A Little Bit Of Sparkle…

While I was patiently (!) waiting for my boyfriend to propose I loved collating images of my dream ring in my secret Pinterest board.

Vintage, antique rings filled my board with stunning designs and sparkly gems.

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My hopes and dreams were thoroughly surpassed…and then some. What makes it even more special is that he choose it himself. He had a little bit of help from his parents but the final decision was his. It is stunning.
It isn’t what I initially thought I would go for but I love it. I’m one very lucky lady.

Occasionally I notice it and it just makes me smile and reminds me of our perfect weekend in Cambridge.

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The City Of Love…

Cambridge. On a recent mini-break my boyfriend and I had some exciting news. And what better place to spend some quality time together than in the beautiful city of Cambridge. It previously hadn’t been one of my top choice to visit but I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a city break. It had the small charm of Chester, the history of York and the quaint picturesque buildings of the Cotswolds. Perfect combination!

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The student atmosphere took me back to my University days, and I felt positively jealous of their legendary University experience. Lets hope that one day, a young family member will grace the halls of these prestigious colleges. Aim high and all that!!

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I loved the buzz around the city, with the endless array of bikes, of all shapes and sizes, locked up against any available rail. You needed to keep your wits about you as you crossed the road which happened often as I spotted an independent store with an array of gorgeous home accessories in the window!

We visited Kings College at night for the coral concert and had a informative guide who took us along the Cam in a punt. Who needs a red city tour bus when you can float aimlessly down the river hearing stories about past pranks that have been played on the professors.

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And it’s happened…

I’m engaged!!! 

My gorgeous boyfriend, of 5 years, asked me to marry him on Valentine’s Day this year.

We were on a romantic break in Cambridge for the weekend and had spent a perfect weekend: sight seeing, eating, drinking, punting, shopping and even having spa treatments at the hotel’s spa. It was perfect. I’m one very lucky girl.