16 January 2016 – a new day in our lives together.
Photos generally do most of the talking for a wedding, but since I enjoy a modicum of privacy on the internet at large (and I’m sure my guests would too), I’ve gone and pulled all the images our photographer took without faces in them.
Needless to say, the day was AMAZING, exactly what we could have hoped for, and at the end of it all I was married to my best friend. This was wonderful to go back through the photos over a year on and enjoy the moment again. 🙂
Since last we spoke, M and I have moved to the lovely city of Norwich! It was nothing short of a miracle getting it all in one moving van and was only feasible thanks to his fantastic family taking time out of their schedules to help us lug our lives northwards.
After moving in over the weekend, it was straight back to work for M and starting work for me. St Paul’s Cathedral was an amazing experience and a gorgeous building, and if you haven’t been there you need to go already. Shame on you. I mean, look at this!
The geometric staircase – it’s held up entirely by itself.
View from the walkway to the offices.
The Great Model, made by Christopher Wren himself.
Some of the many mosaics put up in the Victorian era.
View from the top of the building. Tiny balcony full of visitors on either side of me not seen in this photo.
The library. Not many people get to see this, and it’s a tragedy. It does help keep the old books alive for longer though.
View from the top of St Paul’s that you’ll only see when escorted by the lovely people of the works department. Not often you get to climb a roof!
Last day of the internship. 😦
In two months so much happened, but it can be most accurately be described in simplistic numbers. The eight weeks summed up as:
1 bookshelf purchased
14 books read on trains
2 Tube strikes occurred
250+ objects catalogued for potential accession
~3800 miles commuted
??? cups of tea imbibed
150+ books checked for mould and packed for renovation
7+ BBQs cooked
4 houseplants acquired
3 pairs of shoes died
9 station stops between Stockport and Norwich on our journey back from an epic 90s birthday party
2 bouquets of surprise flowers
Oh yes, it finally happened! He asked and I said yes and we’ve been looking at wedding arrangements ever since. 🙂
We’ve got the venue sorted and the registrar booked and hopefully dresses should all be done by the end of the week. The next big event will be the Notice Of Marriage appointment, which will be next week. Here in the UK, you can’t have an overnight wedding. You have to give notice with a set amount of time before the day. It’s kind of like an elongated version of the officiant asking if anyone sees any reason why the couple cannot be married. Also, it’s only for civil ceremonies that they do this. I believe if you have one in a church that they have their own version of a waiting period to make sure you want to proceed. Really not a bad idea to consider in the US.
On that note, I’ll likely be going on about weddings and the ASTOUNDING amount of rain there’s been in Norwich as of late, so be prepared. I’m so excited for this! (The wedding, not the rain!) 😀