A delightful wedding


Ali and Colin at the wedding Can't believe this day last week I was rushing around like a headless chicken, trying to find a hat to go with my dress for Ros's wedding (of course I wouldn't have needed a hat if I was headless, but that aside…). 

Having tried a number on, it was thanks to a lovely lady called Iris who insisted on giving me marks out of 10 for each of the three I was posing in, that I decided on the black one. Success! 

This was the last part of the grand build up to the big day itself, so just to put you in the picture, let me tell you a little about Ros and Chris…

I've known Ros since I was seven years old, as we both went to the same Junior School and then moved on to Wayneflete Comprenhensive when we were 11. Chris was also at the same school and although I wasn't in the same class as him, it's funny how all our memories of those years are shared ones. 

Although Ros and I both married when we were 20 and moved to different parts of the country, it was when I started working on This Morning that we got in touch again and have hardly been apart since. She's like an angel in human guise – all her many friends agree. Nothing is too much trouble for her. I consider myself very lucky, as with so many of my girlfriends, if you need them, they're there and through some of the trickier times in my life, she's been 100% supportive. 

Ros and Chris The day of Sam's accident, it was Ros who met the ambulance at Bedford Hospital, Ros who called me daily to see how he was progressing, and she who advised me when things got worse. She and Chris were waiting for me after he went into theatre all those months later for the amputation, and between them they helped me through the six long weeks he was in ICU and then isolation.
She helped me pack to move house from rented to new home, and would always listen when I called her in the wee small hours because I couldn't sleep… I could go on and on, but in short, she's the best kind of friend anyone could have.

We divorced at much the same time, and not long after I started working at QVC, she went back to nursing. She is now a palliative care nurse in a hospice. Everyone loves her there too :) Infact it's the same hospice that nursed Chris' wife towards the end of her life some four years ago…

Ros and Chris cutting the cake Ros and I met up with Chris again at a school reunion and it was from there that their friendship grew. He is quite simply one of the nicest men you could ever meet. He, like Ros, puts family and friends first, and will do anything to help anyone. So, you see they are perfectly matched :) 

Colin and I, along with some family and close friends, arrived at the hotel the night before the wedding, and I have to say we had a ball. Mercifully the cake travelled well – I don't think I moved faster than 20 miles an hour the whole way there because of the traffic on the M25 – although the staff at the hotel had to cajole me to part with the two boxes and various decorations when I arrived! 

That night we all ate together, and it was a hoot. I have to say I haven't laughed that much since the last time we were all together, and was still smiling the next morning as the preparations began. As a treat, I'd arranged for Ros's hair and make up to be done, and she loved it. 

The wedding cake I rescued the cake from the hotel cellar (it was cooler there apparantly!) and set about assembling it – with a little artistic direction from Colin as to where best to trail the ivy (!) – and then it was time for the ceremony itself.

Ros and Chris had asked me to make a short reading of a beautiful poem describing their love for each other, but I hadn't realised I was to read it immediately after they'd said their vows! While blowing my nose and wiping my eyes, I heard my name mentioned and leapt up to do my bit. I only got through the first verse before I felt the tears pricking my eyes and my voice faltered… hopeless! 

I'd read it through loads of times beforehand, but you know what it's like when something says it all so perfectly. Bless them, Ros and Chris didn't mind at all, and having signed the register and had their photos taken, we were all off to the garden for a Pimms! My kind of wedding :) 

Ros and Chris posing for photos Such a happy day. The weather was warm, the food fabulous, the company delightful and the newlyweds content. Ros and Chris, like most of us, have had their share of lifes' up and downs, but I feel very much that whatever awaits them on the road ahead, they will come through it smiling…

Hope you like the photos, and let me know if you've got any weddings to go to this year – maybe even your own!! Would be lovely to share stories. 

Enjoy the weekend, and as always, I look forward to hearing from you.

