York Wedding

It’s been a good weekend. I left work early on Friday – we drove up to York and arrived about 8:45pm. After the road atlas in the car had got wet on a previous trip I’d binned it and forgot to replace it. Luckily “Google Mobile Maps” saved the day – not for the first time.

After a flawless journey and being impressed with the B&B (clean & tidy with an ideal location – close to the wedding venue and the city centre (you had a view of the minster from our window) we wandered around town. Em was tired after working an early shift but I was determined that we should have a potter about. On the way back we had a pint in the “Hole in the Wall” – recommended.

Saturday was the wedding itself. I’d met quite a few of the guests at a combined stag+hen night a few weeks ago – I’m sad that I’m unlikely to get a chance to spend any time with most of them again. It was the first secular wedding that I have been to. I was impressed – it didn’t drag on but at the same time it did have a sense of occasion. The two readings were both really good – one was about the bride and groom and how they’d met. The other was about two dinosaurs. I thought it had been especially written as a metaphor for the couple but was actually an extract from a book.

It was a good night and I felt slightly worse for wear the next morning but Em was much worse – even missing breakfast! We’ve been back a few hours now but we’re both still exhausted.