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WE have just got back from Birmingham. We went up there for the big wedding fair they have on at the NEC.

But we headed up on Friday and arrived 5 seconds after they finished serving food. So we ended up driving around trying to find somewhere to eat in Walsall(where our hotel was). Walsall looked a bit rough really, but we ended up with quite a decent pizza from a takeaway place.

On Saturday we went into Birmingham. I don't really feel we achieved much as we wandered around the Bullring, then the canal district and then the mailbox and the market. To be honest there wasn't really anything either of us wanted to buy and so there perhaps wasn't much point in shopping all day. We did buy a few books, but that was it really. Had lunch at a pie and mash shop which was really rather nice. We also had a look around one of those barges that you can hire out and travel down the canals on. We did a pretty long workout at the pool gym and the whole day pushing through crowds left as fairly tired and so we headed back to the hotel relatively early.

The wedding fair was today and it was interesting. I have not been to the NEC before and it is pretty damned big. There was a lot of stuff there such as wedding dresses, photographers, cakes makers, etc. But there are a few slightly different things that give ideas, lots of contests and a few bizarre things too. We managed to book a magician which is something I have wanted for a while, he had a decent patter and did a few good tricks. I also bought Laura some make-up. I was vaguely disturbed by the fact that there was weight loss surgery stuff there, seemed a little bit odd especially as there were no personal trainers. Also an erotic photographer, although they were only for women rather than men. I am still not really sure on whether a video of the day is a great idea, I have one of my graduation and it is crap! I have the feeling that things like the speeches are better remember than they would be videoed as time tend to erase the memory of any stumbling, etc. There were also a lot of stands devoted to wedding stationary, which is odd as you can do it yourself really. However it is also a pretty cheap business to enter. The only real problem was the crowds, everywhere moving seemed to involve pushing through huge masses of people.

We headed back via Warwick and grabbed lunch. Today was our sixth anniversary and probably the last in that sense as I assume the wedding anniversary replaces the meeting anniversary. We had a decent meal in the hotel last night as a celebration. It is quite hard to sum up how my life has changed since then, so I probably won't say much other than it is much better.

I suppose one thing I regret is not buying a house at about that time or earlier, but then I didn't really have the money. I am pretty sure we are in negative equity now. Still it is only money- just quite a lot of it!
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WE have just got back from Birmingham. We went up there for the big wedding fair they have on at the NEC.

But we headed up on Friday and arrived 5 seconds after they finished serving food. So we ended up driving around trying to find somewhere to eat in Walsall(where our hotel was). Walsall looked a bit rough really, but we ended up with quite a decent pizza from a takeaway place.

On Saturday we went into Birmingham. I don't really feel we achieved much as we wandered around the Bullring, then the canal district and then the mailbox and the market. To be honest there wasn't really anything either of us wanted to buy and so there perhaps wasn't much point in shopping all day. We did buy a few books, but that was it really. Had lunch at a pie and mash shop which was really rather nice. We also had a look around one of those barges that you can hire out and travel down the canals on. We did a pretty long workout at the pool gym and the whole day pushing through crowds left as fairly tired and so we headed back to the hotel relatively early.

The wedding fair was today and it was interesting. I have not been to the NEC before and it is pretty damned big. There was a lot of stuff there such as wedding dresses, photographers, cakes makers, etc. But there are a few slightly different things that give ideas, lots of contests and a few bizarre things too. We managed to book a magician which is something I have wanted for a while, he had a decent patter and did a few good tricks. I also bought Laura some make-up. I was vaguely disturbed by the fact that there was weight loss surgery stuff there, seemed a little bit odd especially as there were no personal trainers. Also an erotic photographer, although they were only for women rather than men. I am still not really sure on whether a video of the day is a great idea, I have one of my graduation and it is crap! I have the feeling that things like the speeches are better remember than they would be videoed as time tend to erase the memory of any stumbling, etc. There were also a lot of stands devoted to wedding stationary, which is odd as you can do it yourself really. However it is also a pretty cheap business to enter. The only real problem was the crowds, everywhere moving seemed to involve pushing through huge masses of people.

We headed back via Warwick and grabbed lunch. Today was our sixth anniversary and probably the last in that sense as I assume the wedding anniversary replaces the meeting anniversary. We had a decent meal in the hotel last night as a celebration. It is quite hard to sum up how my life has changed since then, so I probably won't say much other than it is much better.

I suppose one thing I regret is not buying a house at about that time or earlier, but then I didn't really have the money. I am pretty sure we are in negative equity now. Still it is only money- just quite a lot of it!
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WE have just got back from Birmingham. We went up there for the big wedding fair they have on at the NEC.

But we headed up on Friday and arrived 5 seconds after they finished serving food. So we ended up driving around trying to find somewhere to eat in Walsall(where our hotel was). Walsall looked a bit rough really, but we ended up with quite a decent pizza from a takeaway place.

On Saturday we went into Birmingham. I don't really feel we achieved much as we wandered around the Bullring, then the canal district and then the mailbox and the market. To be honest there wasn't really anything either of us wanted to buy and so there perhaps wasn't much point in shopping all day. We did buy a few books, but that was it really. Had lunch at a pie and mash shop which was really rather nice. We also had a look around one of those barges that you can hire out and travel down the canals on. We did a pretty long workout at the pool gym and the whole day pushing through crowds left as fairly tired and so we headed back to the hotel relatively early.

The wedding fair was today and it was interesting. I have not been to the NEC before and it is pretty damned big. There was a lot of stuff there such as wedding dresses, photographers, cakes makers, etc. But there are a few slightly different things that give ideas, lots of contests and a few bizarre things too. We managed to book a magician which is something I have wanted for a while, he had a decent patter and did a few good tricks. I also bought Laura some make-up. I was vaguely disturbed by the fact that there was weight loss surgery stuff there, seemed a little bit odd especially as there were no personal trainers. Also an erotic photographer, although they were only for women rather than men. I am still not really sure on whether a video of the day is a great idea, I have one of my graduation and it is crap! I have the feeling that things like the speeches are better remember than they would be videoed as time tend to erase the memory of any stumbling, etc. There were also a lot of stands devoted to wedding stationary, which is odd as you can do it yourself really. However it is also a pretty cheap business to enter. The only real problem was the crowds, everywhere moving seemed to involve pushing through huge masses of people.

We headed back via Warwick and grabbed lunch. Today was our sixth anniversary and probably the last in that sense as I assume the wedding anniversary replaces the meeting anniversary. We had a decent meal in the hotel last night as a celebration. It is quite hard to sum up how my life has changed since then, so I probably won't say much other than it is much better.

I suppose one thing I regret is not buying a house at about that time or earlier, but then I didn't really have the money. I am pretty sure we are in negative equity now. Still it is only money- just quite a lot of it!
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We completed on the purchase of this house precisely a year ago.
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We completed on the purchase of this house precisely a year ago.
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We completed on the purchase of this house precisely a year ago.

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