Ed and I are creatures of habit, so our morning started like any other. A cup of Nespresso whilst I get ready, whilst Ed reads through his emails and then races off to the gym. Before leaving the house, my director asked me to ‘dress-up’ as we were expecting important visitors at the Kindergarten. I didn’t think much of it and grabbed an outdated animal print cardigan I hadn’t worn for years and was out the door. It wasn’t until later that I realised that Ed had orchestrated this with Connie (my director) and my best friend, Tessa, who is a colleague of mine.
It was while my Kindergarten class was having a Mandarin lesson when Connie rushed me to her office. She was babbling on about visitors, before a colleague of mine burst open the office door saying it was urgent and I needed to get back to the classroom (they were all in on it). As I walked back into the class I realised that the the Mandarin lesson had taken some creative turn and for some reason all my students were holding incredibly large balloons. Not to mention a gathering of other students, parents and teachers! It was only when I paid closer attention did I realise that the balloons spelt out ‘Marry Me?’ It was at that moment that my gorgeous, now fiancé, dressed to a T, got down on one knee and asked the question… YES YES YES!