I said yes!

So, you know that last post I wrote about all the presents I wanted to be given for Valentine’s day….well, I got something soooo much better!

I got home from work on Friday, a little miffed at the fact that Jules had not even given me a card yet. But instead he got down on one knee, whilst Otto (our 40kg Golden Retriever puppy) started to hump him from behind, presented me with such a pretty diamond and platinum ring and then popped the big question!  We then proceeded to get stupidly drunk on delicious wine that I had bought Jules the first month I met him in 2010 from a vineyard in France. The vineyard owner had told me to keep it for a special occasion in 2014 – couldn’t have been more perfect. I know this news has absolutely nothing to do with interiors or crafts but I’m so excited I just had to share it – I promise I’m not going to get wedding obsessed over the coming months (If I’m honest, I’m not a big wedding fan).

Whilst I am talking about myself though, is it ok if I go off on another tangent and answer some questions that the lovely Rusty from Rusty Rambles blog sent over to me? Pop over to her blog and take a look whilst you’re at it. It’s a goody.

1. What is your favourite journey?

I love walking down the River Thames with our dog at the weekend through the cobbled streets and converted warehouses of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. It’s so peaceful and quiet and it really feels as though you have stepped away from London for a moment or two.

2. What was your best read of the last year?

I read Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada whilst on holiday in Portugal. There was a four poster ‘bed’ next to the pool and I spent hours lying there totally absorbed in my book, which is always the best thing about a holiday for me.

3. If the sun is shining, where do you go?

Home, to my parents’ garden. It’s a little sanctuary in London with lots of green, shade and birds singing.

4. Where’s next on your ‘must visit’ list?

Far too many to mention! Might have to start thinking about honeymoon destinations…

5. What are your words to live by?

YOLO – you only live once. As I explained in a recent blog post, this is my new mode of thinking. We only have one of them, so we need to make our lives count.

6. Tell me a joke.

Can’t, won’t, and never will. I absolutely hate joke telling. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves telling jokes. It drives me insane.

Thank you, Rusty!

Will be back at the end of the week with a ‘proper’ post instead of it all being about me.

Katy x




  1. Louise
    18th February 2014 / 11:14 am


  2. 18th February 2014 / 11:24 am

    Yaaaaay! Good boy Jules (not such a good boy, Otto, trying to get in on the act!) xxxx

  3. Kerri
    18th February 2014 / 11:32 am

    Many congratulations to you both. Obviously Otto was pleased too…

  4. 18th February 2014 / 3:29 pm

    Congratulations – what super lovely news!!

  5. Lesley
    18th February 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Congratulations from the wine country in the Okanagan Valley in Brititish Columbia Canada. Come here for your honeymoon and enjoy our wines!

    • katy
      18th February 2014 / 6:16 pm

      Ooooh, could definitely be tempted, Lesley 🙂

  6. katy
    18th February 2014 / 6:16 pm

    Thank you very much everyone! Xxx

  7. 18th February 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Reading while reclined in a four poster ‘bed’ beside a pool. Wow. Perfection. I’d return to that spot if it were my honeymoon.

    • katy
      20th February 2014 / 10:07 am

      It really was perfect! They even set us up one night for a ‘sleep under the stars’ experience. Loved it x

  8. 19th February 2014 / 6:56 am

    Congrats again Katy! So pleased for u!
    Love the story about the wine. At our wedding, the celebrant who married us in France asked us both to write a love letter to each other. We didn’t know why- then at the ceremony she gave us a wooden box with a bottle of wine & our letters inside to be opened on our 5th wedding anniversary (which is wood) such a nice idea, although I already wanna open it & we haven’t had our 1st yet! X x

    • katy
      20th February 2014 / 10:03 am

      Thank you Caroline! Love that idea of the wine for the fifth anniversary. I’m going to have to go back to the pics of your amazing wedding for some inspiration 🙂 xx

  9. Penny
    19th February 2014 / 9:44 am

    At last…..I hope I don’t have to wait another four years to buy the hat!

  10. Evelyn
    19th February 2014 / 7:18 pm

    This is fantastic news. Congratulations. I am a sucker for engagement parties, wedding etc. Cannot wait to see the beautiful ring. Exciting!

    • katy
      20th February 2014 / 10:01 am

      Thank you Evelyn! xx

  11. Najette
    20th February 2014 / 9:15 am

    eeeekkkkk de la eeeeekkkk! That is all (so chuffed….otto is hilarious!) xxxxxxx

  12. Sinem
    22nd February 2014 / 6:20 pm

    Wow! Amazing news, really happy for you. Can’t wait to see the ring Monday! Xxxxxx

  13. 23rd March 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Congratulations! Lovely news.

    • katy
      27th March 2014 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you so much, Jenni! x

  14. 'Angela'
    29th March 2014 / 10:52 am

    A delayed comment from a new visiter who hs stumbled onto your lovely website via Liberty’s. My ring is also a solitaire and I have worn it, with much love and happiness for over 55 years! It was joined by a wedding ring soon after and we celebrate our Emerald wedding anniversary on April 7th,2014! I notice that you have received many congratulations but, traditionally, it is the man who is congratulated(for)
    being so lucky and the woman is wished happiness. Which I wish for you. I agree with you about the wedding; its the marriage which is important.
    As a ‘craft’ fan and liberty devotee all my adult life, I like your style!! May it go on for ever!!

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