It hardly seems possible but in just one week’s time I will be getting ready for a wedding – my wedding. I’ve come back home now and am currently engaged in a bit of jewellery repair to my Estonian amber necklace. I’ve left Emma at the hairdressers, having had my pre-wedding cut first (she’s having the same hairdresser do hers).

It’s suddenly all getting very, very close – I just hope there isn’t we’ve forgotten to do. I’m sure that there isn’t but I fear it none-the-less.