Three years and one day.

14 August 2013

That's how long I have known Ben for.
And that picture up there was taken the night that we met.

Friday 13th August 2010 / Girls night out in Hoxton / Copious amounts of wine consumed
I walked straight over to 'the cutie by the DJ booth who can dance', took his glasses off and gave him mine. I then said hello and we realised we had the same prescription. We chatted (about what I haven't a clue), we danced, we kissed and we drunkenly arranged a 'proper date' at my request.
Our first date lasted hours. We had our first sober(ish) kiss on the escalators at Clapham South and he lent me his favourite jumper for my walk home.
A week later on my birthday and after a big "family and best friends only kinda" meal in Hoxton he met my Mum and my best friend Richard. Rich had been notoriously hard to please in the past when it came to my boyfriends (in hindsight he was ALWAYS spot on) so when he said "oh wow Nic, I actually really like this one" it was game on for me. I had to make this one work.
Three years one day and quite a few hiccups later (mostly my fault I must add) here we are.
Every single day I am thankful that I walked right up to him in that sweaty East London bar and grabbed his glasses straight off his face. Every single day.
So thank you Ben for putting up with me and all my crazy.
Love you xxx


  1. This, is very lovely. Congratulations sweetie xxx

  2. Aww this is so sweet. Congratulations on your anniversary

  3. that is the sweetest story. it's the bumps in the road that make for the best journeys :) and how incredible that you have a photo from the very first night?! amazing. x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  4. this is just the cutest. congratulations on 3+ years! here's to many more :)

  5. Awwww this post is the stuff of chick-lit books! Just adorable.

    - Tabitha at x

  6. Aw this is really sweet! Congrats :)
    Daniella x

  7. So Sweet! haha love that you guys have the same prescription.

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog


  8. And they say Friday the 13th is unlucky, but not for some hey! Congratulations guys, here's to many more years. And looking at that picture, you two look so comfortable together (OK the wine may have played a part) but it looks like it was destiny! As for bumps in the road; we all have them, it's how you handle them that really matters x

  9. Congratulations, you guys have such a sweet story to tell!

  10. This made my whole day. I love it.

  11. You guys are the sweetest! So happy for you both. I'll hope you'll be happy together forever :)


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