The Most Magical Place on Earth!

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So far our Groom-to-be has been hard at work planning the surprise of a lifetime. He has told a select few and created the perfect ring box for his Doctor Who enthusiast bride. This week it’s the big one, the actual proposal. 🙂 We are doing it a bit differently in this weeks blog and including both Catherine and James take on the event. 😉 Both reactions are important. 🙂

Firstly we need to include a piece we had to miss out so it wouldn’t spoil the surprise location so here it is…


So as a very spoilt girl I have gotten use to joking with James that anytime he goes to the shop I’d like a surprise, a present and treats. So on the 2nd of November, James headed off to the shop and brought me back a chocolate bar and a Boost drink. More than happy with my treat and present I went off upstairs for a shower and knowing I wasn’t heading anywhere for the day got into comfies for a lazy day at home!
What I didn’t know was that James left the house on a secret mission! I settled myself down on the sofa assuming James had forgotten to get something for lunch. The next thing I knew James was at the door saying,

“you know how you got your present and a treat earlier? Would you like a Surprise?”
Well, of course I did! James pushed in a massive box wrapped up in Christmas paper! A big tag and bow sat on top. I actually said out loud, “if this is a trick it has taken way too much effort!”


When I opened the top of the box, a giant Mickey Mouse balloon popped out! James shouted,

“You’re…We’re going to Disneyland!!!”

This was one awesome very early Christmas present!
I’m not going to lie, I may have shed a tear…
James has secretly booked us a weekend to Disneyland Paris, and even better we were going in two weeks!

Disneyland Paris…the day has arrived!


On our first morning in Disneyland we got up early and headed in to the main spot! Luckily we got the first bus in from our hotel – only 10 minutes away from the park- and queued up to get in. We made our way around numerous rides – three of them breaking down whilst we were on them!

Mid morning we started making our way towards Fantasyland and were heading towards the Castle.

Catherine: “Can we go see the Dragon?”
James: “Nah, sure we will go and see it later.”
Catherine: “ok”
James: “Sure we can head to Fantasyland… actually, will we get someone to take our picture here?”
Catherine: “Oh yeah! great idea!”
Random looking around for someone to talk our picture. Everyone is rushing to wherever they are going and none seems to be taking us on.
James: “awk sure lets head down to the Dragon”
I get a little over excited because I think I am getting my way…
Catherine: “Sure why not!”

As we make our way down there is this gorgeous little space.

James: “Sure we will get the whole castle in here if we get a photo here now”
Catherine: “Awesome!”

James grabs a random Spanish guy and asks him to take the picture. James hands over our camera and comes back to me. I am a little bit annoyed because the guy is taking the photo landscape and is obviously not going to get the whole castle in.

Thankfully James was brave enough to say “Oh will you take another one?”
I was right in there: “oooo, can you make sure to get the whole castle in!”

So as i turned to face the camera, I try to put my arm around James, but he wasn’t there. I turned towards him and there he is…


As I saw him kneeling there, I gasped and then…
“YES!!!! Yes, yes yes” <- this may seem familiar if you have read the blog before (apparently I am even more like my Dad than I thought!)
James continued kneeling there and waiting for me to hush. Eventually I did and he was able to to ask,

“So…Will you Marry me?”.

There in front of me was the love of my life, with the most perfect ring, in the perfect Tardis Ring box in the the most magical place on earth… Luckiest girl in the world or what?


From Catherine’s post you got pretty much the whole picture. However it’s doesn’t portray the most stressed I’ve been in a long time…

On the morning we leave for Paris. The Tardis and ring are safely tucked away in my suitcase wrapped in black cloth inside a satchel, inside the suitcase, im still paranoid Catherine is going to find it.

It’s an odd thing we both love the airport. We tend to get there at least 3 hours before any flight we go on. We love to relax and just watch the hustle and bustle going on around us, while smugly thinking “Muh ha ha we’ve loadsa time to waste.” we are odd like that. Meant to be, I hear you scream.

The flight was went without any problems and was very quick. The super organised Catherine sorted out our car with Uber. At this point it is good to point out that neither I nor Catherine have a French bone in our body. When we roll up to the hotel, I say in the thickest Northern Irish accent “BON JORE” – I have just used the only French I know and I start to wonder… maybe that “BON JORE” was so impressive the receptionist thinks I’m a local… No… the blank stare she got when she spoke was all the evidence she needed. Catherine to the rescue,  we manage to get our room key and book the shuttle bus for the next day.

November 16th 2013

Disney day, a very excited Catherine wakes up like its Christmas morning, I’m not far behind her. We make our way to the bus. Once again Catherine to the rescue… “James… Did you remember the tickets?” back to the room I go. I am not often like this, but there is a good reason. Months of planning were coming together and the time to pop the question loomed over me.

I had struggled to decide when I was going to pop the question. I had imagined asking Catherine during the Magic of Christmas show at night, under the moonlight and just before the fireworks. This wasn’t a good idea. Firstly there is a sea of people all around, its noisy so she wouldn’t be able to hear me ask and finally its dark, I would have been on my knee for 20 min before she would look away from the castle show. Besides I really couldn’t wait another 12 hours.

Alternatively you can get into Disneyland as fast as you can before the crowds all pile in, go upto the castle and propose. This was how I had intended to do it. As we made our way up Main Street USA and drew closer to the castle my jaw dropped, the morning Fog hadn’t lifted at all. It was almost a struggle to see the castle. This wouldn’t do.

As you have read previously I did proposed to the wonderful Catherine under Sleeping Beauty’s castle. The timing was perfect. The fog had just cleared the day was brighter and I had a cunning plan. The Check list…

Girl – Check,

Ring – Check,

Second camera (Don’t trust anyone with your iPhone.) – Check,

Location – Check.


As you can see from the picture before the question I have a anxious look on my face and I am rummaging around my satchel desperately trying to unzip the pocket that was keeping the ring secret and safe.


She said yes…. Then I proposed… she said yes again.

It felt amazing. The rush of Space Mountain 2 was nothing compared to this. It was a dream come true.

Side note – to the Spanish guy thank you for taking the photograph. It really captured the moment and it is still amazing to look at it and relive the feeling. Also we are sorry if you were planning to do the same yourself and we kind of stole the moment.

Well that’s our tale, and we lived happily ever after… well except we have the whole planning of the Wedding to blog…

 The most magical, well planned and romantic proposal we have ever heard. 🙂 The effort James put in to make it personal and perfect for his Bride-to-be warmed our hearts. 🙂 Next week our Mr and Mrs-to-be are spreading the good news. 🙂