15 February 2013

Valentines Day 1913/2013

On Valentine's Day in 1913, Beatrix was already engaged to William Heelis, though a formal announcement had not been made due to pressures from Beatrix's parents because they did not entirely approve of their daughter marrying a country solicitor.

On Valentine's Day in 2013 matters are conducted in an entirely different manner... romance was definitely in the air!

In Mr Macgregor's garden at Hill Top at noon, Jason Birch asked his girlfriend, Vicky Boyes to marry him. She said yes and all the staff did a collective sigh of relief! We all approved of Vicky marrying Jason! Particularly as Vicky is a big Beatrix Potter fan.

Jason and Vicky went to explore the house and when they came out of the front door staff had a big surprise for them.... sparkling pink bubbly and a bag of Peter Rabbit goodies.

 Jason and Vicky looking very happy outside Hill Top with their celebratory drink of pink bubbly

Vicky's gorgeous ring - diamond solitaire in a white gold band

As the sun was shining, Jason and Vicky followed in Beatrix's and William's footsteps and went for a walk round Moss Eccles Tarn before returning for an overnight stay at the Tower Bank Arms. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they set the date for 15th October - 100 years to the day when Beatrix and William married in London.

Congratulations to both Jason and Vicky - we all hope you will be very happy!