As the big day beckons…


I don’t think I have ever created as many To Do lists since the children were small and I was juggling their school timetable with my work schedule!!!  That said, I am happy to tell you that with only 24 hours to go, I have ticked pretty much every box on the last list : )

You though, have all been far better organized, and I really wanted to thank you SO much for the cards, gifts and good wishes that have been flooding in over the last few weeks.  Your kindness is truly appreciated, and I feel very lucky to have you all in my life : )

Obviously it’s been a busy week, having worked four days out of the last seven, but we have managed to squeeze in time with my lovely niece Clare, who has flown all the way from Sydney to be with us for the wedding.  She is my brother’s daughter, and her brother James lives in London, so they will both be with us tomorrow.  Colin and I took them out for dinner on Monday, and it was great to be able to catch up and spend time together.

Honey asleep

Lucy and Honey had been to spend the day with me, so I felt truly spoiled.  Honey is still a sweet tempered angel, and Lucy is managing really well on very little sleep! Talking of which, how gorgeous are these photos?!  : )  While Honey was dozing, Lucy finished the table plans for me, and also sorted out bags for gifts, and a food shop for today as I wouldn’t have had time to shop for myself!  I have no idea where she got her organizational skills from, but I was very glad of them!!

I did give her a sneaky preview of my dress too which Ros and Chris had driven me into London to collect. I had to have the special pocket bra sewn in, and an extra amount of lace included in the sleeve because of my silly arm, but it was all done expertly, and I’m very much hoping it will all be ‘Alright on the Night’!!  Lucy thought it was beautiful, so I very much hope Colin will think the same!

Honey 25.06.15In fact Ros and Chris arrived yesterday afternoon we had the wedding rehearsal at the church.  They also delivered the incredible wedding cake that they have made and constructed, and managed to transport in a large – and brand new! – plastic dustbin!  All three tiers in place and looking good in spite of a three hour journey from Dorset.  That by the way is only one of many things they have done, and we are eternally grateful for their kindness : ) The church was lovely and cool, and after working out who would sit in which pew, we began the run through… Well walk through, and it will have to be pretty slow walking for me to negotiate the various grates and uneven flooring in the church!

God bless the Reverend Richard Cowles! I was so grateful for his instruction and calmness as I found myself quite emotional at certain points… I guess that’s always the same when you’ve built up to something for a long while, and now it’s about to happen : ) On the practical side though, it was also useful to have a go at kneeling down and getting up gracefully!  The first place we kneel very close to a wooden rail, which I think I can surreptitiously grab to help me up , but when we are at the altar, Colin will have to let me lean on him! Mind you, I’ve been doing that for some time now, and I know he won’t let me down…  : )

I still have to get packed for the mystery honeymoon, and Colette is coming this morning to paint my finger and toe nails!  Ros has ironed all the boys’ shirts, and the suits are pressed and ready too, so I guess I’d better crack on with the day. As you know, I would have loved to have you with us, but as that’s obviously not possible, I wanted you to have photos of the wedding actually on the day itself!   I’m delighted to say that we will have our QVC photographer Mark there tomorrow morning and he will be sending these pictures which you will be able to access via a special link.   The link will be on this page, so do make sure you check this blog out tomorrow afternoon, and they should be there for you.  : )

Eight years ago, I didn’t believe I’d ever really find someone to be truly happy with, and certainly didn’t think I’d marry again, but all that’s changed.   ‘In sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, til death do us part….’  Love is all you need… I truly believe that, as it’s certainly got me through some of the most difficult times in my life.  Thank you as always for your love and support too : ) I hope you enjoy the photos.  Take care, and I will see you after the Honeymoon!

With my love as always,

Ali xxx


  1. Christine Auchterlonie June 25, 2015 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali just wanted to say I have followed your journey to get you to tomorrow….I hope you and Colin have a Very Happy Wedding Day and that the sun shines for you both,my best wishes to you both for your future together…with love Chris x

  2. Gwen June 25, 2015 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    Hello very special lady,

    I can only wish you and Colin all the happiness in the world, it is so wonderful that you found one another, of course he is a very very lucky man isn’t he? I’m sure the sun will shine and the day will be truly unforgettable and you will look absolutely beautiful as you always do. So God Bless dear Ali and Colin, keep well and have the most magical of days.

