Well it’s finally official … we’re engaged! Ralph proposed at approximately 1am this morning – we’re undecided whether or not to call it the 18th or 19th for this reason, but technically today was the day. It was totes romantic – he whisked me away to a hotel in Whitby where he’d booked us into a luxury suite (MASSIVE surprise) then we went out for a gorgeous dinner before returning to the hotel for Kir Royales in the bath. He popped the question as we were snuggling in bed. My response? “Fuck yes!”

It’s the end of a long era for Ralph and I; he first told me he was going to propose back in December 2013 and we’ve already been planning the wedding. But the actual proposal took a little while to come about, despite my insistence that it didn’t need to be anything too fancy or over the top. And in the end it wasn’t. It was perfect and romantic and laid back and totally us, and it made me realise all over again, not just how much I love my partner, but how much I love our wonderful, comfortable relationship. And, of course, the next era is just beginning!

Just a few photos from our hotel and of my ring, which is a vintage gold band with aquamarine and diamond:

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