Saturday December 12th has been 1 year since Mr Wonderful proposed to me! I can’t believe it has been ONE year already.
Let my venture into nostalgia land for a tick, bear with me. It was just yesterday that we were sitting in the old, old Cerrone store in Castlereagh St. We decided to go ahead with them and my ring was put into production. It was completed in late July 2008! It didn’t grace my finger until December 12th! (Well worth the wait though)
Those few months agonizing over when I was going to receive it and if he was having second thought and what the hell is taking sooooo long, seem to have taken a decade and then once it is on my deserving finger! And WTF, a year gone!
I read a pull quote just recently on a news website stating that the average woman will look at her ring 1 MILLION TIMES in her life-time. Personally, I don’t think that is an exaggeration. And just to toot my own horn. I think I have received within the same region of compliments on it too!
It has been a blissful year proudly parading my gorgeous ring on my finger and the man to match! Now it’s a good time to start getting into gear and organise a wedding.
On Saturday I went to the new Cerrone store in Martin Place to get my ring cleaned. I normally shop with my fave shop assistant, but like usual, she is helping a couple with their engagement ring. But today I was with another lady. She was sooooo much fun!
“Let’s try everything on?” she suggested.
“Okay, Ill start with that $630,000 intense pink diamond ring!”
“Good choice, you will need a micro pave diamond band to go with it”
“Why of course!” I proclaimed
This went on for a good 45 minutes. She had no qualms about pulling nearly everything out of the cases. I think she could be my best friend.
And I thought, well ’tis the season of celebrations for Mr Wonderful and I: 1 year engagement, Christmas, minus 1 year wedding anniversary, Valentines day, our 5 years (of meeting each other), my birthday, our 4 year anniversary.
I picked out a pair of diamond hoops earrings and a diamond band similar to the Tiffany Swing band. Got them written down on a card and slipped it into Mr Wonderful’s wallet. Very suggestive. But, men, they really are quite terrible and could use some directions. And direct it was!
After my little diamond party in Cerrone, I headed to TSAR rugs in Darlinghurst. Met with the very talented and clever intern. I am looking at getting a custom rug. I was sooooo overwhelmed though. I mean, I could quite literally get just about anything. Too many choices. I really have to think about this one. But had fun none the less.
Mr Wonderful took me out to Manta at Woolloomooloo. (Parking was a disaster) But the whole meal and drinks was DELICIOUS!
Decided to head out to the beach. Went to South Curl Curl. It was really lovely.
Went home had a shower and headed off to MW’s parents place.
First off we stopped at Petersham for some Portuguese chicken mmmmmm! MW has wanted to do that since FOREVER.