Can I have your attention if everybody’s here? You see I have a little speech – but please do not fear, Because on this speech I have spent much time, And then I thought I will make it rhyme. My name is John and Chris is somewhere near, If you don’t know us, then what are you doing here? No, I would like to thank you all for turning up tonight, Looking around the room the invites were just right. It’s 25 years since we stood and said “I do”, And even to this day those words still ring true. You see them two little words might only sound a few, But when Chris wants something doing I always say “I’ll do”. Where did we first meet? You might ask yourself, How was Chris so lucky to pluck me off the shelf? Go back several years, I was young, good looking and free, And then I joined a firm in 1983. Wallace Brown was the company, I was the new recruit, It was there I caught Chris’ eye, it must have been my suit. A special thanks to Doug and Liz for being here tonight, If it wasn’t for your business, Chris wouldn’t have her Mr Right. The pubs we used to visit, Rutland, Lord Toms and Wine Glass, We’d sit and drink and talk, the great nights how they would pass. It felt good from day one, it was Chris I knew I’d marry, Well nobody could blame me – she looked like Debbie Harry! What can I say about my wife to kick this off and running, Well I can sum her up in just two words – absolutely stunning! She has aged well, she’s beautiful, she keeps her figure trim, And despite her love of Gin & Tonic her waistline is still slim. She likes to do the things that most women like to do, Like eating, shopping and socialising – with a glass of wine or two. Being very house proud means quite a lot to her, We tend to go through hoovers, sometimes two or three a year! We are quite different, however, with regard to sisters and brothers, Chris, you see, is an only child, whereas there’s me and seven others. But Chris embraced my family and all nephews and nieces, In the Gorebridge, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, she loves them all to pieces. We have a gorgeous daughter, you may know Natalie, She is the kind of daughter who makes us as proud as can be. She takes after her mother, nearly every single bit, Though her father can take credit for her great sense of wit. And next week she bestows even more proudness upon us When she get her Business Law degree – she graduates with honours! I’ll also mention Stuart, he’s like the son we never had, He makes Natalie very happy – he must be a good lad. Another member of the household who is thought of very highly, Is the West Highland Terrier, or as we call him Reilly. And while we talk of family, another two people if I can, I’d like a special mothers mention to Mary and to Anne. We’d like to keep Ferrigle and James in our thoughts today, And our dear relatives and friends who have also passed away. They will always be remembered, they’re never out of sight, And I’m sure they are watching down on all of us tonight. I’m nearly at the end, and as the party host, I’d like you all to stand with me as I announce a toast. From a loving husband to the most amazing wife, And a toast to the next 25 years of our married life.