Yesterday Dr P cooked me dinner. That’s not unusual, he does that several times a week. But it was a special dinner. He said it was to celebrate the first month in our new house. I was pleased and surprised. I’d been so busy lately I hadn’t even noticed the date!

He cooked spring rolls to start, delicious pan fried seabass with tender-stem broccoli and new potatoes and lemon meringue pie for dessert. I felt spoiled. As I cleared the dishes and returned to the dining room he got down on one knee and presented me with this:


It’s a beautiful vintage ring from the 1920s. A single diamond in a silver and gold setting and I love it. It needs resizing, I think it’s maybe two sizes too big, but I want to wear it! I’m going to try and get it resized this week and have it back for the weekend… Bless him, he’s spent months scouring websites for vintage rings and has a really tough time choosing. I love jewellery, but tend to wear odd rings – my favourite is a big chunky jade band that wear on my middle finger, or a wooden scrabble tile with my initial on it that I bought at a craft fair years ago. I don’t really wear conventional rings so he had nothing to go on in terms of size or shape. After what I’m sure was many hours of searching he found Addy’s Vintage on Etsy ( ) and finally found something he thought was simple and beautiful enough. He knew I wouldn’t want anything too big, too sparkly or too expensive – as a primary school teacher I’m often elbow deep in pond water, PVA glue, paint or some times a mixture of all three! This ring fits the bill exactly – and it’s vintage!

So it is with some surprise, and more than a little satisfaction that he chose so well. It’s perfect. Just like him. And I look forward to wearing it for many years.

It is with huge smile I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

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