the centre on Wednesday to find out if they still wanted the food. A combination of bad weather, and our wedding trip had meant delays on both sides, but at last the food is where it should be... heading for the bellies of rescued mutts at the centre. YAY!!!

To celebrate, Sophie and I set out for a romp at Highwoods, and I took some photos of iced puddles that I thought looked really pretty. When ice is this colour and in small amounts it is easy to avoid and lovely to look at. Nature sure knows how to beautify a place! :-)









As you can see, it is a lovely day here, even though it is below freezing:



But clouds are gathering and there is a distinct pink haze to them:



The clouds are appearing from the south and west, and I was surprised by that, because the overnight chill came down from the north. Turns out we are going to be getting hit from the south too, and they aren't quite sure how far north this particular band of cloud will get. We could get sandwiched and only get a trickle of snow, or we could get smacked hard. Time will tell I guess. :-)

Colds/flu are running their course. We are both over the worse I think. We're aiming for a quiet weekend of R&R. :-)

It is neighbour Anne's birthday today, but as she has only just got over her own cold she is reluctant to have us round, plus David's may be TB-related, so we exchanged greetings by phone, and I hope to finish her pressie today, a hyperbolic scarf of my own design in green, her favourite colour. I still have her Mum's shawl here as well. Maybe next week I'll finally get to give it to her. :-)

Photos to follow once the shawl is delivered. :-)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SCREWIE 12/18/2010 12:59PM

    Just a quickie to say: gorgeous pictures, as always!

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CHRISTURTLE 12/18/2010 7:51AM

    And so the saga of the dog food nears its end.... must be a relief for you knowing its gone on its way, and definitely a relief to the workers at the animal rescue centre to know they are well stocked thanks to your generosity.

Those ice puddles are basolutely beautiful - I've never seen them before, so spent quite some time looking at them in awe!

What, pray tell Lex, is a hyperbolic scarf? You have me completely intrigued! I need to know.... hate a mystery... lol.

((Hugs)), and keep warm, safe and dry,
Chris xx

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LINDABENEDICT 12/17/2010 10:50PM

    beautiful ! I had never thought of ice puddles that way before !

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KNITTABLES 12/17/2010 2:42PM

    Great pictures can't wait to see more. Love to see the scarf. Take care. emoticon

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CARLA-216 12/17/2010 11:30AM

    So glad you're both over the worse of the colds.
I love that you find beauty in so many things when you're out and about. You've taught me to take in the details when I'm out walking with Charlie. :-)

Oh and I want to see the scarf, please!

xoxo
Carla
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JHADZHIA 12/17/2010 9:57AM

    Glad you are all on the mend, you finally got the dog food where it belongs, and that its safe for you to walk outside!
I love ice puddles, especially the noise you get when you break them! I am sure the folks round here love hearing that when I am on my way to the gym at 6 am in the morning ;) emoticon
However, its long past that season for those here. Nothing but snow and cold now.
Stay warm, its a good time to be inside and rest!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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WENDYSPARKS 12/17/2010 9:34AM

    You have a wonderful day too!!! Enjoyed your blog!!

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SILLYHP1953 12/17/2010 9:29AM

    Thankfully we only got an inch or two here but it's calling for more on Sunday. After last winter I've seen all the snow I want to see for a long, long time, maybe forever. I keep telling my dh that I want a generator but I guess he doesn't take me seriously. When I go out and buy one by myself then he'll figure it out!

I'm glad the dog food is finally getting straightened out.
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TWOTIMESS 12/17/2010 9:25AM

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Trust you to find beauty in the ice puddles! You're special, you know?

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ELAOPET 12/17/2010 8:53AM

    And I just wanted to say first, that if it were possible, I'd be importing some of their snow here! I WANT SNOW! Very much!
Must have been great to send all that food to the dogs in need! Love it!
I love your art! LOL We've got some frozen puddles and you know, I wished I had my camera with - was pretty! Frost is by the looks of it, all we're getting BOOHOO
Gotta run, we ain't got snow, but it looks like it's about to rain!
hugs!
PS - green is MY fav colour too! heeheee

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NEW-CAZ 12/17/2010 8:32AM

    Hi Lex, I love snow provided no travelling is needed- it snowed here this morning and there is a carpet outside 3 inches thick (need to go shopping and out for a meal tonight so keep your fingers crossed I don't come a cropper LOL)

Glad to here the pooches will be okay!
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Surprise Weight Loss

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Astonishingly, I lost 1 3/4 lbs during the wedding week. More excitingly, I broke the 13 stone barrier! I weighed myself this morning and I'm 12 stone 13 3/4 lbs! How long have I hovered just over that 13 stone mark? LOL

Also, I have had to tighten up my jeans belt another notch, so I have lost at least an inch off my waistline!

