Welcome to 2005
Following our epic trip to the States, Canada and Mexico our return could have been very depressing, but we weren't going to let anything get us down. We intended to stay in the UK for 6 months as Mike had bought a new property to add to his portfolio and I had a birthday coming up in June that I wanted to make a really big fuss about. We had lots of fabulous trips away to Bath, La Manga, Javea, France, Budapest and Sharm-El-Sheik. We celebrated my 40th birthday at Dunston Hall in Norfolk and couldn't believe it when friends we had made in New Orleans during 2004 actually turned up. They came ALL THAT WAY-can you believe it? The year ended on a very high note when Mike proposed to me on Christmas Eve while we were holiday in Egypt. I was so surprised I said yes straight away, completely forgetting to make him wait for a response.