If it weren’t for the fact that I have a lovely, daily reminder, it would be difficult to believe that it’s been nine years since I first met Jo in person. We’d started exchanging e-mails ten months earlier and I visited her and her parents in Scotland in October 2004, since when we’ve been together.

We planned our wedding for the closest anniversary of my first arrival in Scotland as possible. Today (4th October) was when we met for the first time in person. 5th October is our sixth wedding anniversary and as is our tradition, we’ll be away somewhere new for the weekend.

Happy anniversaries, darling.