The Easter weekend is traditionally one for critical end of season football matches and for family meetings that would be inconvenient in the summer holidays. For those with football / family commitments there is always a clash.
On Easter Saturday Wingate and Finchley were due to face Heybridge Swifts – a difficult game at a ground located on the scenic Blackwater Estuary. I’d have loved to have attended the game and taken photos of the local area but… I had to see my other wife.
Now – this may come as a shock to you, my readers, but I do have two wives and thankfully that doesn’t mean double the ear-ache! You see, I have Wife number one whom I married some years ago now. At the time we took the decision that, after the UK Christian wedding in the Church of England, we would visit my wife’s relations in Zimbabwe and take the traditional wedding. The upshot of this is that, having paid a sum of lobula for my bride as required by Shona tradition and agreed in the presence of the female head of the family, I was given a nominated ‘spare’ in case of illness – ie Wife number 2. She being, my son’s Auntie ‘P’ (my wife’s cousin) who is a beautifully statuesque lady with a penchant for wearing the sort of dresses that have to be vacuumed on 😉 I should add that whilst I’m not allowed to touch… I am allowed to dribble 😉
Facts and Jokes aside – Auntie P is a great friend and we all have a good laugh together. But she’s definitely not a wife in the legal / bigamy sense. Anyway, it was the need to visit my other wife and her daughter as a family that prevented a trip to Heybridge. I missed a 2-2 draw but the Bank Holiday match was the one that would really matter – I’ll cover that in a separate post.