For my daughter’s wedding in September I am tasked with collecting a shiny red Jaguar E-Type for her glamorous exit from church with her new husband.
I owned a V12 roadster version in the early 1980s and loved it. In those days you could pick one up relatively cheaply and petrol – which it consumed at a prodigious rate – didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
There is no official wedding “season” but as the summer months approach more wedding bells will be heard. There are 38 of the Fine Individual Hotels collection that offer wedding packages, from civil services to reception banquets to a full service with accommodation.
A brief experiment with an allotment years ago convinced me that my fingers were anything but green.
Just about the only thing I managed to grow was a bumper crop of couch grass which spread at an alarming rate, drilling devilishly through my spuds and strangling everything else.