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Engagement marks the end of a whirlwind romance and beginning of an eternal love story.

In the midst of the heatwave, something wonderful happened! Almost a week ago we ventured to the meadow in the early morning (because it was the best time to beat the heatwave!) with our coffees in hand, and Maisy, and sat watching the view.

In the quiet, in the very place where we had our first ‘date’ almost six years ago to the day, William proposed and I, absolutely of course, said YES!

This will be a story we will always tell because even today somewhere on that meadow is a tiny little diamond (I mean little, it was one of the side diamonds and you’ll never find it!) Seconds after putting the ring on my finger we both looked down and realised that one of the small diamonds on the side of the ring had vanished… We both looked at each other in shock, then down at the dog (no she wasn’t interested, she faced the opposite way the whole time) and then we contemplated the tiny sugar crystals on the bench that we had shaken into our coffee. No way… short of dissolving each one until we were sure, it was impossible! Alls well that ends well, another ring is on order and I am not parted from this one just yet – but what a story we have for the next heatwave!

In true organised form (me), we launched ourselves into searching, planning, hunting down venues and in general, just thinking of ideas and celebrating with family and friends – and it’s all very exciting. standby for more news on that pesky heatwave, but I couldn’t get away without blogging for so long and then NOT coming back with the big news first… !


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What a name for a weather front! But it was all true – and the chilling temperatures of The Beast met the snow that came with Storm Emma to give us a fantastic few days of proper weather. I’ve seen snow before and I’ve known it cold, but neither of those have been experienced at the levels we’ve had for the past few days. We’ve had -7 celcius combined with wind chill of -13 celcius and some snow drifts are around 3 – 4 feet high in our area of England.

Luckily, I didn’t need to travel today and was able to wrap up warm with the uni books. I took a well earned break exploring the countryside and grabbing a few photographs though, thanks to my Dad’s 4 x 4.


We found a Lapwing (bird) on our travels! He/she was sitting on the side of the road, freezing. We didn’t think it would make it but my Mum wrapped it up in her scarf and I think it spent the afternoon by their fire thawing out and is now doing well again!


We also (thought) we rescued an elderly lady making her way down the road. It really wasn’t safe for anyone to be walking but she was braving it – we asked her where she was going and took her there, turns out she was going to someone’s house to do their ironing! It was sort of a good deed but gosh… dedication to the job there.



The snow has stopped and a thaw is forecast over the weekend – I’ve never seen such constant snow before, followed by freezing rain – which really is a thing. We have intermittent heating and hopefully that will be fixed over the weekend but in the meantime we’re wrapping up warm and keeping calm! Enjoy the photos… it’s been a while hasn’t it…













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