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Final Marriage Paperwork!
We both filled in the rest of The Marriage forms this morning, as they have to be with The Registry Office in a few days. All done and dusted.
We handed them in, just like, handing in homework at School, to a receptionist with a familiar face, it was one of my old volunteers from my shop. It was wonderful to see her. Even better to see she had a full time job and fabulous to she her so happy. Yes I miss all of my volunteers, everyday!
The Final paperwork included details of music, witnesses and the wedding party, all sorted, and a copy of the reading that Stephen Hick will give an the opening of the ceremony!
To be honest, the room we are using isn't too bad. It has been done quite well, even having its own stain glass window. It will fit out 65 guests in, at a squeeze, and it is as tastefully decorated as it possibly can be.
Neither Jason or myself are in any shape or form religious, so a church service would have been out of the question. I did try and hire the Quaker Meeting House on London Road, but because neither of us were quakers, we were not allowed.
That is a curious thing. In 1998, we could have hired The Quaker Hall, for a 'Rite of Blessing', easily. With the advent of legalized Gay Marriage, this was no longer possible and indeed a little upsetting!
Had to go to the Doctors today. My sleeping has been so erratic! Actually my sleeping has really been non existent to be honest, so I sadly had to endure St Mary's Surgery. Spent over one hour waiting to see the Doctor! One of the busiest, worst days I had ever seen there.
She asked the usual questions, then prescribed some Zopiclone. So at least I can get to sleep now, rather than spending my nights, getting angrier and angrier!
Golden Jubilee Room!
We were allowed to pop into the Golden Jubilee Room, where our Marriage will take place. Jason wanted to check the music and we needed to see the total size of the room.
As we will all be leaving for a new life in Spain soon, I am, in particular, looking at all the things in Southampton that makes it the City it is. After all, it will not be our home for much longer, so I want as many memories as possible, before we leave.
To be perfectly honest, I have not really, ever spent anytime, looking at the historic value of Southampton. I came here to university and that was it.
It is clear, that before World War II, Southampton used to be a great and beautiful City. Very much like Winchester in many respects, it is such a shame so much was destroyed.
In the afternoon we took a walk to Southampton Common. Funny enough, despite popular belief, I hadn't spent a lot of time there either.
I hate walking at the best of times and due to the strength of these pills, had a walking stick for support!
After getting home from the city and a quick lunch, Jason forced me to go for a walk up to Southampton Common. Reluctantly I agreed.
No sooner had we got to The Avenue, I saw yet another volunteer, Felicity Froome. I was actually quite emotional seeing her. It has been a good six months, since I last saw her and she holds a special place in my heart.
She was the first volunteer I took on and we had a close friendship. Myself and Jason would see her at Christmas and have spent time with her, at various events. She is a trooper and has done so much for Oxfam.
At first she seemed a little upset to see me. I look a lot older and walk a little slower, but she was happy we were both doing well, after our ordeal.
Felicity also had her walking stick with her. that was slightly embarrassing, but after an operation understandable. We said we will pick her up during the week and take her out to a Country Pub. It would get her out and give us chance to catch up, after so long!
I love Volunteers!
It was great getting out the house, walking up The Common, on such a gorgeous day. Not enough people use Southampton's biggest assets, its parks and of course The Common.
Had a super day. Done things I would not have usually. Jason was right when he said, it does aid recovery. I may just do the same again tomorrow!
Peace and Love, always !