Wonderful news: today Elder Son, while they were sitting on a park bench, finally asked girlfriend to marry him and she said yes. (Just as well as he'd already bought the ring.)
Thought he was never going to get round to it but it looks like we will have a wedding to look forward to next year.
We are delighted as we love girlfriend and they are ideally-suited, both being of quiet temperament and quite unable to make a decision.
We are all so excited!