These last two weeks we have been surrounded by family. Some have been here in person and others have been spoken to on the phone or have sent emails, cards and incredibly thoughtful presents. But amongst all this love and kindness we've also wanted to be by ourselves sometimes - just the two of us. I suspect that all people getting married feel like this occasionally.
A couple of days ago G and I set our alarms for just before dawn and got up to go for a walk. That time of day is the only time it is cool enough to hike at the moment.
It was a stunning walk - one of the best we've done down here. And it was just what we needed to remind ourselves why we want to get married to each other, in this magical place.