    Really can’t wait to see the photos.

    Lots of Love and Best Wishes.


  3. Janet Jones June 25, 2015 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    My Dear Ali, what a beautiful blog, I will be thinking of you all tomorrow and look forward to seeing the photos later on Friday. Colin will love your dress of that I am sure.He would love you if you walked down the aisle in a bin bag (though not recommended lol!) How exciting going on a surprise honeymoon, Colin really is a good man and you both deserve much happiness . Enjoy your day Ali with all your family and friends around you and you and Colin have a lovely relaxing honeymoon. Return home as Mr & Mrs Elsworth , happy, relaxed, ready to spend the rest of your lives together. Cheers to you and Colin love and hugs Janet xx
    p.s the photos of Honey Bea are adorable.

  4. Sandra June 25, 2015 at 11:51 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali, Hope you and Colin have a wonderful wedding day.Haven’t written much on your blog but have followed your very difficult journey health wise. I wish you all the happiness in the world and a future filled with good health ,love and lots of fun and laughter.
    Love Sandra xxxx

    Oh and Honey is absolutely adorable !! xx

  5. Sunita June 25, 2015 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    Congratulations, Alison! You have been a lovely lady to watch on the screen, and I wish you ALL the very best in this new chapter of your story…. It’s so good to see you so happy!!! With love, Sunita

  6. Sue Radford June 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Oh Ali, what a lovely pre-wedding blog. Wishing you a fantastic day! Certainly looking forward to seeing the special pics tomorrow afternoon! Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Even though us bloggers aren’t with you in person we are definitely there in spirit! Enjoy every special minute lovely lady!! Have a great honeymoon too – can’t wait to hear where Colin is whisking you off to -somewhere very beautiful no doubt.

    Love Sue Radford xx

  7. GLENYS HARRISON June 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    Thinking of you Colin and the family. I wish you and Colin all the very best for tomorrow and the future, have a wonderful time you deserve it. x

  8. Adrian June 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm -  Reply

    Best wishes to you both on your special day x

  9. rona steward June 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm -  Reply

    all the best Allison hope you have many happy years with colin

  10. Mandy Du Rose June 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Ali you truly deserve all the happiness in the world and I wish both you and Colin a wonderful day x I myself got married for the second time around 6 weeks ago and can honestly say hand on my heart it was truly the most special day in my life, I too am blessed with a wonderful man who I can now call my husband. I will be thinking of you on your very special day, hopefully the sun will shine for you. I look forward to seeing the photographs with love and best wishes Mandy x

  11. Teresa June 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali first of all I have to say sorry for not posting last blog but like you I just don’t know we’re time goes. You did make me laugh about the wellies. I’m sure you would have liked fabulous even in wellies.
    Wow how little Honey has grown but she is still gorgeous. How lovely that Lucy was able to help you out when you and she must be so busy.
    Like you 17 years ago I would not have believed that I would find love again yet alone get married again. Then my lovely man came into my life and we have sent 16 married years of bliss and like Colin he is my rock.
    Really looking forward to seeing the pictures tomorrow afternoon, it will be so nice to see them so quickly.
    Well all that is left for me to say at this time is to wish you and Colin all the happiness in the worl and you both deserve this more than anyone. Have a lovely day much love to you both xxxxx

  12. Julie June 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    Just wanted to say all the best for tomorrow. Thinking of you both on your special day. You’ve both been through enough and this is the beginning of a lovely life together
    How lovely does Honey look? And always smiling. Taking after her Nanny Ali??
    I commented on your previous blog but it didn’t appear. It wasn’t me and technology honestly Ali!!!!
    Take care as always.
    Love to you all
    Julie xx The girls xxxxx

  13. linda June 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    good luck on your big day what is avery lovely presenter

  14. Jane Groat June 25, 2015 at 1:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I liked to wish you and Colin Good luck for tomorrow and hope you have a long happy and healthy marriage. Your granddaughter is beautiful melts your heart.xx