Mind you, I suspect half the reason for the loss is that when I am emotional/stressed I lose my appetite, and the other half is that during the four days (Thursday to Sunday) of the wedding weekend I walked 17 miles! Yep, I kept my pedometer in my pocket for the entire weekend out of curiosity. :-) In fact, over the seven days I walked 30 miles!

I may make a further loss this week, thanks to the fact that we have both come home with cold/flu type symptoms. Tara's started the Saturday night, and mine started on Monday. We both feel pretty poorly. :-(

Still, never mind! These things happen when you have 80 or so people in one place for four days. I just hope Rob and Bryony escape. They are off on their mini-honeymoon, and Bry was complaining of a sore throat as they were preparing to board the plane Tue morning. Rob managed to keep the honeymoon destination a complete surprise from her until they were at the checking-in desk at the airport! Their actual honeymoon will take place next year, when they go to see the Northern Lights. As this is the wrong time of year for that apparently, they settled for a three day break, and Rob decided to tell Bry nothing except to pack for warmth. *grin*

So, where did they jet off to? Well, Bry rang me from the check-in line to tell me. They have gone to Reykjavík in Iceland! How cool is that? *pun intended* I just hope the volcanoes behave themselves while they're there. :-) We have been promised a ton of photos, so we have that to look forward to, as well as the wedding pics, once people start sorting through them.

Well, seeing as I can do little else today except nurse this bug, I'm going to go through all my friends blogs and see what I've missed this last week. Maybe I'll crochet a bit while I'm catching up with you all. :-)

I hope I feel up to walking Sophie in a bit. Pat and Anne spoiled her rotten while we were away. She ended up staying in Anne's house from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening, sleeping beside Anne on the sofa in her sitting room Thur night, and Anne took her for a walk round the field behind our house.

Pat took over Friday evening, taking Sophie to her house, and keeping her there until we got back on Sunday evening. Sophie got three walks a day with Pat! :-)

It's funny, but Sophie really didn't get excited when Pat bought her home Sunday evening. She just went with the flow, I guess. It wasn't until we were walking our regular fields at Highwoods Monday morning that she finally clicked that things were back to normal, and she had what I can only describe as a crackerdog five minutes! (Readers of the James Herriot books will know what I mean.) It was great to see her racing around with a manic grin on her face. I don't think she'll mind being back to one good long walk a day, not now that life is back to normal. :-)

Well, I'm heading to the kettle for a cuppa while I wait for the council workmen to arrive. Well enough or no, I can't go for a walk until they arrive and tell me what they need to do. They are supposed to be doing some work to the outside of the house, painting wood, and rendering round the windows as far as I know, though the woman I spoke to seemed awfully vague about what was planned. I have a sneaking suspicion that they aren't coming but we'll see. :-)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.
It's good to be back. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CHEVY63 12/16/2010 9:30PM

    Congrats on the weight loss - what a great feeling! I hope that you and Tara both feel better soon. Give Sophie a pat from me - I'm glad she was so excited to realize life was back to normal.

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CHERIRIDDELL 12/16/2010 1:42PM

    Congratulations losing weight at a celebration ! Now we can look forward to the wedding photies????? hugs,Cheri xxx

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LINDABENEDICT 12/16/2010 10:48AM

    Wow , wow , and double wow ! Congrats on the weight loss ! Can't wait to see all the wedding and honeymoon pics ! Glad Sophie had a peaceful time while you were gone. And walking all those miles ...wow ! Feel better soon !

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ELAOPET 12/15/2010 6:25PM

    Island sounds cool ;) but northern lights are supposed to be magical (now, I'd love to see them your doughter's style, with someone I love besides me...eeehhhh)
Glad to hear Sophy is happy and doing great! I can imagine the crazy dog dance - mine had one today at the beach - wasn't so crazy happy afterwards, during her beloved BATH TIME LOL
I love that you lost weight during all the stress - I'm the opposite - I eat when in (di)stress
lookig farward to all the pretty walk talk from you ;)

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WANDAH3 12/15/2010 5:12PM

    Woo Hoo, congratulations Lexie! Awesome.

Reykjavík, Iceland...I am so jealous! One of the places that I want to go someday!

I'm zonked...it took me an hour of heavy shoveling just to get in my driveway after work. It already looks like it needs doing again. I wonder if I put my jammies on before Garry gets home from work, if I won't have to go out and help him shovel*grin*

Have a nice cuppa...I'm joining you in a lovely new one I found "eggnog"...believe it or not...it actually tastes great!

