Yes, after five years together, he popped the question on the spot where we first kissed, on the anniversary of the night we first met five years ago. It's safe to say that I wasn't expecting it; in fact, I had to collapse on a bench afterwards to recover from the shock!
Never one to celebrate occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, I was pleasantly surprised when he told me he'd booked a concert at the Royal Festival Hall, then dinner afterwards at the same restaurant we went to on our first date. Usually, I need to do a countdown a good month in advance to ensure he remembers any important dates.
It was a great concert with the London Symphonic Orchestra playing Brahms and Tchaikovsky, and a warm night as we strolled by the Thames to the restaurant. After consuming our dinner and wine, we wandered over to where we kissed, he asked me to turn around while he fiddled with the ring, and when I turned back to face him... he proposed!
We're planning to get married in the middle of August in a small ceremony with family and friends, and we're keeping it true London-style: ceremony in a Dali art gallery on the South Bank, then reception on a boat on the Thames. London has played such an important part in both our lives that we want to celebrate it, as well! Here's to life, love and London!
Dali Universe, County Hall, South Bank.