  15. jilly June 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Good afternoon Aison, love reading your blog, so informative and you are one of the most proffesional presenters on QVC. Was watching Kathy Taylor this morning and she was looking forward to joining you both on your big day.
    I wish you and Colin a very happy day and hope you return refreshed and ready to start your new lives together. Best wishes for a happy, healthy long partnership as man and wife.
    Jilly XX

  16. loraine June 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi alison all the very best for tomorrow you will have a wonderful day and look so lovely as always I will raise a glass to you cause it’s also my birthday if you remember me telling you previously just wondering where your honeymoon will be I have been thinking of a couple of places it could be cant wait to find out as in m sure you can’t good luck to you both love Loraine xxxxx

  17. Amy Wall June 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Oh Ali what a lovely blog (even I have a tear in my eye just thinking about your special day tomorrow) you have worked so hard preparing things and pleased that you have had lots of help from those who love you dearly. I know you will look stunning in your dress and can’t wait to see the photos. Honey Bea is still smiling I see and bet she will look like a little princess for her Nana’s wedding.
    Wishing you and Colin every happiness in your new life together as man and wife and enjoy every moment of your special day. You so deserve it because you are such a lovely lady. Have a lovely honeymoon and look forward to hearing about your mystery destination. Love and hugs xxxxxxx

  18. Louise June 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali.
    I haven’t posted for a while; working in sales can be quite hectic and highly pressurised and, with further training, I don’t seem to have had any spare time. Fortunately, I love my career, and need to be busy. (Manager is forever telling me to slow down!)
    Anyway, back to less mundane matters. I am sure the line in the marriage vows “in sickness and in health”, is especially pertinent to you. Enjoy your day, with your families. You truly deserve all of the happiness you are experiencing, with your man, right now. This is not meant to ignore your health problems, but you have been quite lucky; your first marriage, gave you your wonderful children, and you have met Colin, your new husband. I imagine you feel so blessed. On top of that, Lucy has made you a grandma.
    I know you and Colin will enjoy a meaningful celebration. Probably, by the time you read this, you ill be a married lady.
    See you back at QVC anon.
    Best wishes.

  19. Sue Hopkins June 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Bless you both , have a great day and enjoy every minute
    Lots of love

  20. Pauline W June 25, 2015 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ali, Lovely blog and beautiful photos. I wish you and your lovely Colin health, happiness and love all through you married life together have a wonderful day.Much love Pauline.x

  21. Liz Holmes June 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali, great to read your wonderful blog as always. Never have such a lovely couple as you and Colin deserved so much love and happiness as you begin your married life together. Have a lovely memorable day surrounded by loving family and friends, with your gorgeous granddaughter Honey to make your day complete. I’m already looking forward to seeing the photos. I know you will look beautiful and do Colin proud. Liz x

  22. Gill June 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Ali, have loved reading your blogs and admire you strength and determination, plus your sense of humour. Just couldn’t let this opportunity pass without wishing you a fabulous wedding day tomorrow with all your friends and family. I hope the sun shines for you and Colin and I wish you both a lifetime of love, health and happiness. God Bless you both. Am looking forward to seeing the photos tomorrow but I know you will look wonderful, as you always do. Have a fab ‘Mystery’ honeymoon. love and best wishes for the future, Gill x x

  23. Hilary Ware June 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm -  Reply

    Just to wish you the happiest of days, and a long and happy life together xx

  24. Jessica Irvin June 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison! Much blessings to your achievement with a new family member!

    I was hoping if you read my reply on Twitter inbox p.m.
    there i waited months for months for your answer but i
    think you were busy and i don’t blame that. In any case
    please check it out and respond as quickly as you can?


  25. Julie Ward June 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm -  Reply

    I wish you Happiness, Sunshine, Health and Love for tomorrow, and for every day in the rest of your life with Colin. You so deserve it – a truly lovely lady who I admire so much – you really are an inspiration Ali, and so many people love you and are delighted for your happiness. Will be thinking of you tomorrow and probably shedding a tear or too, (happy ones). Will be great to see any photos after you’ve had your honeymoon – I wonder where you’re going? So exciting. I’m bursting with joy for you Ali – enjoy every moment – lots of love xx

  26. Joanna Downey June 25, 2015 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Ali, Wishing the two of you a wonderful day tomorrow, you will be a splendiferous bride. Love, blue skies and sunshine, Jo XxX

  27. Kathy June 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    Best wishes to you both on your special day.
    Love Kathy x

  28. SHARRON June 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali
    You truly are a beautiful lady, you deserve all the happiness in the world! Many many congratulations to you and Colin on your wedding day….Let your big day be as beautiful as you and your new beginning be as cheerful as you have always been. Good luck for your new future together!

