Five places for a girl to propose (but not today)

Just remind him that it's a long way down if he says no...

If I was going to propose I wouldn’t do it today. If a man can propose any day of the year, so can I. I don’t need to wait for the 29th February for permission to get down on one knee. What I would need though, is the perfect location.

With that in mind, I’ve compiled my top five places for girls to pop the question.

Snowmen of Hackney February 2012

Snowman-building hysteria, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington

Snow falls and England goes mad, in a good way. Here’s a selection of Hackney’s finest snowmen, crafted from the 10cm that fell overnight. My, we’re an excitable bunch!

The craziest things happen when you least expect them…

Humback whale breaching off California by NOAA Photolibrary

Check out this footage of a surfer nearly being swallowed by a pod of humpback whales feeding off the coast of Santa Cruz, California.

Parakeets in London

Parakeet in London

I took a trip to Kew Gardens last spring. Strolling down the daffodil avenue I heard a familiar sound that I first heard in South America – a parakeet. There it was, peering down at me through the blossom.

Proust says it best

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust neatly sums up what this blog is all about, although he had it figured out decades before me.