On the 6th I fly out to Budapest to speak at the launch of Marriage Week Hungary. The team are especially excited this year as they have the Hungarian equivalent of Richard & Judy to be the patron’s of their Marriage Week, alongside the First lady. Returning on the 7th I go straight to the Palace of Westminster for the UK launch of Marriage Week. I will be speaking about the importance of vows in relationships. Other speakers are; Harry Benson from The Marriage Foundation, Baroness Ruth Deech DBE, and Dave Percival from www.2-in-2-1.co.uk . Especially interesting will be the unpacking of our big idea for 2014, which is a genuine World record attempt!
On the 10th I leave for Bratislava to speak at their launch event. They sent me the schedule yesterday which is; “Regarding Your program schedule in Bratislava, we have invitation for radio discussion (Slovak State Radio Regina) at 8 AM to 9 AM, press conference 10 AM to 12 AM at mayor office, lunch with First Lady Silvia Gasparovicova, deputy mayor and some parliament members, church leaders and Marriage Week team at 12.30, open end. Is it OK?”.
Then on the 12th, onwards to Germany where I will be speaking at the media launch for Marriage Week in Saxony. Home on the 14th. Both Germany and Slovakia have done so well with Marriage Week, attracting amazing levels of support. I have really wanted to support them for some time, so this is a great opportunity to do so. In Germany alone last year they had 3,000 volunteers lead 1000 events in 500 cities attracting 30,000 participants. I return to Germany the week after and then later in the month I am in Bulgaria. New nation’s doing Marriage Week this year are the Bahamas and a pilot project in Israel.