Monday, February 06, 2006

7 years. 7 months. Love & Happiness.

I am typing this with a big smile on my face:

Seven years to the day since we first met (at a party) - and seven months after I thought I was dead, my honey asked me to marry him. And I said yes. Of course.

He asked me in a Mexican restaurant in the middle of the Red Light District.
I don't think either of us ate anything.
It was brilliant. Totally unexpected. I nearly collapsed with shock and excitement.

We had such a wonderful time in Amsterdam. We stayed at the Hotel Port Van Cleve right in the centre of town. After being kept up all night by men using pneumatic drills in 24-hour roadwork frenzy, we asked to move and were given the bridal suite, with a huge jacuzzi. Thereafter it just got better and better. I have floated home, leaving my beautiful diamond ring in Amsterdam to be made a little tighter - it will be couriered over tomorrow. My phone is full of text messages ( all the ones from girls start 'oh my GOD!...' ) and J and I are going to curl on the sofa and watch Lost. I don't think I will be able to concentrate on the plot much though. I'm too happy. I love him so much.
I'm really, really happy. Hurray!


Blogger Ally said...

"oh my GOD! ...." :).

Congratulation, so pleased for you! x

February 06, 2006 5:05 pm  
Blogger Holly Finch said...

you two have made my year!!
big love and hugs and much toasting!

you deserve such happiness more than anyone i know....revel in every second of until your cheecks ache

love & happiness all the way!

February 06, 2006 5:10 pm  
Anonymous Katherine said...


February 06, 2006 5:15 pm  
Anonymous Tim Neale said...



February 06, 2006 5:36 pm  
Anonymous seth said...


congratulations to both u and youll be embarking on a new-and best-stage of your lives.

congrats again..wanted to send an internet greeting card-but dont have a general email address for u..and i dont think kingscrossunited is appropriate.

again..congratulations again (big hug) seth :)

February 06, 2006 6:09 pm  
Anonymous Richard said...

What great news - congratulations to both of you! The good things in life will always endure.

February 06, 2006 6:30 pm  
Blogger steve said...


February 06, 2006 6:46 pm  
Blogger Cheryl said...


February 06, 2006 7:06 pm  
Blogger Foulla said...


February 06, 2006 7:51 pm  
Anonymous Kristina L said...

Oh honey, Congratulations! Best news I have heard this year. I will make sure we toast you both on Thursday night.
I am so so happy for you both. Sounds like you had a lovely time away too. I am so pleased to read such happy news from you.
I wish you both a life full of love and happiness.
Love Kristina L (KCU)

February 06, 2006 8:55 pm  
Blogger Ham said...

At the risk of being repetitive, congratulations!

February 06, 2006 9:19 pm  
Blogger Clare said...

Awww that's fab news Rachel. Congratulations :).


February 06, 2006 9:33 pm  
Anonymous Richard said...

Well done to both of you... here's to many happy years together for you both.

February 06, 2006 11:58 pm  
Blogger cynicalgirl said...

Congratulations! Can't get much better than a birthday celebration and a marriage proposal during the same vacation.

February 07, 2006 12:16 am  
Anonymous Patricia said...

I have been reading your blog since the beginning and suddenly thought I wonder how Rachel is doing (you are saved to my favourites).I am English but live in the California Desert. Anyway I just wanted to say I am happy you are happy. Patricia

February 07, 2006 8:06 am  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks everyone!

It is very exciting! I can't wait for my ring to get here from Amsterdam!

It has been very lovely to hav eeveryone's comments. I feel like a damn lucky woman. Thank you all again. xx

February 07, 2006 8:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel, have been reading your blog since July, when I narrowly missed the tube you were on. Think your writing is great - thought provoking - but have never posted any comments. However wanted to, like the above, say big, huge, massive (!)congratulations. Am really glad you're feeling happy.


February 07, 2006 8:29 am  
Blogger fjl said...

Congrats and lots of love xxx

February 07, 2006 9:46 am  
Blogger BondBloke said...

Wonderful news congratulations

February 07, 2006 10:15 am  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay! So very happy for you both!

February 07, 2006 10:50 am  
Blogger Mitch said...

Many Congrats to you both!!!!

February 07, 2006 10:53 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Hurrah! Belated congrats and stuff!

When's it due? ;)

February 07, 2006 2:16 pm  
Anonymous Joon Flowers said...

Congratulations and lots of love to you both!

February 07, 2006 2:45 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Nosemonkey et al, thank you

*cough* I am not up the duff - must be all the cake eand champagne making me look fat!

I expect the Mail on Sunday to get on the phone pronto

hur hur.

x x x

February 07, 2006 3:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and thanks again for helping so many of us through the tricky days. Just taken me about 20 minutes to work out how to post this as am so dippy have forgotten password again!


February 07, 2006 3:36 pm  
Blogger Holly Finch said...

mail on sunday here we come!

February 07, 2006 3:55 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

I still would not wipe my arse on the Mail, I'm afraid, let alone invite them to cover my wedding.

Bloody hell, I am not Anthea Turner.


February 07, 2006 5:17 pm  
Anonymous seth said...

hello rachel,

ay caramba- why is it that you hate the mail so much? :(


February 07, 2006 5:59 pm  
Anonymous patita said...

congrats! your smile is contagious :)

February 07, 2006 7:42 pm  
Blogger Aidan said...

It's been said before but... congratulations! Lovely reading. ;)

February 07, 2006 10:47 pm  
Blogger boneycdr2 said...

Congratulations to you. You sound so loved up it's SICKENING . . . and wonderful. Good for you!

February 08, 2006 9:09 am  
Blogger Josephine said...

That's sweet.

February 08, 2006 10:18 am  
Blogger LottieP said...

Hooray! Well done! You deserve it.
L x

February 09, 2006 6:04 am  
Blogger Leigh said...


What a wonderful way to start the year! If you didn't before, you'll definitely have a soft spot in your heart for Amsterdam!

I am so happy for you both. Take care & much love & luck!

xoxo, L

February 10, 2006 5:40 pm  
Anonymous Beth said...

Sorry..I'm SO crap!

Congratulations...sorry I'm late!!


February 11, 2006 3:08 pm  

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