Last night Byron and I hosted Boxing Day dinner for his family at our own little house. It was lovely to eat leftovers and some homemade mince pies, gather around the tree and exchange gifts. I love Boxing Day, for me it's like Christmas Day without the commercialism or the stress. Everyone is much more relaxed and rested.
Once everyone had gone home, Byron surprised me with another gift. A ring, THE ring, and asked me to marry him. It was truly beautiful and the perfect proposal, understated, simple and so very us. He chose the ring from an independent seller and it was made just for me, blue Labradorite - not diamonds as I don't want to contribute to that industry - which apparently has magical properties. Basically, I am that much closer to becoming a real life Hufflepuff!