The Engagement

Yesterday morning started with rain. Which wasn’t all bad, because it resulted in this…

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Luckily, the rain cleared quickly, so we went for a walk on the beach to enjoy the sunrise.

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We walked to the end of this pier, whilst dodging the crabs, who were running their morning errands.

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When we got to the end, this happened.

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Alex proposed! And I, of course, said yes.

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We walked back to the flat and called our families, who were very excited (Katie).

Alex had the ring custom made from a jewellers in Bath. He did a pretty good job of choosing, I love it.

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We decided to spend the day here.

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Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve and a famous snorkelling spot. The cove was formed millions of years ago (thanks to volcanic activity) and has since become home to lots of coral, and lots of fish.

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We found a shady spot, got settled, then quickly donned our snorkels and hit the water. It was pretty awesome, with lots of friendly fish to spy.

After a couple of hours of snorkelling, we headed home. Not before one last glance at this beautiful view.

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Since we were celebrating, we headed to the Modern Hotel, where we watched the sun go down whilst sipping on some cocktails.

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Once the sun had disappeared, we headed downstairs to the study bar (which is hidden behind a giant bookcase).

And had (you guessed it) more cocktails.

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Next, we headed back upstairs to Morimoto’s, where we had dinner reservations.

Morimoto is a pretty famous chef, and his Japanese food has a fantastic reputation.

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We started with some more drinks (we’re celebrating!) whilst I perused the menu.

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Alex let me order (brave) and we ended up with a delightful array of food. Everything was delicious.

Pineapple tempura, served with iberico jamon and wasabi tzatsiki.

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Wagyu beef carpaccio.

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And a selection of sushi, including soft shell crab rolls, eel avocado rolls and tuna and octopus sushi. All incredible.

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Definitely a day to remember (despite the cocktails!).

 

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