Dates – My Word of the Week.

I’m a huge fan of dates, they are sticky, sweet and delicious…but that’s not what kind of dates I’m on about this week.
The week started with my other half taking his driving theory test….and passing first time!
So he booked his driving test when he got home. He was a bit worried about this because he doesn’t feel ready yet, but I said to go ahead anyway because there is always a waiting list. I was right, there was nothing available until December. He called his instructor who told him to try another test centre and he managed to book his test for 23rd October which was much better!

So, there is my first date – 23rd October! I know a lot of people don’t pass first time but I’m really hoping that my other half will do well. It’s very exciting.

Then a little later in the day I had a call from the car dealer to say he’d managed to secure my car and it will be in country within 10 days. Then I have to wait for the adaptations to be fitted and the car will be mine..on 1st September! That’s date number two, when I get my new car.

On Tuesday it was the Little Man’s birthday, always a special date.

Finally on Wednesday we took a trip into town to the Registry Office and booked our wedding day. It was a bit touch and go as somehow I’ve managed to lose my decree absolute from my divorce. We turned the house upside down looking for it but with no luck. I can’t remember having to use it before. It’s strange because I have everything else, all my letters from the solicitors and the family courts and my decree nisi. I even have a letter from my solicitor saying that my decree absolute was enclosed…but of course, it wasn’t. We had been told that without it we couldn’t go ahead with our appointment but as I knew this wasn’t law I decided to go anyway. It didn’t matter if they turned us away we’d lose our £70 appointment fee for not turning up too. The lady we saw was really nice and said it was ok for us to go ahead so long as we produced the missing decree absolute 28 days before the wedding, preferably sooner. So, we did it..we booked a date.

We said we were not really fussy about the date but it would be nice to have it in November. She came back with 26th November and we snapped it up…it also happens to be my birthday! So that is my third date, the date of our wedding (and my birthday.)

Oh, and while we were in town I put in my application for a duplicate decree absolute, so that’s sorted too.

Now I’m faced with the realisation that I have a wedding to plan in just over three months!

The Reading Residence


  1. karenblower
    August 12, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Oooh exciting times! congratulations to your other half on passing his theory and many many congratulations to you both on your upcoming wedding! You can bet the decree absolute will turn up around the same time as the duplicate!

  2. mummyhereandthere
    August 12, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Ooo exciting it is all happening. Don't stress too much like I had a panic attack during a test, I literally had to stop as well! But it is not important to worry about getting right the first time just be relaxed. What is the worst that will happen you book another test. You will get the there in the end. But you oh may pass first time round which would be ace too X #wotw

  3. rebeccabeesley
    August 12, 2016 / 10:40 am

    oh how wonderful – such brilliant dates to look forward to – So happy for you! xxx

  4. Dean B
    August 12, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Looks like happy and exciting times indeed. Congratulations to your other half for passing his test 😉 A wedding to plan? How fun! And congratulations to the both of you 🙂 #wotw

  5. August 12, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Well done your other half passing his test and wishing him the best of luck for the driving test. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for him. That's great news about your car!
    Aww! Congratulations about booking the date for your wedding…How exciting!

  6. August 12, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Fabulous dates and so much exciting news! Well done to your other half and fingers crossed for his next test. SO pleased you got on well with your car and that it's on the way now. I do hope your son had a brilliant birthday, and good luck with that wedding planning! Exciting and busy times for you x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. August 12, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Thanks Karen, we are really excited both the driving and the wedding have been a long time coming 🙂

  8. August 12, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Great word! Lots happening for you then, all revolving around dates 🙂 #wotw

  9. August 12, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    How exciting! So much to look forward too! And happy birthday to your son! #wotw

  10. optrixxaris1
    August 13, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Ah that's lovely to hear. Are you going to DIY things or source brands for flowers etc? As for driving tests you may even be able to move things earlier if you badger them. There are sometimes cancellations. #wotw

  11. angiemwebster77
    August 13, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    How exciting ! driving tests and weddings all booked in the same week. Hope both go really well for you. #LIML

  12. travelingchristie
    August 14, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Woohooo congratulations that is amazing news and all so exciting. Gosh 3 months to plan a wedding, so exciting x

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