Sunday, October 27, 2013

He Put A Ring On It!

Yes, I'm engaged!!!  Today, two weeks ago, at 46 years of age, I became engaged for the first time in my life.  I have finally found the man I'm going to marry.  We've been going out for nearly three years and I knew an engagement was coming, but I didn't know when.  So it was a surprise when the question was actually asked.

My engagement ring

My now fiance, took me away for the weekend to Daylesford in country Victoria.  We stayed at a very nice hotel overnight then went to a lovely restaurant for a Sunday lunch.  This is where the proposal took place. One the grounds, near a lake, at a place called The Lake House Restaurant.  A French inspired restaurant which is absolutely beautiful. Furnishings, atmosphere, and setting, all made it exquisite.   I would have to say it is the most gorgeous and one of the loveliest restaurants I have ever been to.  Having a special occasion to celebrate perhaps made it even more so, but it was still such a special place to be taken to.

Our room at Frangos & Frangos, Daylesford

The Lake House Restaurant in the distance

We had French champagne to start our lunch off (and to celebrate our engagement), an entree of assorted meats, then a delicious main meal which included kangaroo.  Soft cushions to rest against for the ladies when you sat down, were supplied.  The very best service I have come across in a restaurant, and just a delight to experience.

We don't plan to marry for a couple of years and are still tossing over ideas for the wedding.  It won't be a large nor formal occasion. Something more intimate and meaningful for both of us.  No date as yet either.

My stitching is still on hiatus but when I have more spare time in the future, I will pick that needle up again and put thread to fabric.

Just wanted to keep any of my followers who are still hanging in there and following my blog, up to date with what's happening in my life.  It's nice to share some good news I think.  Lots of happiness to all my readers, and thank you for dropping by.



19 comments:

Deb said...

That is wonderful news!! Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is beautiful!

Melissa said...

Ahhh, Jane, I am so happy for you! Congratulations to you both and what a gorgeous ring!

Thanks for sharing the great news and the photos too!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

What delightful news and your ring is amazing.
Donna

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Jane!! What a gorgeous ring and beautiful proposal site . All the best and hope to hear more from you on here in the future!

Loraine said...

What fabulous news, Jane! I'm so happy for you. It's nice to know that you are happy and enjoying life. I miss seeing your beautiful stitching, but I know that you will get back to it, when the time is right.
I love your beautiful ring, and where he chose to propose.
My advice to you is to get married, ASAP. Two years is to long. :)
Great to hear from you! Take care and many hugs!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!

Nicole said...

Congrats Jane! I'm so happy for you!!!

Terri said...

Congratulations!! Your engagement ring is beautiful!!

Melissa said...

Congratulaions!!!!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I was 46 when I got married eighteen months ago. Some thiongs are worth waiting for! I hope you will both be very happy. Now for that wedding stitching! Victoria Sampler do a lovely one which is white on white.

Melody said...

Congratulations! What exciting news, and a beautiful ring to go with it all!

Tammy said...

Oh Jane-how wonderful! Congratulations on all your happiness! Sounds like you are over the moon. Enjoy your bliss!

Sharon said...

Aww, congrats on your engagement!

Anna Zont said...

Congratulations to you both! )))

Karoline said...

Fantastic news, congratulations!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I hope you had a wonderful trip. What a beautiful ring!

dlogan said...

Jane, I am so happy for you! I started following your blog a few years ago, and I am a big fan of your stitching:)) Looking forward to your new adventure's in life and stitching. Darby

dixiesamplar said...

Oh my goodness, Jane...what happy news! Congratulations my dear, and may you have a long, happy, and blessed marriage. He certainly has a flair for romance, and a great eye for jewelry...that ring is gorgeous!

So, so happy for you...

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What sweet news! Mi couldn't be happier for you, it sounds like a love lye and romantic weekend and your ring is beautiful! Best wishes for a very happy engagement and wedding!