Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big Exciting News!!

We're engaged!!

And we're so happy! After a few *cough* failed attempts, Paul finally got tired of my ruining everything and proposed to me one evening while we were chilling out at his place. I was stunned! We had been talking about marriage and our lives together quite a bit, but I thought an engagement was at least a year off. Once I came around to myself and said yes(!), out came a bottle of champagne, two glasses and a box of macarons to enjoy. What an evening!


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The next day we hopped on the train in the centre of Dublin and travelled out to the seaside with a few stops along the way. The sun was shining and we were loved up and carefree!


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The ring is from about the 1940's, with an emerald and two diamonds. It's the exact opposite of what I imagined I'd fall for but it was literally love at first sight! Even now, when I catch a glimpse of my ring finger, I swoon.


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Another very exciting thing that happened during this altogether exciting summer (and year) is my graduation! I have a doctorate now. I am not a student. I don't know which of those statements I love more!


It was a really nice day, filled with friends, family and good food and beer!


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When we were getting the official photos taken, Paul and I were laughing at the height difference between us and the photographer whispered to me in all seriousness... "Would you like an extra inch?" It was pretty hilarious! (We said no.)

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The next day, Paul and I got up early, had breakfast in McCambridge's and then strolled out to Salthill.


And I realised that I still love Galway! I was so eager and happy to get out of there in January. But that walk along the sea brought all the good stuff back! I miss the beach.


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We spent the weekend after my graduation in Dublin and went for a walk out by the docks to Ringsend one evening. The weather was lovely, we were exploring a new area and we found some lovely curiosities like these herb boxes!

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Pints are always gonna happen when Paul and I go for an evening stroll... This pub was so lovely!


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Later in the weekend, we sat out in Iveagh Gardens and ate ice creams in the sun.


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Two weeks ago, Paul visited Cambridge for a long weekend. We didn't do anything in particular, just spent time together.


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It's all been so special!
I'm so lucky.

2 comments:

Nicola Donohoe said...

Little late to the party but congratulations on all fronts. I am so happy for you and I know you and Paul will be very happy together.

Fiona said...

Thanks Nikki! :)

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