We met at the end of 2010 at a music venue. Dave was playing a gig and I was taking promotional photographs. I was friends with the lead singer of the band and Dave and I started chatting in the courtyard outside the venue after the gig. It turned out that his Mother kept rescue battery chickens and as I used to rescue them, this was our first common ground!
3 months of being in a relationship, Dave proposed to me in our hotel room overlooking the sea on a stormy night, on Valentines day. Obviously I said yes and wondered why it had taken him so long to ask! Despite having several long term relationships previously and no intention of marriage, I'd have accepted his proposal if he'd have asked me within a week of meeting him!