Archive for July, 2012
27 Jul 2012
After completing 5 weddings in 10 days and feeling like I needed to sleep for 2 weeks, the evidence was clear: I needed to get a sidekick.
25 Jul 2012
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” - Zelda Fitzgerald
23 Jul 2012
He looked down at her, a small, modest smile dancing across her lips, her eyes turned coquettishly down. As she looked up to meet his gaze they both giggled and, pulling his hand, she yanked his face down further to leave the ghost of a kiss on his lips...
20 Jul 2012
Sunshine bathed the garden in warm light, returning like a prodigal son to the wedding party, coaxing couples out into deckchairs on the terrace. Upbeat melodies from the middle of the previous century set toes tapping and couples singing to one another. Men wandered past vaguely murmuring the melody, humming the tune and subconsciously getting a kick out of you.
18 Jul 2012
Chris rubbed his thumbs gently across the back of Gemma’s hands, feeling them jiggling with excitement within his own. The registrar’s tempo picked up as, noticing the smile stretching ever further across the bride’s face and her inability to stand still, she rushed to the declaration that they were finally husband and wife.
16 Jul 2012
A startled coo drew the attention of the crowd to some commotion happening out of view. The guests lined up across the courtyard, peering around one another to see the front of a spotless white mini appearing around the corner of the house. Exultant exclamations escaped lips as the car continued to snake across the gravel, not finishing where it normally ought to, but stretching back to the length of several minis.
11 Jul 2012
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” - Guillaume Apollinaire
06 Jul 2012
Her chest heaved an enormous sigh, her chin dropped to her chest allowing her hair to fall in front of her eyes. The world continued to turn, the sun continued to shine, the tale continued to spin, whether or not she chose to be a part of it.
04 Jul 2012
“Do you fall in love often? Yes often. With a view, with a book, with a dog, a cat, with numbers, with friends, with complete strangers, with nothing at all.” - Jeanette Winterson
02 Jul 2012
I spent most of Friday afternoon saying, "Thank you, but of course I am theatrically trained" whenever someone said "Well done on your reading." I'm not going to lie readers, I loved it. I had more or less demanded to be allowed to do a reading at our friends' wedding and may have thrown my toys ever so slightly out of the pram when I was "only" given a psalm to read. Where's the emotion in that? The opportunity to provoke a single crystal tear of appreciation sliding down the bride's cheek? The fanfare of a climactic conclusion?