Thursday, March 20, 2014

He put a ring on it

I'm engaged!  It feels so surreal... is this really happening to me?  It was the night before last, after dinner, in the dark, and he said he wanted to go get something from my sister's house, so we walked down there... and picked up our dirty laundry (very romantic) and on walking back up, he paused just inside the main gates to HH and started taking photos of the lighted up house in the dark. 

"Isn't it beautiful?" he remarked.  "Don't you think the view is beautiful?"

"Well," I responded, with his camera balanced on my head to stabilise the photos, "it's rather cold actually." 

And then it happened.  Will you marry me?

What?  Really?  I think I may have verbalised my thoughts, looking with incredulity in the darkness at the faint glimmer of the ring.  And then, of course, I said yes... and I still can't get over it.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

I had high hopes for this journey.  Three circa eight hour flights with two hour stopovers.  This all went fantastically until on arriving in AUH we found out that our flight was delayed by six hours.

A glimmer of hope was found in that my Velocity card got us into the First Class lounge !  I have never been in here before and it is a long sight better than 'bizniz'.  We managed to secure ourselves a large couch and armchair and have each spent a two hour period so far lying flat on the couch sleeping - a nice change.

Also they have a proper kitchen and proper menu!  - nice!  A selection of danish pastries, croissants, muffins and fresh fruit for breakfast?  I don't mind if I do.

Now just over 2 hours until the flight... did I mention the complimentary spa treatments ?

Heh heh... 

Sad to be missing brunch with family and friends at home though :(