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Posted by sean on June 20, 2019 at 7:14 am in Wedding with No Comments


A message for my wife, Claire, on our 4th wedding anniversary…

Happy anniversary to my wonderful and amazing wife.

We have been through so much together, especially this last year.

Thank you for sitting next to me on the rollercoaster of life and for holding my hand through all the ups and downs.

I am always here for you and will always love you.

Posted by sean on February 20, 2019 at 9:32 am in Leeds United, Wedding with No Comments


* Second only to mine.

This is quite simply brilliant. Credit and congrats to the groom, @Jack_Nichol, who uploaded the video and allowed me to use it on my blog.

Luckily, when I married Claire in 2015, Marcelo Bielsa was not Leeds United manager.

The man in charge at the time was Neil Redfearn, who had just guided Leeds to the dizzy heights of 15th in the league.

Had I mentioned Neil Redfearn in my wedding speech, I would have had one of the shortest marriages in history – and not just because he was awful for Leeds.

‘Redders’ was sacked 11 days later.

Posted by sean on June 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm in Wedding with No Comments


It is hard to believe, as time seems to have gone so fast, but today is Claire and my second wedding anniversary.

Two years on, we are very happily married.

If you would like to send us a gift, please leave your email address in the comments below, and I’ll send you my postal address. I also accept cash, cheques, bank transfer and PayPal 🙂

Posted by sean on June 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm in Wedding with No Comments


I am delighted to announce that you are now reading the blog of a married man.

Our wedding ceremony took place on Saturday in our beautiful, local church in Weston Village. Everything went to plan. Our family and friends were able to attend, Claire looked beautiful in her fairy tale dress (arriving only a few minutes late!), and I remembered all my vows.

After the ceremony, we greeted everyone who attended the church and posed for hundreds of photos. We were then driven in a luxury, vintage car, from the church to Limpley Stoke Hotel, located on the outskirts of Bath.

This is where the party started. We had many more photographs taken, around the picturesque estate and ground. A magician entertained our guests while we waited for the wedding breakfast. He was fantastic and left us in awe with his magic tricks, which included somehow transferring a playing card we had both signed, into an uncapped bottle of lemonade.

The wedding breakfast was delicious and enjoyed by all. The speeches, from Claire’s father; Simon, my best man; and, of course, me, went down very well. I even managed to get a few laughs from our guests – luckily for the right reasons!

Prior to our wedding, we were told by those married themselves, that the day would fly by. They were not wrong. Before we knew it, our evening guests were arriving, along with our DJ for the night – Stan The Man. The traditional cutting of the cake was made, followed by our first dance, which included an exploding balloon!

My new wife and I were starting to get very tired. We survived until half eleven, before saying our goodbyes and retiring to the bedroom, where we crashed. We were totally exhausted, but very, very happy. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. Everything went to plan and I will remember the day for the rest of my life.

Since the wedding day, married life has been good. We have both been off work, and yesterday did our first ‘big shop’ as a married couple – rather boring, I know, but it was special doing just a day-to-day job together, as we are now a Mr and Mrs.

Today has been a day to relax – we need the rest! However amazing our day was, getting married really takes it out of you, both physically and mentally. We’re off to Longleat tomorrow, to see the lions, tigers and monkeys. Married life is good.

Posted by sean on June 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm in Wedding with No Comments


Wedding rehearsal now done. I’ve left my soon-to-be wife at home, as I am spending the night at my Dad’s. The next time I’ll see Claire will be at the church. Eeek!

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