OK. I hope you're sitting comfortably, because I have some news:
We're getting married.
We started going out in March 1999. Our first kiss was in Tamworth Services on the M42 and was soundtracked by Huey Lewis & The News. "Happy To Be Stuck With You" is perhaps not the song that I would have chosen (and don't even get me started on that), but here we are seven-and-a-half years later and it looks like it might have been a propitious omen.
Before you ask, nobody got down on one knee or anything (and everytime I say that, I can't help but run that truly dreadful Morrissey lyric in my head: "Your boyfriend, he went down on one knee / Well, could it be he's only got one knee ?" One of the greatest lyricists ever? Pffff.)
The timing just feels right.
We actually made our minds up that we were going to go ahead with it a few months ago, but we only really crossed the Rubicon when we told our parents this weekend.
We're thinking Vienna in May or June next year (sporting fixtures permitting, obviously), but we'll probably also have a big shindig of some kind in Nottingham. I hope to see some of you there.
Um. That's it.
....as you were.
Read: I don’t want to log in to your website
4 days ago
Congrats swiss and to be mrs swiss.ReplyDelete
All the best for the future!
Congratulations dude, that's great news. It's a question I want to ask Steph but it's a little way off yet.ReplyDelete
When should I expect an invite?
You'd have been much better off with "Hip To Be Square", I reckon.
Woo hoo! Congratulations to you both! :0)ReplyDelete
whoo hoo ! congratulations are due !ReplyDelete
So C decided to make an honest man of you, did she? You're a lucky man!ReplyDelete
I do expect oodles of posts about tuxes you've seen in magazines, and testing out cake flavors, etc.
Good effort mate. Have the parents started talking babies yet? They will... It took my gran about 1 week after our wedding to ask when the patter little feet was going to be heard.ReplyDelete
One word from the wise/scarred: doing the invites is a much bigger task than you think it is.
PS. I think you need to republish your index. It seems to have disappeared.ReplyDelete
Ah, after a weekend which was definitely a romance free zone, you've started my Monday with a fuzzy feeling. Congratulations! Are you going to have a blog ballot to pick the first dance?ReplyDelete
Congratulations all round!!!
You buying the drinks then? :)
May the whole of the rest of your life together be twice as happy as the first seven years!
Do we get to see a couple-y photo, awwwww please? :)
On a side note: My wife and I ended up getting stuck with Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys as "our song". We so wanted to hire a harpist to play it at our wedding, but it was cost-prohibitive.
I'm so happy for you. I fanyone deserves a life full of love with someone they are completely devoted to, its you. And I think you've got it.
Lots of love, and a hug-
My warmest congrats to you & C!ReplyDelete
Congratulations ST! Look forward to buying you a pint next time I'm around and about in West Bridgford.ReplyDelete
Congratulations. She must be a top girl, can we see a piccy? Or could you leave a little room for her on your blog for a taste of her personality? Mike's MaReplyDelete
YAAAAYYYY! Happy engagement Swiss and C!ReplyDelete
With all zees good news, Blogworld is really spoiling us.
Do you hope to spawn any mini Swisslets?
How unlike me to sound a note of controversy.ReplyDelete
I hope when the book of etiquette is next revised, it will include the advice that it may be prudent to tell people you've known for 20 years that you're getting married before posting it on your bloody blog. A faux pas that makes an interesting social comment in itself.
I'll take it easy on you-I understand you've already been told good and proper! And you told me weeks ago.
Wow!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you both.ReplyDelete
This made me smile. Considering everything that is going on, that is huge.ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS. I am thrilled thrilled thrilled that someone out there is happy and that that someone is you. Couldn't happen to a more deserving person.
YAHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations, ST!!! That is MEGA wonderful news! I'm so pleased for you. :)ReplyDelete
It's easy to be cynical and jaded in today's world, but truthfully, getting married is one of the best things I've ever done. I hope that you and C will be equally as happy once you've tied the knot!
Warm congratulations to you both.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! That's fantastic news.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Mr T. That is really great news. Please pass on my best to your future wife also.ReplyDelete
I've only just read this. The weekend... well you know.ReplyDelete
Cracking news, my friend. Many congratulations.
Congratulations ST. It's nice to see some happyness around.ReplyDelete
Congratulations. I shall buy you a beer when I see you dodging the 'Chinese' dancers.ReplyDelete