What’s been going on here then? Some of my dear blog readers have emailed and asked why thy haven’t received any updates recently. The last couple of months have been very hectic for me and therefore the blogging on this site has been a tad slow. I think I have a good reason for this; I managed to squeeze in a stag do (bachelor party trip), a wedding, a honeymoon and now I can share the story…
First the stag do (bachelor party)
We went all the way to Las Vegas for a 5-night ‘quiet’ stay at the Bellagio. The hotel itself is fantastic and we got a cracking deal on it thanks to booking early. Between the gambling, bar crawling, clubbing, shopping and eating we did get the chance to hang out at the no less than 6 swimming pools of Bellagio – very nice! You can imagine the amount of jokes relating to the film The Hangover, luckily we managed to stay out of any trouble and all made it back in one piece.
The only lowlight from this trip (apart from the hole in my pocket) is that American Airlines screwed up our return flight and we had to stay an extra night at a fleapit Chicago airport hotel. But all in all a great experience and we are definitely going back when another friend decides to get married.
Then the wedding
Best day of my life of course. We had a wonderful wedding at the All Saint’s Church in East Finchley, where we have been going for a while to get used to the environment and the get to know the people. This was followed by a reception, dinner and late-night shindig at the excellent Alexandra Palace. Our transport of the day was an uncle’s 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith which was rather nice…
The pictures are taken by Dominique Bader who is an excellent photographer!
Finally the honeymoon
Sophie and I decided to go to Istria which is the north western tip of Croatia. It’s actually a peninsula based on the border to Slovenia and Italy. Istria used to be ruled by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, the Austrians, the Italians, Yugoslavia and now finally it’s governed by Croatia….
All of the different rulers have left their mark on the place, meaning you get beautiful Roman ruins, Venetian churches, Italian restaurants etc. We had a great time and I actually managed to stay off the Internet for no less than 10 days (new personal record I think).
Bring on the wedding dance
OK this is a short clip shot by my four year-old nephew Felix, it’s not brilliant but you can still hear the music and see some moves. We were told to do something upbeat and fun so we picked Barry White’s “My First, My Last, My Everything” which lends itself well to busting some moves on a dance floor.