# 60 Leap Year Proposals
Leap Year is a funny thing. Here and in Ireland it is a traditional for women to propose marriage. A 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (strangely aged just five), said that if the proposal was refused by the man he had to pay a fine. Compensation ranged from a kiss to a silk gown and in some places the tradition was restricted to the modern leap year day, February 29.
But I’m not entirely cynical about such things. So I’d just like to say congratulations to my brother and his girlfriend. She popped the question today and he said yes….