Not written here in.. ooh.. a long time, but just wanted to leave this here:
"For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. " - Thomas More
The quote above was written in the 16th century. Seems quite appropriate today. (Tassja showed me it, and we were both keen to put it in view).
What a weekend! Dafydd arrived on Friday afternoon, earlier than expected, which meant some hurried washing up. Having been stopped by some of the local police, who wanted to know what he was doing with a tent on a motorbike (camping?!), he was in dire need of tea. Tassja arrived scant seconds later, and we spent the evening chilling out.
Saturday morning we awoke to find Dafydd's bike stolen. We called the police, and scoured the local area, but to no avail. So far, even having checked the CCTV, it's not been found :(
Well, some will know, and others not, that on Sunday Tassja agreed to marry me. Poor girl. Of course, I'm deliriously happy, not least because I didn't have to drug her first!
In all seriousness, she makes me very happy. She's honest and thoughtful and tirelessly imaginative. I'm very, very lucky.
We're planning to hold our wedding next summer, somewhere in Scotland. We have a celebrant apparently eager to work with us (thank you, Potia!), and we're lucky in that she's one of few registered pagan celebrants in the country.
Tassja, J and Nathan live in domestic bliss, in South Wales. They share their house with some plants, lots of musical instruments and too much lego. They can often be found hanging around in remote places, talking to the trees...