Andy and I have been together for almost 6 years. We met doing a ski season together in Val D'Isere all those years ago. We moved in together after just 6 months and really made a go of things in London!
After making a big move to Edinburgh in April 2010 for Andy's job, we settled back into our life together very quickly!
Andy & I (with dodgy tan lines & looking very young!)
at the end of our ski season in Val D'Isere, May 2005
As a thank you for moving to a strange city, Andy planned a trip to Berlin for us to check out the Christmas markets (something we've wanted to do for years). I've only recently started thinking about marriage, and although the signs were there, I didn't think he'd actually propose!
The signs were small (stressed at the airport as our flight was delayed and almost cancelled. If it was going to be cancelled he said we would just get on another plane anywhere!), but they were there if I look back.
On Saturday (11th December) we explored Berlin's sights, and drank plenty of mulled wine at the numerous markets we attended. I can't deny that I thought it would be perfect if he would propose at some point that day! But I put it to the back of my mind thinking it wouldn't happen just yet.
After an amazing day out, back at the hotel room, we chatted about everything and anything. It was all so perfect and I was really happy at that moment. He then came out and asked if I'd marry him! I, being me didn't give him a straight answer, I was more concerned with whether he was actually asking me or not!
Obviously I said 'yes' once he had to ask me again, and he produced a raccoon finger puppet he had spotted at the christmas market to help 'keep my finger warm' until we went ring shopping!
At the Christmas Market drinking mulled wine from 'boot' mugs!