Wednesday, November 24, 2010

an announcement...

to my dear and lovely readers.

i don't know how many of you have followed the 'once upon a time's' that have graced these pages over the past few months (if you haven't you should. just saying), but i consider myself to be the luckiest girl in the world. i also consider potatoes to be one of the greatest foods of all time, but that's another story (or post, if you're really lucky). in the space of a year i have travelled the world a few times, met so many lovely new people and been challenged my my obvious lack of any kind of Scottish accent. seriously. it's awful. BUT! best and most wonderfully of all, i fell in love with the man i will spend the rest of my life with...and am still overwhelmed with the goodness of it all.

before you die from mushiness (tis a rather dangerous disease, beware), there is something you should know. he lives in scotland. one of the most beautiful places on earth, and if you believe braveheart*, one where perhaps they should wash more often. i jest. obviously we're in more modern times now, and washing is more frequent. it's a land i have always loved, which is quite lucky. i like black pudding and haggis as much as the next girl!**. and how does a marriage work long distance?! and oh yes! the pin begins to drop, or fall, or whatever say you! YOU live here...HE lives there!!! whatever is going to happen???

well. i'm moving to scotland!

it's thrilling and exciting and terrifying and wonderful and very far away and not very far away at all and might mean i have to eat haggis (NEVER!) and means i will be cold forever but also means i will be with my husband (not yet, once we're there...obviously) which will be better than the grandest heart bursting thing in all of the world.

it also means i'm doing this a lot at home. nrroooooommmmm!!!

I'M kidding. i don't have long socks. and so i hear all three of my readers gasping, 'but what will happen to this blog, and your business!?', and to that I will say this. this lovely little blog of mine shall continue (woo!), and over the next however long i'll still be rambling on about whatsoever i feel like rambling on about (most likely weddings...8 weeks and 2 days!)! but the delightful flowery nature of rubyandjoy will come to an end. but wait! there is hope! the delightful flowery nature of rubyandjoy will live on (what?)! just in a less flowery manner (ah ha!). i shall keep you all updated, but keep your ears to the ground or your eyes peeled (yuk) or however you feel like keeping in touch, and you'll be the first to know what rubyandjoy embarks upon next from the snowy moors of scotland! it will be exciting, i've no doubt.

but i have been bursting to tell you all (hi mum!) since the boy (now my fiance) and 1 booked our tickets, and so here it is! who know's what is yet to come! i have a sneaking suspicion it will be the best.
* have watched. is quite gruesome really.
** this is a lie


  1. WOW! That is a huge announcement! Love does make you do crazy things! Good for you!

  2. Wow!! That is a huge announcement! How exciting for you. And lucky too. With Scotland being so close to other awesome places such as London, Paris etc etc.

  3. That is so lovely. Congratulations. I have also followed my heart (to Denmark in my case) and we are still going strong. Good on you!

  4. hoorah! such excitement. :)
    mr stink and i are now on to our third country in less than 8 years. it makes you close and dependent in the best way possible. wouldn't have it any other way. now where to next?....

  5. I am so excited for you both, living here will be such an adventure for you, can't wait to read all about :)



    I moved 1500km for the love of Mr Goosey and it was the best decision ever (a wedding and 2 little Goslings later)


    I hope you will be able to share a wedding pic or two with your faithful readers.

  7. Stoked for you. Scottland is cool. Its like New Zealand but colder and everybody talks funny.

  8. Ha wonderful.....such lovely news. I am Scottish and made the opposite move from Scotland to Australia only 6 years ago. I miss it every day and slightly envious of you! ;-) We may talk funny and it does rain a lot, but the history the people and the general beauty of the place will blow you away. Plus you will be with your man which is what matters. Have fun.
    PS. Haggis is yummers...try vegetarian haggis its almost as good without the weirdness associated with the real stuff.


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