    With Love Sharron xxx

  29. Mary June 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations and best wishes – I’m sure you will have a wonderful day, wishing you both health and happiness always!

  30. Heather Blaber June 25, 2015 at 5:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali
    Just want to wish you and Colin all good wishes for your future live together. Hope the BIG day goes well. I’m off on a cruise tomorrow, but will be thinking about you all.

    Take care

  31. Vivien Strange June 25, 2015 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Just wanted to wish you and Colin a very happy wedding day and a wonderful life together.
    Your granddaughter is so beautiful
    Love to you Viv x

  32. sandra June 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    congratulations and very best wishes to you both.on your very special day,wishing you good health and much happiness.

  33. Cheryl June 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I jut wanted to wish you and Colin a fantastic wedding day, you both truly deserve it and I hope that everything goes to plan. My husband and I celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary on the 30th June and my husband like your Colin has been my total support all through our lives together but especially when I like you was diagnosed with breast cancer, he never left my side, took total care of me and our children and he never wavered, you and I are both blessed to have these very special men. Sending you love and best wishes for tomorrow and your future together.
    ps Honey is gorgeous!

  34. Denise June 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Dear Alison, thank you for sharing with us all your wedding preparations. I can’t wait for Friday afternoon to see the photos. As I type this the evening before the big day our weather here is very warm and humid so I’m hoping the sun will be shining down on you both tomorrow. How exciting to be going on a mystery honeymoon! I’m sure it will be delightful and Colin will come up trumps as always. All that remains now is to wish you a wonderful day full of memories to treasure – Colin is a very lucky man. I also wish you both all the luck in the world and a long and happy life together.
    Love Denise xx

  35. Rhona Fenton June 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Well Alison & Colin your special Day is nearly here, I know what I will be thinking about all day tomorrow, so happy for you both if two people truly deserve this it is you pair and here’s to a long and very happy life together with your beautiful family, have a wonderful day tomorrow and can’t wait to see the pictures off you all 🙂 congratulations to you both on your wedding day lots off love as always Rhona, Colin, Alison & Rebecca xxxx

  36. Judith watt June 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    I love reading all your blogs. Youve come through some very tough times and im delighted that you have met your soulmate. May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your troubles as light as the foam. Hoping that the sun shines on you tomorrow and always. Love judith w x

  37. linda June 25, 2015 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    I Like you,didnt think for one moment that I would get Married again but I did ,& My Husband does nearly everything for me he truly is a Star,So I wish you both all the Best for your future xx

  38. Doe Brown June 25, 2015 at 9:02 pm -  Reply

    Have a Wonderful Wedding Day tomorrow Ali and Colin,
    Have a fantastic life together, Be Happy,
    Doe XXXXXX

  39. Jane June 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    Good luck Alison and Colin hope you have a wonderful wedding and a long happy and healthy marriage,your granddaughter is beautiful.

  40. Carole Collins June 25, 2015 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Dear Ali, my husband Bob and I wish you and Colin all the happiness in the world for your Wedding Day tomorrow. When I met Bob, my second husband, I met my soul mate, I am sure Colin is yours. Have a wonderful wedding day and a fabulous honeymoon. Can’t wait to see the photos tomorrow.xx

  41. Pat Simmons June 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Wishing you both all the best for a lovely day and future together xx

  42. charlotte June 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Have a lovely day tomorrow and best wishes to you both. x x

  43. Jenny Smith June 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both. I hope you have a truly magical day. xxx

  44. Pat Crozier June 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm -  Reply

    Hope all goes well as I am sure it will. Look forward to seeing the photos. Congratulations to you both. XX. Pat

