The Royal Wedding!
I had reached the point of despair and had given up hope of being able to enjoy a bottle of celebratory beer with the Royal couple (as some of you will know, the only interest that I have in royal events).
However, the term 'in the nick of time' has never seemed more relevant as this afternoon, just a matter of hours before the event, my good mate from Swimming (Nick) rolled up at our house with a bottle of 'Windsor Knot' - as far as I can tell the only beer being produced to commemorate the event.
I had been searching everywhere to find somewhere this far north with the foresight to stock some bottles but to no avail. However, Nick had read my appeal on the blog back on the 9th of May and had gone to the trouble of ordering a six-pack off the internet.
Honestly the thoughtfulness of people always humbles and astonishes me (I sometimes wish I wasn't such a grumpy git - but I'm afraid I'm probably beyond redemption).
Anyway - a big thank you Nick, (that's a pint I owe you when we get the chance) and I shall now sit on my thrown and toast the royal couple in the appropriate style (actually I will probably be toasting the brewers - and Nick, but its the thought that counts).
Have a happy and literally eventful Saturday (if that's your sort of thing)?