A wedding with Peter Capaldi, and a honeymoon with the Wombles (Rousse)

Wedding guest Peter Capaldi amused himself at the reception by creating a flat white robot using 3D printing technology (discreetly under the dining table).

After the celebrations the bride, TPR and I took the short flight to Paris. We landed close to the city centre next to the 5 star hotels at the Trocadero. Although we didn’t plan to stay here (the hotels were too expensive), we decided to eat in one of the posh dining rooms. Then we would look for a two or three star hotel where we could base ourselves for the duration of the honeymoon.

The meal began with tiny, shiny, egg-shaped hors d’oeuvres hanging from the branches of a solid silver tree. Then came several bowls of cereals and grains, such as rice and polenta. This all looked rather unappetising, but each dish was delicious.

Best of all, however, was the hotel house band. The musicians first played ‘We wish you a wombling Merry Christmas’, then responded with enthusiasm to the hotel guests’ requests that they work their way through the entire Wombles repertoire.

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