October 05, 2006

Public announcement

Writing about A New Beginning from [TBA]

As hinted on Thor’s blog and for those of you I haven’t bumped into recently or seen my Facebook profile.

Rich and I are engaged

For those of you who wondered why it took us so long, you should know the standards I laid out for the proposal.

  1. I had to be warm / cosy
  2. I had to be able to see the sea
  3. It couldn’t be in Coventry (implied by no. 1 and 2)
  4. No Revvers could be around (which ruled out an Omi – Kev copycat proposal at a Rev event)

Rich got full marks in all of these, going to the impressive lengths of proposing on top of a hill overlooking Barcelona, and hence the sea!

So far, we have:

  • 1 church booked (Westwood)
  • 1 1/2 bridesmaids (one who’s very excited, the half bridesmaid being the one I haven’t asked yet)
  • 1 member of a worship band
  • A first pass at a wedding list
  • Someone to marry
Any suggestions for reception venues would be gratefully received!

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  1. Hayley

    And the announcement is complete, now you’ve blogged about it :-)

    I was worried for about the half bridesmaid, so I’m glad you cleared that up! Also I can’t imagine Rich doing a Kevin-copycat proposal… although I suppose he had the mic after singing the Gift To Me solo…
    Anyway, I just thought I’d make use of my last evening with the internet to comment on your blog! Love you lots :-)

    Yay and all that!

    05 Oct 2006, 22:06

  2. naomi

    am a little surprised that “someone to marry” comes so far down the list….

    05 Oct 2006, 23:12

  3. Congratulations!

    06 Oct 2006, 08:29

  4. Naomi: Thought the “someone to marry” was a bit obvious, so it was at the bottom for the pedantic people who would have commented that I had forgotten about Rich completely

    Casey: Using strong powers of observation you would have know before the masses, as I was wearing the engagement ring when Rich and I saw you and Rob O’Toole in Uni. House Cafe!!

    06 Oct 2006, 09:29

  5. Am not observant enough for that! I did note that you looked more couply than usual though.

    06 Oct 2006, 14:40

  6. hehe – “more couply” – probably because we were in University House on a ‘social’ rather than ‘work’ basis!

    Only one person has noticed the ring without Rich or I telling them though…

    06 Oct 2006, 15:03

  7. congratulations, the only reason i didn’t say owt on tuesday was cos i’d only seen it on facebook and wasn’t sure whether it was recent or a long time ago and facebook had only just added “engaged” to it’s list of relationship options.

    09 Oct 2006, 09:45

  8. Thanks! See you tonight!

    10 Oct 2006, 10:05

  9. Ste

    Congratulations Ali !

    How dare you get engaged before me – that’s just rude! ;)

    Anyway… I wish you all the good luck and happiness you deserve!

    Take care,

    13 Oct 2006, 16:40

  10. Thanks :)

    13 Oct 2006, 21:48

  11. Fran

    Congratulations Ali & Rich! Lots of love and best wishes for a very happy future together.

    I’ve finally got with the times and checked out your blog, and you’ll need to give all of your friends sadly departed from Warwick a very detailed description of the ring!!

    Fran xxx

    01 Nov 2006, 22:32

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