I remember when we met in March 2010 in a nightclub. We swapped numbers, and
you popped over every day that week for a cup of tea. Most girls get
flowers, but you brought me Pop-Tarts.
I’d come out of a five-year relationship and declared I wasn’t interested in
dating. You broke down my barriers, Pop-Tart by Pop-Tart.
When we went out that weekend, you introduced me as your future wife. But you
didn’t make a move on me. After two weeks, I worried. Did you just want to
be friends? I realised I’d fallen for you.
Sixteen days after we first met, I told you how I felt, and was relieved when
you told me you felt the same but didn’t want to rush things. Ever the
gentleman, you asked me whether you could kiss me for the first time. ‘Yes
please,’ I said.
Five months later, I fell pregnant. While our son Alby wasn’t planned, he
certainly wasn’t a mistake. A month later, we moved in together. You saw me
being sick every morning, and my hormones meant I ranted and raved at you,
always unfairly. But you weathered the storm.
When Alby was born, we couldn’t stop staring at the little life we’d created.
‘I can’t believe this baby is ours,’ you said.
A few years ago I made a wish list. My future husband was going to be tall,
dark and handsome, he would treat me like a princess and also be my best
It’s cheesy and you’re going to get a ribbing from the lads on the building
site, who always have a copy of The Sun. But I was the first to tell you I
loved you. And I can’t hold back now.
Callum Hood, will you marry me?”
Becki says “I’m so relieved he’s said yes! I took Callum away to the
Norfolk Royale Hotel in Bournemouth yesterday for a romantic weekend away. I
arranged for the Sun to be delivered to the room this morning. Callum
started flicking through Fabulous and then went very, very quiet. I’ve never
seen him look more shocked – and I’ve never felt so nervous. He didn’t speak
for what seemed like hours so I breathed a huge sigh of relief when he said,
‘I will.’ Our phones have been going off non-stop since. My friends think
I’m completely nuts, and one very, brave woman!
We’ve been upgraded to the honeymoon suite and are going to crack open a
bottle of bubbly to celebrate. This is one of the happiest days of my life.
I can’t wait to show the magazine to our grandchildren when we’re older.”
“I’ve been trying to find the perfect moment to propose but she’s beaten me to
it! When I turned the page and saw her picture, my heart stopped. Trust
Becki to do something like this – but that’s excatly why I love her. She’s
my first girlfriend and, without a doubt, I want to be with her for the rest
of my life. Those Pop-Tarts were worth every penny! I just can’t wait to get
married to my beautiful fiancé now. She’s right though, I am going to get a
ribbing when I go into work next week. Lads, go easy on me please!”