Hello everyone! I hope you are all well! I mostly post reviews here on my blog however I have been known to post the occasional lifestyle blog post! Today is a blog post that I couldn't really not write. I not only wanted to make note of a special day I also thought it would be fantastic for me to one day look back and reflect on this day!
Eternity Ring and Engagement Ring
So if you haven't worked it out from the title so far I'm engaged! It is still sinking in for me and since Gaz proposed on a weekend away it has been so lovely to come back to so many congratulations from everyone. I suppose I should start from the beginning of our weekend away on the 4th when he proposed!
We recently decided to make Colwyn Bay a yearly trip. It was our first trip as a couple and Colwyn Bay and Wales hold special memories for us. Last year we were only able to travel down on the Friday evening and had to leave Sunday afternoon however this year we were able to stay from Friday morning all the way up to Sunday afternoon. We travelled down to Colwyn Bay on Friday and checked in. For a while Gaz had been saying on Friday it would be a good idea if we went to Conwy Castle so we decided to go there after checking in!
The bus journey wasn't too bad; though I must admit I am the person in our relationship who freaks out about getting lost so I did panic as we kind of took the bus we thought was the right one and hoped for the best! Luckily Gaz has a great sense of direction so he was able to work out where we were going!
As you can tell from the few photos we both snapped on our phones the castle is beautiful. We both hold memories of this castle but this is the first time I have come as an adult so it was lovely to take it all in!
One thing you should know about me - I am scared of heights and the idea of climbing up crumbling castle stair cases scares me so much! However Gaz is the type that loves to explore and venture in to every nook and cranny. So for him I manned up and began the climb throughout the castle!
I kept asking Gaz 'I hope you're proud of me!'. Eventually he used this comment to propose to me! He said he was proud of me, that he always would be proud of me and whilst I was overlooking the view of the castle and the sea he gave me a hug from behind, told me how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee. I was in total shock. I asked him if he was really asking and he laughed and said yes. Of course I said yes back! Then I was shaking even more coming down the dodgy stairs of the castle! The ring he proposed to me with was in the style of an eternity ring and the ring I have below it is my nan's engagement ring that she gave to me when I was younger.
Gaz rang my parents to tell them I said yes and I was recovering from tears! We sat down for a few butties and snacks shortly after. Gaz took this opportunity to attract an army of seagulls which I did not find amusing! We then carried on looking through the castle for a little while longer.
Afterwards we had a look through the gift shops. I used to love rummaging through gift shops after castle trips when I was younger. My mum loves visiting castles so I have a lot of memories attached to them!
After rummaging through some gift shops we found this lovely little shop that sold gifts on one side and on the other had a lovely tea room with cakes. They also sold ice cream! Gaz got me a tub of mint choc chip (my favourite) with vanilla, chocolate sauce and a flake! He knows me so well!
We had a walk along the castle walls and a little bit through the local town before catching a bus back to our hotel. We spent the night watching Coronation Street which I am obsessed with, getting a KFC (how romantic but we were starving!) and celebrating. It was a lovely day and I couldn't have asked for a better engagement!
On the Saturday we let extended family and friends know and then we headed off to Llandudno where we walked along the peer and enjoyed time walking along the seaside and through the different shops. Last year we travelled up The Great Orme so it was nice to spend a bit more time soaking up the peer and relaxing.
I hope you guys enjoyed my little post as I sure did enjoy writing it! Are any of you engaged? How did he pop the question? I would love to know!
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