The view from my window

The view from my window
The view from my window

Thursday, 17 May 2018

It could be a strange wedding!

As I mentioned the other day, Jordan and Jen announced that they are now engaged and are planning to get married in July 2019. Jordan and his brother, AndrĂ©, have very different characters and styles so while AndrĂ© and Lily's wedding was indeed beautiful, Jordan and Jen will be wanting something different. At the restaurant the other night Jen was saying that they wanted a "dandy-like" theme. I didn't hear her properly and thought she said a "Ghandi-like" theme - I have to admit I was a bit shocked!  Can you imagine me showing up something like this:

Ghandi
Anyway, Jen started laughing and said "no, dandy!" Actually I can see that quite suiting Jordan. He has very long hair which he ties back in a "man bun" for work and when he is all dolled out in braces (suspenders in the US) and a dickie bow I think he looks rather good. I'll be intrigued to see what he will actually look like on the day!

"Dandy"
Anyway, this morning I bumped into K on the bus going into work and was telling her about the engagement and the theme they were hoping for for the wedding. Trouble is, K understood me to say "candy"! Lordy, lordy, with this severe case of Chinese whispers the potential for screwing up is pretty high don't you think!

On a slightly different note, as I have mentioned before I am an avid reader and since I have at least a 90 minute daily bus commute I do get a lot of reading done. A colleague just lent me Jodi Picoult's book "Small Great Things" and I loved it! It is a book about racism and loosely based on a true incident in Michigan some time ago. Again, I just loved it! I like Jodi Picoult anyway, although she is the kind of writer I cannot read one book after another continuously. But she builds such wonderful suspense into her writing and has written what I think is a a very soul-searching story about the iniquities of racism. I plan to buy it in French for my neighbour as she also loved the last Jodi Picoult book I got for her. Isn't it great when you find a writer whose work you adore!



8 comments:

  1. the wedding theme "misunderstandings" gave me a much need chuckle this morning :) Too funny.

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    1. Yeah, when I heard "Ghandi" I thought what the ......!

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  2. Better than randy theme :) Just saying lol

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    1. If you understand "randy" the same way we Brits understand it then, yep, anything has to be better than "randy"!

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  3. Son2 is getting married in the fall and his intended wanted to have their wedding at the zoo. I was excited and asked if I could dress like Rafiki (character in The Lion King) They both loved the idea but unfortunately the venue is no available that day. They are looking at a barn now. Perhaps I can be Old McDonald.

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    1. I had NEVER heard of getting married in a zoo before. How original. I mean, could you have a monkey as a ring bearer - the possibilities are endless! Since we're not religious I like the idea of a wedding being "fun" rather than "solemn". I'm sure it will be!

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  4. I could really go for a "brandy" theme lol! Great post :)

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    1. Hadn't even thought about that one!

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