Miss and Mr Teaspoon looking very excited after we just got engaged!
Gladis and I first met about 5 year ago when I was first introduced to Mr Teaspoon's grandmother, she was wearing her wedding, engagement and eternity ring on her left ring finger and Gladis was there sitting pretty on her right hand. It is such a unique ring, I noticed it immediately but didnt mention anything to anyone - why would I?
Fast forward 4 years and our close friends announced their engagement, with the bride-to-be sporting her grandmothers ring! I may or may not have casually mentioned that I wished that we had family stones or rings that we could have used as my engagement ring, that would make an already special piece of jewellery unbelievably special!
After mentioning this I noticed that Gladis had disappeared! The first time Mr Teaspoon's gran stepped out with a bare right hand I let it pass, it could be being repaired, cleaned or anything! But the second, third time - then I mentioned it to Mr Teaspoon. His response "I think because of her carpal tunnel the rings hurt when she plays bowls", damn him and his good cover story!
Although this then put that particular ring out of my mind for another 6 months until we were holidaying over the Christmas/New Year period and I found an unusual box in Mr Teaspoon 's bag... with incredible restraint I managed to hold off on opening the box because at first glance I thought it was his cufflinks, which come in similar sized boxes. It took me another 2 months when we were moving into our new house and I was unpacking everything until I found the box again! This time I was WAY more suspicious and against my better judgement I opened it a crack and realised that there was actually 2 boxes! The inner box had the name of a jeweller!!! Would you believe me if I said that I didnt quickly put the lid back on and didnt react at all..? Yeah, I wouldnt either... I was literally jumping off the walls! Lucky I was home alone and had enough time to calm down by the time Mr Teaspoon arrived home!
A few months later, the night of our 5 year anniversary, it was one of the rainiest days Sydney has experienced, the outside of our appartment was starting to flood, my shoes and the majority of my pants were soaked by the time I got to the taxi. Never the less, we were booked in to go to my favourite restaurant, Cafe Sydney, which overlooks Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and they have the most amazing tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad! We enjoyed a wonderful meal, talked a lot about how amazing the last 5 years had been and how we both couldnt believe how lucky we were!
Then it was time to head home, we jumped on a ferry heading back to our place and Mr Teaspoon suddenly got very quiet! Little did I know he was planning to propose when we got off the ferry! We walked a little way up the headland and got to my favourite chair with the most amazing view and he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him! In his hand was that cute little box and there was Gladis!!!
Here is the beautiful location where Mr Teaspoon proposed! We went back down there the next morning for a walk and I snapped a quick picture!
Personal PhotoDo you have a name for your engagement ring, someone tell me I am not the only crazy one?