I can’t quite believe that I’ve just written that title, but it’s true…. I’m engaged!
Ian planned the most amazing and personal proposal. Last Monday, he told me we were going on a surprise adventure and I was supposed to guess the final destination. We jumped in the car and headed to past Loch Lomand, up the west coast of Scotland. It took me longer than I’d like to admit that I finally figured out we were going to Fort William. Once I had guessed the location, Ian handed me another clue – my Elder wand replica from the Harry Potter Studio tour. I couldn’t for the life of me find the link between Fort William and Harry Potter until I happened to glance out the window and was reminded of the scene in Chamber of Secrets where Harry and Ron are making their way to Hogwarts in the flying Ford Angelica. Then it hit me – we were going to see the viaduct that they fly over in the film. At this point the tears started flowing and didn’t stop when he told me not only were we going to see he Viaduct, but we were going to travel over it… On the Hogwarts Express. I cried straight for about 15 minutes.
Needless to say the whole experience was amazing. He had booked first class seats in a real, old-fashioned train compartment – just like the film! The views were phenomenal and I obviously cried again when we reached the viaduct. Can you tell that I’m quite invested in Harry Potter? The train took us all the way to a little town called Mallaig where we jumped off and got the second tastiest fish and chips I’ve ever had the joy to consume. Then we took a wander around the Harbour and while I was busy taking photos of the scenery, the sneaky little snake bent down on one knee behind me, urged me to put the camera down and turn around, and then he popped the question!
Anyway it’s been non-stop since then with different celebrations, not to mention that the day after we flew to Marrakech with a couple of friends for a short break. It’s been the most perfect week full of love and family… I’m the luckiest girl in the world! Now prepare yourselves for a a massive photo dump from the day 🙂 Let’s start planning this wedding!