Now that they have all been sent (hopefully!) here’s a snap of one of our wedding invitations, which we prepared earlier


They also include a lovely map, thanks to OpenStreetMap, and a very detailed information sheet, just in case the internet encounters a terrible catastrophe and stops working in the near future. If you ever decide to make your own wedding invitations, I would definitely recommend keeping it simple… or just invite 3 people! Actually, deciding who to invite has been the only stressful bit of the process so far- I would love to invite everyone but that’s not really an option, in any economic climate, not just the current one.


Britglyph detour

Britglyph is a project to create a modern variation of a geoglyph, representing John Harrison’s Chronometer H5 in the form of stones left at locations across the country. It’s such a great idea that I’ve been following the progress since the beginning of December- I think I first found out about the idea when @britglyph started following me on Twitter. No idea why, and no idea why we’ve all been going on our mini adventures. I think the most likely explanation is that we’re all insane!

Today, on the way to Wickham (which is actually in exactly the opposite direction from my house!), I finally made it to my nearest marker, outside Romsey. I had some stones left over from an earlier project to secure a sat nav in my car’s cup holder…


…which wasn’t that successful as it turns out. Luckily a baked bean tin is doing a great job instead. Not the most exciting stones…


…but then it wasn’t the most exciting of locations- basically a motorway roundabout at the top of the M271! The stones are actually on the road island where the Romsey Road joins the roundabout, rather than right in the middle of the roundabout. At this point the same police car had driven past three times so I decided against fighting through the undergrowth. That could have been a fun explanation!


Still a few unclaimed markers if you have a stone and nothing to do tomorrow!