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Getting married is like throwing yourself off a cliff

Isabel 49 married with 3 children from Yorkshire, lives in London.

How are you?

At last I’ve reconciled to being an urban person. For the first 18 years of my life I lived in Yorkshire, I was born on a farm in the North East. I have now lived in London for 30 years.

I am starting a new job soon. I’m really excited about working for a woman. In my last job I gave too much but I wasn't authentic, I want to fit more with my beliefs.

What do you think about marriage?

Getting married is like throwing yourself off a cliff, you spend your whole childhood leading up to that moment. I loved the day itself but wish I’d been a guest. I hated being centre of attention. It was full of disasters, the dog ate the cake, the ice melted into the lawn, the day before the wedding the chef got food poisoning and ended up in hospital, the cookers wouldn't work, it was one disaster after another!

 

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