I’ve been posting to this blog for nearly a decade, through good times and not so good, charting the development of Bustle & Sew, sewing, dogs (and also now a cat), new babies, house moves and more. And now we’re entering particularly exciting times….
Just over a week ago now little Rufus joined the team here at Bustle & Sew HQ, the latest in a long line of dogs stretching back to the beginning of this blog and beyond. Rufus (who would have been called Shepton Wagtail if the children had got their own way) is a cute little Labrador puppy who has such a joy in life, and thinks absolutely everyone loves him. We all do of course, except the one he’s chosen to be his BFF….
Yes, he’s fallen in love with Inca the cat! I’m afraid his love is doomed to be unrequited as she will tolerate him, but is by no means enamoured of his antics. He follows her everywhere and has been swiped across his importunate puppy nose more than once, but he simply refuses to give up!
However Rufus is not the only one in love here at Bustle & Sew HQ….
Because, on Saturday evening, in front of the beautiful facade of Wells Cathedral I received a proposal of marriage (it was very romantic, he really did go down on one knee) from this wonderful man, whom I’ve been referring to in blog posts as the Engineer. Of course I said yes, and we will be getting married next year. I’ll be sure to keep you up to date with the preparations. Having said that, I made nearly half a mile of bunting for Rosie’s wedding, which is something I certainly don’t intend to repeat for myself, so I’ll have to think of something else – ideas anyone?