  45. Bev Young June 25, 2015 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Have the most wonderful beautiful day lovely lady xxx you are an incredibly special and thoughtful person -and I wish you both all the happiness and good health possible x be thinking of you xxx love and huglets xxx❤️

  46. Morag June 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali. Just wanted to wish you love and happiness always and i hope you have a wonderful day with memories to treasure. You deserve everything thats wonderful and will be thinking of you xxx

  47. Keryn Murphy June 25, 2015 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    Best wishes for tomorrow ,looking forward to seeing the photographs x

  48. Debbiejayne McLean June 25, 2015 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    Hope the sun shine is full on you really deserve it.
    Wishing you both health wealth and happiness always.
    Have a fabulous day and honeymoon your a diamond. Xx

  49. Pauline Johnson June 26, 2015 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    Have a wonderful day Alison you deserve it,wishing you al the bet for the future .

  50. Lynn June 26, 2015 at 1:02 am -  Reply

    Dear ali &colin all the best to youboth on your wedding day have a lovely day with your family and friends. You &colin make a beautiful couple and I hope youboth have a wonderful life can see Colin thinks the world you. And you do him.good luck to the future to you both. Lots of love to youboth & your’s family’s.lyn.molly cat.maise cat. Xxxxxxxxxx

  51. Jan June 26, 2015 at 1:09 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali
    I just wanted to wish you and Colin a very happy wedding day. You’re a beautiful inspirational woman who deserves much happiness. Hope the sun shines on your special day.
    Lots of love from Jan xxx

  52. barbara b June 26, 2015 at 1:16 am -  Reply

    Have a wonderful start to a new life together. Be happy.

  53. Fran Whitehead June 26, 2015 at 4:40 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali you have three things to remember today…breathe, say “I do” and enjoy every moment. I wish you and Colin every happiness and have the most wonderous of days surrounded by your families and friends. It is very thoughtful of you to post your pics to allow us all to share in your day. Best wishes Fran xx

  54. Pauline Wilson June 26, 2015 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    Best wishes Ali to you and Colin hope you have a fab day looking forward to seeing the photos as I know you will look stunning you are beautiful both inside and out. May you be blessed with many many happy years of marriage.x

  55. Chris Fish June 26, 2015 at 7:53 am -  Reply

    Have a fabulous day today Ali, hope all goes well, congratulations and best wishes to you both, you so deserve all this so go girl – milk it!!!!! Enjoy every minute and will wait to see all your fabulous pics please. xxxx

  56. Helen June 26, 2015 at 8:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, I would like to wish both you and Colin all the very best wishes for your future together. You are a real inspiration to us all Ali. I love reading your blogs you always make us feel one of your friends, and the photos of your family and friends are always so lovely. I shall look forward to seeing the wedding photos, im sure you will look amazing! Enjoy every moment 🙂 Helen xx

  57. Angela June 26, 2015 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali,
    I have been a QVC customer for over 15 years and have to
    say you and julia are two of my favourite presenters.

    I have also followed your journey and would just like to say how much i admire you for your courage and strength, your an inspiration to others.

    I would just like to wish you a wonderful happy healthy
    life with colin, enjoy your special day.

    With Love

    Angela Woodward

  58. pam June 26, 2015 at 8:31 am -  Reply

    all the best on your wedding day. Colin & ali xx

  59. Jilly June 26, 2015 at 8:40 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali and Colin,
    Just to say have the best day ever!!!
    Enjoy every minute and wishing you both all the happiness in the world.
    With lots of love and hugs
    Jilly xxx

  60. Debbie Manyweathers June 26, 2015 at 9:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison.
    Congratulations on your wedding today to your wonderful special man. I met you and sat next to you at last years Cancer Care Fashion Show. You are such a special lady and an inspiration. It was wonderful to meet you and a great honour for me to sit next to you at the Fashion show. I was Wearing a Tanzanite ring that you liked. Remember, that my friend Jean also had a pink lace dress on and you were wearing a lace dress too! We both Treasure the photo of the three of us in our lace dresses. Sending you very special wishes for a Truly Wonderful day.
    You so deserve every nice thing that comes your way. Oh, and you are looking stunningly beautiful and truly happily Radiant! Lots of love and a Big Hug,
    Debbie Manyweathers. XX

  61. Shauna June 26, 2015 at 9:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Ali, will be thinking of you and your lovely man today.
    These last few months have been filled with so much happiness for you. Just what you deserve xxx

    Much love.

