God is gazing down upon us. In His divine wisdom, it seems that He has decided that Frances and Stewart's wedding in The Peak District will be blessed with dry, summery weather and sunshine. That's the forecast for this coming weekend. Thanks be to God!
In terms of weather, arranging a wedding at the end of August around the time of the British bank holiday weekend is akin to rolling the dice in a Las Vegas casino. You hope you will be lucky but fear that fortune will evade you.
Of course, even if rain teemed down every hour of the weekend ahead, the wedding guests would put on a brave face and celebrate in spite of the weather. But blue skies and sunshine have a habit of lifting the general mood and injecting social events with an extra dose of joy.
It's going to be a busy day today. The sun is already shining through the front window of our semi-detached suburban house. We will be off to the flower market again in forty minutes. Time for a shower and shave methinks....