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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


"What would happen if this finger was cut off?" Says Tall Girl pointing to her wedding ring finger. I give her the sort of look I would have given Small Sprog if he had asked me the same question - which, to be honest, would have been more likely!
"Or your whole arm?"  (I roll my eyes out loud!)  "How would people tell you're engaged?"

She's referring to my recent 'news'. I was romantically proposed to 2 weeks ago under the stars in Portugal. I have a ring on my finger - I can hardly believe it and I'm ridiculously excited. The children - we have 5 between us - are all happy and seem to have already formed good bonds between each other. I could not ask for more. 

In my head it's been on the cards for a while and he - shall we call him Big A - says he's been going to ask for ages but couldn't quite get up the courage. I have to say, before we traveled at the beginning of August, I had the thought that if he didn't ask me this week then he'd never ask me! So I didn't have to think about it when it happened I had already made up my mind. There was a point in recent times when I couldn't imagine giving up my independence for anyone but now, I have barely given it a second thought.

There are some things that feel 'just right' when you come across them in life and since we met it has felt this way. We have loads of plans to make but nothing is clear yet. This weekend the children  (can you call them that when they are all over 15 - more than 3 are adults?!) and us are having a planning meeting. This could well be dangerous! In the end I'd marry him in Asda car park tomorrow - there is no need for anything big but it could easily get out of hand...Watch this space!

What's your news from the summer?


Maggie May said...

Congratulations! That is excellent news. Wishing you well but hoping you won't disappear from Blogland forever!
Maggie x

nick said...

So happy for you, Sub. Wishing you many many happy years together. Personally, I'd resist all demands for a massive over-the-top wedding and settle for something simple but meaningful. Though maybe not the Asda car park! Jenny and I had a register-office wedding and then a slap-up meal with our two witnesses afterwards. It was a lovely day, without the stress and hassle of a huge, overblown "event". But I'm sure you'll do whatever feels right for you. N xx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Congratulations, am absolutely thrilled for you xx

Suburbia said...

I really don't want to disappear Maggie, I'm at home here! And thank you x

Suburbia said...

Thanks so much Nick , yes yours sounds lovely- we'll aim for small but he has 7 siblings so it will be tricky

Suburbia said...

Thank you so much Blue Sky :-)

GRANNY G said...

Ooops! Read that as:

You were romantically proposed to:


Time for new specs?

Anyway, many congrats!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh wonderful news - We celebrated 27 tears together this year - next year for my 6oth hubby wants to buy me an eternity ring - we went looking for the first time last weekend - it brought back so many memories.

Suburbia said...

My spelling is not good so it may well say that!
Thank you
Do I know you?!

Suburbia said...

I chose an eternity ring as an engagement ring! Congrats on 27 years!

Rose said...

Congratulations! What a romantic place for a proposal! Wishing you two all the best and many happy years together.

Ladybird World Mother said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been so absent from Blog Land, and look whats happened!! Very exciting..
Just one thing...make it the Waitrose Car Park. Asda is SO not weddingy enough!

Rob-bear said...

Congratulations, once again. And best wishes!

Five children in all. And three "gown up." I always thought that was an oxymoron. — "grown up children." But what do I really know; I'm just a Bear.

Please, do keep us updated on the details.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Graham Hunt said...

Nothing as exciting as your news. Huge congratulations - I'm glad I'd read the photo clues etc. right as on Facebook I was suddenly realising I'd look a total wally if the answer was that you'd booked a kitchen refurbishment or something!

Barbara said...

Congratulations I am so thrilled for you. I hope there will be many happy years ahead and that you will blog about them. xx