Hello, my friends! It's been such a while. It wasn't meant to be, but first I went away for a few days, and then I was ill, and then I had to go away again (and I was still ill), and then I came home and thought I was better but very soon had a relapse and was ill some more... and to cut a long story short, now it is now, and I have emerged from my sick bed feeling much better, thanks, if still a bit worn around the edges.
But anyway: a belated "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" to everyone who left lovely comments on my last post. In answer to various questions: I have no idea when the big day will be yet, because the NBM and I have been a little bit rubbish on the actual planning side of things... so far we've just been enjoying having sparkly sparkly rings, but we will be getting down to the nitty gritty very soon. Or as soon as I can persuade the NBM to start thinking about it. However, I love the idea of having an online celebration complete with virtual confetti, so I will do my best to sort out something of that ilk :o)
And to Charlie: type of cake is obviously a very important decision, and one which I wouldn't like to take lightly - certainly not without a great deal of meticulous research and copius sampling of all possible options ;o)
In other news, being ill has given me ample time to wreck my journal, so I have lots of updates for you. They are not all photographed yet, but I do have a couple that are ready. Firstly, I realised I forgot to show you the instructions page before:
One of the first tasks I got down to was this:
However, I decided to do each page number differently, so it actually took me a veeery long time to get around to finishing it. Which meant that I was only about halfway through page numbering when I took the plunge and did the task that scared me the most:
It was stressful. Very stressful. But I managed to see it through*:
So, tune in next time for pictures of my (very crinkly and splodgy) post-shower journal...
*Please don't look too closely at the mould growing around our bath, OK? In my defence, may I just point out that I have scrubbed it and scoured it and squirted cleaning things at it, but nothing doing. It seems to be ingrained in the sealant. If you have any suggestions for removing it, please do let me know...