‘Ash might be quite horrified to learn that early in our relationship I had our full astrological charts done. At the time I think I was a little blown away by how easy things were with us and I was looking for reassurance, or maybe pre-warning of what would go wrong.
Utter waste of money.
Basically confirmed that our composite ascendant is in Aquarius and that Ash’s ‘Venus planet’ was lighting up my ‘Seventh House’. I could have told you that for free! It was early days remember?
What can I say about you my love? You are the yin to my yang, the paprika to my mashed potato, the powerful toot on my vuvuzela…
Thank you for meeting me at 3C that first night. For organizing our second date where you picked me up from my house in your car, like Cary Grant or something. Thank you for being brave in taking a punt coming here after we’d only known each other for six months. And for never dimming my light. Thank you for opening my world to the joy of snow globes, owls and napoleon dynamite. Thank you for Rex. And for letting me part of your family – the Petherick Clan who like Catholics and lobsters, mate for life. Thank you for being certain about us. For asking me to be your wife and wanting to share the next 100 years with me. Thank you for being my best friend.
I remember the day I gave you the key to my house (not a euphemism), walking up Todman Street after a knackering day and seeing that the light was on. I remembered you would be there, watching the news in front of the fire with a beer. And as I walked in the door you yelled hello, and came to meet me with a kiss. The stress of the day just kind of fell off me. Its still like that.
Meeting you was like coming home.
Truly, madly, deeply – I love you’.
~ my wedding speech, uttered in front of almost everyone we love, one year ago today
*image by me: AWESOME cardboard stag’s head covered in maps of Berkshire & Cornwall where we married and honeymooned: all Mr P’s (aka The Crafty Beekeeper) work.