    Shauna xxx

  62. Stacey Brova June 26, 2015 at 9:35 am -  Reply

    Alison & Colin, May your day be filled with happiness & joy & a lifetime of love…wishing you both huge congratulations on your wedding day xxx (ps cannot wait to see the pics)

  63. Petra May June 26, 2015 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    Wishing you and Colin a wonderful day and a long and happy life together xx

  64. Irene June 26, 2015 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    Dear Ali
    I would like to wish you and Colin a wonderful wedding today and being surrounded by your family and friends I am sure you will look beautiful in your wedding dress as you always look so attractive whenever you are presenting your shows on QVC. Best wishes and much happiness for a great future together.
    With love
    Irene Hatton

  65. Alpa June 26, 2015 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Dearest Ali,

    Wishing you and Colin a beautiful wedding day. May it be filled with sunshine, love and happiness.

    Lots of Love, Alpa xxx

  66. Pauline June 26, 2015 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Very best wishes to you and Colin for tomorrow. I am sure you will look beautiful on your wedding day and look forward to seeing the photos. Have a lovely surprise honeymoon. X

  67. Pat June 26, 2015 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Hope you have a lovely Wedding Day and the sun shines on you both. Looking forward to seeing your photos. All the best for your future life together.
    Love Pat xxx

  68. Helen s June 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm -  Reply

    My dear Ali, this is sent with all the love in my heart. It feels as though all us ladies that have ‘bonded’ in your army, have travelled a long journey with you. Things have gone on in our lives, and of course yours, that have caused a few headaches along the way. But one thing is obvious, the love we all have for you is beyond words.
    You have been, and still are, and inspiration to us all, to me especially. You always look so beautiful, and you, like my Mum when she lost her hair (twice),
    still managed to look so elegant.
    My wish for you is to just close your eyes for a moment, and reflect on the truly wonderful life that you have ahead.

    Have a wonderful day Ali and please do keep dancing.

    Luv and hugs as always
    Helen s xxxxx

  69. Annette Roberts June 26, 2015 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali

    Always enjoy reading your blogs and following your journey.

    Wishing you and Colin the most wonderful wedding day, enjoy and cherish every single minute and may there be many, many more happy minutes to come.

    Have a fabulous day!

    Annette x

  70. Pat McDonald June 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm -  Reply

    To Alison and Colin, have a wonderful wedding, a wonderful future together and Salut D’Amour!

  71. Christine Harman June 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali, what a lovely blog, I got quite emotional reading it.I would like to wish you and Colin all the best for your wedding day. Have a wonderful day.xx

  72. Kim June 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Alison, just to wish you and Colin all the love, luck, health and happiness possible both on your special day and throughout your lives together. You deserve so much happiness and, along with your gorgeous new addition to the family, I sincerely hope things have turned a corner for you and it’s all sunshine and happy things from now on. All my love to you, you strong, courageous lady xx

  73. Pattypower June 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations to you both xx

  74. Melanie McCracken June 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    You are so right Ali, all u need is love, has got me through some difficult days too. Hope u and Colin have a great day and a fantastic future full of love xx

  75. kay salisbury June 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    God bless you Ali-you deserve all the love happiness and good health in the future-thinking about you and still following you even though I haven’t been in touch for quite a few Kxxx

  76. Isabel June 26, 2015 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    To you both, after crying my way with joy through your blog can I wish you both the best that life has. Much love isabel x

  77. Elizabeth Keenan June 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ali your wedding day has arrived.
    You and Colin have a wonderful day, and every happiness for your future together.
    Honey is beautiful, she has the most lovely smile, just like her nanny ali.
    Love always
    Elizabeth KeenanX

  78. Eithne Wilson June 27, 2015 at 12:50 am -  Reply

    Dear Alison, wish you and Colin a long and happy life together and a healthy one of course. Like you I am a bc surviver and admire you greatly. We recently celebrated our 50 wedding anniversary and wish you many long years of happiness together. Slainte (Irish for goo health) , from Dublin Ireland

