Saturday, 13 February 2010

Been Sticked ...

David and I went for our injections last night so we can go on holiday without getting any nasty diseases (well hopefully anyway). Typically though I had to get one more injection than David did as he had some injections in the 6 weeks he was in the army 8 years ago. So whilst he sat there Just getting his Hepatitis A injection I was getting stuck with Hep A, Polio, Diphtheria and Tenanus. Admittedly it wasn't as bad as I make it sound. The polio, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are all in one little syringe, with a really small needle but it still wasn't very nice. Have I mentioned the fact that I don't like needles?!? I have two lovely bruises now, and very tender upper arms. Although there was a bonus in getting the injections, we couldn't get to the gym last night due to my arms being sore.
We even got our anti-malaria tablets which we start taking the week before we go. Been reading up about malaria carrying mosquitoes and I always thought they were the little blighters that were out at night but apparently these mosquitoes are the ones that are out bloodsucking during the day as well.

Last bit of wedding preparation happens on Wednesday when I go for my wedding dress fitting. It will be fun to put on my dress again as I haven't had it on since before Christmas when I collected it from the shop. Even with it hanging up in my hallway for the past couple of months I haven't been tempted to bring it out and put it on. This is because I am so scared of getting it dirty on something so it has been hidden in the dress bag the entire time (well, I have been and snuck a couple of peeks at it, it is too pretty not to go and have a look at it).

Finally things are feeling like they are almost complete. Only 5 more weeks until we got on the plane, 6 weeks until the wedding. OMG! did I actually just say that? Only 6 WEEKS!!! until the wedding. It is all happening so quickly now!

Exciting, isn't it?

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Wedding & Work, the only 2 things on my mind....

So, the other day I posted about all the fun the wedding prep was, and you know what it is almost complete.
All the invitations are now out and the RSVPs are starting to arrive on the doorstep. The documentation for the Dominican Republic is all sorted, we did have a little blip when there was a spelling mistake on the translated version of David's birth certificate but after an email to the Dominican Embassy we had another copy in our hands 24 hours later. Now the last of the prep is to be done then we are all set.

David and I are going for our jabs tomorrow night. For anyone that knows me this is not going to be a good experience on account of me being absolutely petrified of needles. I have already made sure that I get the first appointment because if I watch David get his jabs then I will not get them myself. If I had known (or just thought about it) that jabs were needed to go to the Dominican the I can assure you that we would be heading out to Tenerife or somewhere else instead.

As the title says there is something else on my mind just now and that is work. I am about to stop being self employed and joining the rat race again. I start my new job on Monday and am looking forward to working a Monday to Friday 9 until 5. I look forward to getting to the gym at 5.30 every night instead of the usual 8.30 or 9.
Obviously with the start of a new job there is also the shopping that goes with it. Oh no (yeah right) I have to go and buy clothes that are suitable for working in an office and not for just sitting in a car or van. The high heels can be dug out again. Woo Hoo!!!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Planning, planning, planning ...

So, what's been happening since the last post?
Well not too much reall on account of me being in bed for most of the time with stinking man flu. I call it man flu as it is the flu that David gave me. He is nice and sharing like that.

I am not going to moan on about being ill, I do that constantly, instead I am going to bore you with my latest wedding news. It is all getting exciting - well for me anyway.
Our documentation is almost complete. I collected our Certificates of No Impediments from the registry office. Those and the birth certificates were sent down to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to be legalised as (did you know this?) your documents are not legal outside the UK without an official stamp on them (and not the stamp that comes originally on them, that only makes them legal in the UK). They came back within a few days and now they are all currently sitting on someone in the Dominican Embassy's desk with the view to being translated into Spanish then the Spanish version being legalised so that they will be legal in the Dominican Republic. Once they come back thats it, all the documents will be ready to go and put into my little hand luggage suitcase that my dress will get folded into once it has all been altered.

As well as that we have finally booked our reception venue this week. Well we thought it was about time what with it only being about 10 weeks until the actual reception takes place. We couldn't decide where to have it as budget has been a big factor in deciding where it will be. We have also gone down the unconventional route of having it on a Thursday night. Seeing as how our wedding will take place on a Wednesday then there is no reason to not have it on a Thursday. Also the venue pretty much made that decison for us as they don't take private bookings on a Friday or Saturday night. So we have it all booked and the invitations that took me so long to make have all been sent out and are starting to be delivered to everyone we wanted to invite.

So things are coming along great. Just waiting for the RSVPs now to see who is going to come. I always have that dread that noone is going to come, but I am not sure if that is down to how I felt about myself at school and therefore never had parties, just nice meals out with families for special events in my life so far.

I hope the documents come soon, just another thing I can tick as completed on my massive list of things to do.

Have a great weekend.


P.S. In completeing this blog entry David has just called me from home to say that our documents have arrived and are all translated and legal now. Big tick for the to-do list. Woo Hoo!