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Week 4 : what a week!

25 October, 2009 Leave a comment

We hardly knew Fr Gerard. A few homilies over the last couple of years, a word or two from Deirdra, Roger and Andy’s Helen, and a shake of the hand after mass. Not enough to counter the mild apprehension, excitement and slightly raised heartbeat as we stood outside the presbytery waiting for The Meeting.

Apprehension was unnecessary. A lovely chat followed : Fr G complemented Fi on matching his consulting sofa (she’s so cunning the way she blends in) and we talked of relationships, backgrounds and the approach to marriage – and, of course, the setting of the date.

One of the benefits of getting married in this parish is that car park life is so intertwined with the Arsenal fixture list that there’s no way you could accidentally clash with a home game. Gooners, you’re fine. It’s 27th Feb. Stoke City away.

I rang the FoG immediately and asked him what he was doing on that day next year. “I’m not sure,” he says “I’ll have to check the long range diary. Why? Were you thinking of golf?”. The Father of the Groom’s foggy acronym was apt for that moment.

A busy week ensued with a birthday beer with Best Man Brother, preparation for India, work in Newcastle and the ‘pool and then welcoming Loakey into the world. Congratulations Fran and Chris, Beatrice Chiara is Bea-utiful.

One downside to the week: Shez and Alicia’s Wedsite.
Yes “wedsite”. Ffs Shez. Just cos you’re getting ‘attached’ doesn’t mean ‘url’ be able to make bad jokes by ‘proxy’ and blame them on being ‘linked’ to Alicia.

I’m here for two weeks, try the masala…

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