Tigerlilly Quinn: An Engament (part one)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

An Engament (part one)


So I realised I'd have to split this into two posts (sorry!) but really I couldn't fit the pictures into one and really although I narrowed them down a lot I decided that if there was ever a time for a two parter now might be it. Indulge me.

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Tom had told me a while back that he had some time in lieu to take and a morning training session in the centre of Bristol on a Friday in July. We figured since Friday's are nursery days for Wilf and we rarely get couple time that maybe we could meet for lunch after his session and hang out a bit. 

We had been chatting about how nice St Nicholas's market is and how we rarely go there anymore (we did a lot when we first started dating as we lived on either side of it and would pass through heading to each other's house shares). Tom would come and visit on a Saturday morning and pass the cake stand in the market where he would pick up two cakes and a copy of the weekend Guardian before knocking on my door. 

It was also the place he took me on our first date and where we spent an evening drinking cocktails in the Rummer. Funny enough I don't think I'd been there since (up until now!) although it is a really nice bar.


We met at The Moorish cafe a Moroccan place inside the market and ate some delicious hallumi, I had a funny feeling he was going to do 'something' but as we chatted and ate I realised nothing was going to take place and with everyone walking past and being in such a public place I was really thankful! 

Afterwards I suggested going for donuts at a place I had passed near the park, unusually for Tom he turned down donuts suggesting we walk around the market a bit more. We even spotted this Slow Club poster for an upcoming gig, Tom had sent me one of their videos in an attempt to win me over/bring me back to Bristol after I had moved away a few weeks after meeting. 

Glancing at his phone ever few minutes I asked him if he was waiting for a call to which he told me that he was expecting to hear from his mum that would be visiting over the weekend. Makes sense I thought as I followed him down a pathway and then into a building at the end and up some stairs..'wait, where are we going?'


As we reached the top he told me he'd booked me in for a massage, I think this was the point where I realised something was definitely going to happen, especially as he gave me a new dress to wear said he would see me in an hour at The Rummer.


Meeting him outside the bar on the cobbled streets a well timed barman came out with a couple of rather delicious cocktails. Oh gawd I thought he going to propose here and I don't know if people will be watching and I might feel super awkward. We chatted about this and that as a bride and groom left the registry office up the street and passed us with their photographer looking for nice shots to take pictures. The groom said 'I almost cried just then!' and we laughed and talked about how nice the market was as a location and how the registry office was actually really pretty inside..

When he reached into his pocket after our drinks had been drank my tummy fluttered a little, but no just his wallet to pay the bill and we left...


More soon I promise! chin chin! 

65 comments:

Mummy Glitzer said...

You can't do that to us!!!

Jess Lewis said...

get to the good part woman!!!! lol omg yellow dress is lovely.

Megan Evans said...

Aaargh!! When's part two?? So so lovely xxx

Capture by Lucy said...

I adore this!!! Like an episode of my favourite show! xxx

Happy Homebird said...

Ahhhhh it's like the end of Eastenders but happy :)

Jesss said...

Ahhhh cliffhanger!! Lovely story so far though, hope you enjoyed your massage! :)

Jess xo

Donna Wishart said...

Oh what a nice story so far!! Love it! x

Steph said...

Oh my GAWD, I need to read part 2! Beautiful pictures and so romantic! X

Molly @ Mother's Always Right said...

I'm excited just reading about this! What a special way to do it - perfect build up. You look lovely and your man wins top marks for being so thoughtful. xx

Super Busy Mum said...

Oh my goodness how exciting is this to read! Haha! On tenderhooks for part two! x

Jen Stanbrook said...

Aargh, when can we expect part 2 ?!

Jessica Rose said...

This is worst than a Corrie cliff hanger.....and! and!!

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Katherine said...

I'm on tenterhooks too!

Claireabellemakes said...

Eek you tease!

kathrynsharman said...

Aww your man is so lovely - how romantic! Can't wait to see/read more xx

Alexis Allan said...

ok - this is mean! Well not mean really… at least we know what is going to happen. but how!? How…?

sbroadley said...

So happy for you - can I be booked in for a massage as well !!! ;)

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Gah cliffhanger!! POST THE NEXT PART!! ;) xx

laura redburn said...

yay! and funny how you get that 'feeling' isn't it. and oh the suspense!

Beach Hut Cook said...

I know the outcome but I'm looking forward to part 2! Wonderful. Elinor x

Wild & Grizzly said...

i love this story and can't wait to see the pics for part 2! x

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Ooooh! The suspense! The high drama! I love that he so carefully planned it. We love The Rummer too. Lots of Trinidadian liqueur in there. Can't wait for the next bit!!

Lia Billimore said...

Waaaaaa!! I'm dying for part two, too! I've butterflies in my tummy reading that!

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Globalmouse said...

WHAT????! You can't leave it there..................!!

Damaris / The cat, you and us said...

So much fun that you leave the suspense just here! :) hope second part comes soon, I am good at waiting for the next episode of my favorite shows, so I'll try out my patience ;) hahahaha - the yellow dress is beautiful!

mummydaddyme said...

Awww how exciting! Can't wait for Part Two! x

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You Baby Me Mummy said...

This is like a romance novel! Off to read the next part now xx

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