Proposing to Vicky Claire Smith on Sunday 16th July 2006 2am, Room 301 at The Langham Hotel situated on the Southbank, she accepted with the reply "yes little doggy!".

The weekend was magical.

We had two nights at the 5 star hotel, shopping, eating, drinking and lots of gambling! Click either here or on the first picture lying on our bed, seconds after I proposed to see more photos!

Returning on Sunday 16th July, late afternoon, we had the following night out booked at the Löwenbräu Keller in The Rocks, Sydney. We broke the news to everyone who turned up. With a night of drinking Bavarian beer, feasting on pork knuckle, me winning a Stein drinking comp and our first dance warm up, it was a great night out! Check out the photos from the night here or click on the second photo below. (I sent an email out on Monday 17th July to let everyone know, which you can read here.

We had our second engagemnt party on Friday 1st September at Verandah bar in the hub of Sydney's CBD! With a space hired out we had around 40 friends from all walks of life who came along. A massive thank you for the money and presents you bought us; it really was a massive surprise and didn't expect this at all! The night went really well. Well, from what I can remember, as by 2am the barman refused to serve me anymore drinks. I think it may have been the accidental smashing of a few schooner glasses that may have swayed him! Check out the photos from the night here or click on the photo below.

With a fleeting visit to the UK this year we'll be hitting the shores on Sunday 19th November and departing 3rd Dec. We plan to have our third engagement party on the Saturday 25th November, the venue has now been confirmed as: Global Bar in Wandsowrth Town, South London. There wil be nibbles and our own resident DJ One Eyed Willy will be spinning the decks all night. We plan to kick off at 6pm, so get there early this is one party you won't want to miss!