Friday, December 26, 2008

The fairytale, an answer and ladybirds.


1. We stop on The Common, in the December woods. Nick has something for me: a question and a ring.

2. I hug Nick and I feel as if I never want to let him go. But we have roast beef waiting for us at his parents' house, and some news to share. I put my gloves in my bag and we hurry on down the hill holding my hand so we can both see my great grandmother's Victorian diamonds in their new setting.

3. Chocolate ladybirds in red and black foil hide in the fruit bowl.

30 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhh!!!!!! This is the best beautiful thing, ever. I'll admit I've been secretly waiting to read this for months. So glad you added a visual aid!

    Congratulations! I'll look forward to reading about beautiful wedding preparations.

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  2. Congratulations Claire!! The ring is lovely.

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  3. Soooo romantic, congratulations!

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  4. OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!!!


    CONGRATULATIONS CLAIRE!!!!! AND NICK!!!!

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  5. Congrats, I think this so wonderful! A time to always remember!

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  6. Many blessings to you both in this wonderful adventure!

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  7. Congratulations, but not entirely a surprise for those like me who have been following your story as though it were a soap opera, or, better, a fairy story.

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  8. Congratulations - so romantic in the december woods!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations! What a wonderful day indeed. Keep drawing beauty to your side x

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  10. But, did you get one for him?

    Congratulations too!

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  11. Wow! That's awesome! Here's wishing you and Nick much happiness together. Does he know how lucky he is?

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  12. A wise man. We wish you much happiness. Take good care of each others hearts and also your own.
    Love from Jackie and the gingercats

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  13. Congratulations, Claire and Nick! The ring is lovely.

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  14. Clare -

    Best wishes to you and Nick. It has been so lovely following your romance on 3BT. My eyes welled up a bit when I read your news.

    My niece Abigail and her longtime boyfriend Curtis were engaged on Christmas night, too.

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  15. Congratulations to you both. Wishing you much joy as you plan your life together.

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  16. De-lurking to say: Congratulations Nick and Claire!

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  17. congratulations! please can you post a link to the 3BTs when you meet him/significant moments etc, so latecomers to the site can read the story as well?!

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  18. Oh, that is just perfect... and extra kudos to Nick for choosing just the right place to propose.

    Am thrilled for you both. X

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  19. Congratulations, Clare! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful thing with us!

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  20. Thought I'd add my many congratulations too, Clare. Bestest wishes to you and your other half :) from the Cassidys of Tunbridge Wells

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  21. Congratulations! I got engaged at Christmas 10 years ago, I think it's the romantic time to pop the question.

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  22. Congratulations and best wishes!!! Your ring is beautiful.

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  23. Congratulations! Beautiful ring too :o)

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  24. Congratulations Clare - great use of old diamonds, so much more meaningful than something totally new.

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  25. Oh! So sweet! What a lovely way to share your news with the world :).

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  26. I feel a warm glow in the aortic area.. Quite special. I am extremely happy for you both!!Sandy

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