Vintage Loving Librarian in 6 Inch Heels

a little about my vintage inspired life; from chickens to victory rolls...

Friday, October 15, 2010


Wow some followers!! Thank you so much for joining me. I was very excited by this news!! :) Its much nicer writing for an audience rather than thin air! :)

So I wanted to do a little post about my recent engagement as it has made me so very happy...

My partner and I have been together for nearly six and a half years and he finally popped the question at the Vintage@Goodwood festival!

It was an amazing, fun proposal that summed us up perfectly (we're a fun loving pair and try not to take life too seriously)...

Whilst merrily skating around the roller disco on Sunday 15Th August 2010, my partner came to skate with me holding my hand. He then led me into the middle of the rink and started to get down on the floor... (at which point I was thinking 'oh great he is going to try a stupid stunt and get injured' - he likes dangerous activities and has had many an injury in the past!!) turns out he was getting down on one knee and proposing!
Of course I said yes and managed to accept, hug and kiss him without either of us ending on our A*s's!! There was much clapping and congratulations... which was so lovely but I was a bit embarrassed! :S

The surprises didn't end there... after the proposal we went to see the Puppini sisters (one of my favourite groups!) and he arranged for me to meet them back stage. They are so lovely, very warm and friendly and they sang to us! It was such an amazing moment that I will treasure forever!

My ring is beautiful and I am so proud of him as he chose it all by himself AND got the size right!!! It is an antique diamond and rubies (my birthstone) ring that has some amazing sparkle!! :)
So last weekend our friends and family gathered in our local pub for a good ol' knees up to celebrate this event! There was much drinking and dancing and even a pinata called Audrey!

Our friends and family decorated the pub with balloons and bunting and my parents surprised us with a lovely cake with a photo of us and champagne bottle shaped candles.

I didn't take any pictures as I was busy mingling so I am relying on others and not many have appeared yet... here's me and my best friend enjoying a drink and a dance (I am wearing the dress I made, i am so proud of it and had lots of lovely comments!)... hopefully I will have some more shorty!

As well as the wonderful party we got spoiled rotten with gifts and the best gift of all... a new chicken!! More on my chickens later!

We won't be getting married until 2012 but I have already bought my dress... I stumbled upon it at FabGabs etsy store and I just had to have it! A beautiful 50s gown in my size!! I wish I could show you a picture but I don't want to ruin the surprise!

It is truly a blessing to have found someone to love and be loved by... I wish you all the same happiness!

Toodle pip! X


Ginger said...

What a wonderful story! (not to mention, a stunning ring). Can't wait to see that dress and read more about your chickens.

Jojo said...

Ah thank you! the boy certainly did good with the ring!

thanks for writing I was a bit nervous about this whole blog thing!

I must just say your my hair inspiration at the minute, your hair looks stunning and I have followed some tips from your hair tutorial! :)

Lauren said...

Congratulations! With the ability to buy things like that ring I think you've got a keeper! :)
Looking forwards to seeing more of your blog. And you're not alone in liking the vintage smell. I also find it very comforting to get a whiff of atic space from my wardrobe!

Rosy said...

Congratulations and welcome! Your hand requested was very romantic, and that ring is wonderful, I would like to know more things in your blog.

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