Monday, September 28, 2009

Outside, pony and hell pig.

Some of you have been asking about the wedding, and sending your good wishes, which are very welcome. It's on Saturday November 21, which seems alarmingly near, although at the same time, it can't come soon enough because we are so excited about being Mr and Mrs for the rest of our lives. It's been a wonderful journey, and I'm so glad I recorded my favourite parts on 3BT.

I'm looking forward very much to writing the post about the wedding day. I'm sure I'll want to record more than three things. Katie-who-I-used-to-live-with has kindly agreed to sort out pictures for that post, and ensure it goes live while I am running around squealing with excitement about being addressed as Mrs Law, and going away on honeymoon. She blogs over at
League Against Boring Lunches, so I know the post will be in safe hands.

What I really wanted to talk about, though, is the week of the honeymoon. I'm going to take a break (my first in more than five years). I hope you will understand the reasons for this decision:
  • A honeymoon is to us a time for the couple to get their heads around being married, away from their family and friends. It seemed to me a bit hypocritical to ask for that privacy, and then to publish descriptions of what we are doing.
  • We also wanted the week to be about Clare and Nick as a family, not about Clare-as-a-writer, and laying aside 3BT seemed an excellent way of saying this.
I have lined up some guest posters to keep you amused; and I plan to publish a short round-up post when we return.

1. Taking the kitchen chairs out on to the drive so we can eat our lunch in the sunshine.

2. A father walks his little girl, who is riding 'the wizardest pony on earth'. It's neat and black, the perfect size for her, and has been groomed until it shines as brightly as Nick's shoes after a session with the boot box.

3. We watch a National Geographic documentary about Entelodonts: giant carnivorous pigs from 30 million years ago.

Picture of Entelodont from Wikimedia Commons


  1. Yea for being married and yea for you, the future Mrs. Nick Law!!!
    You should never apologize for your privacy, because those of us who follow you would never mind, and those who mind aren't truly part of your tribe. You have been an inspiration to me, Clare, and I am excited for you! We are celebrating 17 years of marriage on 24 Oct (but 7+ more as a couple). Blessings to you and Nick as you start the next chapter of your lives.
    Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. What an exciting time that will be coming up! I hope that everything is as smooth as silk for you and your soon to be hubby! peace to both of you! Enjoy your honeymoon!

  3. I applaud your decisions and am delighted that we will all be able to share in your happiness via your friend. I send you all the blessings for a long and happy life together.

  4. That sounds like a perfect plan, to take a 3BT break while honeymooning. I think that while the great thing about this sort of observational writing is that it can focus one's attention more closely on day to day activities. Sometimes it can also feel a little like watching each day through a frame. Sometimes it's good to take away the frame and enjoy the days in full panoramic technicolour! And to hold them in the folds of mere, fallable memory.

  5. We'll miss you while you're away, and look forward to your return! So great that your friend will be posting photos, which we will all be excited to see.
    No doubt your honeymoon will be 3millionBT! Hope you have a lovely book to bring along and record all your favourite moments during such a wonderful time.
    Congratulations in advance! Tomorrow you will be able to say, "I'm getting married next month!"

  6. All the best for the big day and the future.

  7. We await your blessed event with you .


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