Tuesday, 31 January 2006

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The thing is, now everyone is talking to me about weddings. Maybe I should have kept quiet about it for a couple for a couple of days while I got used to the idea. I think that ‘getting engaged’ seemed very separate from ‘getting married’. Now I might have a bit of a problem because people at work are all telling me to book the venue and set the date asap because 18 months isn’t that long. But at the same time Pooch, being the gruffalo that he is, doesn’t want to think about any of that stuff til much nearer the time. And early forays into a discussion about such things have shown us both that our idea of an ideal wedding and honeymoon do not exactly coincide.

Anyway, how did it happen?

There we were walking along the roads behind oxford street when we got into a discussion about how people show love and I jokingly complained he didn’t buy me enough stuff and we should go shopping. Pooch agreed and said “Let’s buy a ring.”. So off we went into house of fraser (we were at their back entrance when this happened) and I started looking at the dior rings (he bought me two dior rings before which are enamelled and very sweet). After about 53 seconds I paused and said, “Wait, do you mean ‘the’ ring?” and it was then the penny dropped.

We then charged in a rampant fashion down bond street looking for ring shops that hadn’t closed and there were of course very few (it was after 6 and they had mostly closed). So we agreed to get a temporary ring (pictured here)
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Then we went off to an obscure French bistro and had a very lovely dinner (the profiteroles were divine) and between the starter and the main course he asked me if I would marry him and I said yes. Then we spent the rest of the meal grinning at each other.

The plan is to actually get wed next May (maybe? 2007 that is) but before then we need to get the official ring. So that is the task for this weekend. Then I’ll have another ring to show you a picture of.

Actually I’m feeling pretty freaked out right now. The rosyness has warn off a bit and reality is creeping in….

Plus this totally puts the kybosh on Japan. (No, he doesn’t want to go there for the honeymoon.)

I am happy and excited, but I know I don't quite sound it yet!

18 comments:

Flossie said...

YAY! Congratulations Lixie, I'm really happy for you :o)

I have to say, I like the temporary ring. Top marks for get TWO engagement rings from Pooch :o)

Alice x

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations!

Jess said...

congratulations! If you are anything like my sister and her intended, you get engaged and then take forever to set a date (they too have very different ideas about the event). My advice is, enjoy the 'being engaged' bit.

m said...

Wow!
Lixie, that is good news!

rachel said...

Congratulations, take a deep breath and remember that your plans have to suit you and Pooch first, then your family and friends after that. Be happy and enjoy yourselves!

blueadt said...

Congratulations!

Nic said...

Yay! Congratulations! I'm one of those annoying blog lurkers but i had to congratulate you. All the love going around the blogs at the mo! Anyone got any spare, pass it over here ;o)
Seriously though, I agree with Rachel, stick with what you and Pooch want. Although we've been engaged three years because my other half thinks getting married at the top of Snowdon would be a good plan....
Yay for you!!
Nic
xx

Sue said...

Congratulations!

Becky said...

WOWEEEEE - congratulations - that is fantastic - your Pooch seems like a lovely upstaning man - I am sure you will be very happy together - panic is a perfectly normal response in a situation like this - fret not, I am sure it will wear off soon.

I am so happy for you both - I am sure your wedding will be beautiful, original and individual, whatever you choose to do.

PURLPOWER said...

Congratulations to you and the Pooch!

Karen said...

Hey, big congrats!! If the date isn't till sometime next year, you might have time to knit your own wedding dress ...??????.....

Iris said...

Congratulations Lixie, that's wonderful news!! And I like your temporary ring - very sweet. :-)

It can be a bit scary at times, being engaged, don't you think? D and I were engaged for 1 1/2 years, so I had plenty of time to freak out an get a grip again. ;-)

I wish you both all the very best!

Knitsmith said...

That's wonderful congratulations to you both.
Jan

Tracy said...

Ahhhh, that's so romantic! Congratulations, I've gone all gooey now...

RoxyKnits said...

Blimey, one minute thinking about it, next minute all done....no messing around is there.

Congratulations to you both!

And happy ring shopping (& take no notice of anyone else - just do your thing)

Liz said...

Wow - congratulations! Hope the ring-shopping went well!

Fred said...

All be it rather late congratulations :-D

Woolly Wormhead said...

Congratulations darling!

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