I was absolutely delighted to have the day off work today to be able to watch the climax to a weekend of celebrations live.
Despite the dreadful weather, the whole thing passed off really well. I was delighted to see that my nation rose to the occasion and did what we always used to do so well. Concentrated on our strengths.
We played our rugby to those strengths and took the conditions into account with our tactics. And we won for a change – Australia 6 Scotland 9.
Right then, off to watch the Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving which I have, of course, recorded. Don’t spoil it by telling me what happened.
But I’ll bet you that the Patron of the Scottish Rugby Union, the Princess Royal, will have been somewhere in the Palace of Westminster after the service watching the closing minutes of the game.
In passing and on other posts and issues, I liked that dress and thought the Countess of Strathearn looked magnificent in it. The designer, Sarah Burton, customised it brilliantly and, as worn by Kate, made it unique, in my opinion.
And somebody should tell CO and Soutie that it would not be practicable to lock Alexander McQueen up in the Tower or display his head on Traitors’ Gate unless we go to the bother of scraping up his ashes from the Isle of Skye and reconstituting him. Smiley things.