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Theleavesarefallingfromthetrees,therainispitter-patteringmoreheavily,andthenightsaredrawinginwhichmeansonlyonething:itscominguptothattimeofyearagain。

Mr。

TheBoyandMeknowsitaswell,Icansensehimtwitching。

No,notChristmas!

SomethingelsehastohappenfirstbeforethefestivitiesforbabyJesusandFatherChristmas。

AndwoebetideMr。

TheBoyandMeifhegetsitwrong。

Whichiswhyhecarriesanotearoundinhiswallet:akitoroses,whitespikychrysanthemums,eucalyptusleaves,purplelisianthus。

Thepieceofpaperhasbecomefadedandrippedaroundthecorners,butitsthereandhasbeensincethefirsttime。

Sinceourfirstanniversary。

Yearslaterhowever,itslookingalittlebattered。

Yeteveryyearinmid-NovemberhetoddlesoffonelunchtimetooneofthemanyfloristsinCardifftodohishusbandlyduty。

Hewillaskfortheflowersonhiscrumpledbitofpaperandinsistononlythoseflowersinthem,nottobefobbedoffwithacheaperwhiteroseornormalchrysanthemums,theymustbethoseanddespitetheakitoroseshavingtobeorderedin,hewillbepresentedwithabeautifulbouquetofflowerstopassontome,hisadoringwife。

Asyoumayhavetwigged,injustunderamonthstime,Mr。

TheBoyandMeandIwillbecelebratingourtenthweddinganniversary。

Tin!

(Theresexcitinghey?

Iboughtmysistersomecookingtinsforhers,hopeshereciprocates,minearelookingabitbattered)

Wewerefresh-facedandhadeverythinginfrontofusonthatcolddayinNovember2001。

Iwasjust24andhewas26,andwehadasmallbutcosywedding。

Itcost£4,500。

Howmanypeoplecouldputtogetheraweddingnowadaysforthat?

Wedidntscrimponanything;Ihadarawsilkandlaceweddingdressmadeforme,avintageRolls-RoycetookmetothefairytalecastleasidethewoodedmountainoverlookingCardiff,therewasathree-coursemealinatop-Cardiffhotel(for£17。

50ahead!

McDonaldswouldchargethatnowadaysifyoumentionthewordweddingalongsidecheese-burger)andwestayedinthefive-starRoccoFortehotelthatnight。

InthesamesuitethatRobbieWilliamshadstayedin,butnotatthesametime(wehadatelevisionwhenwestayedthere,hiswasremovedbecausehedpreviouslythrownitintothebay)。

Thiswasmyweddingbouquet:

Ilovedthoseflowers,eventhoughtheywereheavyasanything,andwasdevastatedwhentheydied。

TheylastedafortnightwhichjustgoestoshowthefreshnessofflowersthatcomefromacompanylikeInterflora。

Mr。

TheBoyandMeknowshowupsetIwaswhentheywithered,whichiswhyhemakessuchanefforttoalwaysgetthesametypes。

Tenyearson,andtimeshavechanged。

Wemaynothavemuchdisposableincomeforregularflowers,butIcanguaranteethatbytheendofNovembertherewillbeabeautifulbouquetofflowersinthelivingroom。

AndthecrumpledpieceofpaperwillbebackinMr。

TheBoyandMeswallet,safeuntilnextyear。