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Title: Ring finger
Camera: D200
Capture date: 09/09/08
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: 50mm f/1.8D AF
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal length: 50mm (75mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Shooting mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure comp.: -
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: C1 Pro (v4)

Ring finger

You may have noticed there hasn’t been much going on here at imagi for the past week? The reason for this is simple. Actually, it’s more like two reasons.

One – I have been busy asking my girlfriend Nik if she would spend the rest of her life with me.

Two – Nik, her family and I have all been in Majorca on holiday, basking in the sun.

Nik and I have been together for seven years this Christmas. Before I met Nik marriage wasn’t something I had ever considered. The bachelor life in the city was fine for me. That changed when NIk and I finally got together. It wasn't easy. She did keep me waiting while I pursued for almost six months, but I guess I can forgive her that. After all it has taken me seven years to ask her to be my wife.

My chance came when we decided to squeeze in a holiday with the family before Nik was due to go back to university. My mum, who works as a travel advisor, did what she does best and found us a brilliant and relatively cheap holiday in Majorca at the Hotel Cala Vinas. It was somewhere I had enjoyed staying at as a boy. I knew the bay was beautiful being just a quick walk down from the back of the hotel to the beach and the sea. (I will post photos later in the week of the resort). This was just the location I had in mind for the proposal. I asked Nik’s Dad, Malc, and secretly the plan was put into motion.

The idea for the proposal came from a few years back when we holidayed in Tenerife. I had joked that I would go swimming in the ocean and find Nik a pearl. One day I went swimming in the bay at Los Gigantes when I spotted something glinting in the seabed. It was a deep dive to the sand but I am a reasonably strong swimmer so I dove and rummaged where I had seen something shining. There in the sediment was a pearl bracelet. It was only plastic but it seemed amazing to me that it happened to be where I was swimming, after I had joked to NIk about finding something for her. She loved it and since that time I decided that this would be how I would propose. I would go diving, only this time I would come back with more than pretend jewellery.

On Nik’s birthday I arrange for Nik, her family and I to be on the beach. I put the ring over my index finger and carefully locked it tight inside my fist. I had injured my finger earlier in the morning so as I was walking around with my hand clenched Nik wasn’t suspicious (At least I don’t think she was.)
I went into the ocean, while the others stood on the beach, and I began diving. I couldn’t use my left arm much for fear of dropping the ring. Can you imagine trying to find an expensive ring at the bottom of a beach in all the sand? It was a risky plan.

After a few minutes I stopped and yelled back that I had found something. This was as long as I could wait before proposing because I was so excited. Slowly (I was still swimming with the one arm) I went back toward the beach. Nik had started to come into the ocean to meet me so I swam to her, moving her back towards the shallows. I held out my arm and being very careful not to drop it, I opened my hand and revealed the ring. I then got down on one knee, my face surrounded by seawater, and I asked her to be my wife.

Fortunately she said ‘yes’. So now I am the luckiest man alive. Not least because I didn’t drop the ring!


Congratulations !! Great

Congratulations !! Great news....

Thanks pal!

I think Scalls puts it best - let's warm up them livers for the celebrations.

I think we'd best make it

I think we'd best make it kids AND alcohol free! ;)

Talk sense women!

There will be no talk of no alcohol at MY wedding (sorry, our wedding dear) :)