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Dancing Chef Pamela Gets Engaged

Just when I thought I would always be the girlfriend and never the wife, my partner of six years popped the big question!

There’s a certain sigh of relief when the words  “Will you marry me?” are spoken, both for the bride-to-be and the groom.  For him, the nervousness of waiting to pop the question is over and for her, the relief of finally leaving behind paranoia that he “just doesn’t love me enough”  lol.

In my case, both are true.  We had been dating for six years.  I think most people would agree that six years is a long time to date, but I say “better late than never!”

We get a lot of honeymooners, engaged couples, anniversary’s on our tour.  I challenge anyone to tell me that ‘true love’ doesn’t exist.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I promise not to turn into a soppy mess of cliche’s and romantic notions, BUT, indulge me for a second…

Most readers know I am a little movie buff (amongst other things), and I have watched my fair share of romantic comedies, sad love stories and feelgood love tales.  The majority are corny, with endings that truly ONLY happen in Hollywood.  But I can tell you that every so often, we come across couples who have been married for 50, 60, 70 and we even had a couple a few months ago that were married for 76 years!  Of course, my first question to all those couples is always “What’s the secret?”, and you know what they all say?  they all say the same thing!  “respect each other. listen to your partner…and try hard to always do something to make your partner smile everyday!”.

Now if someone who has been married for longer than I have been alive tells me that, you can believe me I will listen to them!

I’ve also seen first hand ‘the look’ they give each other when I am asking them questions.  There’s something about ‘love’ that is eternal.  The couple that were married for 76 years looked at each other as if it was the first time they had seen each other.  The gentleman pulled me aside later in the tour and said “the other trick is to always tell her she is right” hahahaha, so I’ll be sure to pass that tip on to my fiance 😉  But the happy truth is that ‘true love’ does exist.  I’ve seen it!

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Now comes all the planning, organizing and frantic craziness that is a wedding  (hopefully not, but let’s be real!)

Luckily for both of us, I’m not too much of a traditionalist, but for my family’s sake, I promised my mum I would wear a white dress (hahaha) – for some reason when I spoke with her last night, she had some crazy notion that I would wear a crazy arrangement of colors for a dress – lol – my response was “Mum, I’m not Cyndi Lauper!”

The excitement of a wedding, for all involved, is huge and I look forward to sharing it all with you.  Tips, recommendations, advise, do’s and don’ts list and anything you think would help are always welcome!  🙂

Happy Days,

Pamela

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