We will start with Duncan, our well known celebrant from Edinburgh who is also the founder of Humanist Association Scotland
“In these past few months, we have lived through a situation unprecedented in our lifetimes. With all weddings cancelled couples lost the excitement of reaching their goal, that grand day so long in the planning. But diaries have been re written with new plans made for next year. This period did however provide us all with the opportunity to work on that list of jobs around the home we’ve been meaning to get around to, as well as the fun jobs we’ve been trying to find time to do.
For others, it has meant working from home while trying to assist with their children’s education and finding ways of entertaining them, not an easy balancing act. Yet it has also given us time to reflect on happy times. For me it was a trip to Glyndebourne to see my wonderful granddaughter Jay Yule who graduated last year with a First from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Jay was performing in the Damnation of Faust. Glyndebourne is a truly magical venue set in the heart of East Sussex, and seeing the amazing performance of all concerned was thoroughly enjoyable. Jay and I enjoyed a picnic, as is the custom, in the spectacular grounds during the interval. It was a moment in time I will never forget. Now, I look forward to all the fantastic weddings in the pipeline as lockdown is lifted.”