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meet wendy haynes,
leading australian wedding & civil celebrant

Wendy HaynesQuotation MarkI love my work and have been passionate about celebrancy since I was appointed in 1995.
It's been an inspiring and rewarding journey working side by side with many couples and families creating personal, unique and heartwarming ceremonies that have touched not only the couple but everyone present. 
Whether your celebration is a wedding ceremony, name giving ceremony, funeral, birthday celebration, or any other of life's 'touchpoints', I can help you to make it unforgettable, exciting, relaxed and friendly and, most of all, fun and inspiring."Wendy Haynes Signature
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Selvilha, Portugal

Villages everywhere reveal stories from long gone eras. The little village of Sevilha, in Portugal, was like a picture postcard. Stone walled orchards with olives and grapevines. Meadows, allotments and at the very centre the Ponti de Agua. A watercourse tumbling through the centre of the village cascading over wiers and through three old mill wheels that sit in disrepair. The village is quiet and the mill wheels long silenced.

We visited here a few times and one day late in the afternoon we witnessed a group of older men and women with sacks of vegetables on their heads trudging home from the gardens. It is easy to imagine the once thriving community life and the busyness of rural survival.

We went here on the Carnation Revolution Day which wikipedia states, 'was a left-leaning military coup started on 25 April 1974, in Lisbon Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a democracy after two years of a transitional period known as PREC (Processo Revolucionário Em Curso, or On-Going Revolutionary Process), characterized by social turmoil and power disputes between left- and right-wing political forces.' Men and women were carrying carnations symbolic of the revolutionaries in 1975 who did not use direct violence to achieve their goals and people joined the soldiers in the street with red carnations.

Flowers throughout the world have come to symbolise many things... the daffodils are out here now and remind me of the Cancer Council activities back home.

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