In the mail the other day we got an invite to BCB's cousin's engagement party. Quite the surprise, as BCB's cousin and his partner have been together for, well, ages, and neither of us expected them to be the marrying kind, after all that time.
A quick call to BCB's mother established that, in fact, the cousin proposed on 27 December - the same day BCB proposed to me! Which also explains why the cousin and his fiancee were absent from the family shindig that went hand-in-hand with my proposal! (I had wondered why they weren't there, and no-one was able to explain it to us).
How really, really lovely.