Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tips For Making The Perfect Marriage Proposal

The key to making the perfect romantic proposal is designing it to fit you and your partner’s tastes.

Organizing a message to be displayed on an enormous message board at a sports game is probably not the best way to propose to a partner who is embarrassed easily. Perhaps a discreet setting would be more appropriate.

Read on to discover tips for making the perfect romantic proposal to your loved one.

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Tried and true

A popular way to propose marriage is during a meal at a romantic restaurant. If you feel your partner would appreciate this type of proposal, take some time to consider the details which will create a unique and special experience for both of you. Choose a special restaurant, perhaps where you went for your first date, or somewhere you’ve both wanted to try. Be sure to advise the restaurant of your special event and check the date you have booked doesn’t clash with a noisy event. It’s also useful to ensure your partner is aware you are going out for a dinner at a special place so attire can be appropriate. A surprise proposal after your partner has just arrived straight from work before a shower and a change of clothes, may not be appreciated.

A home-cooked dinner can be another romantic event to present a proposal, especially if your partner ordinarily does the cooking. Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put in any extra effort. Ensure the home is clean and tidy, advise family and friends that you are not to be disturbed and turn your mobile phones off. Run your partner a bath or pour a glass of wine so he/she can relax while you cook the dinner.

Be creative

Practice how you are going to word your proposal. If you're a person of few words, keep it short, but try to add something personal and unique that relates to your relationship.If you are a creative type, using your creativity to propose will make it extra special and memorable. Consider writing your proposal in the sand at the beach, creating a poem or a song for your loved one or designing a special painting or card.

Recreate a special event

Recreating a special event you have previously experienced together is a romantic lead up to a marriage proposal. You can take this idea a step further by organizing a tour of special places or events that are important to your relationship. Ending the tour at a new location and proposing marriage there, can be a surprise ending to the tour.

Keep it simple

Often, the simplest proposals are the best. Wrapping the ring in increasingly bigger parcels or boxes is an easy and fun way to do this. If starry nights or rainbows are special to the couple, propose next time there is one on display. Another simple yet romantic way to propose is to leave notes around the house with clues which lead to the engagement ring.

A proposal of marriage is a serious commitment, making it romantic and perfect will ensure it is an event to be treasured and remembered for many years to come.

Teaser Tuesday - The Outsider by Stephen King

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker. Please feel free to play along.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday• Grab your current read

Here's my teaser: 

Jack didn't know how long he stood there, unable to move. The person - or the thing-stood behind him, its shadow long and thin. 

Author: Stephen King

Title: The Outsider 

It's a spooky one for sure and even though I'm over half way through, I still can't figure out who done it. Love it!

Happy reading

Love KB

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

An Emotional Year

This year has been an emotional one, but I didn't realise how depressed I'd become until I started feeling healthy again.

A couple of years ago, our darling dog became seriously ill and although she recovered, she remained unwell repeatedly until she died just before Christmas last year. Whitesnake and I were devastated. Dear Coco was no longer in pain, but the experience put a damper on our favourite time of the year.

Linked to Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters

Shortly after, I received news that my iron levels were too low and underwent a pelvic ultrasound  to confirm the diagnosis. Thankfully, a change of contraception fixed the problem and my iron levels are slowly increasing 

An enormous accomplishment for me this year was remaining alcohol free for two months. Health wise my blood pressure is lower, I've lost 3 kg and at the time I was sleeping amazingly well. I am hoping to achieve this goal again next month before the silly season begins.

My retina detached in March, leading to my first operation ever! This was quite a frightening experience. Not the surgery, but the fact that I could have gone blind. Retinal detachment surgery recovery has been successful, but my eyesight is understandably worse in the affected eye than before. I'll be heading to the optometrist soon for new glasses.  

A couple of years ago, I found myself a new job. The first year I loved, but I found that being better at my job, equalled more responsibility and work . Add to that several 30 hour weeks I covered for my colleague as she took holidays and sick leave and the meetings I needed to attend. A fun part-time job became a great deal of extra hours and work. I convinced myself I was still enjoying my job until I had a massive panic attack there which forced me to reassess my feelings. A shame because my bosses were great and the location not too far away, but I decided it was time to put my health and my family first.

Finally this blog is up to date again. Thanks to the support of my wonderful husband and doctor, I'm feeling like myself again and that makes me happy. 

Love KB