Love Ali xxxx


  1. Una July 9, 2010 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison
    Looks like you all had a fantastic day. You look lovely, what a gorgeous dress, (and man)!
    Ros & Chris look so happy, a well matched couple.
    The cake looks AMAZING, I bet it was very well received!
    Ros sounds like a fantastic friend. Its so important to have good friends. I always try to make sure my best friends know how much I appreciate them.
    I have been poorly the last couple of years, and would have been lost without them. They have been there for the good and bad times. Luckily, we have had more good than bad. Got into some scrapes, most of which were blamed on me I hasten to add!!!! Mind you, most of the time I had to take the blame, LOL!
    We dont have any weddings this year, as far as I know!!! 2 next year though.
    We are waiting for our 2nd grandchild to appear, sometime in the next 5 weeks. I still cant believe Im a granny!! Im still getting used to being a Mummy!! In my head im still 18, my body thinks its about 78, and when I look in the mirror I see a 49 year old, and think “how did that happen” it all gets very confusing! LOL!!!!
    Love Una x

  2. Marg July 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    Gosh Ali, where do I start? the hat, the beautiful bride,the SUPER guy at your side,the cake and on and on I go.
    The first picture of Colin and you and the hat is stunning,your outfit is fabulous,that dress is something else, and so is the man,you make such a well matched couple,and I do love the hat.The Bride looked stunning,glad she kept her hair as she did,too many try updoes and rather extreme changes till they are no longer themselves, she looks gloriously happy, he looks very gentle and kind and oh so happy,what a wonderful day it must have been. I hope they will always look back on their special day with lots of love. Your cake looks scrumptious,too good to eat,you have a real talent, there might be a queue when eveyone sees the pictures,brides to be make a line to the left.
    The whole wedding read like a fairytale and like all of the good ones I hope they live happily ever after.
    Thankyou Ali, that was lovely escapism from everyday life.

  3. Susan July 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Sounds like another wonderful couple and a beautiful happy wedding! I do wish them well on their road ahead as you say and hope they have a wonderful honeymoon.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Mandy July 12, 2010 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    I look forward to reading your blogs, the tales you tell are heartwarming, funny and a joy to read, I don’t think I have responded before so thought I would today.
    I don’t have any weddings this year and I am going through a stage in my life where friends are invaluable for their words of wisdom and reassurance, where would we be without friends!!
    Much love and best wishes

  5. alison keenan July 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    Una you did make me laugh – and I can completely empathise! I too feel 18 on the inside, but considerably older on the outside! 🙂 So glad you, like me, have friends to help you through the bad times – irrespective of how they came to be bad! I was sorry to read that you’ve been poorly over the last few years, but delighted to hear that you’ll soon have a second grandchild to cuddle! How wonderful, and two weddings next year… start looking for hats early 🙂 It must be confusing, and you’re younger than me, so I can’t imagine how I’ll feel when the family starts increasing….. weddings first though possibly! As always, lovely to hear from you Una, and I hope you have a great week, love Ali xx

  6. alison keenan July 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    Hello there Marg, lovely to hear from you and so glad you liked the pictures and hearing about Ros and Chris’s special day 🙂 Noting your comment about Colin and I being ‘well matched’…. he was happy to let me choose a shirt and tie to go with his suit so that there’d be some kind of colour co-ordination going on there, and it worked – thanks to the girly at Tie Rack! 🙂 Yes Ros too was delighted with her hair…I agree with you. Lots of brides decide on the big day to wear their hair up or in a completely different way, and I’ve heard more than one groom gasp when the veil’s lifted as the woman they’re about to marry bears no resemblance to the one they’ve been courting for months! I can’t take credit for the entire cake as Colin made the bottom layer which was rich fruit, the top layer was gluten free chocolate as Ros’s daughter is gluten intolerant. Luckily it all stacked together well, and thank you for your compliments. I think we could manage a couple a year, but not more than that! Marg I’ll pass on your good wishes to both Ros and Chris, and it was lovely to share their day with you, love Ali xxx

  7. alison keenan July 12, 2010 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan, it was certainly about as good as it gets for a wedding, and I’ve yet to hear from Ros as they only got back from their honeymoon yesterday, but I’m SURE they’ll have had a wonderful time…. and the rest of their lives to look forward to now. Hope life’s good for you, and that you enjoyed your weekend. thanks for writing, love Ali xx

  8. alison keenan July 13, 2010 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Mandy, I’m so glad that you’ve decided to write to me, and delighted that you enjoy reading my blogs. I do enjoy writing them, but enjoy even more, receiving all the lovely comments and stories from the many ‘friends’ I’ve made 🙂 I’m so glad to hear that you have the support and reassurance you need at this time,l and I hope that with this, your life will become more settled. Thank you again for writing, love Ali xx

