Two months ago we arrived back safely in 'Sunny Devon'(!) with the idea of staying for a maximum of three weeks, before heading back to another part of Australia...eight weeks later and we were still there! We squeezed so much in whilst we were back including: the lovely wedding of Jen and Doug; a car boot sale; the delivery of 250 Betterware catalogues; the decorating of a dining room; visits to numerous friends and family and... starting to plan our own wedding for next year - phew!
Pimm's while the photographers were busy outside with the bride and groom. Jo and I joined in as the group photos took place including an 'X Factor' style video shoot! I noticed the photos had come to an end just as Jo noticed that Jen’s knuckles had turned blue with the cold! Nevertheless their photos came out lovely and captured all the emotions.
fied manor, which then led him on to say that he always knew she would follow in his footsteps! Doug’s speech followed which made me take down notes as he did a grand job while holding back the tears. The best man’s speech came after the food and included an insight into Doug’s days as a teenager which made everyone laugh, including Jen’s parents!
brúlée which went down a treat...! Mum and Dad really did excel themselves this year - thank you!
For the remainder of our time back Jo and I tried to scrape together a few pennies to help go towards a flight back here. Our first job was to decorate a few rooms in Jo’s house. The hardest bit was painting the ceiling in the dining room (my back was crying!) but it was all worth it in the end as both Nichola and Dave were very happy with it and they will continue now to do the final touches.
Betterware catalogues to 250 residents in Braunton! I was paid on commission which sounded good at the beginning until I had people chasing me down the street to give me back their empty order sheets – joy! Another task was to have a car boot sale to get rid of all unwanted bits ‘n’ bobs including some stuff from our last car boot two years ago – oops! We ended up selling most of it and taking home £70 which was good news.
Filleigh, sorted out a photographer, got quotes for flowers and the food and of course book the registrar. I’m not going to delve too much into the wedding with pictures etc as we want to leave some bits for the actual day but I have left a link to the venue’s website if you fancy having a look...! http://www.castlehilldevon.co.uk
Sorry it’s been quite long but from reading the blog you can see we have been busy bees. We have now touched down in Brisbane after a long journey and to start from scratch again, starting with a job interview tomorrow. Wish us luck...!