So, you know that last post I wrote about all the presents I wanted to be given for Valentine’s day….well, I got something soooo much better!
I got home from work on Friday, a little miffed at the fact that Jules had not even given me a card yet. But instead he got down on one knee, whilst Otto (our 40kg Golden Retriever puppy) started to hump him from behind, presented me with such a pretty diamond and platinum ring and then popped the big question! We then proceeded to get stupidly drunk on delicious wine that I had bought Jules the first month I met him in 2010 from a vineyard in France. The vineyard owner had told me to keep it for a special occasion in 2014 – couldn’t have been more perfect. I know this news has absolutely nothing to do with interiors or crafts but I’m so excited I just had to share it – I promise I’m not going to get wedding obsessed over the coming months (If I’m honest, I’m not a big wedding fan).
Whilst I am talking about myself though, is it ok if I go off on another tangent and answer some questions that the lovely Rusty from Rusty Rambles blog sent over to me? Pop over to her blog and take a look whilst you’re at it. It’s a goody.
1. What is your favourite journey?
I love walking down the River Thames with our dog at the weekend through the cobbled streets and converted warehouses of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. It’s so peaceful and quiet and it really feels as though you have stepped away from London for a moment or two.
2. What was your best read of the last year?
I read Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada whilst on holiday in Portugal. There was a four poster ‘bed’ next to the pool and I spent hours lying there totally absorbed in my book, which is always the best thing about a holiday for me.
3. If the sun is shining, where do you go?
Home, to my parents’ garden. It’s a little sanctuary in London with lots of green, shade and birds singing.
4. Where’s next on your ‘must visit’ list?
Far too many to mention! Might have to start thinking about honeymoon destinations…
5. What are your words to live by?
YOLO – you only live once. As I explained in a recent blog post, this is my new mode of thinking. We only have one of them, so we need to make our lives count.
6. Tell me a joke.
Can’t, won’t, and never will. I absolutely hate joke telling. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves telling jokes. It drives me insane.
Thank you, Rusty!
Will be back at the end of the week with a ‘proper’ post instead of it all being about me.