Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Sunday, 12 May 2013
If you think you have seen a couple standing on this balcony before, then you have probably seen the film of 'Pride and Prejudice', where a couple of famous actors are filmed standing on it. This photo-opportunity reminded me of a Buckingham Palace one. There were thousands of photos taken yesterday, but I only took these two on my phone. The official photographer wandered around intrusively all day wearing dirty jeans, dirty trainers and a hoodie. I will have to wait for next month's 'Hello!' to come out like the rest of you.
It was a magnificent and very touching event. Both the ceremony and the banquet were held in the same, large room and we were surrounded by millions of pounds worth of Gainsborough paintings throughout. A museum attendant sat quietly in a chair in the corner, just in case things got a bit out of hand, or someone tried to take one off the wall. It didn't happen.
I surprised myself by welling-up at the close of the ceremony. All in all, it was a really magical event in a really tasteful setting - something difficult to achieve at weddings which are held outside churches.
When we got home, I turned on the computer to find this personalised greeting from Google, below. They either have software that picks up on the mere mention of birthdays, or I have somehow let it slip through my normally secretive filling-out of forms when trying not to join 'Google +'. I find it very intrusive and not a little creepy.
Then again, if everyone in the world got the same Google heading regarding my birthday, then I might be a little flattered and a lot scared.
Please tell me that you didn't get this logo when you switched on your machine today!