Friday, 21 December 2012
Peace, Love, Joy
There’s not many occasions that bring together families from near and far like a wedding does.
Me and Julie have family who now live in Australia, Close friends who have set up home over in Lanzarote and ourselves now live in Cumbria, leaving our closest relatives behind.
Today the world is a smaller place than the one my parents knew. They moved 300 miles north from Folkstone , Kent, to Burnley, Lancashire, over 60 years ago and back then there was no M6 Motorway. Today the Journey to Kent may take 5 hrs ,but back then you wouldn't go by car and a train was 8hrs. They reminisce of the day they left their childhood home and how sad its was leaving everyone behind including memories. Telephones were not common features of the home so letters were the only way to keep abreast of peoples lifes.
It wasn't long though until they settled and the Lancashire folk embraced them with open arms and as the years roll new friends became life long ones.
Weddings and births have always brought us all back together and with Facebook and Skype all our friends we left behind are still in our living rooms via our computers and on our mobiles as the updated statuses come in as they happen.
We love the internet and we love dealing with the world as our customers base. In the shop we see many different customers as they plan there futures and like ourselves their families and friends are wide spread.
By Peter Greenaway
The Wedding Boutique
22 The Square
Wedding shoe and Bridal shoes specialist