Thursday, 23 September 2010
Okay - Here's The Others!
The hectic aspect of the day continued after the reception. The new Mr and Mrs went on a tour of friends and relations who hadn't been able to make it to the ceremonny, bearing (naturally) pieces of cake for them all, and managing to scrounge a couple of pillows from Mr and Mrs P (parents of the best man), because said bride and groom hadn't remembered to buy any to go with their brand new bed linen!
Then it was back to the ongoing party at Mum and Dad's, and a great packing-the-car-with-wedding-presents, until we eventually set off to take up residence in our sparsely furnished new house at Havant. The kitchen cooker and bedroom furniture had been delivered earlier, as in both these rooms the flooring was down, but the Ercol table, chairs and sideboard, and the three piece suite, were still being stored at the shop, until we could get the carpet fitted in the open plan lounge. Mum had lent us some old, black and yellow kitchen cutains for the lounge window at the front, until I could make up the arty material I'd bought, so the only luxurious thing that night was the great fire in the closed in stove with the back boiler, which provided gallons of hot water and had heated the house to an almost tropical temperature.
We discoverd that this had its drawbacks, too, as the cover to the ashcan was not quite in place, with the result that the stove reached almost white hot heat, gave an enormous retort, and the fire bars and back of the basket lining both cracked, vociferously! Thus the day ended wth a bang...Would you have expected anything less?!