Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Engagement Story....

My cousin Shona complained to me on facebook the other day that face-stalk me as much as she could she couldnt find any details about my engagement story....

ummm....well that's probably because i havent actually written it down somewhere and
i should probably write down our engagement story somewhere....
before Tim starts re-remembering

he has a very selective memory that only seems to hold information that he chooses to remember or embellishes it to remember it how he thinks it ought to have been rather than how it actually was

(in fact i sent him a copy of this and he told me it was inaccurate...
but seeing as he didnt mention what was wrong with it i'm sticking with my version)

let me set the scene

Date- March 8th 2012
Place - Tunisia, the desert
who - Rebekah Giboin, Timothy Reid, Yoda, and some strange Tunisian dude.

I had a weeks holiday and went to visit Tim who was docked in Tunisa for a couple of weeks,
we met in the south of the country to go on our Epic Star Wars Holiday...
hunting round all the sites from the movies that were filmed there.

The most revered sight and the Mecca of the holiday is the 'Luke Skywalker Igloo'

Contrary to what you might think,
its pretty hard to find these places,
Tunisians dont really seem to know what 'Star Wars movies'
are and we got quite a few strange looks when asking for directions.

But not to worry we had done our internet research,
and I had even managed to find the Latitude and Longitudes for most places from the web
(Tim gets very happy about Lats and Longs).

So in our search for the Luke Skywalker Igloo,
we pulled off the main road and looked out into the horizon where we saw a little dot in the middle of the desert which the Lats and Longs were telling us to be our Holy Grail.

We did come across a quad biking centre,
but after hollering out a few times,
nobody appeared to be home so we decided it didnt look too far to walk.

We got about 15 minutes into said walk when a little dude in a
Quad buggy came chasing after us....
he was the owner of the Quad Biking centre and was pretty excited to
finally see some people in the desert and didnt want to miss out on exploiting us to his business.

So we accepted,
and he drove us back to the centre and then hooked us up with some pimped out quad bikes,
and we set off....again.

After reaching our destination,
The Quad biking dude kept getting in all our pictures,
leaning on the 'igloo' whilst texting his mates,
so Tim gave him his camera and told him to just keep taking pictures of us.

The next bit was all a bit of a blur.....
(in fact afterwards i asked tim why he hadnt gotten done on one knee....
to which he looked at me confusedly and pointed out that he had, proof in the pictures)

we took a few posed pictures and then Tim got down on one knee (apparently)
I dont remember exactly what he said but it ended with Will You Marry Me?

i should mention know that i'm slightly ashamed of my response,
but to be honest i was pretty over-whelmed, i couldnt seem to function properly...
so to his initial question i replied -

'you know i want to marry you?'

(yes, it was said as though there was a question mark)

'What!!!! what does that mean?' asked tim, who was now looking exceedingly nervous

'Yes, i think so?'

'Whatttttttt!!!!!!!!!!???????is that a yes or a no?', even more nervous looking


I finally managed to spit out my answer....
was just making him sweat it out for a few seconds....

he then told me that he hadn't dared to buy me a ring....
well mainly because i've pretty much returned every gift he has ever bought me...

to be honest i hadnt even noticed that the proposal had been ringless...

so i took a ring that i bought a market a few months a go and am currently wearing that as my interim ring until
i can actually go ring shopping....with or without Tim....

and thats about it...

i should mention that for the next couple of hours that Tim
looked pretty shell-shocked and i was honestly thinking that he was regretting his decision....

but i think it just took us a little while for it all to sink in....


I is getting married......

i should probably have put a nice coupley picture up but this is my favourite picture of him



  1. I'm loving stalking your blog. Congratulations it looks like an amazing place for a proposal!

    Here's my blog if you ever want a dose of cute baby

  2. This is so cute! dang, you guys are so well traveled. How cool that you got engaged there and that the bike guy caught all of it on pictures. I know what you mean about being overwhelemed. I don't remember what my husband said other than will you marry me.