Humanist Wedding, Man on a Bike and Dessert

25 Apr

I loved my whole teaching career and when I retired I never dreamed that I would be so lucky to have this job of conducting special and unique Ceremonies for happy people! Today saw the Wedding Ceremony of a young Swedish couple and it was just lovely. They have promised to send me some photos  that I can put on here but I did just manage to snatch one as they walked up the aisle together afterwards. It was a new experience for me to have the vows repeated in Swedish.  All fifty  guests had come over from Sweden for the event.

After the Ceremony

After the Ceremony

2   As we were waiting for the Ceremony to begin, I noticed a biker on the cliffs, balancing his bike on a boulder and making an intriguing silhouette.

Biker on the Headland, Newquay

Biker on the Headland, Newquay

3   I saw a board outside a hotel in Falmouth the other day saying – “Did you know that stressed backwards is desserts?”  I decided that a dessert was on the cards today as the lovely Mr S has been battling a nasty virus for a week and I am struggling to beat it off so I decided that we both needed some quality comfort food. Rhubarb Butterscotch certainly fits that bill!  If the photos tempt you, the recipe can be found here. Click on any photo for the caption.

My heart goes out to all the people affected by the terrible earthquake in Nepal, such a beautiful country with beautiful and generous people. We bought a Shelterbox recently and I would be pleased to discover that our box is going out to help the people of Kathmandu.


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16 responses to “Humanist Wedding, Man on a Bike and Dessert

  1. saymber

    April 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    OMG RHUBARB!!! I miss it soooo much. When I was growing up in Sioux Falls SD we had it in pie, cake and in a sauce (strawberry/rhubarb) you could pour on ice cream! YUM!!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    the biker …how perfect!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      When I first saw him, I thought he was a sculpture! I had time to go and get my camera, get back to the view, focus and get several shots and then he moved! 🙂

  3. utesmile

    April 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I can imagine it is wonderful to do a wedding. As for the Rhubarb recipe it sounds so easy and soooo delicious. I am going to find some rhubarb…..

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

      It is! I had to avoid looking at the Mums yesterday as they were both mopping tears and I began to feel quite choked – which of course, I must not do! 🙂

      • utesmile

        April 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        I always join when someone cries, I am terrible…. It is a wonderful day for the family though happy and moving!

  4. Don

    April 26, 2015 at 7:07 am

    What a privilege it is to do those ceremonies for people, and that image of that guy with his bicycle is so good.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Yes, it is. Just one more booked this year. 🙂

  5. calvin

    April 26, 2015 at 2:51 am

    First two photos. Number one, without hesitation stepping into the horizon. Number two, the universal bicycle man pondering the horizon.

    In the rhubarb I have fallen often, and as a dessert I like. No, I like a lot. And for the record, I to am battling a virus. I know. Here’s the recipe make it yourself………..I was at my mother’s today, while there I checked. Not a sign of it at all. Soon I hope.

    I had not heard of the earthquake. Am off to understand.

  6. Grannymar

    April 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I have taken note of the recipe, with no dairy, it is right up my street.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Glad to hear that. Hope you like it! 🙂


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