The engagement is announced between Sittichai Pumpo (Aod) of Bangkok and Tim Pickles of Keswick.


Aod and TimThe engagement occurred in Bangkok, Thailand on 18 June and an announcement will be published on Friday 5 July 2013 in the Keswick Reminder newspaper.

Details of the ceremony will be announced at a later date. We hope that it will take place in the UK. Prior approval needs to be obtained from the UK Visa and Immigration Service in order to obtain Entry Clearance and from the Cumbria Superintendent Registrar. It is our desire to commit ourselves in a sacred context and we await the successful passage of the Marriages (Same Sex Couples) Bill which is currently being debated in the House of Lords.

We are both very happy and excited that our established relationship has come this far, and we are particularly grateful for the support of our respective families and our many friends in both Thailand and the UK.

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