Ahem, is the microphone on.... I have a little something to announce
Readers of this blog may be familiar with my somewhat chequered history with men and relationships. The only consistent thing in all my failed attempts was, as my mother keenly points out, is me. But after three years in therapy, and five years of blogging about it all, things seem to have fallen nicely into place. I met Subtle through this blog - for some reason, perhaps as a result of his own unhappy circumstances at the time - about three years ago he started reading the ravings of this woman. Apparently he found it interesting, and maybe a little escapist from his own trials, to read about those of someone else. No matter what the reason, he read and liked what he read. After some time he began to comment and then after even more time, we met. Engaging and sweet at the start, and a great friend to have on the other end of the inter-webs.
The emails, turned into phone calls and messaging throughout the day. Before I knew it, I found I got to work in the morning just wanting to get online to tell him what was going on. I knew something was afoot when Kate was visiting on her annual Gastro-Porn tour* and I just had to have her meet Subtle. Within weeks of introducing Kate to Subtle, my friendship with him turned to romance - with the aid of some very fine red wine. And in time the romance has turned into something very wonderful.
Very soon we were living together and sharing every day with each other. And now it has changed yet again. I am happy to announce our engagement. You know, for like marriage and stuff. It seems natural in so many ways, but still clearly wows me. The fact that I woke up at sparrow fart this morning considering wedding "things" shows that this whole thing has taken me for a spin. I am sure before long I will be bandying about the terms like "fiance" and so forth with aplomb. But for now, even thinking it gives me a little giggle inside and a huge case of the "Oh My God's!!!!".
*Known to most people as the "Good Food and Wine Show".