Another cheaty pre-written post today - as you're reading this, I'll be nowhere near a computer and celebrating my wedding in my in-laws back garden.
This is a really personal post, and possibly completely irrelevant to anyone but me and about three other people, but I thought I'd share a few images of where I'm spending my day (no, it's not at Camelot).
When we came up with the idea of introducing a slight festival theme to our wedding celebrations, my dad-in-law suggested building a festival tent in their back garden for the after-party. I envisaged a gazebo-type construction with a bit of bunting; however, somewhere around February this year, my fiance and I were proudly shown this:
It's a scale plan of their garden with the planned construction. The big bit of wood in the middle is a tree, and the whole structure is designed properly with stresses and strains in the right places so it won't all fall over - it's been up for two months now in real life and it does work.
After I'd got over the "aarrgh it's amazing" bit, the mathematician in me took over - I think this is one of the best bits of "real-life maths" I've ever seen. I'm going to adapt this for use in my classroom next year somehow, as there's scale drawing, accurate measurement and lots of shapes to spot in the roof construction.
My favourite bit had to be this little wooden person to give a bit of relative sizing, although he's actually a little too tall.
I'll tweet some pictures later on today of what it actually looks like - I've seen it as a shell but I'm preparing to be overwhelmed at the transformation later on today!