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This morning I made Tess a birthday card with a print of this photograph from a couple of days ago.
Among various cards and presents we received this morning was this aptly named rose, Twice in a Blue Moon, from Becky and Ian.
Just after midday we drove off to Ringwood to get married.
Becky, Matthew, Ian, Tess, and Poppy were all waiting for us in the Registry Office car park. Jackie and I had a pre-ceremony meeting with one registrar, and the other showed members of our small group to their seats.
When we entered the room we found that our guests had spread themselves out so as to fill all available space.
Our delightful registrars were as amused as we were.
Registrar Carol took us through the service in a relaxed and friendly manner while Rachel wrote up the registry entry and our certificates. Poppy sat with her Dad, clutching the ring boxes, until she was summoned by Carol announcing “Poppy you’re on”.
She came forward and, photographed by her mother, performed her tasks admirably.
The others looked on with pleasure;
then Poppy removed Matthew’s ring.
Tess also photographed Becky photographing
the bride and groom after the ceremony;
and Becky and Poppy entering the courtyard,
where confetti was thrown and further photographs were taken.
We then repaired to the Inn on the Furlong. On the way Poppy took a rest on one of the sculptured seats in the square.
In the pub, Tess photographed Matthew and me,
and I photographed Poppy
and Tess doing “Cheers”.
We ended the day sharing a Kurgee Lamb meal at Lal Quilla, where Raj and Rahoul shared our delight. I may report further on that tomorrow.
Anyone interested in interpreting today’s title is referred to ‘Reincarnation’.