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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Brighton Wedding

The weekend 24-27 March was the occasion of the wedding of my elder niece Jenny to Mark in Brighton. I arrived at Brighton Station on a blustery Friday afternoon and made my way to Penny Lanes guest house to the east of the pier. Noticing that the Rambert Dance Company were performing in the Theatre Royal, I snapped up a ticket for the evening.

Saturday morning started bright and deserved a stroll and a birdwatch down to the marina (Fulmar, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe). As the day rolled on it was time to link up with family members as they arrived from all corners of the world (literally). Sister Jill with husband Peter; niece Jemima; nephew Joe with girlfriend Kerry and as the skies opened towards the evening younger son Carwyn with wife Kathryn arrived from Wales, whilst elder nephew Jack, with wife Miki ended their across-the-world journey from Tokyo, all in time to set of for the synagogue where the marriage blessing was to take place.

Carwyn and Kathryn in a seaside café

Sunday morning gave an opportunity for a seaside stroll with Carwyn and Kathryn before the marriage ceremony in the Royal Pavilion, followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea.

The festivities concluded with a band and disco on Brighton pier where traditional seaside fare (fish and chips) and a good time were had by all until midnight.

Bride Jenny with Jack, Miki, Ben, Jill and Jemima

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooo, that was quick getting that on your blog. I think you might have mentioned the wild dances with every woman in the place, twizzling Jack around until you both fell over, the attempt to abduct Catherine and the atttention you paid to a certain Karen!
Photos very good, but don't you think I look like Camilla Parker-Bowles (beg her pardon, Windsor)?
Lovely seeing everyone together,
Jill. xx

4:40 pm  
Blogger Maalie said...

It's all lies! I was only doing my job as M.C. and facilitator and helping to get things going ;-)

I think you look great. Nothing wrong with Camilla anyway.

9:32 am  
Blogger simon said...

who's Camilla?

6:25 am  
Blogger Maalie said...

Simon, you barbarian! She's the wife of HRH Prince Charles, son of our Queen.

9:21 am  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

I watched some birds here in the gardens high on Petrin Hill here in Prague this morning. They were singing their little hearts out but I have no idea what they were! You get the feeling here though that it has been a long hard winter and ocne spring gets going it will come with an absolute flourish.

3:37 pm  
Anonymous Jill said...

The little birds have been singing their hearts out all winter here and one nutter insists on singing all night long.

9:26 am  
Blogger done said...

Hello:)
What nice pics. Seems like you had fun with your family:) Happy bird watching. Take care, Elisa:)

12:28 am  
Blogger simon said...

hey Kiwi nomad! prague! got a bike yet or wil you still pcik one up in france?

Jim:- Who's Charles? We did have this nice lady with a hat and a man who did not say much, come over for the track and field events and cut a ribbon for our opera house. I have vague recollections that I might have sung for her in 1973 at St Andrews Cathedral.

3:36 am  
Blogger Maalie said...

Simon: You are just being runcible, you are!

9:04 am  
Blogger simon said...

yes Runcible and thinking of the Rumble Club. Actually I really want to say just how sorry I am for not being able to "type" the Queens English!

9:25 am  

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