Saturday, June 1, 2013
Love At The Piercing Tent
At the end of the day we had to leave each other. I boarded my coach to return to Cardiff,Wales, and he boarded his to Leeds, England. The following day we both realized we had no way of contacting each other; we hadn’t exchanged phone numbers or addresses. So we both wrote to the contacts page in Kerrang! magazine trying to find each other and appeared on the same page, our adverts almost next to each other. We wrote for a year, the old fashioned way of pen and paper as neither of us had email. Then Carl visited Cardiff for a weekend. After that we spoke on the phone once a week and visited as often as possible. I wouldn’t recommend the trip from Cardiff to Leeds by National Express coaches.
In March 2000, Carl got a job in Cardiff and moved down. We lived with my parents for a year while we saved and we bought our first house in July 2001. We married on 20th June 2002 exactly 4 years after we met. I was 21 and he was 20.
I totally believe our meeting was fate, and it was love at first sight.
We now have 3 sons, Daniel, Oliver and Ben and we've been married for 9 years.
I don't have a pierced nose anymore, just a dent where it used to be. Carl took his earrings out a long time ago, when he started a 'proper' job.