a true love story never ends

Our Never Ending Love Story

Nowadays, people class their anniversary as different things stemming from first time they met, to their first kiss or their first date. Not everyone refers to the day one of you said ‘yes’ to being your boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s significant other.

How did we meet?

This is a question that the both of us never really know how to answer; unless people are prepared to hear the long version. There’s much more to mine and Danny’s relationship than meets the eye. I’m afraid there’s so short side so this post does give the long version.

We went to the same primary school but we didn’t fall in love then, that would’ve been cute though. Being one year above me at school wasn’t the only thing that made me feel as though he was some kind of superior to me…

High school is something we didn’t share. But the end of my high school journey is when I remember being brought together. Our primary school was due to be taken down and that’s where we met on 4th July 2010 – easy to remember because it’s Independence Day in America. To be honest, even if it wasn’t I’d still remember.

After chatting about college, as Danny had already experienced his first year there, I noticed the high level of intelligence he had. So much so, I was nervous at the thought I’d be studying maths and bumping into him.

Chatting away is something that’s always come so easily to the both of us.

And in fact, it’s what made our friendship so strong. From the silly conversations e.g. texting, commenting on social media to face-to-face talk during nights out a couple of years later, our friendship was always there.

So why was it before those couple of years later, when we would cross each other in the same hallway on many occasions at college and not know what to do but smile? Sounds daft asking myself that question now because I really should have known. It clearly wasn’t a joke when someone made a comment saying, “Danny likes you.”

I think it shows that we had something to hold onto when we both came back into each other’s lives. Nothing was planned. To this day, I believe we were supposed to find each other.

Again, we had many chats through text which led to my surprise that he was coming on the same night out (we had the same friendship group). We had so many laughs where nobody would understand what was so funny half of the time. Even on separate nights out we would see each other and he always gave me the biggest hugs. People thought we were together.

Some months later, a simple “I miss you” message I sent to him gave me the biggest kick of reality.

Something was happening. When I look back I see so many amazing memories. From Danny’s first kiss attempt to our real first kiss (after a long heart-to-heart) there was a look and he made me see the bigger perspective.

I mean, a couple of months before this he lifted me over puddles in the rain. Surely I should’ve kissed him then? But no, our friendship was too much to think that something could take it away (something being me not being what he’ll be able to put up with!) Everything has its time and place though. And we always found ours.

He never stopped showing me how serious he was. A number of dates later and an even higher number of asking me to be his girlfriend… I said yes. I just had to be brave, you know?

Nothing worth fighting for should be easy every single day. Whenever battles come our way we face them together. Because if you don’t have together, what is a relationship?

And here’s the now… Danny has always invested so much time in getting to know me on a personal level.

When I feel ugly, he has the ability to make me feel like the most beautiful woman in the room. And even when I get things wrong, he still encourages me to be the best I can be.

We have experienced so much together – the ordinary and the extraordinary. Becoming home owners is one of our biggest dreams come true. Having spent these years and each day forward together is something I never thought I’d experience.

There’s no one that can make me feel more like myself than Danny does. He’s got the most amazing heart and I’m incredibly lucky to call him mine.

Who has always had your heart?

two hands held together

To the One Who Loves Me Completely the Way I Am

This post is for the one who loves me in a way I never thought anyone could love another person.

I’m the kind of girl that gets lost in my own thoughts, the girl who loses perspective from time to time. But that’s where you come in. You hold my hand to guide me through the hardest times. You lift me up in the air and spin me around just to see me smile. Even if I say I’m okay, you make it your mission to make sure I’m more than okay.

You’ve seen it all – the weirdest, craziest, happiest, saddest versions of me

And you love me for all of them. Never have you asked me to change or do something better. But you let me know you’re there if I do want help to do something differently. Managing my emotions as you’ll know can be difficult for me to do.

It means the world to me that I’m the one you open your heart to, ever since those years ago. And I’m so glad I did with you. Many things come our way but we face them together. I could feel like I have everything hit me at once and you lift it all away.

I always say, “I’m a strong independent woman” but part of that is because I’ve had you. Without you I wouldn’t have built up the courage to achieve new things in life. And I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you. Well, I’d be lost. You have helped me shape into the woman I am today. It’s amazing to think how one person can lift your mood when you’re at your lowest. You’re also able to make me happier whenever I think we’re at ‘the happiest’ part. You show me that it’s the two of us against the world.

