The engagement

Well, for those of you who have seen me in real life, follow me on instagram/twitter and are friends with me on facebook, this will already be old news, but for those who don't, Rob and I got engaged whilst on holiday!

I didn't say anything before, as I had to get the ring re-sized when we got home, so it didn't really feel official until yesterday when we got the ring back. That's weird isn't it? That you need a ring, but now I can wear it and every time I look down at it I'm reminded of the engagement, and of Rob.

Soooo I'm guessing you would all like to hear about how it happened?

Well we had talked a little about engagement before, and both of us thought it would be a nice step to take, and make our family a little more rounded and together. Once we stopped by a jewelers window and Rob asked me what sort of rings I I knew something might be around the corner. A few weeks before we went away Rob was acting suspiciously, and to be honest is pretty crap at covering things up, so I pretty much figured out that he had gone to find a ring.

I thought to myself that if he was going to do it anywhere, he would do it on holiday. He asked my sister whether she could watch Theo for a few hours one evening so we could go out for dinner. Uh-oooh, I think I guessed that it would happen then if at all! So I counted the days down, and soon we were having dinner. I got a bit panicky as to whether he was actually going to do it or not, because I had packed all the bags and hadn't obviously seen a ring box, and Rob had got dressed for going out in the evening in the same room as me, so I didn't see him get a ring or anything...I thought maybe he's not going to do it, and I've been horribly off the mark with my speculating, and was a little disappointed, which was a good sign!

After dinner Rob asked if I wanted to walk to the beach, so we did, and the closer and closer we got the more nervous he got! I sat down on a bench looking over the beach and sea and Rob dithered behind me. I made him sit down next to me and we chatted for a while. Then he suddenly got really nervous and said to me 'I've got something for you'. He then pulled out the ring and showed it to me. I made it hard for him and teasing him said 'oh what's that for, what does it mean...' until he said 'one day will you marry me'

I said yes of course! I'm glad he didn't get down on one knee, I'm not a fan of grand romantic gestures, and I like the way he did it, it was sweet, sincere and unconventional. After was really nice, we had a kiss and a cuddle, and I got emotional and so did he.

The main thing for me was that I was totally overwhelmed about that fact that someone was in front of me saying that they wanted to spend the rest of their life with me. That they loved me that much, with all my good and bad points to want to be with me. It's such a long long way from where I thought I might be a few years ago! I really can't believe I have found Rob, and we have the best little family.

My life has changed so much in the past 18 months, but I can't believe how happy I am! As long as Rob is by my side I can't imagine anything being too tough or unbearable. I love so much about him, and love that fact that we just fit together without trying. Things just seem to work out together without having to talk about it. Sometimes I don't even think about the fact that we haven't been together for that long, it seems like we've been together for a long while. Mainly it just feels like we fit, and most of the time I don't have to think about how the relationship works, or why we are together, because it just does, and we are.

So there, one day we will get married. I don't want to rush it, and we are in no hurry. (But I am excited that one day in the future we will have a wedding!)


So this is the ring. It's lovely and I adore it!  Rob has good taste. It's an amethyst stone with diamonds around the sides. It's from the 1920s, perfect. 


  1. Congratulations and what a lovely ring :)

  2. AWW felt all teary reading THIS! you two are so cute, and your little family are so lovely. So glad you are so happy its lovely xoxo

  3. congratulations :')

    love the ring too ♥

  4. Congratulations! What a lovely story. I got proposed to outside the bank after we'd spent a week in the alps but I won't get into that right now. Its all about keeping it real with this stuff, I always feel the down to earth/real proposals are a lot better sign of a lasting relationship/marriage than the over the top romantic ones.

  5. Congratulations :) Your ring is gorgeous Abbi! xxx

  6. Congratulations to you both! The ring is beautiful.

  7. Just found your blog via Fritha's and read this post - I had to comment as I too got engaged in Barcelona so always have a soft spot for fellow Spanish proposals! And your ring is gorgeous.

    1. aw hello! I'd say it's a pretty good place to get engaged, especially by the sea! and thank you!


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