knitting and the life I almost have around it

Saturday, October 31, 2009

...four weeks later!

Hi there! Long time, no see. I’ve been meaning to write, but you know how life gets in the way?

So, since we last spoke?

Well, I got married.

(Awesome photography by Thorson Photography – I actually looked like a warthog, it’s all in the camera angles ;)

(Awesome hair, well, my hair, Heather’s and Sarah’s by Johanne’s Hair Do’s)

(Awesome flowers by Manuka Flowers)

(Wedding dress by Halo from La Belle)

(Veil from Brides of Manuka)

(Bridesmaids dresses from Events)

We went on honeymoon to Vanuatu. Many cocktails were consumed and massages enjoyed. All three and a half bikinis were needed (No proof of bikinis, children may be present).

I had to be removed with a crowbar. (Excellent house-sitting by Silkydoll)

We opened all our wedding presents and our jaws hit the floor. People are so thoughtful and generous – thankyou! Thankyou cards are in process… life just keeps getting in the way! The gifts of money allowed us to buy a (desperately needed) new fridge. October 23rd is Fridge Day for the rest of my life! Thankyou!

I went back to work. Hurrah.

My surname has sort of changed but I’m still a Ms. This is very confusing to the under-16s. I have given the Miss, Ms, Mrs lecture to three classes so far. The girls either nod knowingly or gasp in comprehension and become feminists before my very eyes… and the yr 8 boys sadly ask me why they don’t get a special title (I’ve tried to explain, believe me).

My garden exploded while I was away and my Grannies Bonnets that were shoe-sized before I left are now shrubs. It is a very happy situation (except they set off Monkey’s hayfever). The irises I planted, hoping they’d be out for the wedding because they match my bouquet, are finally out. I LOVE them. And the roses are cusping

Life is good

Ms Spider xox

PS. No-one says you have to change your nom de plume when you get hitched, so there.

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  • At October 31, 2009 9:47 am, Blogger missfee said…

    congrats ms. - I am with you I am still a miss now a mrs too

  • At October 31, 2009 3:48 pm, Anonymous 2paw said…

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures and for sharing your special day. I don't hold with all the name changing, it's all too confusing, and Ms is perfectly serviceable for all females!!! Glad you have a new Fridge Day to celebrate every year!!

  • At October 31, 2009 10:23 pm, Blogger Kuka said…

    oooh Penny! Your photos are just SO gorgeous and full of joy - and I have no doubt you looked just as beautiful in person on the day!
    Congratulations again =) xo

  • At November 01, 2009 2:51 am, Anonymous Natasha said…

    Beautiful! Congratulations. You sound so content.

  • At November 01, 2009 5:22 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    Warthog? Piffle! You look absolutely gorgeous and so, so happy! I'm glad you had a good day, even if it was a super cold one!

    By the way, are you wearing legwarmers in on of the photos? If so, nice work, and I don't blame you at all!

  • At November 02, 2009 11:31 am, Blogger TinkingBell said…

    Oh congratulations all round - you looked beautiful and so does your husband!
    I'm a Ms - and kept my own name - to the general confusion of everyone!

    Looks like a ownderful wedding and a very fun honeymoon!

  • At November 04, 2009 2:08 pm, Blogger Leonie said…

    Love the photos both you and Monkey look lovely and oh so happy. Congratulations!! Also, are they leg warmers???????

    Technically I can take one of three titles but stick with the Ms. When I married my man if people asked if I was changing my name or why I hadn't, he answered "well I'm not changing mine" that seriously confused so many people!


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