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A Helsby man proposed to his girlfriend with a Hula Hoop on Helsby Hill after the engagement ring wasn’t ready in time

A PACKET of Hula Hoops saved a Helsby man from an indecent proposal after the engagement ring he ordered wasn’t ready in time.

A PACKET of Hula Hoops saved a Helsby man from an indecent proposal after the engagement ring he ordered wasn’t ready in time.

Postman Paul Tucker, 38, of Mere’s Edge, Helsby, had everything in place to propose to his partner Jennie Donnachie, 27, a surprise engagement party and the perfect ring which was being re-sized at a jewellers.

But disaster struck on the morning of the party when the ring wasn’t ready.

Paul explained: “I panicked and had to think on my feet. We had people arriving later in the afternoon ready for an engagement party and I hadn’t popped the question.

“We live near Helsby Hill and that’s where we walk our dog so I grabbed a packet of Hula Hoops, put the dog on her lead and ushered Jennie out of the house.”

Jennie, a dance teacher, added: “I couldn’t understand Paul’s behaviour that morning he was acting so strangely. The fact we were up the hill at 8am in the morning and Paul was eating crisps was very out of the ordinary.

“When he got down on one knee at the top and asked me to marry him I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe that I said yes when the Hula Hoop he offered me was very obviously my ring.”

The couple will be married in Ashton Hayes this weekend before heading to Doubltetree by Hilton, in Chester, by a vintage bus for a luxury reception.

 

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