We had to get up at 5am to catch our flight so I was a bit knackered but someone else was just a tad hyper for most of the day. He wanted to go and see and do absolutely everything he possibly could and it was starting to wear me out! We did a little bit of shopping in the morning but I didn't think too much of it as the item we would have to come back into town for in the afternoon was something that was going to have to stay in a drawer for at least a few more weeks so I wasn't that excited.
So we tootled about a bit more, saw more relatives, hung about while Derek did the majorly important thing (!) of getting his membership for the Orkney Trout Fishing Association, then wandered off to the Bay of Skaill to meet up with some pals as they were going to walk their dog there. It was really warm there (turns out Orkney managed to be one of the warmest places in the UK on Friday) and there were even kids paddling in the sea. They breed them tough up here!
So then himself starts playing about with some rocks...
And then he makes me a wee seat that looks out to sea and invites me to sit on it...
And I am totally gormless. I never twigged at all. He kneeled down in front of me and told me a few things i.e. "our pals aren't coming for a walk...that was just a ploy" and "my divorce came through on Wednesday...I'm a free man again" (and he'd been telling me that we were still waiting on that minor detail) and "would you make me very pleased by agreeing to marry me?"
I'll stop grinning at some point once the high wears off but at the moment I'm just very very pleased that my honey managed to pull it all together on the most perfect day you could have at my favourite spot in the whole world.