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good for guests but vows need re-writing

The registrar made a face over our choice of readings, but accepted them anyway. Our write-in vow, though, apparently belongs to the church and we must write another one. We can send it in by email, so that'll be wednesday, along with checking for occult vegetarians -- nearly there!

Had guests round to the new place yesterday and it functioned well; six boxes remain in the living room but I'm tackling them, day on day. Speaking of day, the day bed is in my studio now, closed up to its narrowest setting and shoved between the desk and the shelves. Yay! Teasel celebrated by disappearing for hours; I found him curled up on it, camouflaged against the black and white disturbance pattern fabric that covers the matress, purring with his paws over his head. I understand, fluff. It is a nice place to lounge. Though, right now -- not if you're tall!

At moment it looks a bit like someone set the room up as a set ("Jeremy Dennis's studio") rather than the place in which I sit and work but I'm sure a thin layer of dust and the remaining three boxes of playmobil and dinosaurs will take care of that.

P.S. For the first time, educated crow and little plastic owl are in the same room. I've put them at opposite ends of the topmost glass shelf of the desk, but they're still looking at each other funny. "I could take you" (flap) "no, dear ... um (it is hard to tell with little owls) ... I think you'll find that I am the one who will take you... back to school! Cawcawcawcaw!". Oh dear.


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14th Jul, 2009 09:04 (UTC)
It was probably the 50 page excerpt from John Galt's speech from Atlas Shrugged that they didn't fancy.
14th Jul, 2009 09:18 (UTC)
we couldn't have that
-- too much religious content
14th Jul, 2009 09:29 (UTC)
Re: we couldn't have that
Are there official guidelines for the score on the God-ometer?

Amusingly, at a recent friends' wedding one of the readings was a Native American blessing and the vicar got in a swipe in his sermon 'and the Native Americans are talking about nature, and nature of course Comes From God'.

Edited at 2009-07-14 09:43 (UTC)
14th Jul, 2009 11:49 (UTC)
Re: we couldn't have that
Are there official guidelines for the score on the God-ometer?

Not only are there no official guidelines, but you can get away with oblique religious references far more easily the less likely the registrar is to have e.g. a Classics degree.

We had a sample set of readings from our registrar which included at least two or three passages - my memory's fading, sadly - that you'd never get past Oxford's. And that was only going as far as Cardiff. What would Captain Jack say?
14th Jul, 2009 13:24 (UTC)
I'll have the groom, then the bride, not necessarily in that order?
14th Jul, 2009 13:23 (UTC)
Re: we couldn't have that
That sounds like at least two more religions at the ceremony than we need.
14th Jul, 2009 10:24 (UTC)
14th Jul, 2009 13:18 (UTC)
Our write-in vow, though, apparently belongs to the church What, do they have the copyright on all the god stuff? or the monopoly at any rate. Cor! I'd never heard of this.
14th Jul, 2009 13:21 (UTC)
Apparently the vows -- pardon me, promises -- must not use even parts of the church versions! So no "for richer, for poorer", even if you chop out the so-help-me-gods!
14th Jul, 2009 15:22 (UTC)
What about if you tried shuffling them a bit? — "for richer, for poorly, in sickness and in wealth"?
14th Jul, 2009 18:09 (UTC)
Om nom nom
For rich tea, for puris...
14th Jul, 2009 21:52 (UTC)
£68 to do it in Vegas. Pity about the transport costs.
14th Jul, 2009 21:53 (UTC)
But that's exactly what j4 and I did and our registrar didn't bat an eyelid!
I, [A], take you, [B],
to be my wife/[husband],
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part.

[A], I give you this ring
as a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you.
15th Jul, 2009 06:48 (UTC)
I'm getting the strong impression that it varies wildly between registrars here.
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