So, H2B and I have been very happily living in sin for a good few years now and aren't lacking in household goods. We were really torn between having a wedding list and not bothering. It was only when we went to a friends wedding who hadn't said they wanted anything in particular and saw panic on other guests faces as they shoved cheques in to envelopes that we realised it's the one time that people feel they really really want to do something and are stumped when they aren't given clear ideas. So, H2B and I went back to the drawing board and thought about what we enjoy doing as a couple and came up with a new idea. This is the poem I've written to let our guests know. What do you think of the poem to start, and the gift idea? Is it tacky?\n\nWe've pondered long and hard,\nabout the contents of a 'list',\nbut if we haven't yet bought it, \nit's something we haven't missed. \nWe've got towels, sheets and glasses,\na toaster and a kettle too,\nso there's no reason to feel obligated\nto give a gift to us from you.\nThe one thing we haven't got yet,\ndoesn't come with a bow...\n"what's this?" you cry, intrigued, \n"Enquiring minds [i]must[/i] know!"\nAs a couple we are lucky because\nour interests although varied,\nshare some common themes \nand will only continue once we're married.\nW* likes moats and castles,\nC* is happy in the world of Austen,\nthey both enjoy a good tower to climb\nand a dungeon to get lost in!\nIn many a historic garden, \nthey've shared some happy times,\nC* with her camera,\nW* with "bloomin' good cake" finds.\nSo we're asking for a donation,\ntowards lifetime membership of the National Trust,\nand since it will be a family pass\n[i]that[/i] joy won't just be for us.