Saturday, 20 August 2011


So you will probably have read about the year that we had that was, well let's be honest, a little taste of Hell. The last life-changing-in-a-negative-way event was the miscarriage in February. Six months on I would like to tell you what has happened to us since...

May 13th 2011 - We moved into our new house. Our first home that we own, as a couple, as a family. It's beautiful. Newly renovated and a perfect space for Will.

June 21st 2011 - a positive pregnancy test!

August 12th 2011 - after a long few weeks of nausea, exhaustion, a couple of scares and 3 scans later our fetus is 12 weeks along and looking healthy! Fingers crossed on or around March 4th 2012 our wee Will will become a big brother

August 17th 2011 - Shaun proposed! On a beautiful beach in Cornwall with a stunning ring. We are getting married!!!!

Today, right now, I literally could not be happier.

Now I am sure that anyone who, in the space of 3 months, buys a home, gets successfully pregnant and then gets engaged is over the moon but I am more than that. I am smug. I am that person that thinks their life is just the frigging best. And do you know what, I think I deserve to.

I don't believe in fate, or karma, or luck. But I do believe that after 2010, 2011 deserved to be a good year for me and Shaun. And it's turning out just that way.

Of course, when we met my parents to celebrate within 2 minutes my Mum had fallen over and broken her ankle so we spent the afternoon in hospital sans celebration but you can't have it all. And as much as I feel sorry for her, it's not taken away any of my buzz.




  2. Very very happy for you and Shaun!! So many good things are coming your way! But I have to say, you gave birth to a beautiful little boy in 2010, Ali... it couldn't possibly have been THAT terrible of a year. xo

  3. Double congratulations!! (Have been trying to comment for ages but for some reason can;t from my phone and have only just managed to get on actual computer). I didn't want to get married particularly but then we did and it feels great.