I should start by pointing out Tim and I love being by the sea. Preferably in a hot, sunny country but all beaches and seas are welcome. Our home is decorated with beach paraphernalia and all of our furniture is chalk painted a lovely sky blue. Holidays are so very important to us, as we are both self employed we don't get a lot of time off, so the time we do get, we cherish.
We were on holiday in Fuerteventura, one of our favourite places to be, to celebrate my 29th birthday. It was our third trip to the island, having visited first in October 2015 and again in September 2016. On our first holiday there, we quickly fell in love with its sandy beaches, beautiful weather, local nightlife and relaxed attitude.
To set the scene of how Tim proposed I need to take you back to the week before we went away. I had come home and Tim had told me how he had bought us sealable bags that clip round our waist for the holiday, essentially a waterproof bumbag. When we go to Fuerteventura, we spend most of our days at La Guirra Beach which is a stretch of beautiful sand with a man-made bay made with big rocks that makes for perfect swimming (something we love to do on holiday!). On our last trip, we swam about 15/20 minutes out to the other side of the bay and climbed up onto the rocks. It was beautiful to sit there and admire the views. I remember wanting to bring my camera or phone to take pictures to capture the memories but couldn't because of the swim. Tim had said the purpose of these bags was to be able to bring a phone or camera out swimming with us.
It was our second day in Fuerteventura when on our way to the beach I spotted a waterproof disposable camera in the window of a shop we passed. It was only €10 so I wasn't going to lose anything if it didn't work but thought it was worth a shot! Tim mentioned the waterproof bag he had bought and how the camera would probably fit in it, so we gave it a shot! I was unaware Tim had an ulterior motive for the bag all along!
The next day, dressed in my mermaid swimsuit which I love, we went back to the beach for a long day of relaxation. Just before lunch at about midday we decided to go for a swim out to the edge of the bay. We climbed out and once again admired the views, it really is a beautiful location and my perfect place.
I got out the disposable camera and took a photo of Tim, then a selfie of us. Tim then put the camera away and shuffled close to me on the rocks. He spoke about us, our lives together and how much he loved me. He spoke about Doctor Who (I'm a proper Whovian) and the line Matt Smith's Doctor says to Amy Pond; "All of time and space, everything that ever happened or ever will, where do you wanna start?" and then, from the waterproof bag, wrapped up, he brought out a beautiful diamond ring and asked me to marry him. Needless to say, I burst into tears, hugged him and said yes.
We swam back, took some photos and began telling our friends and family. We have an engagement party arranged for in a few weeks and we've already booked the wedding for September next year, more to come on that soon!
We also took the disposable camera into Boots the following week and whilst a lot of the photos didn't come out (I think we broke the camera...) we still did get a few which we love and are very special to us!
So I am Mrs Box to be and very excited! Britt Box sounds like a Marvel character haha!
Expect some wedding planning blogs in the pipeline.
The rocks we swam out to where Tim proposed!