I've been left in the charge of Jay Greaves. Jason has moved out for the duration, until our Wedding day. I am still not allowed access to my medication or rarely leave the house, so having someone look out for me, is a must right now!
Jay came in, in the morning and bought me my pills. He remembered, I forgot. Typical of me! Later on he walked me into town, something I never do.
We walked down London Road and bumped into Denise, the new Manager of my old shop, It was great to see her and she was so happy to see me. I rarely walk past my shop these days, as it brings back too many memories, that I need to forget. Pleased I did it though!
Kirsty had bottles of milk and a bottle of Prosecco, to celebrate our joint stag do. Jamie had his colouring pens and book, and likes to sit there colouring in pictures, God bless him!
Jay was in the garden, catching a last few rays of sun. Myself, well I was in the lounge listening to music with Kirsty and Jamie, chatting about this and that. Relaxed and happy. More days like this please!
Walking and Chatting!
It was nice, just walking and chatting. It really does feel like Jay's and my friendship, has turned a corner and I am sure will last the test of time.
Good friendships are so hard to come by, so when they appear, almost out of no where, grab hold of them and don't let go. This is why Jay is Best Man at my Wedding, this is why he means so much, this is why he is like a son.
Kirsty and Jamie were waiting at home, when we got back from town. Always a pleasure to see them both. They certainly know how to make me smile. Baby Imogen was with them. A right little family unit they are, different, diverse, but a family unit, never the less. They are also a big part of my life, akin to family!
I haven't seen Marin for a year or more. Jason's family have accepted me, unconditionally. I love them dearly! They are my family as well, and love all of them like my own.
Marin and myself were left to chat away. I have to admit, with my failing health, I did feel slightly embarrassed, about discussing things, but as usual, Marin was totally understanding, full of love and listened intently. He is a fabulous individual, who always gives great advice, with a Croatian slant on things. A true Gentleman, with an open heart and always there when we both need him. That is what family is all about, even if they are a few thousand miles away!
Jay dotes over Imogen. I am more hesitant to be honest. I have no first hand experience of babies and get a little scared about holding a child, so young and fragile. I suppose, like Jay, when you have younger siblings, you do play more of a part in bringing up children. You know how to hold them, play with them and have far more qualities than I. Jay does it amazingly well!
Jason's cousin Marin flew in from Hrvatska, arriving at Gatwick Saturday morning. That makes this Wedding even more special for him. He is very close to Marin and his wife Vlatka, so the fact his Cousin could come to give him away, makes both him and I very happy! It is the icing on the cake, if we had one!
Marin popped into Capri, so we could have a chat, while Jason went to the Tanning Salon with Jay. Apparently the rays are good for ones state of mind, though i'll give it a miss.
Becoming ill, can sometimes leave you isolated and alone. I have to say, this was one of those times, I finally felt happy to be around people, Now that is an extremely rare thing for me these days. When you are surrounded by those who are special, nothing seems to matter anymore. One can actually go out, however briefly and enjoy oneself!
It's Freshers Week, this week and The Edge was packed with students. There were loads of new faces, not many that I recognised. That's fine by me, I love meeting new people anyway!
As per usual there was the usual mix of drama, fights and incoherent conversation, obligatory in nightclubs. One of the reasons I hate going out at all anymore is because of the change in our gay scene, from a campaigning group of individuals, to people who have very little to strive for now, since most of our rights have been won!
However, we were there and made the most of it. This all sounds rather negative, but actually I quite enjoyed it. Seeing some old friends, I haven't seen in a while, people coming to our Wedding and meeting some new people, who weren't too bad really.
Had a few friends over, before we went to The Edge on Saturday. Spending quality time, with people, who mean the most to us, at this point in our life, is important. Don't get me wrong, I love going to a club on brief occasions, but it is hardly the place to strike up a conversation.
It was great to see, Sam and Laura. We have known Sam for about seven years, he is really a friend of Christopher's, although Sam spent a lot of time at our house in the past, the first time Chris stayed with us, A thoroughly decent chap, as they say. Opinionated, successful and always a pleasure to see!
We both had a great stag do. Neither of us went over the top. It was good to be surrounded by friends, who we love dearly and appreciate the fact all of you came this evening. Sorry we were not up too much!
Now we look forward to Tuesday and finally tying the knot together. It has been a hard road getting here. I'm not sure how many times we called off the Marriage, but in reality, we need to do it, for ourselves, our friends and family and all those who have supported us over the years. It will be emotional, especially for us, but the fact you are all there will make it special, happy and worth all the pain we have been through!