You’re the one I want to continue to share everything with

No matter what challenge or sadness arises, you’re always there for me. Together, I feel like we can accomplish anything. Let’s continue to dance even when there’s no music. You make me happy in more ways than you’ll ever know.

Our love is forever. I won’t always be perfect but I’ll always be yours. And you’ll always be my everything.

Who’s the one who loves you for who you are?

4 plant pots that together spell 'HOME'

Living Together Creates a Whole New World of Happiness

For us living together isn’t all arguments that some people make it out to be. In all honesty, we just don’t argue, it’s not us. If we feel an atmosphere we either talk it through if there’s an issue or we wonder what we’re actually doing and hug it out. Little nags here and there is all normal but it means absolutely nothing when living together is the best thing in the world. 

A brand new house all to ourselves

We have never felt happiness like it. You think the amount of years you’ve spent together, the travels, adventures, endless amounts of laughter is as good as it gets. But there’s so much more. Living together opens a whole new world. I don’t think I could ever get bored of eating together, waking up to each other and spending more time together.

It doesn’t have to be all of the stress that people make it out to be. Sure, there are times that’ll test you if something doesn’t work or something isn’t how you expected to look or be. But guess what? You get through it together. Laugh it off or for the more serious stuff, tell each other that it’ll get sorted because you’ve got this! Them kind of moments take patience and keeping the motivation that everything will and is coming together.

The money side of having our own home hasn’t once made us panic. We’re very sensible when it comes to bills and putting our priorities in order. That being said, we also now how important it is to ‘live’ – not only to survive but to enjoy life. Being so strict with our savings and staying organised helped us a great deal. We loved working through everything together from the buying process to moving and purchasing decor for our new home. It all seemed so easy because we did it together. The best things in life take time and this has definitely been the best and biggest yet.

Neither of us have ever wanted anything more or wanted so long

But that’s me and Danny, we never rush into anything. We built our relationship from friendship to love, learning to know each other in all kind of ways. Watching each other grow and achieving this milestone is just more amazing than words can describe.

On a personal level, I feel like a weight has been taken off my shoulders. I always had a big bundle of worry as you might have noticed if you’ve seen some of my other blog posts. But now, I’m a new person. Maybe my confidence will improve to? I hope so. 

Living together has opened my eyes to finally believe that, having each other is all that matters. Nothing else, no opinions need to get in the way.

Living together brings you even closer

Every hug, small or big gesture towards the other – it means everything. You value it all. Leaving the odd sock on the floor really doesn’t matter when it means you’re in each other’s company a whole lot more. Oh and it’s a bonus that the sunset views at night are so nice!

This is everything and more than we’ve ever dreamed of. Does it get any better?

fairy light blurs

Another Dream Come True and It’s Only the Beginning

Remember when I said me and Danny are awaiting our next big adventure? As of Thursday 28th February we officially became home owners. We are so proud of ourselves and are so happy that we have achieved something so amazing together.

It’s been a long time coming. Every step of the way we have supported each other and everything is going really well. Along the way I’ve made the Monica joke by saying, “I’m going to be living with a BOY!” But when it comes to it, I’m so excited to live with my best friend. One particular thing was said by my brother, “I get why you have both been so patient.” It was one of the nicest things to hear. He understands how much this means to us and how long we’ve waited for it to happen.

The happiest years of my life and the best is yet to come

We have combined our tastes, to most of which we share anyway. In all honesty it’s been quite overwhelming for me. I’m still telling myself it’s all ours and nobody can take it away from us. I think the reason why it’s so hard to believe is because most days I wonder how I ever got Danny never mind owning a house with him!

The world works in mysterious ways. And it shows you that things you thought could only ever happen in your dreams really can come true. It’s so much more than I imagined it to be already. The world brought us together for a reason. From just knowing each other as somebody from primary school, to locking eyes in the college corridors, to falling in love. It’s been a huge adventure in itself. Our years together have been everything. But this moment right here shows us that there’s more to discover.

I’ve cried, smiled bursting with happening and jumped all around the house. But most of all I’ve felt the most in love I’ve ever been. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been here doubting myself but I’m working on it. It helps to have the most kind-hearted, loving person in my life and wherever he is will always be home.

He’s forever my dream come true!