  9. Rosalyn Claydon July 13, 2010 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    My dear friend, what you have written about our wedding day has brought tears to my eyes and also your kind words about our friendship which as you know I treasure dearly. We are back from our honeymoon now and Chris has arranged the whole thing as a surprise. We went to North Norfolk to a place called Felbrigg Lodge. He found it under most romantic get aways. We had our own little lodge set in the most beautiful grounds. Beautifully fitted out with canopied bed, sunken bath big enough for two and comfy sofas and a veranda. No noise except the birds and blessed with the most beautiful weather. They had a restaurant set in the grounds and private swimming pool. Chris arranged for the chef to prepare my favourite summer time menu so needless to say after getting over the wonderful surprise of the place I then needed more tissues to recover at dinner time. We had a day by the sea side and water was warm enough to swim in and then a day on the Norfolk Broads on a little day launch called Kitty. Perfect. Back home and back to work today. Have some photographs back from the photographer so will be able to show the girls at work. Take care and thank you once again for everything. Love always Rosalyn

  10. Gail July 13, 2010 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, you and Colin both looked wonderful and very happy with it. Lovely outfit Ali and the hat was perfect (Colin scrubs up well too). Ros and Chris do look like a lovely couple and Ros looked radiant and gorgeous; give them my love and may the sun always shine on them.
    The cake looked stunning and very impressive – did I miss something along the way? Is Colin a Baker? Stop it, I can hear you giggling Ali. I’m being serious, I have only recently joined the computer age so me thinks I have missed a few things. Well, I know that for sure because I did not know about Sam’s accident; thank God he seems okay now. How terrible for you and the family; it must have been a terrible time in your life. Tears are welling up just thinking of it, bless yer heart.
    You talk about how lucky you are to have such wonderful friends, and rightly so, but they are equally as lucky to have you as their friend and I’m sure they would all agree.
    Now remember Ali, I need filling in about two things 1) Colin’s baking skills and where he aquired them and 2) I want to know if Sam is okay.
    Beautiful photos of the wedding and like I said before, health and happiness wished for everyone, and I mean everyone.
    With love, Gail xxxxxxxxxx

  11. Rhona Fenton July 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, so good to hear from you, what beautiful pictures off the wedding, I love your Dress and Hat you look amazing and of course not forgetting that handsome guy you have on your arm as I have said before what a lovely couple you make:) have to say I really enjoyed reading all about Ros and Chris they sound perfect for each other and the wedding pictures are lovely what a beautiful Bride and not to forgetting the Groom:) and as for the wedding cake WOW it’s Awesome:) looks like the whole day was just perfect, and please pass on my congratulations to the Happy couple! so glad you are on with suzi as I will be with you both can’t wait, I knew she was over and just to let you know I already have the new watch that will be on in the two colours Aqua and pink:) its a watch thing I have suzi will tell you Alison:)saved my birthday money for this visit ha ha! we didn’t get to St Andrews my health is playing up at the moment just another bad turn but as you know its not far from where we live so there is always another day:) see you and suzi on thursday can’t wait I will wave to the TV:) love to colin and the family, love Rhona xx

  12. Una July 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    Just read the blog from Ros, thanking you for your kind words, and I was in tears. You 2 are very blessed to have such a close bond.
    Rosalyn, congratulations to you both. He sounds like a wonderful person. My best wishes to you both. xx
    Love Una xx

  13. alison keenan July 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    My dear Ros, your honeymoon sounds idyllic and I would have expected no less from that lovely husband of yours 🙂 Such a sweetheart to have gone to all that trouble. Can’t wait to see the professional photographs, and there are still plenty that Colin took which I’ve yet to show you….. the collection of ‘The hat of shame’ ones are hilarious!!! 🙂 I think our shifts are going to cross over the next few days, but love to you both, and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible, ali xxxx

