This is a repost- doing a little re-vamp for the new year 🙂
I could not wrap my head around why James wanted to go to Wellington. I googled everything- ice hockey games, rugby games, concerts, festivals…surely there must be a good reason to go to Wellington other than just to continue our holiday?!In the end, we went so we could slowly get over our jet lag, and enjoy a nice wintery escape together, before it was back to reality!
Little did I know (and I would refuse to think about) any other reason for visiting.
When James insisted we go for a walk after a big, greasy, fried chicken lunch (our favourite) when it started to rain, I didn’t think twice. When he squirmed away from me (when I accidentally brushed his pocket that had a ring in it) , I just laughed.
When he bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him, in the rain, on a bridge filled with tributes to love, I still couldn’t believe it!
The first thing I said was “are you serious?!!” And then it sunk in! We are getting married! James picked a token ring for me so we could design one together. I told him he could’ve asked me with a lock of hair, I was so happy!
We spent the next few hours walking around in the rain, getting a lock, writing on it and taking photos. We were so happy we didn’t even take any photos until 4 hours later. James has booked a 5 course meal at a restaurant that turned out to be a plant-based establishment. One of the most expensive meals we have ever eaten, without any meat but it was delicious!
Wellington is my new favourite city in the world, where we spent our time soaking up our engagement and shopping and eating and relaxing! I wasn’t sad for our holiday to end because we have so much to plan and look forward to! What an end to an unforgettable trip.
Fast forward a few months and we have designed our own engagement ring (something symbolic and unique!) and started making arrangements for a destination wedding.
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to providing a few life updated more frequently, soon!
I am finishing off this post shoe horned into a middle seat, with my (pretty short) legs folded like a pretzel. It seems this is where i have no distractions and can write without inhibitions.
I’ve just spent two days in Melbourne on a training course about work place investigations and standards of conduct. It might sound dry, and boring, but I really am a nerd at heart and I love to learn new things, especially when it comes to work and aviation. We learnt about best practices for performance management, having informal and formal conversations, and how to bring our “just culture” of Qantas values to life in a practical and litigious sense. Very heavy, but very interesting!
Flying to Melbourne on the Dreamliner was also very dream like, too!
I am so lucky to be in the position that I am in, and constantly want to better myself. There’s no better way to do that than learning.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and enjoy the sunshine of Perth if that’s where you are. I too shall be taking it easy with my little family after a big couple of days of flying, working and writing!