Monday, February 14, 2011

Bling on Love!

  Happy Valentine's Day to all and in the spirit of Maxabella and Felicity's "Bling on Love" here is my story:

I met my husband when I was 25 years old.  He was dressed in head to toe lycra the day that I met him, which is definitely worthy of a blog entry at some point!  Tonight though I will share the story of our engagement.  So, several years after our first fortuitous meeting we were now living together and enjoying our hedonistic youth! I had been away on a trip and walked in the door at about 10 o'clock at night, exhausted and filthy, this was after all in my glamourous flying days.  Husband-to-be was lovely and welcoming, offering me a glass of wine as I walked through the door, but all I wanted to do was have a shower and crawl into bed.  Ignoring his requests to come and sit down with him I went and had a shower.  Afterwards feeling a bit more refreshed and a touch guilty I sat down with him on the couch where he kept trying to engage me in conversation.  Getting increasingly irritated with him, I growled at him what do you want?

To marry you was his response. As you can guess I had not been expecting that answer! Looking at him in confusion he suddenly whipped a little black velvet ring box out of his pocket and flicked it open.  Inside I saw the most spectacular diamond!

Sliding off the couch into an awkward kneeling position, squashed between the couch and the coffee table, he then asked me to marry him. Yes, I jubilantly replied and promptly burst into tears! He hadn't actually been planning to ask me that night but the diamond had apparently been burning a hole in his pocket the whole day and he simply couldn't wait for excitement. Although my crankiness had not been part of his grand plan naturally!

I am not really a jewellery person and rarely wear it so he wasn't confident to select a ring for me, but as he wanted to present me with something when he proposed he decided to go ahead and just buy a diamond. Opening the ring box and seeing the diamond sparkling inside was an unforgettable moment and although not exactly a well planned or executed proposal it was actually suprisingly romantic and special!

Happy Valentine's Day R!


  1. That's a great story and a great ring!

  2. Nice sparkler for a non-jewellery person, its a stunner. I'm not surprised he couldn't wait to give it to you!

  3. A gorgeous story, Emma. Ross is a keeper! J x

  4. Beautiful story Emma! Just read about your 'blue file moment'...oh my goodness!!!!!!! X denise

  5. Thank you for your knowledgable advice re. my creepy crawlie post - MUCH appreciated! X

  6. That is such a beautiful story, I love it and a simply elegant ring, your hubby has good taste. xo

  7. That's a great story, very funny. And the diamond is beautiful..Rachaelxx

  8. Hi Emma, that is a really lovely story. What a happy, shiny diamond. He has great taste. Who needs anymore jewellery when you have that!! Funny too you loved that house on my post. It is incredibly special. Does Mark Tuckey really live next door?? Pruxxx

  9. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I always get a bit embarrassed when people ask me about the grand proposal.

    Denise - a pleasure and if you want any more details on how I use the essential oils let me know.

    Pru - a few houses down from that one, he lives in the old Home and Away house. Has a lovely curved window room at the front as well! First as you turn left onto the beach.

  10. that was priceless emma- and oh so real...
    that is what life is about...
    i love your story...
    i love that he bowled you over and surprised your mood away like nothing else can...not many people can claim that...

    don't you just love that you were completely surprised and that no matter how grubby or tired or beautiful and patient you are...he loves you!

    melissa xx

  11. Beautiful, Emma. That's what love is all about. I love your exquisite engagement ring too. x



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