I'm easing my way back into blogging today. I realised I'd not posted any photos of my brother's wedding and most of them I took are on my phone, but here are a couple.
Thomas looking very dapper in his new jacket.
My buttonhole which wouldn't pin onto my top without dragging it down, so I pinned it onto my bag instead.
The day was lovely from start to finish and over the next few days I'll faff around downloading more pictures from my phone.
This afternoon I took Amy and Thomas to the cinema to see 'Inside Out' while Mark stayed in with the bathroom fitter. The job should be finished tomorrow. By the end of the first day he'd ripped everything out bar the toilet but as he's gone on other jobs have needed to be done including replacing the floor which was in a pretty bad state.
We've made a start on the first one of Tom's many boxes, drawers and cupboards of paperwork. It will take weeks. To give you an idea, nothing is in any order and there are up to date documents mixed up with car receipts from the 1960's and wage slips from his first job. And everything is in an envelope within an envelope which means we are going to have to go through it all.
Progress isn't helped by the fact that I find his things fascinating and am easily distracted. Over the past few days we've come across Tom's Dad's pocket watch, his confirmation book and a beautiful Sunday school booklet full of stickers that were collected every week.
We've also found his identity card, the receipt for Joans wedding ring and wedding dress, his school leaving certificate and his soldier's pay book from when he did national service
We can't possibly keep everything and Mark isn't really bothered about 'trinkets or memorabilia', but I'm going to find a nice box and keep a few things of interest in there just so that one day Matthew, Amy and Thomas will have something to look at if they ever want to.