Sunday, December 23, 2007

Two Weddings and a Funeral

This blog records significant achievements, happiness, sadness, successes and failures of Montgomeryshire people. I've been scouring the Sundays for items worthy of record. Following yesterday's tribute to a lost friend, I find reports of two weddings of interest today.

Firstly, Mandrake in the Telegraph reports that my old next door neighbour of many years, Alex Carlile has married Alison Levitt. We were all very shocked when Alex left Montgomeryshire a couple of years ago, and Frances, his wife of 30 years to be with his new woman. We haven't seen Alex since he left. He was Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire from 1983 - 1997 and has found fame in his retirement through very high profile legal cases, notably defending Paul Burrell, and as Government-appointed reviewer of anti-terrorism laws.

The second wedding also has a loose connection with a Montgomeryshire MP, in that the bride to be was once engaged to the current incumbent. Today, Catherine Evans reports in the Wales on Sunday that Sian Lloyd, the ITV weather girl, is to marry her fiance, Jonathon Ashman as soon as it can be arranged in the New Year. This blog previously reported on the proposal of marriage, which resulted in a dramatic lifting of the clouds over Mt. Kilimanjaro. I'm not surprised that Sian wants to get on with it, in that he is described by Catherine as a 'millionaire lover' and by Sian as a 'soul mate' and 'kind, caring, considerate, sharing and loving'. Since the couple intend to spend as much time as possible in Montgomeryshire, I think we can reasonably look forward to some nice weather over the next few months.

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