22 December 2009

a happy ending/beginning

it was very cold in Paris ... and it was snowing heaps! Paris is awefully romantic. But I'm not the romantic type.

I struggle with romance. Too rational. See all that snow?

But I love snow, as you can probably tell. We jumped around in it a fair bit. Then we found out that this building is a military training school and left. Quickly. There may have been a guy with a machine gun.

Then we went to say a respectful hello to some old friends. Even that was kind of romantic. I started to feel a bit uneasy. But maybe it was just all those macaroons and chocolate crepes.

And then we dreamed about living here. There was a bit of hand holding I admit even though I was busy holding the camera most of the time. And I'm not awfully touchy-feely. (That's not actually true. I hug most people against their will.)

Then we ran back to the hotel to warm up. It was cosy and nice. I was happy.

And then we we were just sitting on the bed, and suddenly we got engaged!

And the sun came out!

My engagement is probably the nicest thing that ever happened to me.
And the most romantic. Usually we don't do romance. But I have to admit, I do like it a little bit.
We had a pretty cruddy year with unemployment and other nasties. What a nice way to start a new year!
I am very happy.

I will bore you with more overseas pictures - I am reading all your posts on the Australian christmas preparations and I do miss the sun I admit. It's very snowed under here - sub-zero temperatures do funny thing to your hair, I tell you.

I digress. I hope you are having a fantastic time preparing for a special christmas!


Leonie Guld said...

Oh....how exciting....CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Georgie Love said...

THAT IS WONDERFUL TINA! I teared up because alas, I AM A ROMANTIC, under this cynic exterior and it was such a lovely post and it was all just perfect.

Much love to you both, 2010 is definitely going to be YOUR YEAR.

Anonymous said...

A self-confessed hopeless romantic says 'sob..i love a happy ending!' happy christmas and congratulations from snowy england xxxxxxxx

Sara said...

what lovely lovely news! Oh yes, a little bit of romance is especially nice in snowy Paris!

Horlic said...

Congratulation. Wish you happy always.

HannahB said...

oh hello, thanks for following my blog! A nice surprise today seens as im off work with a cold.

anyway- enough of me- CONGRATULTIONS. I like your blog.

Mandy said...

Congrats to you & your fiancee! & enjoy your wedding plans! Who needs to spend gazillions on it! What a waste. I like the sound of your plans... & I even like your bunny coat!

Gina said...

Tina, I don't know why I haven't been up-to-date with your happenings, but this is crazily awesomely amazingly great! Congratulations, you're in for a lovely ride... hurrah!
(And now you're all updated in my feedreader so I can see what's going on).