Two important things happened over the last week or so.
Firstly, Martin and I had a lovely engagement party. We had 119 people come all the way into the middle of nowhere to the picturesque village of Ross just to celebrate with us and wish us well. The hall looked gorgeous and the food was amazing (and trust me there was plenty of it!) thanks to my parents, soon-to-be-parents-in-law, and our army of helpers. If the wedding goes as well as the engagement party did, I am going to be very happy. Our amazing amateur photographer, Alister, did a wonderful job and here is one of my favourite photos from the day.
And secondly, I received my result for my first Diploma assignment. I had been very stressed about the assignment because it is worth 20% of my overall mark for the Diploma and I wasn't sure if I knew what was expected of me. It took me quite a while to psych myself up enough to write up the report and send it in, but it turns out that I had nothing to worry about. Not only did I pass the assignment, but I got 98% for it! I couldn't have been more thrilled. If I can do as will for the rest of the course, I will be very pleased with myself.