Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Mick and I met in mid December 1984.  He had been working his way around Australia, travelling in an old school bus with some mates, for the previous 18 months and had come home for Christmas.  At the end of January he was to ride his motorcycle to Queensland to be best man at his mate’s wedding and then continue riding to Darwin to catch up with the bus again. I knew of him, but didn’t know him.

We met through a workmate of mine and hit it off straight away.  On the second day we met he asked me if I would like to enter into “a not so serious relationship until the end of January”. That sounded ideal.  No strings attached, no pressure, just someone to hang out with.

Christmas came and I gave him the usual gift when you don’t know someone very well – a record voucher.  Mick gave me this!

 September 2010 004

I couldn’t believe it.  It was the sweetest necklace with a real diamond.  Did I feel inadequate with the gift I gave him, or what.

The end of January came and Mick rode his bike to Queensland to his mate’s wedding and then turned around and rode home again.  He was the one that was thought to be the least likely to settle back here, but in the end he was the only one who came home early.

We were engaged at the beginning of February, after only knowing each other for seven weeks, and, as they say, the rest is history.

Pop over to Clare’s to see some other treasures.

16 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh geez this is so like our story... engaged after 2 months...ha ha
Beautiful necklace, lovely story!
I'll phone you tonight if that's ok :-)

Have a great day!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fairy Tale romance....how lovely.....thanks for sharing the story Janice...gorgeous necklace...

BubzRugz said...

So Fairy Tales do come true after all.... what a lovely story and what a beautiful necklace... Well done Mick....
Hugz

clare's craftroom said...

What a lovely necklace ! That is what we all gave in those days, record vouchers ,that bought back memories for me . Thanks so much for showing and playing along .

rozhearts said...

Oh what a beautiful love story that is just precious and such gorgeous necklace something to always treasure.
(((HUGS))) Roz.

marina said...

What a sweet story and a lovely treasure.

Brianna said...

That's a lovely story and your necklace is beautiful!

Jo in TAS said...

What a beautiful story!

Melody said...

Ah, very romantic and a beautiful story.

Liz said...

lovely story and beautiful necklace. Real treasures.

mandapanda said...

Oh Janice! What a gorgeous story and such a sweet necklace!!
I think that you are just adorable, your husband and you, with that tale to tell!! Thankyou so much for sharing!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I love romantic stories, Janice, and yours is one of them. :-) Mark and I got engaged 3 months after meeting, and married 2 months after that. :-) It will be 19 years this December.

Judith said...

WOW what a romantic story and such a beautiful necklase - God bless you both, Judith

Fiona said...

That is such a lovely story and a gorgeous gift. Hugs - Fee XX

Sheila said...

That about fits our story as well , the short time dating before the engagement I mean . The necklace is so much like the one that I received on my wedding day , it is gorgeous !

Bec said...

What a lovely story, and necklace.... very sweet of Mick!
We got engaged after 7 months.