Question of the Day

Best and/or worst birthday present you've ever gotten?

I can't think of any offhand that were really terrible. The best is easy. Four years ago today, Mr. Shakes officially proposed to me (even though we had already gotten the fiancée visa, so it was kind of a done deal, lol). We were living in Edinburgh then, and he surprised me by whisking me away to the lovely little restaurant at which we'd had our first date, and then to an absolutely splendid hotel, which had been arranged for by my sneaky and fabulous girlfriend Miller, who also saw that there were champagne and strawberries waiting for us, as well.

They planned the whole thing without my ever cottoning on, which is no small feat. It was a really wonderful evening, and what I remember most about it is how handsome Mr. Shakes looked in his charcoal suit.

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