  79. Mary Morphy June 27, 2015 at 4:29 am -  Reply

    Morning… Well it is very early morning, 3.56am to be precise on Saturday, the day after your wedding, you are possibly just going to bed after the previous days nuptials in which case What A Party you must have had!!! Eagerly looking at blog for photographs but blog pages were down yesterday and no photo link today so maybe the infamous spanner is in the works?? I shall continue to check daily but I did see a photo of you and Colin on twitter in your wedding finery..Alison you simply looked PERFECT..I loved your dress and the lace ocerlaywas exquisite. It is so nice to see sleeves on a wedding friends daughter wanted sleeves on her gown but everything these days seems to be strapless…I had enough trouble finding a sleeved gown 19 years ago and those of us who are conscious of our arms for whatever reason are doomed..can hardly wear a Cardigan can we! Anthow your lace sleeves were beautiful.. I hope that your honeymoon, wherever it maybe, is a haven of peacefulness and rest for you both.
    So, work is terrible basically as we are being taken over by another school who seemingly don’t want us as we are too expensive; believe me that is so not true as we are specialist support staff working with the most challenging kids and we are worth every penny we earn! The union has told us the outlook looks bleak! There is an option to take Voluntary Redundancy but bearing in mind I have been there 14.6 years it equates to a little over four months salary which if I don’t get a job leaves us doomed as like so many others we have no savings and survive month to month.
    Hence we are all job hunting as it seems that after this current restructuring there will be another at Xmas and one again next year so is they do not get us this time they may do at a later date! So I had my first interview since my bank interview ( I worked at Barclay’s for 16 years then got made redundant) as the school interview was just a casual ,’drop in for a chat’ and I was offered a job immediately!!
    Suffice to say I didn’t get it…it was given to an internal candidate and although my interview and skill test, from their feedback were excellent, I didn’t have quite as much administration knowledge for the post! They knew that from my application although the administration stuff I could do easily, I just wasn’t first aid trained and again they knew that. I was very disappointed as it appears from a friend that works in the school I had applied to that the post was filled and external interviews have to happen as a point of law. Anyhow I have almost completed two more applications so fingers crossed.
    Well it was a scorcher yesterday and today is going to be a little cooler..looking forward to getting on the beach this morning. Chloe has important exams next week so is revising hard and chosen not to play cricket on Sunday so I am using the time wisely and will be up early..nothing new do a boot fair in Herne Bay..profits being split for a day off on Monday (TOIL- retail therapy with my twin at Ashford Outlet centre) and Xmas shopping money..Milton Keynes trip 5 months away!!!!
    Where ever you are when you read this I wish you and your HUSBAND and very happy and lovely day and look forward to looking at the wedding photo’s wearing my hat, of course! Much love Mary x

  80. Jilly June 27, 2015 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    No sleeps to go!!!…..Thrilled beyond that the day is finally here Ali – have the most wonderful special time and we all cannot wait to see the piccies this afternoon. How right you are that your rock has been with you all along and what a difference a few years make.
    Lucy is a treasure as is my Annie and we are lucky to have our girls. Honey is just the bees knees and so really beautiful.
    with love and all the very best wishes to you both on this special day and from now it is onwards and upwards my dear two – Love Jilly and Annie xxxx

  81. Debbie June 27, 2015 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Where is the link to the wedding photos.
    I can’t see it anywhere

  82. Teresa June 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    Wishing you and Colin all the happiness and good health. I enjoy following you .as you I to went through the same health journey and came out the other side

  83. Sue Jennings July 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    Dearest Ali….What an amazing Wedding Day …You looked stunning such a beautiful dress just perfect ….Colin looks dashing and very proud . You are true soul mates …I hope your honeymoon is everything you deserve and more can’t wait to see the pics. I wish you and Colin all the luck in the world as Mr and Mrs Elsworth with many many years of true happiness together ..sending much love .

    Sue Jennings

  84. Carol S July 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi ya Alison and welcome back. Saw you on qvc ,gosh that’s some tan you have got. Loved the blog ,photo’s and video. You both looked so happy . Wishing you a long and happy married life. Love Carol xx

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