Pete is getting married to the wonderful Gill tomorrow.
Since we met back in 97, Pete has been the benchmark for dependable self-sufficiency. Relying on no-one and competing with everyone (most of all himself), he has consistently used guile and wit to forge his own path. He remains an inspiration, driving rationally and stoically through the worst luck without giving up or surrendering. Adopt, adapt and improve incarnate.
I've searched through my photos to find a quintessentially Pete moment and I've chosen this from 10 years ago: not just hitting the swing ball but brutalising the bastard while his wife-to-be ducks for cover.
Through everything, he's remained my friend - even if I have not always met his understandably high standard and for that, I am absolutely grateful.
Good luck tomorrow, Pete! Looking forward to it.