Thursday, September 08, 2005

Yesterday evening, I got in from school to the news that Rob had bought me a present. He pushed me in the direction of the kitchen and produced a polystyrene box from the fridge. After a brief moment or two (in which I did tea in the House) I then opened the box to discover two large fillets of fish. I know that we buy silly presents for each other, but the fish seemed quite practical - at least it was a present that I could eat. The conversation went something like this:

Me: A fish. How lovely.
Rob: I know. It's a Ling.
Me: Oooh. A Ling. That's very exciting.
Rob: It's a special Ling.
Me: Really?
Rob: I thought it might be an engagement Ling.
Me: An engagement Ling?! [at this point I start to cry and forget to say yes]

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is honestly how it happened. He's nothing if not romantic.

19 comments:

Stuart Charters said...

Congratulations!

Biscit said...

Fantastic!

Em said...

Congratulations!

Becca said...

Brilliant news!

Amy said...

Congratulations Mad. Can we see a picture of your engagement ling?

notquiteginger said...

oh my god!!! ace news!!!although usually I'm a bridesmaid, I might pass this time though..

Pete Johns said...

Yeah, Mad... Show us your ling!
WOO. And a side order of YAY!

notquiteginger said...

thinking about it, I hope you washed it before wearing it....

Caz said...

Fab News... Dr T had seen it before I had ... but failed to inform me.

DaveP said...

Congrats!!

Daisy's Mate said...

Wow! Fantastic! Congrats! How exciting! Could go on and on... Big hug from me to you both!

Andy said...

Congratulations, on the fantastic news!!

CMT said...

Fab, Congratulations

Fraser said...

Wow! That's great news. Only problem is now everytime Rob leaves some food in the fridge Mad is going to be looking to see if it contains anything extra :-)

Heather said...

Congratulations Mad, Aims told me, it's fantastic news. Please whatever you do, don't ask the school choir to sing in the register signing, one of my teacher friends did that and they sang "When I get older loosing my hair"! It was very funny, but a little cheesy!

Kazza said...

Well, it couldn't have happened to 2 nicer people!! Been a real trend this year! Congratulations!

Mal said...

Congratulations! :-)

Jonathan said...

All sounds very fishy to me.

Don't do it! That is always my advice. And don't say I didn't warn you. That sort of thing leads to the spread of nasty genetic material.

All the same... congratulations.

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