Yorick and I are to be married next August, and to celebrate we will build a barn…in three days!
We’ve never really been the marrying type. The whole concept has always mystified me and, to be honest, the perceived freedom of not being married has suited us both very well. We’re with each other because we want to be. However, sixteen years on and two lovely boys later we have decided that the time is right to have a grand party and profess our love to the world. We also reckon it’s a great way to launch our relationship in to this next chapter of our lives…the building chapter.
The other day, while talking to a friend about this she asked whether we had rings. I was a bit taken a back. I’d completely forgotten about the ring thing or maybe I had subconsciously buried the thought ever since an impulse engagement to a Brazilian X in my youth. We were working in a community in wales…word spread just as I was suspecting I had made a very wrong decision. A Brazilian meal was organised for that evening and as I stirred the rice my badly fitting ring fell into it. It was later furtively retrieved but badly stained. I can’t remember what happened to it after that but the relationship went the same way as the ring…hot, then sticky, then lost!
So now I’m thinking rings and have been browsing etsy for rather a long time trying to find something that we could wear happily for EVER. Something distinctive but simple, that reflects what we are to ourselves and to each other.
OK…I’m going to show you my favourites. No decision yet though.
Well, there’s a wee selection for you. Who knows where this creative journey will take me but three materials keep jumping out at me: wood, stone and silver.