I Married You

I Married You
A Blog of Catherine and Richard

Watchdog and The Gift Registry 2

Wednesday, October 6th 2004 @ 4:44 pm by Richard

As promised here is the link for the watchdog report on The Gift Registry, I have been on the phone to them, and they said:
“the account has been flagged with a problem”
She (her name is Debbie) then went on to explain that this was usualy due to a credit card being declined, from one of the guests… now don’t worry as the Gift Registry will be contacting those who have had problems with credit cards.

They have said that they are going to phone be back tomorrow and explain to me exactly what the problem is.

I will keep you updated!

Watchdog and The Gift Registry

Tuesday, October 5th 2004 @ 9:47 pm by Richard

Some of you may of been watching BBC’s Watchdog and seen The Gift Registry on the program. From what my parents told me (as did not see it myself). The Gift Registry, have been very poor in the past when shipping out gifts, there has also be some incidents of people being given vouchers for all of their purches only to realise that the sum of the vouchers does not cover the cost of the gifts.

I will try and keep you posted.

Sad News

Friday, September 24th 2004 @ 7:20 pm by Richard

Hello Everyone who is reading, thank you all for your messages and posts it is really great to feel that people are thinking about you, praying about you and most importantly wanting to know about you.

We have been having some sad times recently as Yesterday was Catherine’s Grandfathers funeral, it has been putting a lot of strain on us just having something else to deal with. Catherine has not been well either, although she is now on the mend. We are finaly getting our home sorted out.

At the funeral the song “My Way” was played, I think is summerises Catherine’s Grandads life.

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I’ll say it clear,
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain.

I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and ev’ry highway;
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I’ve had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried.
I’ve had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say – not in a shy way,
“No, oh no not me,
I did it my way”.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows –
And did it my way!

24 Hours of Marriage

Sunday, September 5th 2004 @ 4:26 pm by Richard

Well Catherine and I have now been married for over 24 Hours, the day went so well, it is almost unbelievable that it wasn’t actually a dream. The biggest disaster of the day was Susan (Catherine’s Mum) throwing chocolate down her dress.

We got a chance to go and visit Catherine’s Grandfather in Hospital, as he was unable to see the wedding, so in we walked into the hospital me in full suit, waistcoat, tie and buttonhole and Catherine in her dress, veil with her boquet. It made for some very happy paitents, not least Catherine’s Grandfather.

We have opened most of the presents now, more still to come from the Gift Registry in a couple of weeks. 07:45 tomorrow we will be heading off to the train station to travel down to Cornwall, via Bath!, for our honeymoon.

Many thanks to everyone who made it a great day for us. God Bless

6 Days To Go

Sunday, August 29th 2004 @ 8:49 pm by Richard

Getting very close now, Catherine and I went to the wedding reception of one of my friends yesterday. It felt quite weird seeing them married and thinking that that will be us next week. They were both really encoraging to us, “Have a nice day” is much better than “Good Luck”.

It was very nice to see some old friends from HP, hopefuly I will get to see a some more next weekend. Although I reckon Catherine and I only get 2 minutes to talk to each person at the reception, so if you are comming then don’t be too offended if we only get to say “Hi.. How are you… got to rush…” we will endeavor to let you get a word or two in.

10 Days To Go

Wednesday, August 25th 2004 @ 2:45 pm by Catherine

Well it’s only ten days to go until the big day. Both Richard and I have a lot to do, there are still a lot of things to organise. I now know why people have wedding planers…

I’m just finalising the order of service, now I’ve just got to get it to print off corectly so I get all the pages in the right order, very much easier said than done.

We have our rehearsal in a week’s time so we may have some idea as to what we are doing on the day, I’m sure I’ll forget something and mess up the few lines that I have to say.

