Mick and I had not been together long before he suggested we got married, bit of a whirl wind romance I guess, but that is another story. The day we got my engagment ring we went into Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London, and I pointed out the ring that I liked, which I still love today, a small ring with small diamonds, nothing flash or big - that is just not me, Mick agreed, so long as that was the one I really wanted, it was so we got it. We went back to his place Finchley Section House and his room. Once in there he handed me the box and said "there you go" Well I couldn't believe it so I laughed which left him with a "what?" look on his face. I explained that it would be nice if he asked me properly and put the ring on my finger!!!! So
Well he did carry on bending and breaking and I have never had a credit card since or any store cards, 24 yrs down the line. I was rather taken back by this at the time, but laugh about it now and very pleased that he did as he has taught me live within my means and hopefully we have passed this onto the girls.
Will try and add a photo of the ring tomorrow.
Here ends part one of the unromantic tales of Mick and Karen :)