00:00 Home and teeth brushed! Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Stephvolate and thanks very much for inviting us. I didn’t have as much time to talk to you as I would have liked (i.e. five minutes each and separately at that) but such is the way of weddings. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the next family wedding in the summer… I probably won’t liveblog that one, worry not.
23:20 We’re off. Panther not slept at all and still running round. Donkey. Had a great time!
22:25 Scotch people are deranged when they are dancing. I do mainly mean Stevevephen’s brothers, but it applies to them all.
21:30 Caledonia an excellent first dance song. Especially for the Scotch! Me and RJ had a go. More dancing to come! Mr and Mrs S very good dancers, no surprises there!
20:30 What a lovely set of speeches. Mr LC did a poem! This was very good! Steph/ven was as eloquent in person as he is when he is ranting about D&D v4e and he did raise a bit of a tear to my eye. Rambo’s BM speech I enjoyed very much and I’m thinking of stealing the catchphrase “I’m not proud of this” if I am ever a best man!
19:30 I can’t quite believe it is so late… How time flies. Meal delicious. Speeches soon…
17:01 I have chosen the chicken with haggis as I am in Scotland.
16:40 I met LC! In person! She was nice! Should I now call her Mrs Steph/ven? Anyway. She looked lovely too! Steph/ven is very lucky, although so is she as Steph/ven is nice also.
16:03 En route to the reception! This must be enthralling, dear reader. We are having a great day!
15.51 A great service, although I missed a bit of it as I had to go and change a nappy (Panther’s). And my remark about the Star Wars music was oddly prophetic! I am a genius. Congratulations to the happy couple!
14:25 Highland Cathedral!! Lady C looks lovely. Stephvn looks happy!
14:10 Lady C exercising her right to be slightly tardy. I know Stevephen would approve. The piper they have is a lot better than the usual guy…
13:58 Der, der, der, der! (Lady C soon to arrive!) This is meant to convey general suspense not be the Imperial March!
13:30 We have arrived at the church. Half an hour early! (This was NOT the case last time.) Panther is having a sleep after a hard morning walking in the hotel corridor and getting in the way of the housekeeping staff. I have sent RJ to mingle with the family and I am waiting with Panth in the car. I will wake her in ten minutes so we can mingle too. Very excited!
09.20 Run complicated by the lack of available routes. Didn’t fancy jogging on a dual carriageway… So much for finding a nice glen. Bloody Scotland – it’s all concrete and fried foods! Heater in hotel smells of burning human hair, however am forced to concede that Premier Inn probably is the best option for budget hotels. ALWAYS trust Lenny Henry.
08.15 A nice lie-in from Panth and we are up! Going for a morning run (to offset the calories in advance!) and a banana and digestive biscuit to break our fast. Shame we are too cheap to pay £20 for “proper” breakfast, but hey there it is.
01:25 Panther is down and snoring! Teeth brushed! More in the (proper) morning!
01:15 Chris finishes unpacking the car. Panther nearly asleep!
00:40 Steph/ven and Lady Choc are doubtless excited and struggling to sleep. Rambo (best man) will be putting the finishing (starting?) touches to the speech. And our intrepid heroes, Chris, RJ and Panther arrive at the Premier Inn.
I’m always keen to try new things.
Shall I liveblog Steph/ven and Lady C’s wedding on Thursday?
Comment if you are interested! (I will probably do it anyway.)
UPDATE: Follow from the top!