I’m staying with my parents at the moment, trying to get my room packed up so I can move, I’m very glad that most of my things stayed in the boxes from January when I moved back home. I’ve not got anywhere to put the boxes that I’m packing up though. The livingroom where the boxes would normally go looks like a larder with all the food and things needed for the catering as my mum is organising the reception. I feel before long I’ll be climbing over boxes just to get into my room here. It won’t be for long though since I’m back down to Brighton at the end of the week. I hope my dad can understand the system of which boxes and bags I desperately need or I’ll discover I have hardly any clothes and the extra duvet or books that can wait.

Oh and I’ve just remembered that I’ve got to pack for honeymoon. I hate packing and I’ve only done one box.

This will problably be my last post before the wedding with everything going to be so busy. I will see if Pete can do an entry after the wedding before we get back to let people know how it went.

For now take care and God bless
Love Catherine

Gift Lists, Invites and Utter madness

Friday, July 23rd 2004 @ 3:45 pm by Catherine

Well prompted by Pete (our best man) I am writing for all you addoring fans out there.

Things the last few months have been utterly crazy. Richard has been doing exams and then three days later started his job as ICT support assistant. Not long after that Richard moved into the lovely flat that we will be living in together come september.

With all of that we have hardly stopped. I’ve now got my shoes for the wedding so my outfit is sorted out, but I still have to decide on my hair and make up. Richard has his suit but still needs to sort out the rest of his outfit.

We have finially got most of the invites out for the wedding after a number of different problems with printing, directions for the church, addresses and actually getting the time to put them altoghther.

I want to also apoligise for the lack of gifts on our gift list, this is due to the shear volume of lists that the company are having to deal with and should be sorted out over the next few days.

We hope to keep writing the blog as much as possible but with so many different things happening and myself comuting regulary between my parents house in london and brighton to see richard I’m not sure how often that will be. I might recruit the our best man Pete and our Chief Bride’s Maid Kyla to help us out by doing some blog enteries.

Must go now since Richard is visiting me for the weekend and his room still needs to be sorted out.

I’ve got my veil

Sunday, May 16th 2004 @ 3:51 pm by Catherine

I have finialy got my veil after months of huntting for one. Richard and I were out walking one day when he was visiting me and we found a small wedding shop. So my mum and I went back this week and found a lovely veil which covers my hair without having to get it trimed. It’s quite plain with a little bit of decoration round the edge with chain stich.

This week the plan is to get my boquet and the bridesmaids boquets sorted out, we need to get the colour matched to the dresses for the silk flowers we are getting.

The planing is getting quite stressful but once the invitations are out next month it should be easier with less complicated things to get done.

My leg has healed up and not causing me any trouble now which is good with so much running around to do.

I must be off to deal with some more orgainising. Rolling Eyes

Catherine’s Leg

Tuesday, May 11th 2004 @ 8:58 pm by Richard

Catherine has managed to pull various ligaments in her leg, knee and foot. Surprisingly enough she did not manage this through any heroc dive to save a child, or some nasty ladder accident… no she did it by moving her leg.

We don’t know how it happened, but she was near on immobalised with it after she did it and it is slowly getting better two days later.

We met up with Mark today in town and spent some time with him on the beach before heading up to Churchill Square to have a drink. I am still not well, I was flaking while I was out because of the heat and dehydration. Catherine is worried that I am getting headaches because of the come down from the paracetamol that I am taking to get rid of the headaches, which is odd as I never had that before.

Anyway, we will try and blog more, for all those people that have given up on us and gone away.


Thursday, May 6th 2004 @ 3:04 pm by Catherine

Sorry it’s been a long time since either Richard and I have posted anything on the site, Richard has been very busy doing his coursework and preparing for his exams. I on the other hand have had a lot of problems with my computer which resulted in me doing a complete reinstal only to find out that the hard drive is failling.

Richard is still on his job hut and I am looking at a change of direction in my carear. I want to learn sign language and hopefully get to the level of interpreter. I want to use this with working with deaf children and university students and within the church where deaf people are so often left out.

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