How it happened…
So this is how it happened on 10th April 2010. The boy and I had gone to Cornwall for another whistlestop visit (The boy’s parents live in Cornwall). It was the school Easter break but the boy had two tours he was working on so we could only spare 4 days for this trip. I told the boy that I didn’t mind if we didn’t make it down to Cornwall, he insisted we go.
In the car on the way down, I bought up the subject of marriage, not something I did often, I mentioned that we’d been together for nearly 4 years, and asked where he saw our relationship going. He told me he didn’t believe in marriage, I didn’t talk to him for about an hour!
We arrived in Cornwall, said hello to the boys family, went to bed, all was normal.
The next morning we were up quite early, unusual for a trip to Cornwall, but it was a lovely sunny day so I got up and had breakfast, the boy was keen to go out and take the family dog, Padi, for a walk. We drove to St. Agnes headland, a place we’ve been many a time and a place that I remember the boy telling me was very special to him.
We went for a walk, I had my camera and was taking lots of photos, the boy and Padi were off ahead. When I caught up to the boy he was sat on a grass verge taking in the view. I sat on his knee, he asked if I fancied going shopping today, I said I didn’t mind, it was a beautiful day, perhaps we should go to the beach instead, he said he had some bits he wanted to pick up in town, I said ‘well I do need a new toothbrush’, we decided we’d go into town.
The boy stood up, I stood up, he got down on one knee, and asked “Will you marry me?” I said, half laughing “Are you serious?”, he said “Yes”, looking nervous now, I said “Yes!!!!” We hugged, we kissed, I was shocked.
I had NO IDEA, not a smidgen of an inkling! I was shaking with excitement.
He said “The shopping trip is for us to choose the ring!” And there was me talking about buying a new toothbrush…
The photo below was taken minutes after I said “Yes!!!!”
How did it happen for you? I’d love to hear your engagement stories….