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*blows dust off Livejournal*

Well, I'm sure there should be some sort of official drum roll for this but...

I'm getting married!

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Both C and I are ridiculously, slightly sickeningly happy. We keep gazing at the ring and then giggling to each other like it can't possibly have happened. But of course it did! I cannot believe my luck, frankly. Or my own happiness.

He did it yesterday (23rd June) by taking me on a bit of a magical mystery tour that ended up at Lyme Park just outside Manchester. We have been before and love it there and of course it's where they filmed the Pemberley scenes in the '95 tv adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. C took me to the edge of the lake (the one Darcy climbed out of wearing a white shirt and surprised Elizabeth!) and got down on one knee. I squealed, I think, and he laughed. Then he asked me to marry him and I said yes. *ridiculous amounts of grinning*

So there we are - engaged. I sort of wanted to make a post here about it because I remember all the years I used to talk here about being alone and feeling lonely and wishing more than anything that I could find 'the one'. It was - honestly - all I ever wanted and yet I never thought it would happen to me.

But now it has, and I am happy. And it is even better than I ever imagined it would be, better because it is real. I wanted to make a post to prove that actually, dreams do come true and sometimes you do get what you want most in life.

/sickening rambling. ;)

Hope you are all well, flist.

Date: 2013-06-24 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tini-91.livejournal.com
Oh my, the ring is beautiful and it sounds like it was a very sweet proposal so congratulations to you two! ♥

Date: 2013-06-24 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serriadh.livejournal.com
I'm so pleased things have worked out for you! Congratulations. And what a gorgeous ring. Sparkleee.

Date: 2013-06-24 11:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davidbrider.livejournal.com
C took me to the edge of the lake (the one Darcy climbed out of wearing a white shirt and surprised Elizabeth!)

You so should've asked him to jump into the lake and then climb out wet-shirted. :-)

Seriously (actually, who says that isn't serious?! Take him back there and get him to do the Full Firth), I shall just repeat all the squeeful congratulations that I and everyone on Facebook and now here has offered to you both. It's a beautiful ring, and it's a beautiful story of how it happened. :-)

Having had two periods of intense loneliness myself (before I met my first wife, and then between her leaving me and me finally meeting Sarah), I know exactly what you mean. The really great thing is, it has this tendency to happen just when you're least expecting it. :-)

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Date: 2013-06-24 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wastingyourgum.livejournal.com
Wonderful news! Wishing you both every happiness together!
Edited Date: 2013-06-24 12:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-06-24 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 60schic.livejournal.com
Ah my darling, I am so happy for you. I have been following you for - what? - these past 10 years *gasp* and am so glad you chose to share this with us all.

Congratulations!!!!!

Date: 2013-06-24 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nimnod.livejournal.com
Hoorah! Now start LJing again about your new happy life so we can all be sickeningly happy along with you ;)

Date: 2013-06-24 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rainbowwizard1.livejournal.com
Aw! That's fantastic! Congratulations sweetie! *hugs*

Date: 2013-06-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elzed.livejournal.com
Congratulations, darling! I'm delighted for you (both! he's a lucky man). And you got a Darcy proposal, how fab! xxx

Date: 2013-06-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizachief.livejournal.com
Aww am so happy for your happy! Nice bling also *nods*

happiness comes to those who wait eh :)

Date: 2013-06-24 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suggsygirl.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm so chuffed for you and I can't wait to meet him at some point! The ring is beautiful too.

Date: 2013-06-24 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anazri.livejournal.com
Massive congratulations again, I'm so happy for you! *huggles* he seems absolutely perfect for you and you really deserve all this happiness ♥ And eeeeeeee that is an absolutely adorable proposal!

Date: 2013-06-24 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dracothelizard.livejournal.com
And at PEMBERLEY :D

Date: 2013-06-25 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pauliejohnny1.livejournal.com
*SQUEEE*

I am so very happy for you, my dear.
The ring is gorgeous, and the proposal was wonderfully romantic.
Keep us updated on all your wedding plans, hun.

Date: 2013-06-26 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatepeach.livejournal.com
Eeeh, congratulations! Very very happy for you, m'dear. And GREAT proposal story, hard to top that to be honest. Gorgeous ring, too.

Date: 2013-06-26 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] austengirl.livejournal.com
Congratulations darling. I'm so very happy for you to have found someone who loves you so well. And what a beautiful setting for a romantic proposal *and* a gorgeous ring. Much love xoxo.

Date: 2013-06-29 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
We appreciate happiness, joy, love because it is in contrast to sorrow, to loneliness. So those times before are what make these moments so sharp and precious. Many congratulations.

Date: 2013-07-02 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 7tree-hugger.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That's awesome news!
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