4th August Vintage, mismatch, DIY, crafty and hearty wedding
Well I know some of you have really wanted me to do a wedding report so I will provide you with one, I've not had my professional pictures yet, so will relie on friends and families and my own.
How it all started....
In 2007 I started my PGCE course and didn't care where I went to teach Art, I just wanted to teach, so in April 2008 I started my search. I went to interview after interview and nerves kept getting in the way. But finally I go for an interview in a school in Luton. I get to the school nice and early, I get to the door just as there is a big "SMASH" someone has a car go into the back of them. I continue inside and sit down and wait and wait. Finally wondering what is going on outside I listened into the receptionist conversation as some of you have guessed by now the person who had the guy crash into them was the person who was doing my interview! Oh well no job for me! So I go through the interview process, completely relaxed having a bit of a laugh and leave not expecting a job offer, I drive off back to swansea getting to just outside Alyesbury get a phone call, "we want to offer you the job"! So I have to move to a whole new place in the next 4 months!
So in August 2008 I finally move in with a girl in Dunstable I found on findaflatmate.com (this would later be a big mistake!). I moved in and everything was good, but my work collegues and flatmate was concerned that as I didn't know anyone I should do somethings to try and get to know people, so I joined a salsa club and made a few friends but I also joined an online dating website. I went on a load of dates there is no lie about that, I must of gone on at least 20 and most were weirdos, up themselves, etc in one case one dated my flatmate! Had to keep that quiet! I decided that I was going to give it a rest for a bit and then try again in a few months. But I got this one simple message just saying "Hi, how are you?".
And that is where this all began. He looked ok, he had potential so I thought this is the last one, give him a chance and see what happens. So we talked on the dating site for 3 weeks, then msn/ facebooked and texted eachother for another 2. Then the big question "Do you want to meet up?" He was in Cobham, Surrey, I was in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. What do we do? Well as it turned out i'm the more confident driver out of the two so I drove down to him, as long as he paid for the parking and the date, he agreed.
I got to Cobham on the 7th of February, and there was this 6'4, dark former rugby player guy waiting by the car park with an all day ticket in his hand. I park my car up and this very yorkshire "hello" pops through the window. We went for a lovely walk around Cobham and we got excited at seeing all the supercars coming through and he was impressed with my knowledge of wildlife and farm animals. He takes me to the cricketers pub and we spend the next 7 hours there just chatting, laughing and time just flew by.
I got introduced to his friends back at his flat as I really needed the loo after the loooonnngggg walk. They made me really at home, hot chocolate and homemade shortbread biscuits it was a perfect date. He then called me the following morning to make sure I was ok on the drive home cause the snow came down as I travelled home. Well while on the phone we arranged our next date, Saturday 14th February, S**T! I've never had a date on valentines day! So quick thinking, he likes animals, he likes food and rugby, trip to whipsnade, i'll cook dinner and we will watch wales verse england six nations.