On Wednesday 13 August, Clinton and I decided to get engaged.
There were no bended knees, no public gestures, just him in Canberra and me in Tonga, on the phone. Like our whole relationship, it was honest and free of contrivance. It was the best possible way I could have imagined it!
Besides, how many people can say they've become engaged over the phone while in Tonga? And how many people's unofficial engagement party has consisted of one flatmate and a shot of duty-free vodka, at midnight on a school night? Actually, possibly quite a few... just maybe not in Tonga!