  14. alison keenan July 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Dear Gail, How lovely are you?! 🙂 As you’ll see, Ros has read the blog and also all the comments and she was delighted. Your kind words about friendship put in perspective what I have always believed…. and it’s so easy to care about someone, when they care about you 🙂 Re Colin and the cakes; he’d never made one in his life until last year when he made a seriously beautiful heart shaped fruit cake, and has never looked back! He made one for Chris’s 50th, a Christmas cake, and my 50th birthday cake too! He then of course made the wedding cake. We still have spare fruit soaking in rum, which I think will become this years Christmas cake!! And they are delicious 🙂 With Sam, in short, we’ve been very lucky. It’ll be 3 years this Friday since he was driven into by a massive articulated lorry. The subsequent damage to his right leg led him to have all kinds of surgery to save it. He was seriously ill over the four months, and had endless infections and surgery: we nearly lost him… but he has remained ever stoic, and strong and in spite of endless problems with his residual limb, and further surgeries, he’s now waiting to see which University he’ll be going to in September. He’s my hero 🙂 Delighted that you’re now firmly in the computer age, and really pleased that you take the time to write to me. I’m sure all who read this love hearing from you too! Thank you, love Ali xx

  15. alison keenan July 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Rhona, you’re right, Colin does scrub up well, but looks just as good in his work boots with a pair of shorts on!! 🙂 And as far as Ros and Chris are concerned, some people wait a whole lifetime to find the right person, others never do, so it’s wonderful to see them together and so happy. I will certainly pass on your good wishes. Delighted that you will be ‘with’ Suzi and I on Thursday… didn’t know about your watch fetish!! I have to say I now have a rather alarmingly large number of watches, from so many of our ranges, and love them all! I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been too well, and very much hope it’s just a glitch, and you’ll recover soon. Love Ali xx

  16. Gail July 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali, it is always lovely to hear from you but I was terribly shocked to hear about Sam. I won’t dwell on it too much because I can imagine it must be very painful to think about, let alone write about. I just thank God that he is still with us and obviously doing very well. Lovely news that he will be going to University in September – good luck Sam x I can only imagine what you and the family went through. Hope it is all uphill from now on xx
    It was lovely reading Ros’ blog; they obviousy had a smashing honeymoon and it was nice that Ros shared it with us all (indeed a very nice lady).
    Now, Colin. Is he a CATCH or what? He is handsome, scrubs up well, buys his girl diamonds and he BAKES. My kinda guy; how lucky are you? It is very hard to believe that he hadn’t made a cake until last year; they look so professional, I’m so impressed. He obviously takes great pride in them because they look so perfect; well done Colin you’re a star. I love baking but I’m afraid I love eating the end product even more; how do you keep your lovely slim figure with all that baking going on?
    Thought for the day!! They say you can tell how rich you are by how many friends you have, so let’s just say you are the only millionaire I know. Rather a nice thought if I say so myself, ha ha.
    Love to Sam and good luck at University in September. Will definitely be thinking of you. Bye for now Ali and take care.
    With love from Gail xxxx

  17. Kim July 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Just been reading your blog – sounds like a wonderful day. You are lucky to have such a special friend in Ros, but then she is lucky, to have YOU for a friend, too. Such a kind thing to do, arranging a special treat like that. I’m off to a big wedding myself this weekend, so hope the sun shines. I’ll be thinking of you when I drink my Pimms, afterwards! Take care, love Kim xxx

  18. Joanna Downey July 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    Hello Alison, as always a super blog. I’ll add to all the other compliments, you two looked glorious and the wedding was obviously a special day. I thought your friend Ros was a truly beautiful bride, her happiness radiated from her even through my computer screen. As I read your words I started thinking of how we thank our friends for their support when we’re having bad times. However, I think it’s just as important to share good times and be happy when things are going well for your friends.I’ve known people whose “friends” became so envious and jealous the relationships ended just because they couldn’t feel joy for someone else. My Daughter’s best friend since reception class, they’re now 25, has dumped her because she got engaged on holiday and is getting married next July…strange since she did the same two years ago and my Bex loved being part of her BF’s special day. It was exactly how they said it would be all the time they were growing up together and now all that has come to an end which is very sad. Self pity over, you all had a wonderful day and the sun was shining. Love Jo.

