The reception appears almost sorted (food and drink that is) and while I had a bit a blunder re. numbers it appears we have some leeway if – as I hope – some guests who are not sure (school term permitting) are able to make it actually can.
So it’s onwards with my final preparations. But I am on my own, literally for at least the next eight weeks, because Andrew has landed himself a new job in London. It means he’s staying away during the week with our friends and that I am ’sort-of’ left holding the baby, abiet a big baby – 2 stone plus and over 3ft tall, and a baby who appears to like telling me what to wear in the morning.
The wedding dress is going to cost £50 to clean (just over half what we paid for it). Gulp! We’re about to write the cheque for the church and we’ve signed the legal forms as required by the Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster.
All that’s needed is flowers, favours, bridesmaids’ dresses and errr and an awful lot more stuff. I can’t think about it right now, too much (paid ) work to do.
I’m back on the booze for a week, in fact I’m writing this with a glass of Dolphin Bay Chardonnay in my hand and (not used to much alcohol of late) feeling rather wobbly.
In need of inspiration I dug out The Great Amercian Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson, the wife of Morgan Spurlock (of the film Supersize Me) from our ‘library’.
She’s a vegan chef and helped Morgan’s body recover from the damages a 30-day fast-food only diet (no mentions for obvious reasons) did to his system. The ‘detox’ is actually a fairly sensible regime, but it does recommend drinking more water than I’m used to, and there’s an awful of tofu in the recipes.
I bought this book some years ago, but it’s not bad – and the plan is for 8 weeks. I’m already caffeine free – so let’s bring it on…