Sunday, October 19, 2008
MY FIRST INDIAN WEDDING
Yesterday I attended my first Indian Hindu wedding. My friend and I arrived late but apparently Indian weddings often run late and it started after we arrived. The ceremony was very long and we were invited to go and eat while it was still going on - very different from an English wedding! The bride wore red and gold and all the Indian ladies were dressed in saris but most of the Indian men wore English suits. A truly fascinating experience.
My victory as 2008 Bedford Youth Champion was publicised on the Beds on Sunday website and Chiltern Radio and I received compliments from 2 former Bedford Youth Champions, Andrew McConnell and Peter Hand, both Conservative Councillors.
Thank you Andrew for your Blog article on Blogging for Bedford
Sadly my week was overshadowed by the death of my 93 year old aunt in Portsmouth so I have a funeral on Friday. Aunt Erina was in poor health for months but lived a long and interesting life, which we shall celebrate at Portsmouth Cathedral.