  19. Susan July 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison,
    Thanks for writing & lovely to hear that Ros had a wonderful honeymoon! You are both lucky to have each other as Gail says…and I’m sure you’re glad you do. Life certainly isn’t peachy but it has to pick up doesn’t it!!? You & your Sam are an example of that! Have a great week. Take care,

  20. Lynn Hind July 15, 2010 at 12:46 am -  Reply

    Hi ali. ive never posted you before,am only just getting “puter literate” lol, i read your wedding post,i was touched that you have a good friend(s),me too, my friend penny and i met first day at senior school age 11 we are now 52….41yrs! shes a joy,barmy, erratic lives on the isle of arran+went to live there 19yrs ago as she wanted an adventure! your man looks a gentle chap+only goes to prove after a sad time with divorce happiness can be found again,me too, my hubby and i were a blind date 17yrs ago, he was that nervous (hes 6yrs older) he tripped and fell in a hedge+i had never laughed so much for years+knew this gentle fruit-cake was the man for me,weve been married 13yrs+and like ros we had the most wonderful wedding we both can remember the whole day with warm lovely memories. i love watching you on the shows you have a “lovely im talking to you lynn” style god bless talk again soon i hope
    love Lynn xx

  21. Kathryn sheehan July 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    You and your partner look really amazing in the photo, your dress in beautiful so elegant.So glad you enjoyed your holiday the pictures are beautiful,and i must say you are more tanned than Julia Roberts.My son was married on the 15th May this year and i wore black and white, seems a excellent choice for weddings just lateley.We are now hastely awaiting the arrival of my first grandchild due at the end of July, I am so excited, i have been buying non stop… as you do. Will let you know when he/ she arrives. Keep up the good work.
    Kathy x

  22. alison keenan July 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm -  Reply

    Lynn so glad you’ve become ‘puter literate’ and better still that you’ve taken the time out to write to me 🙂 Your man sounds delightful and how lovely that you still have such marvellous memories of your special day 13 year ago. Penny too sounds a joy – have you managed to get to the Isle of Arran to see her? Never been there myself, but would love to visit. Friends make my world go round, and I’ve been incredibly lucky with those I’ve known virtually a lifetime, to those I’ve met in the last 10 years here at QVC… would be lost without them all. Lovely to add you to their number Lynn, and do keep in touch. Love Ali xx

  23. alison keenan July 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    Susan, it did sound idyllic didn’t it 🙂 And you know I really believe things will pick up for you, however tricky they may be now, there are plenty of good things just around the corner I’m sure. Thank you, as always, for taking time out to write, and do keep in touch, Love Ali xx

  24. alison keenan July 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Oh Jo I’m so sorry to hear that, but am also a firm believer in things turning around and actually working – in this instance – to your daughter’s advantage. A) I’m delighted to hear about your daughter’s up and coming wedding and B)Give it time…. time for Bex’s friend to realise it doesn’t have to change their relationship, and could even enhance it…. we all need our best mate when planning for our wedding 🙂 I wish you all well, and do keep in touch Jo… I know it can’t be easy for you or Bex at present. Love Ali xx

  25. alison keenan July 16, 2010 at 8:58 am -  Reply

    Kim, I have looked at the forecast, and the sun is going to shine ALL day for you and the special wedding party 🙂 Very much hope you enjoy the day and the Pimms! 🙂 Thanks for writing, it was lovely to hear from you, Ali xx

  26. alison keenan July 16, 2010 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    Gail, you’re right!! I am indeed a very lucky millionaire :)….rich in love!(and that’s a great analogy, one I will hang onto if you don’t mind 🙂 I spoke to Ros yesterday and she’s loved reading all your comments, and as far as the slim figure goes, its a lot of breathing in and big knickers (slim n lift are great!) I’ll pass on your good wishes to Sam, and yes, he’s doing brilliantly – joined the gym yesterday! I very much hope you have a lovely weekend, and the sun shines for you, oh and do keep in touch, it’s great to hear from you. Love ali xxx

  27. Rhona Fenton July 16, 2010 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, what a fantastic show yesterday with you and suzi what fun the two off you always have when your together on set and off as I know you are great friends:) have to say what a big surprise I got when you said my name how sweet off you thank you:) now I have to tell colin where all the watches came from, yeah like he doesn’t already know lol 🙂 suzi emails a head off time to say sorry to colin before her trip:) and I know I said wasn’t going to get the white one you guessed I did its on it’s way:)what can I say I can’t help myself!!
    have a fantastic weekend love to your colin and the family, lot’s of love Rhona xx

