So, in the icy drizzle Bill and I wandered up to the Pimple, the little building on the hill above a hidden reservoir near my house. Even the ponies were more sensible and not out in this weather. It was dark and you could see the twinkling lights of Tavistock spreading across the landscape back in the direction we had come.
We made it to the top and tried to find a sheltered side to huddle against, no luck there! Snuggled anyway and then Bill surprised me by giving me a little packet, an extra special Christmas Pressie.
A ring! A diamond ring! An uncut diamond, set into a ring of cast iron which he then placed on my ring finger!
He asked me to marry him.
I said yes.
Bill, you’re great, I love you! Whooo! We’re going to be married!
We stayed up there in the cold quite some time, snuggling and bouncing and getting all muddy.
I’m ENGAGED to my dodgy vile redneck! YAY!
Took a while to announce it here because we wanted to tell various people “in person” first, did an announcement on the forums the other day though: