For those not on this beautiful Island, Tynwald Day, 5th July, is when new laws are declared in a ceremony which has remained largely unchanged in over 1000 years. There are processions and salutes and all in all, a fantastic sense of patriotism as the Manx people celebrate their National Day.
As I drove through St John’s this morning on the way to the shop, there were already hoards of people gathering, in the pouring rain, with only plastic ponchos and windswept brollies to protect them! Manx flags lined the main road leading up to Tynwald Hill and Boy Scouts and Army Cadets were rushing around in preparation for the parade.
You can follow the ceremony in a live stream from the BBC news website.
In the meantime, here are some more flowery pictures from our weekend weddings. Yesterday we said congratulation to Kirsty & Tom, and today we congratulate our other happy couple, Sally & Gary, who also married on Saturday.
Happy Tynwald Day everyone… don’t get too wet x