Tomorrow is our seventh wedding anniversary. We are flying to Sydney this morning for 24 hours of kid-free shenanigans. The only bits of Sydney that Mr Styling You has previously seen are the airport, a conference centre in Parramatta and the highway that goes to Newcastle.
Which all sounds very lovely to me. Some romance, some friends, some drinkies.
Then Mr SY informed me that the Wallabies* and the Broncos** would be playing at the same time on Saturday evening and we would need to find a sportsbar or be back in our hotel room for kick-off.
Which really took me back … to our wedding.
We had opted for a lunch time wedding,
naively stupidly thinking that this would actually cut down on our drinks’ bill. I vaguely remember signing the credit card bill at the end of the reception, congratulating ourselves on having such tea-totalling friends and family (not!), who incidentally were now stumbling across the street and upstairs into a bar for some dancing.
As you do. At 5pm in the afternoon.
We had forewarned the bar of our impending arrival but I fear even they were not prepared for what unfolded. Dutifully handing the DJ our mixed CD of 80s and 90s music (no such thing as those new-fangled iPod thingies), we got down to the business of what could be loosely termed, the bridal waltz … to Young MC’s Bust a Move.
By about 7pm and plenty more bad dancing later, we managed to walk down the stairs, cross the road, order some Thai takeaway and be up in our hotel room WATCHING THE FOOTY by 7.30pm. Two games, simultaneously screening on the two TVs in the room.
It must be love, mustn’t it?
* The Wallabies is a team of Australian rugby players, some quite cute, who are playing in the World Cup in New Zealand. I have heard of some men who have booked trips to NZ, not to watch the Wallabies in a football stadium, but just in the local pubs.
** The Broncos use a similar-shaped ball but play a game called rugby league – they are Brisbane’s home team. Grown men will cry when captain Darren Lockyer plays his last game. Apparently.
Did you watch football on your wedding day? What did you dance to for your bridal waltz?