Hugs,
Wanda

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MNOT2THICK 12/15/2010 3:30PM

    GO LEXIE, 17 miles. You are making me tired. Congrats on breaking your plateau. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 12/15/2010 12:52PM

    Yay for the weight loss! That's a lot of miles in four days, no wonder you lost weight! I hope you feel better soon and sure hope Bryony and Rob escape it.
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Hugs,
Linda xxx

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CARLA-216 12/15/2010 11:05AM

    Congrats on the surprise on the scale and breaking that 13 stone barrier! And holy cow, 17 miles?!* That's a lot of stepping! :-)

I hope that the colds don't turn into much for you and Tara.

As for Sophie not acting real excited when she came home....I felt the same "vibe" from Charlie when we got home from Ireland last fall, and we were gone 2 weeks. I was expecting a reaction like I had with my old dog who went crackerdog when we left him for just 5 days with my parents once.

I would LOVE to go to Iceland! How lucky that Bry is getting to go. I want to see pics, oh yes I do!

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SCREWIE 12/15/2010 8:30AM

    Glad you're back :)))

Your so in law is awesome... Reykjavik, how great is that!!!

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BOE4LIFE 12/15/2010 8:11AM

    AWESOME!!! I am so glad you broke that barrier because now you know that it is not an impossible goal...You did it. I am soo proud and your resilience geesh in one breath you say you have come down with a flu bug and in the very next you wave it away as if it were nothing of consequence. You really do inspire me Ms. Lexie. YOU ROOOCK!!

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TWOTIMESS 12/15/2010 6:44AM

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I am however sorry to hear you're suffering at the mo and I really hope it clears-especially with Crimbo just around the corner.

What a romantic SIL you have.

Hope you feel brighter soon and that the council don't let you down
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The Best Wedding Ever - A Taster of what is to come. :-)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hi Honey, I'm Home! :-)

I have a Son-in-Law who takes his duties to his Mum-in-Law very
seriously. Not only did he dance with me last night to tunes from a
Cornish Bagpipe band whose name momentarily escapes me, but you can
see them on the beginning of the You Tube video...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozRfdGf5OQ

...but when we said goodbye this morning he gave me a bearhug, lifting
me a foot off the floor at the same time! He is a tall chap! LOL

Photos should soon start pouring in from all sorts of people for me to
share, but for now, picture this....

The Registrar is introduced to me 15 mins before curtain up, and he
says, "You're Lexie? It's good to finally meet you. I gather you are
reading Dr. Seuss! A wonderful poem that is used far too rarely on
these occasions. I'm reallly looking forward to hearing it!" Already
nervous about what I have to do, the nerves shot up a couple more
points! LOL

So, the assembled family and friends sit through the Registrar's
introduction, a Bill Bryson reading (giggles and applause), a
Declaration of Freedom to Marry, and excerpts from a poem called I
Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg (little giggles and applause).
Then I get introduced.

I stood up and faced the 70-odd guests.

"Before I read this poem I thought I would share a little story with
you all. *puzzled looks from Bryony and Rob* When Bryony first asked
me to read this poem, Rob was a little concerned that I wouldn't
manage to make it through the reading without bawling my eyes out.
Well, it is a very emotional occasion, so I thought I'd best come
prepared."

I stepped forward to my chair, and whipped a large white tablecloth
out of my handbag, dabbed my eyes with it, to great laughter, then
presented it to Rob and asked him to hold it for me 'just in case'!
*grin* The look on his face was priceless!

Then I read this:


Oh! The Places You’ll Go

Congratulations! Today is your day,
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can take yourselves
In any direction you choose.
You're together forever. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the ones who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "We don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet,
You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In which case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do
to people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along. You'll start happening too.

You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Together you’ll fly; The best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

But together you'll escape any waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places where boom bands are playing.

Together you’ll find all the fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do as a two
will make the winning-est winners of you.
You'll be together as together can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.
But on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

So be sure you both step
With care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed!)

Guys you’ll move mountains
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!



I got a huge cheer and a round of applause at the end, then I took the
tablecloth back from Rob, dabbed my eyes one more time (for real this
time because the last few lines made me well up), and sat down in my
chair.

Then the registrar completed the ceremony with the exchange of rings
and vows, and David (Rob's Dad) and I witnessed the signing of the
register.

