So you will probably guess fairly rapidly that I am not in Okinawa. I will leave you to guess in which country I am. Some clues; 23 hours travel from Okinawa, limited diving, people hacked off, police and politicians either in resignation or denial mode.
Big family wedding celebration at the extraordinary home of my sister and brother in law. It is the perfect English country house with the perfect English country house gardens, at their best on a damp July day.
The dampness initially causes trepidation but as the afternoon progresses the precipitation decreases and blue sky breaks through. The English really know how to put on English country house weddings. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres on the lawns, piper leads us to the speech marquee, inventive and sincere oratory,
dinner marquee in the paddock and attached to the barn, check the menu,
fine wines a gogo,
singing, Scottish country dance band, much dancing, Fish and Chip van turns up at 11:30.
The wedding is a Anglo/Danish mingle
and the Danish guests are excellent. There is good sprinkling of babies which causes grandparental yearning amongst the older contingent.
What a great event! Congratulations to Lara and Thilde! Many thanks to Barry and Rosie for their superb generosity and hospitality.
This is how it should be done.