Saturday, 30 January 2010

In Which There is Much Happiness

This morning dawned* cold but bright, and as I do still seem to be getting better (although not as fast as I'd like) I had limited enthusiasm about going to see my sister K, parents and K's partner, C, and his parents, who I haven't met before. K rang me up on Thursday to ask whether I'd like to join them for lunch, as I'd missed seeing them at my (other) sister's housewarming party.
[*Dawned = inference. It was cold & bright when I started paying attention, at about 9.a.m. I'm guessing it was like that at dawn, too]

The pub they picked was near Taunton (which is roughly equidistant between both sets of parents' homes) which is about 1 1/2 hours drive from here, and I'm still finding everything tiring enough that a 3-hour round trip seemed pretty daunting.

But I wanted to see everyone, so off I went. And I'm very glad I did.

The first surprise was that as well as all the people I was expecting, sister #2 was also there.

The second, and bigger surprise, was that K & C announced their engagement!!

Very happy and exciting news!

They haven't set a date for the wedding yet, but it will probably be some time next year, but over lunch we had lots of fun discussing all sorts of issues, and established that:

  • C unaccountably failed to ask my Papa's permission before paying his addresses to his daughter, but that S would have said yes, had he done so.

  • We officially have permission to slap K if she turns into Bridezilla

  • The invitations will tell people what time food will be served at the reception (this arising from a specifc wedding we attended, where odd timings and an unusally long service meant half the congregation was faint from hunger by the time the reception started)

We did not, however, determine whether S is prepared to don morning dress & top hat, if asked to do so, in order to walk K down the aisle.

All in all, a highly satisfactory party.

7 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Congratulations and all that jazz...

LyleD4D said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Marjorie said...

Congratulations :-)

I have just come to your blog via your comment at Rhiannon Lessiter's blog and was so delighted to "meet" another Marjorie so thought I'd drop by and say hello - there aren't many of us about, you know!

Hellie said...

Congratulations, that's lovely news. Are you going to get a hat?

Marjorie said...

Another Marjorie! (And one who is spelled correctly, too) Hello & Welcome.

We do seem to be fairly thin on the ground, don't we? Most of the Marjorie's I have met have been a lot older than me, I think perhaps it was one of those names which went out of fashion.

I've bookmarked your blog - it looks very interesting (I might have to point my sister there, too - as a teacher I think she'd be interested)

Marjorie said...

Hellie - I'm not sure about the hat. K says she is *not* going to wear a Meringue...

I susupect it may turn out to be a relatively low hat-count type of wedding, but you never know.

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