I have a Son-in-Law! Yay!!!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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This isn't Bry and Rob.
It is some random couple I spotted in the LOLs. :-)

  
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LINDABENEDICT 12/16/2010 10:43AM

    AWwww...this is wonderful !!! I sobbed the whole way thru this blog !!! How perfectly perfect ! The poem, the table cloth, the whole thing....wow Lexie ! Congrats !

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LAUROCHKA 12/15/2010 4:33AM

    Great poem!
Sounds like a lovely day.
Lxx

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SCREWIE 12/15/2010 3:10AM

    Loved the Cornish pipes, ever heard them before!

And loved the poem, I'm glad it all went well and it was a lovely time for everybody xxx

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CHEVY63 12/14/2010 8:48PM

    It all went well!!!! It sounds like a lovely time, and you have a wonderful son in law now. I'm glad it went the way you wanted. Thanks for sharing.

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GRACE612 12/13/2010 8:18PM

    aww that poem made me teary eyed!!! So glad you had a wonderful day and a great time!!

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GRACE612 12/13/2010 8:17PM

    aww that poem made me teary eyed!!! So glad you had a wonderful day and a great time!!

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BOVEY63 12/13/2010 1:53PM

    Congrats to you and your family on this happy occasion; and so happy it went so well. Can't wait to see the pics.
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CARLA-216 12/13/2010 1:51PM

    It all sounds so lovely! Rob sure sounds like a good fella. He's a lucky fella to have you for a mother-in-law, that's for sure! I love the Dr. Seuss poem reading. So clever and fitting! And of course, I cannot wait to see pics of the happy occasion!

How is Sophie doing? Did she bowl you over and smother you with kisses when she arrived back home?

Glad you're back now, Lex...you've been missed!

xoxo
Carla



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IRISHLASS117 12/13/2010 6:32AM

    I'll be the mother of the groom in June and may want to borrow this poem. What a wonderful thing, to be such a huge part of their day!

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TWOTIMESS 12/13/2010 3:14AM

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I loved the poem! *sigh* So glad eveything went well with Bryony's big day. One down, one to go... LOL!

Glad to have you back!

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SISSYFEB48 12/12/2010 7:50PM

    Am so glad it went off well. Congrats on the addition to your family. Hugs

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JHADZHIA 12/12/2010 7:28PM

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Good on you for coming up with such a smashing idea for a speech!
So happy it all went so well! looking forward to lots of happy photos!!
Never heard pipe music quite like that before! Was lovely!! Thanks for the link!
Good night now, have a good rest, you must be exhausted!!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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MNOT2THICK 12/12/2010 6:12PM

    AWWWWW, I am so happy for your daughter and your new son-in-law. Glad you had a wonderful ceremony and pulled off your poem with a little humor/emotion.

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ELAOPET 12/12/2010 5:56PM

    Sounds so beautiful! So, you're not a mom with tissue crew huh? I'm sure you all looked beautifull and will love it when you start showing us LOL I know you'll have a picture or two to show hehe
Now enjoy the memories and hope for a beautiful future - and Sophy! She must have missed you like crazy and you'll have some making up to do :D

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WANDAH3 12/12/2010 5:38PM

    Lexie, how beautiful and real. I love the Dr. Seuss reading and would like to keep it as my mind is spinning on just who appropriate it is for a wedding. (I've got three to look forward to)
Your daughter looks so beautiful. Congratulations on adding to your family.

Hugs,
Wanda

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CHRISTURTLE 12/12/2010 5:01PM

    Ok,, so I needed a tablecloth myself by the time I read your blog, emoticonfor no other reason than it was so beautiful, so Dr. Seuss, and so perfect for the beginning of married life! I thought I knew all the Dr. Seuss books, but this one has definitely escaped me.

I love that photo - too cleverly done for words, and can't wait to see the dozens of others we are all waiting eagerly for you to post. You sound as if you have added an amazing son in law to your family, and I have to say your son in law has definitely and without doubt added an incredibly wonderful mother in law to his!

Much love, and blessings to the newly weds.
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PS: Just watched the pipe band - absolutely took my breath away. Dad's family were Scottish, and I remember a photo of Dad as a little boy wearing a kilt and everything else to complete the outfit, hanging on my grandmother's wall, and bagpipes have always brought back happy memories to me, although I usually tire of it after a few minutes. This!!! This was INCREDIBLE! I could listen to them all day! If you do remember the name of the band, will you please let me know? I absolutely love what they played at the beginning of that youtube.com video, and would love to hear more, much, much more! Now this is my kind of pipe music, lol!

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NEW-CAZ 12/12/2010 4:49PM

    emoticon I am happy for the couple and your family.
What a wonderful poem, I can just imagine you reciting it.
And I love the pic!

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