If you had suggested to either of us that we would meet someone, fall deeply in love and marry within a year, we would have laughed, whilst possibly crying inside at our misfortune in not meeting Mr/Miss Right.
But it happened to us, and this is our story...
We met on the internet on 10th November 2001 (though not through a chat room) and after several messages and live conversations, finally decided to meet up in person on 29th November.
From the day we met, we understood each other, and shared much common ground in terms of our upbringing and our attitude towards life.
There was never any doubt in our minds that we were destined to marry, but we didn't want to rush into it, for our parents sake if not for ourselves.
The proposal took place during our holiday to Florida in May 2002. We had just finished our lunch in the restaurant within Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World). The proposal had been planned as a surprise for several months, though when it came, it had already been anticipated and there was no delay in Linda's acceptance.
So on our return from holiday, we found ourselves in the midst of organising a wedding which took place in November 2002 almost a year to the day from when we first met. You can read more about our wedding day in the "Our Wedding" pages of this website.
For those unfamiliar with one of us, we have each written a short background on ourselves which you can view by clicking on one of the links below:
Since the wedding we have sold our two houses and moved to a new home in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. We've had some 'fun' (???) adding a conservatory, landscaping the garden and installing a koi pond. Visit the "Our Home" section to find out the details.
Having settled in our new home and enjoyed some wonderful holidays it was time to start expanding our family. We now have two gorgeous sons who keep us very busy. You can see them grow in the "Our Children" pages.