Monday, 12 December 2016

My engagement story

Yes, you have just read that title correctly!! I am officially going to become Mrs Newson. After four beautiful years together, Gary got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I know for a fact, that pretty much every woman I know has dreamt of this moment, myself included. I have to say, is was an even better reality!

As much as I share quite a lot about myself through my site and in my videos, I try to keep Gary out of everything as I think he deserves to have a private life. However, he has given me the thumbs up with sharing this news and letting you know how it all happened!! 

It was around 7am in Mauritius, we were up early everyday for breakfast on holiday so I didn't think much of it when Gary asked if I would like to go for a walk on the beach. So I threw on anything I could find and headed out with our towels. 

We found nice space near the sea and laid out our towels. Before we got to the beach, Gary said he had a present for me! Which was sweet, I wasn't expecting anything. Now, when Gary buys me gifts, he's extremely practical so it's usually something for the kitchen or chocolate - because he knows me so well! 

Gary said I needed to close my eyes and hold my hands out - which I did after plonking myself down on my towel. Gary was like, No no, you need to stand up for this, which I did find unusual but still, nothing clicked. 

He then told me to open my eyes, I did and he was down on one knee. He had my ring held out and I just burst into tears. He said, will you marry me - at this point I was still sobbing which he replied 'is that a yes? 

I can't tell you what went through my mind. I remember thinking how brave he was, and how much of a big moment this is. I was so proud of him and I felt so lucky! I have never been after a fairytale ending, nor have I imagined a blockbuster moment when it came to my proposal. But Gary made this so special for me. It wasn't cheesy, or embarrassing - it was real. I have never loved Gary more than I did in that moment! He is such a wonderful and caring person and he did it perfectly. It's a great story to tell the grandkids.. And who said romance is dead! 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Room 1053 - Mauritius

It's taken me three months to write this post. Which is crazy as I started as I was wandering off the plane typing away in the notes section via my iPhone. On the 11.5 hour flight, I was thinking over and over again how I can account for the 14 days I spent in Mauritius.

I have to honestly say, people were right - Mauritius is such a beautiful part of the world. It's everything you see in a holiday brochure and more. I don't think it's easy to put into words how unbelievable everything is - so I am going to try with the aid of pictures! 

I am not 100% sure where to begin, so I think it's only right that I start at the very beginning and sharing the main highlights of our trip (otherwise you will be here hours reading this novel).

 Travelling to London Gatwick...  

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