Symi Civil Partnership
It’s Tuesday. The nephew, son and their fiancés are off on a round the island boat trip with Neil, and the house is empty for a few hours. This has given me a little time to look through some of Allan’s photos from the events of last weekend. I have quickly selected a few which I am posting over the next few days. This will take us up to Tuesday next week when I am heading to Rhodes for a night to take mother to the airport before I return on Wednesday. After that (probably Friday) I should be back to normal-normal and you’ll start getting a more regular and varied blog. Meanwhile…
I’ll put the photos up roughly in order although they may not match up with the text. The celebrations started with a drinks party at the Rainbow bar in the village square. After this, we went home to get changed, returning half an hour later to collect mother and Neil’s father and the two best men, Neil’s son Christopher and my nephew George, plus Allan and Julie who were in charge of photos. We walked down the slope to the notary office where the first official piece of paperwork was to be done.
The notary was there ready for us, we had given her our passports in advance and the paperwork had been translated by Rachael and Anna (The Symi Estate Agent) in advance so we knew what we were signing. Rachel was also there to translate again as is required by law as we are not Greek nationals. I had had a go at translating the document myself with the help of on online translator but became confused when I started to read that, should a termination of the agreement come about, there would be a diet involved… It’s one of those words that covers a couple of things, apparently, and we were relieved that no, we would not be required by law to go on a diet should anything go wrong.
The papers were signed, hands shaken, and it was off to the boat to meet the other guests.