I hope you like your new bikini, it may be useful next weekend!
I may have told you a little white lie surrounding our holiday plans for this year, we shall be leaving on Thursday 13th August! Please pack a bag for 10 days and ensure you have your passport.
You may now be thinking to yourself: "10 days, oh no what about The Body Shop event, I’ll miss out on it!!"
Have no fear, you will still be able to attend this event and I have taken steps to arrange a different train ticket for you!
This is all the information you need right now, and I shall remain tight lipped, with further details released on a need to know basis!
All my Love,
As soon as I saw the pool I realised it was Il Collegio from Grand Designs Abroad which we'd watched over a year ago. I remember seeing this place and we both said how lovely it looked. Matt remembered how I loved it and arranged back at the beginning of the year to take us there on holiday for the proposal. The couple who own it were really lovely and friendly, and the accomodation itself was very small and private, catering for up to only 8 people, so it felt more like a private villa as there were very rarely other people around.
The food had been set out down in the gardens in the pergola. It looked beautiful, there were fairy lights wrapped around the top of the pergola and candles added to the romantic feeling. A number of seafood dishes awaited us along with champagne and a bottle of wine. What I especially loved about the setting was how private and idyllic it felt. Sat under the stars with only the sound of crickets, it was blissfully romantic.
A huge olive tree in the garden that is hundreds of years old
Matt looking lovely!
Me trying to do some arty photography!
There is such a lovely family-orientated atmosphere in Italy, at night you see these big families all out for dinner. It was wonderful to see three generations all together enjoying themselves, often with a table of adults and then a table for the children. Everyone was so friendly and there was a general laid-back ambiance to life. For anyone who hasn't already been I definitely recommend it.
Now we've returned I am still in a little happy bubble, reminiscing on what a perfect and magical time it was. I shall always treasure the memories and look back fondly on how thoughtfully and carefully Matt planned the fairytale proposal. I love you Matt, my wonderful fiance!