Do you ever have those weekend when so much happens it is hard to draw breath. Last weekend was like that for me.
I started the counselling course friday morning and really enjoyed it after I got over my initial nervousness. I'm really looking forward to it now.
Went straight from there to the Oxfordshire countryside for two nights in a lovely rural hotel. Had a nice relaxing dinner with one of my cousins and her partner before an early night, the night shifts I had been doing totally caught up with me.
The wedding ceremony on saturday was being held in a big old country house but at the last minute because it was such a glorious day they held it in the garden. A first for all of us, no one in England would ever be optimistic enough to plan an outdoor wedding! It was held on the steps.
A great day of chatting and dancing and drinking. I was seated next to one of my cousins sons who is only thirteen and I haven't seen since he was a baby. Some people might think that is odd as we live in the same city, but London is big. I have over 30 first cousins, never mind some of them have kids older than me and a lot of them are grandparents themselves. Its a big family. Anyway, this lad was a total joy. Nice, pleasant, chatty, fun. A thirteen year old boy who didn't just grunt at you!
Unfortunately with all the good there was some bad. I got food poisoning at breakfast on sunday and have been suffering for two days. Even worse, during some conversations it looks like someone hasn't divided up a deceased persons will correctly so things may turn very ugly indeed. Greed is a terrible thing, especially within familys.