Rachel Cowe married Mike Wicks on 1st April 2023 at Bowral, NSW, Australia. I wrote this to celebrate the occasion.
hearty congratulations to Mike and Rachel wicks who chose to marry on this day in lieu of playing tricks today's not just a special day it’s more than that I think... though Alfie’s just reached one year old enough said wink wink wink your families and friends came far and wide to help you celebrate to hear your solemn marriage vows to your best chum, pal - your mate the secrets of long married lives are somewhat hit and miss but follow them diligently and your one could be bliss. some of them are carved in stone the others left unsaid lower the seat when you leave the throne, and never fart in bed apologise for belching, rinse sand from between your toes don’t take off your wedding ring no fingers up your nose no secrets betwixt man and wife nothing to keep hush hush no accidental discovery that you used their toothbrush. don’t leave your partner home alone don’t look at me with that tone when they tell jokes don’t just groan and never use their mobile phone I could go on for ever but long lists are just drags the greatest rules for married life? - obey the one who nags. - and either respect the surfers' code* - or swim between the flags. * this template for a happy world is an easy one to teach. it's printed on steel surfboards along Maroubra beach © Herb Miller 2023