Some people are as cheeky as they are ignorant. I love featuring guest contributors on the blog, but they're always industry experts, kind and generous people who know what they're talking about, offering genuine advice. Not like this guy... On 20 Jan 2016, at 09:17, Grand Sapphire wrote: Hi, Hope all is well, I have just gone through English Wedding, I am impressed and appreciate the effort. I was wondering if I could offer you a blog article, it will be about the wedding industry and totally unique to EW. If you are interested, let me know and I will send one with pictures. I was thinking to write on tips for brides to get their body toned up for the wedding. To see the example of my writing you can visit my blog here: grandsapphire.co.uk/blog Regards, David Carr _ _ _ _ _ Hi David, It’s nice that you appreciate the effort I’ve put into the English Wedding Blog. Thanks! However, I’ll politely decline your offer of an article to help brides get their body toned up for the wedding: there’s far too much pressure on brides to lose weight and this side of the industry doesn’t interest me in the slightest. Also, as you’re writing on behalf of a luxury hotel in Croydon(?) I can’t see quite how you’re qualified to share expert advice on such a sensitive topic. Do keep reading wedding blogs, they’ll probably be a bit of an eye-opener. Claire Author: The English Wedding Blog. Other hats include: Calligrapher, Beach Girl, Copywriter and Explorer. English-Wedding.com
How is everyone feeling this morning? It seems very odd to be on our way out of the EU: I voted to remain and honestly believed the voice of reason would win through. Leaving this decision in the hands of the public was wrong: Cameron should never have done it. I've never felt I was qualified to make a decision on our being part of the EU. Only a legal and economics expert who also happened to be a humanitarian (most importantly of all) could ever understand the big picture. Instead, we left the decision in the hands of the British media. I believe a very large part of our country is racist. As a nation we're selfish, lack foresight and are totally unqualified to make decisions of this magnitude. The scale of our ignorance is what has shocked me this morning more than anything else. But - rather than crying over spilt milk I'm trying to think of the future now. Where do we go from here? The EU was a pretty safe place: relatively rich countries supporting each other and sharing common ground. Our own countrymen have turned us out of that, and we now find ourselves part of the wider world. So perhaps it's time to play a more active supporting role in world issues: to look at the conflicts in Syria, human rights in Africa and the cultures of child labour, animal cruelty, mistreatment of women and corrupt governments in so many countries outside of our safe little EU world. Let's see today as the day we join the rest of the planet, widen our awareness and do what little we can - as individuals - to make the world a better place. If the EU is now our past, the planet is our future.
Alex and Andrew’s nature-inspired Wynyard Hall wedding with a touch of Aussie – with David West Phot fb.me/7p79gKH1m