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heart graffiti 1000x359In the Hindi and Nepalese languages, the word “sally” means sister in law. In those cultures, family positions dictate specific roles and duties within the family life.

Those who have the position of sally, must take responsibility for the arrangements of the wedding and marriage of family members.

It’s a funny old world, this life!


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peacock croppedDear clients of mine who will be having a wedding blessing next year, have told me that the peacock is a very important yogic symbol as it is capable of turning poison into nutrition and represents transformation.

Strangely, as symbolism and meaning are so important to me, I have never particularly considered my own surname and it’s relevance to weddings and celebrations, which is my joyous work!

Of course, their insight into the peacock meaning got me going and I had to research further.

Apparently the symbolism of a peacock at a wedding ceremony can bring the following amazing qualities to your special day!:

Integrity, showing your true colors, nobility, holiness, guidance, protection, watchfulness, great vibrancy, “a walk of faith”, self-esteem booster, vision, refinement, spirituality and incorruptibility (a take on that ‘forsaking all others’ line from traditional wedding vows!) Phew!

I was delighted to also learn that in Hindu culture, the Peacock is associated with the deity Lakshmi, representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.

Well, well, the power of a name and the symbolism of a stunning bird!

“No pressure Sally!” I thought to myself.

Hope that I can live up to it, certainly trying my best xx

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Thought I’d check out why some folk might be in irrational fear of these 24 hours & it’s all a bit odd, LOL.

There are a variety of apparent connections with roots both in religion & politics. One powerful masonic reference is to the fascinating Knights Templar, 100s of them were arrested in France on Friday 13 October 1307 falsely charged with heresy, immorality and abuses. They were bad boys, but so interesting.  Jesus is said to have died on a Friday, legend also says that if 13 people sit at a table to dine, one will die within the year.

In Greece & Spain the date of fear is Tuesday 13th. Wedding couples always feel so relieved that I never planned Corfu marriages on a Friday 13th, but were unaware of the look of fear on locals when ceremony dates fell on Tuesday 13th.  Ignorance is sometimes bliss.

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You know when you get that spare second in your life and remember to do something that you’ve been meaning to do for ages.

And you know when you get that really weird feeling if you have ever Googled yourself!?

Well I’ve just done both, right now.

I am happily chuffed to bits as “Corfu Celebrant” brings me up @ number 2 & 3, of only 3 so that makes me a bit unique.

Which is nice.

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kite1000x340Congratulations!  Get the rainbow flags out! Same sex marriages have become legal in UK. Plan for 2014 and celebrate with a symbolic ceremony here in Corfu! It’s a dream come true, long overdue but finally there is recognition and equality. Crack open that champagne, mine’s a large one.

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700x238It’s a huge decision in life but I can announce that it’s official, I have re-entered the world of weddings. OMG what have I done?!

“From this moment on I am joined to matrimony of my own free will, I owe it love, faith and respect for the rest of my life”

Get ready Corfu, “Sally Weddings” is back, you can check out all the info by clicking here keyislandservices.com

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It’s a funny old world, this life, …at the minute.Shop bannerB760x 130

Am I the only one to have doubts, I mean I consider myself to be a fairly rational person, or am I? Is it me who is daft? I’m somewhat surprised by the more serious Mayan calendar stuff, I know I blogged it, but as always in an understated gesture, OK have we only 2 days left? Yeehagh, this could be the answer for so many people. For me, what will be will be, as always. See you in the next world, Friday night. globe840x400

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