Every time I saw women with babies, I realised that my biological clock was ticking.
And every time those completely exhausted mothers smiled at me pityingly, telling me that having children was the only way to find peace, my exceedingly fragile self-confidence took a hit.
The course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the Apocalypse gets in the way—a hilarious rom-com, Bridget Jones meets Life of Brian When 30-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse.
'Quick, before I change my mind.'Full of relief, I jumped up and hurried towards the door. This one was a depiction of the Resurrection of Christ.But you don't pay any attention to your head when you're getting married, do you? 'Marie: I have basically never ever seen you at any of our services.''I ... I have a very busy job.''You're supposed to rest on the seventh day.'I did rest on the seventh day. Sometimes I even pulled a sickie, to rest on one of the first five days too. I was thirteen then and I was going out with a very cool guy called Kevin.Yet to admit this would not have been particularly helpful to my cause. But I doubt that was what Gabriel meant.'You were already doubting God during confirmation class twenty years ago,' he quipped. It felt like I was in heaven in his arms, and he was the first person I ever snogged.I sunk down into the dark leather, as he sat down opposite me, at his desk.
I had to look up at him and realised immediately that this was the angel he was aiming for.'So, you want to get married in church?' Gabriel asked.'No, in a chicken run,' is what would have loved to have answered. 'Yes, that's what I wanted to talk to you about.''I just have one question for you, Marie.''And what would that be? 'The real answer was that there is nothing more unromantic than a wedding at a registry office.