Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A wee wooden ring and Wandering in the Fells

David and I are humbled by the people we meet through our work.  Good people; people who are in love, thoughtful people who care deeply and who are actively making the world a better place.  
It just doesn't get any better than this ...
It never ceases to amaze us that from our remote homestead in the Cariboo Chilcotin of British Columbia we can come to know so many wonderful people from all over the planet.  
New friends who come into our lives solely because of their desire for a wooden ring. .  .

Enter Jonathan and Jessie. 
It was late September or early October of 2010 when we first began our friendship with this couple.  In November last year David began work on Jonathan's rosewood ring for his beloved.  They were married in the UK in early March 2011. 

After their celebrations Jonathan wrote: ". . .  Everything was a huge success and all is grand after a week of recovery. I can't thank-you enough for the lovely work on the ring. Jessie wept...really!  I hadn't let her see or try the ring before the ceremony so she was so moved by the entire event made all the better by your amazing ring. Thank-you again and again for being a very important part of our special day. I couldn't have hoped
for a better sequence of events from start to finish and your ring was and will remain a daily reminder of an amazing weekend in our lives.  Please stay in touch :):):) and continued success. 
Cheers,  Jonathan and Jessie


Ahh, the photographs... Jessie looking so classic and beautiful and Jonathan in his handsome kilted attire.  The two of them, the vehicles (which caught David’s eye) and the scenery; a joy to behold!  For myself who has not yet traveled abroad; these scenes are like stepping into an historical novel.  

"The outdoor ceremony was exactly what we wanted and so many people who attended said they loved the connection with the outdoors. You mentioned David has a love of old cars; so I think he will like this one.  This was our car for the Saturday. It's a 1939 French 2CV Cittron and the pic is from the village hall where we had the reception. The view is down the meadows towards the fells/hills. This area is awesome in that people have been living in these fells for over 8000 years with standing stones circles etc all over the place. It's not the Rockies, but it has it's own charm and the great thing is that every fell is "walk-able". We're out in the hills as often as time allows and we're never happier than when we're tramping across empty hill tops."

"Life is absolutely grand and Jess and I are settling nicely into a wonderful full time love affair. She adores her ring by the way and loads of interest in it. Hard to believe it's been almost a year since we started the process but here we are. I hope all is well in paradise. Life here is amazing and getting better all the time.
We have moved into a lovely 1690s cottage in a sweet little village where horses still clip clop past the door and the milk is delivered in cute little glass bottles...

Yes ...

Our days are filled with wonder ~ 
We are surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, thankful for today's technology which allows us to do what we do where we do it, and we are wrapped in the warmth of the good people who wear these little wooden bands called Touch Wood Rings. 

It is indeed a good life.  Thanks for visiting.