This is the day that was the start of the big change. My Interview in Newcastle. I say it was my interview, but the truth is that I could only do it because of you. Not just because you actually found the job listing in the first place but because you had made me feel like I couldn’t fail. I had so much confidence going into it because you gave me that and I can’t thank you enough. You made me feel untouchable and I wanted so badly to repay you by getting this job so that we can have a start at the best life. I’ve never been so certain in my life as I am that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. We’ve had the most incredibly 12 months together and there’s not a day that’s gone by that I don’t think that to myself. I promise to tell you every day that I love you but it feels like words just aren’t enough.
I wanted so badly to not disappoint you and thanks to you, we did it. Together. I promise to spend the rest of my life making you feel as special as I think you are and for what you have done for me.
Then we went on to the Metro Centre, after spending 50 minutes in traffic. It was cold and I stripped off my shirt in the middle of a carpark so that I could comfortably walk around the shops. I wanted to go to Wagamama, but we ended up in Big Luke’s… I guess you don’t get them all right but you do come pretty close!
Namco Funland where I played Outrun 2 and you played Mario Kart. As stupid as it is I remember being so excited, seeing actual games in an Arcade reminded me of being a kid, except this was better because I got to do it with you.
Then off to the shops you wanted to visit, House of Fraser where you finally got to see the Kat Von D range we’d just missed out on before, where you got a brand new lipstick (which came off as soon as you got a drink in Costa Coffee!) and a new foundation (which was amazing!)
It was a busy day, a long day, my throat was burning and you’d sat and waited in a car for hours. Then the trip to (the world’s biggest!) Sainsbury’s where I walked 5 miles to a photobooth, back again to get money, stood behind the two slowest women in the world and then back to the booth (and then back again!) with photos. It took me 20 minutes just to get some photo’s only to have to go back! I felt so ridiculously guilty but you did it for me anyway.
I couldn’t have asked any more of you that day, I will always appreciate it, from you coming the night before and going over my competencies for the Interview, making sure I was ready, driving me there and waiting, going back and forth and then off to the Metro Centre. We didn’t get home until 10.30pm and we were shattered, but I couldn’t help but look at you amazed at how selfless you’d been through it all. You amaze me every day. I love you.