The day ended where I started - in Dorset. I had intended to head up but a barrage of Statements took up most of the day in the Chamber and I knew that a contribution I wanted to make during the Ivory Bill debate would never be heard.
Up early and out for a run in the park. With the House on a one-line Whip, I stayed on overnight to welcome pupils from St Mary's Primary School in Swanage. They'd come on an educational visit to the Commons and choose a lovely sunny day.
An early morning contribution to Dorset's BBC Radio Solent began my day. They wanted to talk to me about the Airborne Initiative on the back of a radio package from one of the YOIs that run the programme.
Up early and out into the park in glorious sunshine. Once in the House, my first meeting was in Mark Francois' office to discuss the on-going disgrace of seeing our veterans hounded for alleged offences committed sometimes decades ago.
Up to London after a short stint in the office. Plenty to get on with once in my office. The move to two unitary authorities rumbled on, with Christopher Chope keeping the House until after 2200 while he continued to talk down the move.
On the day of the Royal Wedding, I headed to Northampton to attend a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the life of a very old family friend. My eldest son is named after him, such was his influence on my young life. As the sun shone for Harry and Meghan at Windsor, so it did for us. What a day.