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Friday, 18 January 2013

The waiting days are over


So, Sunday - the day of my last blog post - was a day of waiting. Waiting for the snow which was forecast for lunchtime...and for news of a very important event. The snow arrived and we haven't been able to see the lawn since- the sub zero temperatures have ensured that.

The garden on Wednesday..




Yesterday...at least the roads were clear as I drove to the nearest shops over three miles away.... although every tree and hedge seemed frozen in white....




But then today it has done nothing but snow.......




It's been an adventure for Boo.....with three inches of snow, and only little legs, you should have seen her face as she squatted down to have a pee!


 
 
Obviously the roads are treacherous around here...I'm so pleased I wasn't working today.
I did go out for a little wander down the lane though but didn't see a soul... everyone was tucked up in their cosy cottages.





So, what happened to the news I was waiting for? A few years ago, my daughter and I flew to Florence for a few days. We had a great time sightseeing in the sunshine and drinking prosecco by  night.

As we left, she wished she could come again soon. So last Friday she flew back with her lovely boyfriend for a five day break. On Sunday, which was her birthday, they visited the Duomo, and climbed the 414 steps to the very top of the tower.

When he had got his breath back, her boyfriend said he had another birthday present for my daughter. He gave her a box....and yes, there was a ring inside. A stunning ring which fitted perfectly, and he asked her to marry him!

Now, I knew that he was going to ask. At New Year, he told me and asked Mr Thinking of the Days if he could. (Top marks so far!) I didn't tell a soul...and I knew he would pop the question on her birthday. But I didn't know where or when....so that's the news I was waiting for......

And when I received it, I laughed and cried at my darling daughter's happy voice ....and at these two photos.....
 

So that was the good news...but I couldn't say anything until all their friends had been told too!

Today's track is a wonderful song.....a beautifully heartfelt love song, which would definitely make my top eight favourite tracks if I was appearing on Desert Island Discs. I've loved it from the moment I first heard it....."God only knows" by the Beach Boys.


 

10 comments:

  1. Oh frabjous joy!! I bet you can't stop smiling - and why should you!

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    1. It was lovely Jo...and my daughter is already making plans!

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  2. Fabulous news and it must have been so very hard for you to keep quiet!

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    1. You're so right about it being hard to keep quiet! Not that I'm a gossip you understand....but it was difficult!Ididn't even tell my sons...but it turns out that they knew too! So we were all keeping lips firmly shut....and that's rare in our house!

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  3. Although my age says it shouldn't be so, I am sure that I'm hormonal... *sobs into hankie* and what makes me feel even more stupid is that I knew what the news was before I read this! Congratulations to you all :-))

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  4. Oh Ros! You are such a softie....thanks very much!

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  5. Ah Bridget, what lovely news and what a romantic proposal. Good thing she said yes - it's a long way down those steps from the top of the Duomo! Congratulations to all of you. A whole new chapter awaits you as a mother-in-law! I'm sure you'll be a fabulous one. He's a lucky chap.

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    1. You're right about it being a long way down...also they had three days left of the holiday!Could have been awkward.....but thanks for saying I'd be a lovely mother in law! I do hope so!

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  6. How lovely! Very romantic too. Love the snow photos,we've not had any snow yet and I'm feeling a bit cheated.

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  7. No snow Anne?!I can't believe it! Actually am getting rather hacked off withit all now.....getting into work has been a right pain in the ass!

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