~ we started dating in July 2004. I moved into his testosterone-filled flat in 2006. I left for Australia in March 2007 and met up with him in London eight (loooooooooong) weeks later.
~ Tall surprised me with a proposal on Anzac Day, 2008, on a deserted beach in Sardinia. I had absolutely no idea it was coming, and was utterly blown away by his sneakiness. He chose my engagement ring, and although at the time I thought it might not be what I would have chosen, I love it so much because he chose it. And now I think it’s more perfect than anything I could have picked myself.
~ my parents helped us sort our wedding venues and caterer, but everything else was done from England. I had two weeks in Dunedin before the wedding; Tall had just one. We don’t do things in a simple way!
~ my ex-boyfriend is now engaged to a lovely girl, and I’m very happy he found someone who is a much better fit for him than I ever was. I wouldn’t say we’re friends, but when we see each other, we’re able to chat normally. He is the ex-brother-in-law of my bestie, so we were always going to bump into each other occasionally.
~ the friend who liked Tall is now happily married with two lovely wee children. Our friendship was strained – almost non-existent – for a while, but now everything is fine. She came to our wedding, we went to her wedding, and I’m pleased to say everything is just peachy there.
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