Let Me Tell You About My Boat

This month we celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary (hooray!) and so it only seems appropriate that my song for March is one that reminds me of that very special day. Last year I shared the song that we had our first dance to, and this year I give you... the song that I walked in to!

While we were booking the registry office we were asked if we would like to play their default music (instrumental celtic songs, I believe) for the ceremony, or whether we would like to pick our own. Obviously, we opted for the latter and Andrew set about picking songs - to play for our guests before I arrived, when I was walking in, and then after the ceremony - boy did he do a fantastic job!

I'll admit to only having watched Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic once, but I have listened to the soundtrack several times. It is so incredibly beautiful. Walking in to a room full of loved ones, to marry the guy of my dreams, to this!!, well, it was perfect.

Our 1st Wedding Anniversary / Some Personal Marriage Findings

A year ago today we were busy getting married, in fact, at this exact time we had probably just signed the register - making it all official! And I must say, this year has been pretty darn wonderful.

To celebrate this day (today is actually our double anniversary - 7 years together & 1 year married - woohoo!) we are off to have brunch (obviously), see our first Broadway show, and inevitably eat some good food. I also thought I'd share with you some of my personal findings from our first year of marriage, because, y'know, why not!
 Being married isn't really any different to when you weren't married, but it sure is lovely to now refer to your other half as your husband/wife. It means you can say things like: "Oh these doughnuts aren't all for me, I'll be sharing them with my husband...", etc, etc.

 But sometimes you feel kind of like a kid playing at being a grown up when you say it, which also makes it more exciting!

 As soon as that ring is on your finger people start to ask you when the babies will start a-comin'! I mean, I guess that's how it used to work: you marry, you move in together, you make babies. But this is 2015 and making babies is wayyyy off in the future for us.

 People also assume you've taken your husband's last name, but doing so just wasn't for me - I'm very fond of my surname and so opted to double-barrel instead. Though despite numerous reminders, people do keep calling me Mrs. Jones...

 Getting married on our anniversary was perfect, as now that date is extra special to us :-)
Shan Fisher Photography
Do you have any personal findings from your first year of marriage?

Reasons to be Cheerful - February 2015

  • Lots of delicious goodies arrived from the UK via friends (Rich Tea biccies!! )
  • I met up with a good friend from home while she was in town
  • And we drank hot chocolate & ate pizza
  • I finished my first weave & Andrew had a go at doing one too
  • Our sofa finally arrived! Ahh sitting has never felt so good...
  • Andrew made delicious cinnamon buns
  • And pancakes & waffles that looked like clocks
  • I visited Dough again, just a handful of times...
  • We went to a members evening at the Brooklyn Museum
  • I visited The Strand Bookstore & obviously parted with some monies...
  • We went for brunch at Jack's Wife Freda & Freemans - two favourites!
  • I wore my George necklace & took part in Day of George
Read/Watched/Listened To/Saw/Visited:
  • I finished reading Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger and started A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  • We went to the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum - it's fantastic! The colours, intricate details & size of the paintings is astounding!
  • We also visited the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea
  • A friend & I went to Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits and Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s exhibitions at FIT
  • We went to SNL Writers Unscripted: An Improv Comedy Show at Union Hall
  • I finished re-watching Gilmore Girls - there is no such thing as watching it too many times!
  • We watched Snowpiercer, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, The Grand Budapest Hotel (again), Whiplash and Pride - the latter three were particularly incredible!
  • Also Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Pocahontas, Cool Runnings and The Rugrats Movie...