This is just the beginning of our new adventure, one which I am extremely excited to explore. I can only imagine that our love for one another will grow even stronger and we’ll be happy in our home for many many years.

Part of this journey has taught me how important it is to stick to the things that make you happy regardless of what anyone else has to say. Don’t let anyone step in front of anything good that comes your way. Something you’ve worked so hard for should be celebrated.

Stay posted to hear more about our move and places we recommend for furnishings, flooring, blinds etc.

heart shaped balloon on its side

The Most Kind-Hearted Man in My Life

My ‘Danny Guy’ as I used to always refer to him, amazes me every single day. He is the most kind-hearted man on earth.

Today I shared a photo of Danny giving platelets at one of the donation centres in Manchester. One his friends commented saying that, “He’s a beautiful man with a beautiful soul.” At first, we both giggled and thought, “Aww how sweet!” Not that I didn’t know already, but it got me thinking about just how much I love him.

He is the sweetest, most caring person I’ve ever known. I used to wonder if I would ever meet anyone as generous and kind-hearted as my grandad. Surely not? But no, I was wrong. Ever since Danny became a significant person in my life, he opened up a whole new world. He has shown me that I can tell him anything and that he won’t judge an inch of my body or my personality.

The kind-hearted man he is and more…

I love his determination to always thrive for bigger and better things. Together we make the perfect pair because we reach our goals together. Even the personal ones, we’re there to support each other to meet them. What’s more is this man’s ability to juggle everything at once. He would have a million things going on but he’s right there whenever you need him. He’s forever making me feel as if nothing else matters as long as I’m happy. Every day is a new adventure. He wants to show me the world.

Danny never stops showing me the importance of happiness

Without the inspiration of my grandad and Danny, who unfortunately never met or never even knew each other, I wouldn’t have started this blog. Of all the things I’ve been surrounded by, these two have given me a real insight to perseverance. No matter how hard times get, how difficult it can be to tackle obstacles, it’s important to believe in what matters, what’s always mattered. And that’s having each other. With grandad, it was always about being yourself and seeing how you grow as a person. With Danny, it’s that and more…

Grandad never stopped showing how much he loved those who were close to him. He did anything and everything he could. One of the biggest hearts who was taken too soon. But I believe in ways, the lessons I learnt from him helped me to mature into the woman I am today. And I couldn’t be more thankful than my path took me back to Danny.

He is everything and more

To have a man who reminds you of so many things and gives you more than you ever thought the future could hold feels amazing. And at times, I have to remember that I’m living in reality and I really do have him. For all that he is and everything he continues to thrive for, is what makes me love him more and more each passing day.

There’s no other man in the world who I want by my side in everything that I do. He always wants to make a difference. If somebody is in need, he does his damnedest to help in any way he can. Danny always values my opinion and will always respond with honesty. Throughout all that he is, the thing I love the most is how true he is to himself. There’s an incredible amount of kindness in his nature. And he is handsome inside and out. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll ever come across anybody who is as amazing as Danny.

love heart foam shape in cappuccino

Valentine’s Day Is Only Around the Corner

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is approaching? As much of a drag many people think January is, it can’t have gone that slow when we’re in February already! It’s around this time that we see people declaring their love for each other, feeling free and single, or just treating it like any other day of the day. It’s a topic I touched on last year when discussing different views towards Valentine’s Day.

For me, Valentine’s never meant that much to me. It was always nice to see people being loved up and receiving gifts. But I think we should always show affection to those we love every day of the year. That being said it’s still a day that I look forward to, especially as Danny was the first and only man to wish me a happy Valentine’s Day back then. I’m more lucky than ever to still have him by my side today these years later. The list of reasons why I love him is bigger than the 20 I mentioned last year.

My forever love

Our love grows stronger and we become more devoted the more years that go by. And Me and Danny will be moving into a new house which we are extremely excited to make into our home. The contracts are signed, we’ve purchased our couch, a brand new TV amongst many other bags of things. It’s starting to feel so real.

Who reckons I’m going to cry when we the house for the first time? I’m sure I will. When the day arrives, no doubt I’ll be emotions. But it’ll be with high spirits of knowing how happy the rest of my life is going to be with Danny.

Stay posted

Neither of us can contain our excitement. And I look forward to sharing a post all about our moving in journey. Keep a look out on my blog next month to read all about it. The excitement is unreal! For now, you can follow Tasha’s Lifestyle on Twitter for other little updates.