Archive for the ‘Wedding’ Category

War Bride

08Dec17

Prince Harry is marrying the American actress Meghan Markle. It’s not the the first time a member of the British royal family has married a foreigner. Many years ago, royals were encouraged to marry powerful people from other countries to prevent wars. Before the Queen gave the go ahead for Harry to wed Meghan, maybe […]


You can always have fun when a misconception causes insecurity. My friends, Martyn and Emma, got married in Dorset on Bank Holiday Monday and Julie & I were invited. They’ve been together for almost twenty years, so the wedding was a very casual affair in a nice hotel at the seaside. Unless you were the […]


On this day in 1987, a pipefitter from Great Sankey near Warrington and Julie Halford from Tikipunga in New Zealand were married at St Paul’s church, Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Happy 28th wedding anniversary Sweetie! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” […]


Mother’s Day.

13Jul15

I got an unexpected bonus last weekend. I visited my parents in the North West, sat with my mum and recorded a “Director’s Commentary” to go along with our 8mm home movies. In one of our many tea breaks, my dad pulled out their old wedding album from 1956. When we’d finished recording the stuff […]


What if Julie doesn’t like going to the football? What if she’s freaked out by being in a stadium surrounded by more people than the population of her home town in New Zealand? What if she just doesn’t understand what being a Liverpool supporter is all about? These were the thoughts running through my mind […]


Before we met.

03Oct13

Today Julie and I are celebrating our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. We got married in a little stone church near the water in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. We’d met a couple of years earlier at a wedding in Whangarei. I was with a load of my mates at the reception at Glenbervie Pipeband Hall when I […]


“Inappropriate places to break wind” was the phone-in topic on the Billy Butler show on BBC Radio Merseyside yesterday. As you can imagine, the callers were hilarious. We were listening as we drove to my cousin Victoria’s wedding. Victoria married her new husband Richard in the church where her mum and dad, my auntie Hazel […]