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Sorry to even hint that something might be more important than skiing....consider my knuckles well & truly rapped! Embarassed
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Good luck masopa. and all the best. Great choice.

France did it for me when I proposed to my wife. Ended up fashioning a temporary ring from a champagne bottle and a stone from the little Auberge we were in at the time. Think she's still got it...
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Wow - I go out to get a few bits and pieces (ski boot bag for girlfriend from Aldi - £1.99!!!!) and this thread's full!!

Thanks for all the advice - will have to see what the weather's looking like closer to the time, hopefully will manage some sun on Wednesday. Mountain restaurant does sound like a nice idea... maybe do that on Thursday lunchtime to "celebrate".

Ooh - decisions, decisions! So much to sort out and so little time!!
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PS. Thanks for the poem!!! Never had one written for me before Very Happy

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Fantastic news Masopa & good luck. Sure there will be smiles all round.
Wish I could offer some advice, but looks like you have enough from everyone else.
Lucky girl.

Just remembered one bit of advice!! - if you are planning on hauling the shampoo around in a rucksack on the prescribed day..... make sure to pad it out so no accidents on chairlifts etc! Also probably best to take a rucksack every day so no suspicions arise on the day!!... if you catch my drift.
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Catriona, good thinking! I have a camelbak, so will remove the bladder on the day and replace with the bottle of fizz.

Just hope it fits!
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Better not do a mogul run or it'll take yer ear off. Smile
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Congratulations masopa! But how do you know she's not going to stumble across this thread, which might kind of, err, spoil the surprise?
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Ah - she only ever uses my computer to surf the internet (and has never been on this website anyway, so wouldn't know the website). I use Mozilla to browse - she uses IE. It's not even on the favourites of IE...
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Congrats masopa - now that you've got us all hooked, please report back. Have a virtiual drink on us all!
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...and when will the wedding invites be sent out???? Wink
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Masopa, if it's in any way possible, get the ring beforehand. At such moments you want every advantage, and a little box with a diamond ring really helps the situation.

Also, I think that the ring should be a reflection of what you think of her, rather than a ring that she'd like to have. For example, when shopping for a ring, I came down to two stones - one was a little bigger, and one was smaller but a little more towards the perfect ideal in terms of color and quality. I opted for the smaller and better stone, and told her of my choice, decision, and why I thought it would be the ring for her. She loved it. (but then again she didn't see the bigger one).

By the way, I noticed two places where diamond dealers get the advantage of a buyer. First is in color. In Europe, for example, the term 'river' is used for GIA grades D-maybe G, which are the clearest stones. There could be a huge price difference between a D and G, while there is only one price for a river. Secondly, the angles at which a stone is cut makes a big difference in the stone, and the reflectivity and 'fire', while this is only disclosed if you ask. There is an ideal angle for a solitaire, although I don't know it off hand. Clearly a bit of research here would be helpful.

Have a plan for a nice bottle of champagne afterwards. Good luck, John.
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Good luck masopa! I'm sure she'll say yes - how could she possibly turn you down! Wink

Marc, for me it'd have to be the great outdoors, and saving the log fire for later~!
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Thanks for the tips JohnnyC - much appreciated. Am hoping I don't have to apply too much pressure for her to say yes (she's been dropping enough hints!) In terms of stone, the research I've done suggests I should go for a G VS2, with an increase in clarity rather than colour first of all. Seems to be a big jump between 1 and 1.5 carat, but it's all up to her - whatever she wants!

In terms of cut (and this seems to be the most important C in terms of how it actually looks) everything gets a bit tricky, since I know she prefers princess cut - which, unlike brilliant cuts don't have any theoretical "perfect" cut. So I think it's all down to the abilities of the cutter...

All exciting stuff!! Can't wait now!!
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Best of luck! Got to be one of the best ways to propose, just wish I'd thought of that (unfortunately not much snow in the UK during summer).
Just one thought, if you're taking a bottle of bubbly remember the glasses, can't go swigging it out of the bottle.
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fab plan - skiing, champagne and then diamonds - she's a v. lucky girl...
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Any word yet? Very Happy
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I was wondering that too.................. did he go for two weeks??????? snowHead
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Perhaps they're still up on Cloud 9?
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Should we start planning the virtual party, Jonpim said he'd bring the cake
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Wasn't he going ski=ing and then to Amsterdam to buy wedding bling?
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Think so-or Antwerp, probably gawping at diamonds as we speak. (or write)
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Yeah, not only have I done the cake but I got the [url=http://www.mikegraham.com/music/I%20Feel%20A%20Party%20Comin'%20On-Mike%20Graham.wma] music as well [/url]
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Jonpim, ooooh, how do you do that music link bit then? Twisted Evil
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Hey! marc gledhill, you've made my day. I'm being asked about how to do a link Exclamation Shock
Maybe I am off the intermediate posting plateau and heading into Expert-land. Nah! Don't think so, but thanks all the same Marc. Very flattered. Very Happy
But it is really nothing clever. In altavista you can search for audio.mp3 files. I searched for "party music" and chose I Feel A Party Comin' On-Mike Graham.wma from the list. This takes you to http://www.mikegraham.com/music-page.htm. Right click on the Party Comin On file and from properties you get the file address. Put that in the standard [url= and bobs-your-uncle. Smile
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Aaaah,

http://www.warnerreprise.com/asx/lessthanjake_plasticcuppolitics_128-a.asx

bit off topic again though Embarassed
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Back on topic, I see that the orange one is back amongst us again. Anyone heard how it all went? Confused
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Hello everyone!!!

Proposed on Thursday last week in the end (almost a week ago now - wow!) and am very pleased to confirm she said "yes".

We'd gone for a drink in the Bubble after a good day's skiing and just missed the last Belvedere tow back up to our apartment (by about two hours!). So we had to walk up the slope (seemed like forever) with skis on our shoulders and boots still on.

At the top of it, popped off the skis, hid the champagne in the snow and waited for the girlfriend (now fiancee, of course!) to arrive. When she finally made it up, out of breath and very tired, I turned her to look at the sunset that was casting deep red and orange hues over 1650 below.

Went down on one knee after that and asked (in French - thanks for that!) to which she bubbled, "does that mean will you marry me?" Lots of celebration followed!

Then spent a night in Amsterdam (jacuzzi in the room) before heading to Antwerp to purchase a nice rock. Fantastic service in Antwerp - brilliant. If anyone is thinking of buying diamonds, I'd highly recommend it - the choice is plain ridiculous!

Selected her stone, but couldn't find the ring/setting she liked, so we're having that made here in Glasgow. Stone wasn't huge (a bit over a carat) but it sparkles like nothing else on earth - needless to say she's rather pleased!

Anyway, it was all a tremendous experience for both of us and we're a bit chuffed and loved-up at the moment!!

Thanks to everyone for the messages of support - glad it all turned out fine!
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Congrats, when's the stag do?
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Congrats, well done et al. Glad it worked so well.


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Many congrats masopa, can we eat the cake now? Very Happy
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Fantastic news. Post a photo of the stone??
Well done again Very Happy Very Happy
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Fantastic! All you've got to do now is plan the perfect snowy wedding & honeymoon!
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Well done you romantic fool.
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Congratulations, masopa Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Little Angel
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masopa, my heartiest congratulations from across the pond, friend! Wink Very Happy Very Happy
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And mine from the Middle East. May your tribe prosper. Cool
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Congrats masopa, very romantic - excellent timing! Pass me some of that cyber cake Jonpim Very Happy
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Fantastic news Masopa........ congratulations.......! Right, Jonpim, where's me cake??? anyone care for a glass of the hard stuff.....? Wink
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