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“Paul did an excellent piece of work in translating my business’s website into German. The service was good value, had a speedy turnaround and at all times Paul’s translation was thoughtful and intelligent, suggesting improvements not only to the German version but also to the original English. Many thanks! I would definitely recommend Paul / A1 Language Services for any translation work.”
Catherine Potter, Joint Proprietor, Bambú Holiday Resort, Benamocarra (Málaga), December 2009

Wedding countdown – 8 days to go PDF
Wednesday, 21 July 2010 00:00

Things are dropping into place gradually, although there continue to be some hairy moments. 

All my original documents, plus certified translations, were sent on Monday from Manchester to Germany via Federal Express guaranteed next day delivery.  44 quid and they didn’t arrive the next day as contracted!  Where were they?

Tracking progress online, they went from Manchester to Paris to Stuttgart and then back to Paris again this morning!  Several phone calls to the FedEx didn’t really shed much light, but we heard this afternoon that the documents had indeed been received safely at their destination. 

At least all the delivery services we’ve used to do with the wedding have been consistent – they’ve all been very poor!  That’s Royal Mail, Correos and Federal Express. Unbelievable!

On a more pleasant note we went to Ronda this morning to collect the wedding rings and to change my wedding shirt for a smaller size.  No problems there.

So, all that’s left to do now is pack a very long wedding dress into a standard size suitcase, plus all our other bits, before we fly off to Germany tomorrow for meetings with registrars and pastors and to organise the various components of our two big days – the civil marriage and the church ceremony.

© Paul Whitelock 



Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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