My daughter Hilary got married today, and it was a total delight. In the bad old days parents gave their children away, and spent a fortune showing the neighbours how well off they were. So much better now. The bride and groom also made all the arrangements – booking venues, taxis, B and Bs, and making sure that we all had a good time. all including friends from Edinburgh, mates from New Zealand and Nicaragua, young couples with young children, aging relatives and all the other factors which threaten to make weddings tedious or embarrassing. Even the weather – despite a hostile forecast – conspired to make this a really special weekend, relaxed and friendly, which we all enjoyed. Once again I’m so glad to have the photos – it will be very easy to revisit this, on cold winter nights if I’m feeling low.