  28. Marg July 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi ALI, I am sure this will be the 100th time you will hear this today, but I wanted to let you know that Jenny Falconer was on the ‘This Morning’ programme today giving last minute holiday buys and, yes youve guessed, she included Kefalonia and showed small clips of the beautiful buildings,oh it looked so lovely. I was by myself so I rushed out to tell Joe to come see Ali’s Island,but he missed it. I think you have done a much better job at selling it as the perfect holiday destination, there were a few others but I didnt wait to see them,Jenny did say they would likley all be gone by the time they had given the details out. It was just so nice to see your lovely island in moving colour,sorry I’ve gone off subject I just had to share,

  29. alison keenan July 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Kathy I’m sure you looked lovely at the wedding, and congratulations to you all. How exciting to have a new member of the family imminent, and yes please do let me know when the baby arrives – exciting!! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words about the photos – you’d love Kefalonia, it was glorious! Trying desperately to keep the tan, but not much chance of sitting out at present with all the rain! Thanks heavens for Beau Bronz 🙂 Love Ali xx

  30. Lynn Hind July 18, 2010 at 1:38 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, Thanks for the nice reply,and, Arran is…beautiful! ive visited penny many times,it is a place that is very peaceful,and its the sort of place thats de-void of razzamatazz,a place to re-charge,all 4 of us sat on a beach(its a short walk from her house)at sun-set,its was as if the world of hustle and bustle wasnt around! we just sat and watched the seals basque up for the night,if you ever want to escape the mad-house thats called London for a while+walk along a deserted beach+stop off somewhere quaint for a lovely meal+drink, its definitely worth a visit.till next time take care love Lynn x 🙂

  31. Mrs Janet Jones July 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, sorry I have not been in touch lately, but have been having some tests and awaiting the results of my first mammogram a year after I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. I am very happy to say that at the moment everything looks fine I will still need to be checked ever 3 months and the fear will never go away but it was such a relief to get some good news for a change!Hope all is well with Sam and you looked fantastic at your friends wedding, you are blessed indeed to have such a good friend in Ros.Look forward to more of your blogs,speak soon love Janet xx

  32. alison keenan July 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Janet, so relieved to hear your news. It must be a nightmare for you having to wait to hear but such a blessed relief to have a positive forecast 🙂 I too was recalled just last week, but although there are changes I will be back in 6 months to make sure they’re nothing to worry about. You take GOOD care of yourself… can’t listen to Hold On by Michael Buble anymore without thinking of you. Love Ali xxx

  33. alison keenan July 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm -  Reply

    Lynn, it’s on my list of places to visit before I’m 60!!! You have done a fab job of making it sound like the most wonderfully calming and still place on the planet…. a perfect antidote to today’s mad world 🙂 The island of Elba in Italy is another place I would very much like to see…. a few more years to go yet hopefully 🙂 Lovely to hear from you, and I’m certain Penny’s life is far better for having you in it. Love Ali xx

  34. alison keenan July 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Marg you are such a sweetheart! Bless you! So sorry Joe missed it too, but if you want to have a cosy night in with him and relive the beauty of this incredible island, but also learn of it’s history (do I sound a little school marmish?) then watch Captain Correlli’s Mandolin. It was filmed in Sami, on Antisamos Beach, and Myrtos Beach too. Stunning. Such a beautiful love story, I defy you not to shed a tear 🙂 Thanks as always Marg – so good to hear from you, Love Ali x

  35. alison keenan July 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Rhona, so glad you got your mention 🙂 And even more so that you got the white watch!! I was too tardy to order mine, so I wish you the best of health to wear yours 🙂 Yes it was lovely to see Suzi, and she, Jack and I all went to supper on the Wednesday night. She couldn’t believe how Jack had grown – he’s taller than me now – and we had fun recounting stories of our trips over there. Looked as though the sun shone in St. Andrews although it was bloomin’ breezy! Those golf balls had a life of their own! Stay well and happy, Love Ali xx

  36. Sheila McKinstry – Pinner August 7, 2010 at 6:47 am -  Reply

    Hi I loved reading your blog. Believe it or not I have 3 weddings within 3 months this year (just like a bus eh?), the 1st the son of a friend was married in Cornwall in June, the next was a Hindu wedding in July in the Midlands and the happy couple are now in Australia for the Catholic wedding. My daughter is getting married next week (Friday 13th August!). Our 18 year old grandaughter is one of the bridesmaids and our 4 year old grandson is the ring bearer so I hope the weather is good and that it all goes as well as the wedding of Ros and Chris appears to have done.
    Best wishes

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