I hadn’t really planned to visit Ireland this year, but then my sister Michelle phoned the other day to say that her boyfriend, David Bowles, had just proposed to her. Not a big surprise. They had moved in together earlier this year, and we were all assuming that it was a question of when, not if.
They plan to get married quite soon, as his father has been given six-to-nine months to live, and they want him to be at the wedding. I don’t know if the date is firm yet, but the latest that I’m hearing is November-11th.