We went on a holiday for the week. Just the two of us.

No cats, no pollution, no computers (iPhones excluded).

Nothing big.



Do you hear that? No you didn’t, cause I fainted.

One minute I’m sitting on the couch. The next I’m breaking the glass holding my juice (cause we switch to the hard stuff when we’re on holidays). So Dan dutifully sweeps up the shards of glass, using a torch to make sure he gets it all.

And then he’s all “oh, what’s this other shiny thing I see here under the couch?”.


My Ring!

It’s the creation of Vanessa Samuels, a gorgeous and talented jeweller who is now going to be one of my beloved in-laws. Dan and Van have been working on My Ring since March; researching, designing, buying, creating, setting and whatever else is involved when making an engagement ring. And I had no idea any of this was happening.


In true female fashion, I’ve been eyeing off rings in jewellery shop windows in the last year or so, and there was only ever one design that made me gasp in awe; the one that sparkled the brightest at me; the one that I wanted to be The One.

So I made Dan take a photo of it with his iPhone, “just in case”.

So that photo was the source of inspiration for the creation of My Ring. Except it’s set differently to how rings of this design would be set to make sure my little diamond doesn’t fall out. Ever.



And, of course, I said yes.

And I’m the happiest little rah in the world!

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18 thoughts on “I’m going to be a WHAT?!

  1. Congratulations! Your ring is absolutely beautiful.

    Noice one, Dan!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..I\’m an Apple baby. =-.

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 1:40 pm
  2. Congratulations! Very nice ring you’ve got there.
    .-= Ian´s last blog ..Schappers gone nuts =-.

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 2:00 pm
  3. congrats again you clumsy thing :p

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 2:39 pm
  4. Gorgeous ring …congratulations ..many blessings on your union.

    Sarah Lulu
    .-= Sarah Lulu´s last blog ..Friday Photo Shoot Out – Reflections … =-.

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 3:36 pm
  5. OMG!!!!!!!! That’s awesome (and a beautiful beautiful ring!). Congratulations!!!!!!
    .-= sharnee´s last blog ..crazy times =-.

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 4:36 pm
  6. OMG that ring is GORGEOUS!

    Congratulations babe. MWAH!

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 5:01 pm
  7. OMG it’s even purdier than it looked before! Is it white gold? Your future in-law has done a beautiful job! :)
    .-= Kay´s last blog ..Phoney Photo Pile #8 =-.

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 5:04 pm
  8. Thanks guys! :D
    @Kay, yeah, white gold, half carat diamond, grade f (i think, i still don’t know what it all means really)

    Posted on 25 July 2009 at 9:33 pm
  9. *wipes away a tear* It makes an Auntie Bug so proud!

    Congratulations babe…. and that ring is just gorgeous!
    .-= GoaldeeBug´s last blog ..Graduation =-.

    Posted on 26 July 2009 at 3:57 pm
  10. Oh Wow! Congrats.

    How did the “practice” ring wearing go?
    .-= MammaBug´s last blog ..Playing with Music Software =-.

    Posted on 26 July 2009 at 5:51 pm
  11. i will never ever tire of hearing this story

    Posted on 27 July 2009 at 7:04 pm
  12. :happytears:

    Posted on 27 July 2009 at 7:07 pm
  13. AHHHHHH!!!!!

    Posted on 27 July 2009 at 8:16 pm
  14. :D That is gorgeous! Congratulations to you both!
    .-= fifikins´s last blog ..BWO =-.

    Posted on 1 August 2009 at 7:24 pm
  15. What a lovely, surprise proposal – you really had no idea?

    What a gorgeous ring and so beautiful that it was made especially for you.


    Posted on 1 August 2009 at 9:02 pm