Wedding went really well. Everyone had a great time and the axe cut very cleanly through the cake. My voice was mostly back for the big day. All went to plan. Some very moving speeches and generous gifts. A really great way to share our love. The honeymoon in Spain also very pleasant, strong Andalusian experience throughout. Went to Seville, Granada and Marbella for 2 weeks and tried living as locally as possible. Would definitely go back for Cadiz and Cordoba in the future. I am rekindling the feeling by playing Blasphemous, a game developed by some guys in Seville and based off Goya’s work.
I am settling into married life with Mrs. Gainz. You definitely feel different when you are married, there’s much more meaning in even the small things. Getting a new shed shortly which I will use as a modelling room eventually, and will house a clothes dryer once we run power out to it. We have managed to keep the weight off/on so far. All is going well, but a malaise with work hit us hard the last few weeks, so we are planning on heading away to the Far East for 3 months next year. Japan, Korea, Taiwan and perhaps mainland China.
A much loved dog of a close friend was buried recently. It was the dog that got me over my fear of dogs. The two pigeons who browsed our garden have returned. I finished all of last years wood in the fire – it dried out really beautifully over the year and split at the ends. Made a knife. A friend got engaged. The hatchet my best friend got me a few years got some good use in the coldest and wettest November for a while. I am still training 2-3 times a week, but tweaked my back moving awkward IT in an office move. So that’ll take some rehabbing to recover.
I am going for the AWS Security Specialism in 2 weeks, and I’ll probably get a CISSP next year all going well. I feel like security is where I want to be with my background in IT, Law and audit.
I am hoping Advent lets me rekindle the strong feelings I had this year as I prepared for marriage in the church.