Worse: Having a werewolf’s hairdo.
Worse: When the Banjos were late and Katy said, “I don’t want to worry you but Banjo Man only got his test last week and the roads are really wet.”
Better: When the Banjos answered the phone and it was just that Banjo Man hadn’t seen the gigantic sign warning that the
Better: Bert looking like Daniel Craig.
Worse: The third taxi being a tiny bit late.
Better: Teasing the driver of the third taxi by telling him that Mrs The Wee Manny and I were heading in to tie the knot in a civil partnership.
Better: My two beautiful daughters and Bert waiting at Ardeevin.
Worse: Where’s Zoe?
Better: My three beautiful daughters and Bert all together….
Worse: The look on the Registrar’s face when Jazzer and the youngest Miss Banjo got a serious fit of the giggles during the legal bit.
Better: Actually feeling all solemn and happy during the legal bit.
Better: The beautiful tea, cake and yummy buns reception that Zoe and Dave hosted.
Worse: Bert, after changing into Levi jeans, looking like Jeremy Clarkson
Worse: Swisser having problems with the plumbing at Z & D’s.
Better: Dave’s advice to Swisser. The look on her face.
Worse: Francis Joseph Banjo’s incontinence. Bonnie’s sulks.
Better: Maya and Gracie’s contribution to the ambience.
Better: Great crack in the minibus on the way to the Londonderry Arms.
Better: The beautiful meal at the Londonderry Arms.
Better: The fire, the service, the speeches, the company, everything.
Worse: Thinking of the people who weren’t there.
Better: The Wee Manny being a perfect gentleman. Clint smiling more than I’ve ever seen.
Worse: The long journey home in that dreary old minibus.
Better: The fun we had when we got home. Billy’s shredded suit (don’t ask), more champagne.
Worse: Hearing Bert say to Banjo Man, “Hey Banjo Man! We can do wife-swapping now!”
Better: Having a husband with a sense of humour. He’ll need it!