Good morning everyone and happy anniversary to The Physicist (and me) – today one year ago we stood in our favourite church in Oxford and, watched by our family and friends, made those important vows.
I’ve chosen a photo where The Physicist is mostly hidden because I don’t know how I feel, or he feels, about being outed on the blog. But you can see that he’s there! And because I am feeling self-indulgent, possibly my favourite photo of myself ever:
And back to the serious contemplative stuff…
A year is a long time – long enough for it to seem like forever since we stood before a priest and swore to honour each other as man and wife for the rest of our lives; since we walked around a lake in Austria and climbed a
mountain small Alpine hill; since we sat on the floor of our flat in East London and put together 5 book cases, a dining table and a desk system in one day (for that speed, I have The Physicist and the power drill to thank!).
It’s also a very short time – I’m still getting used to introducing myself by my married name (the number of times I’ve given myself two different surnames in a phone conversation…), seeing “Mrs” in front of my name on letters, talking about my husband rather than fiancé or boyfriend…
In other news this week:
– my friend C has come from Australia (and Russia, where she apparently turned down an absurd quantity of free vodka) to keep me company and sane while I prepare for my exams. The Physicist has wisely run away to Bulgaria for the time before my exams so as to stay out of the way of the crazy. So C and I will be tootling about London and Oxford and I am going to pack her off to see Bath and the Lakes. Any recommendations for a seriously-book-loving 18-year-old who only has 10 days in England?
– Jen Campbell (author of this is not the six word novel and @aeroplanegirl on Twitter) has improved my life enormously by writing satirical summaries of the Harry Potter books, one per day this week. As C is
dragging accompanying me to movie 7b and I haven’t seen 5, 6 or 7a, and it has been years since I read the books, this is an invaluable public service. Links are to HP1, HP2, HP3, HP4.
– I have read:
mostly, my Association of Chartered Accountants examination preparation materials
the inside of my eyelids
pharmaceutical advice on taking antihistamines and phenylephrine together to get rid of a truly ghastly summer cold
Happy Sunday all, and let me know what you’ve been up to below!