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!