We’re having a number of family get-togethers over Christmas. As I said the other day, we don’t all meet on Christmas Day because in-laws and small children are prioritised, but everyone comes over here sooner or later and we’ve also met up at Al’s house and, last night, at Weeza’s. And we discovered that we had further cause to celebrate.
Dora is part of the family already, very much so. She and Ro met nearly four years ago (on the internet, which is an excellent way to meet as many of you can testify) and she was introduced to the family at Easter, a couple of months later. I’d had a slight concern, since all five of my children got on so well, how it would work out when Ronan brought a girl home because it was quite a lot to hope for, that she would be equally comfortable with the whole family, but I need not have given it a thought, she fitted in from the start. I call her Dora here because she’s adorable.
Yes, you’ve guessed it – they’re engaged. The wedding will be next September.