I am aware that I have been neglecting my little blog for a while now, but there is good reason I assure you! Last friday I got engaged!
It was our 5 year anniversary of being together, and Chris had surprised me with a meal at a swanky restaurant. Afterwards Chris declared that we would be sleeping in the van. Ok, I thought this a little odd, as the van was only in the driveway, but hey ho! Chris went on inside while I got ready for bed in the house, when I opened the van door there was Chris on one knee holding the ring above! I was shocked to say the least, but after several moments of dumbfounded silence I, of course, said yes!
Once I had recovered from the shock I finally got the whole story. You may remember a few weeks back that I mentioned my favourite antique shop? Well on that very visit I had pointed out a ring that I thought was pretty. Once Chris had made the decision to pop the question he decided he would have to go back to that shop to get that ring (which was an hour and a half drive away), keeping his fingers crossed that it was still there two weeks later! On his way back he went and asked my Dad's permission - luckily he said yes!
No one else knew! Not even Chris's parents, who, at the point of proposal were tucked up in bed. It was far too exciting news to wait until the next day so we decided we would have to go and wake them up. The next 30 minutes or so was spent sat on the end of their bed drinking Asti! Of course I didn't sleep all night after all of that excitement!
I'm still getting around to telling everyone, but I've had some lovely cards from the people that know so far.
My friend Jess wrote me a limerick, which pretty much sums up the event perfectly!
Another friend made me a lovely book for planning in, and dropped it on my doorstep on sunday morning.
First things first ...