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Our Christmas Eve Love Story

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Three years ago I was invited to a Christmas Eve party at Christmas Eve Building hosted by theatre personality / advertising guru Alyque Padamsee.

Little did I know how one evening would change my life.

You see… that was when I met my partner.

My partner in crime and I!

Who is that masked man??

From the very first moment, there was something.

The next day a friend and I dropped by Christmas lunch at his home where I met his mother, extended family and friends. Instantly plunged into his nearest circles.

Fuzzy 1st date!

Fuzzy 1st date pic!

Our first ‘date’ was that evening at the Bandra Gymkhana Christmas ball. Can it get any better than a debonair man sweeping you off your feet?

Mad New Year's Party in Bangkok

Mad New Year’s Party in Bangkok

A few days later we flew to Bangkok for New Years. This wasn’t a fancy resort trip, it was to spend time with my adopted family – three siblings, their partners, five kids, parents, two maids and a rambunctious dog in the suburbs. As one sister warned “If he can survive this madness, he’s a keeper!”

Bangkok romance

Bangkok romance

By the time we returned, we had skipped past all the normal dating rituals and started to look for a place to live together.

We just knew… it was that simple.

Cousin's wedding in Calgary

Cousin’s wedding in Calgary

It was the best thing that ever happened and today I give thanks for taking a chance on love and being blessed with such an amazing partner. We enrich each others lives and I am looking forward to a lifetime of adventures together.

Together in New York

Together in New York

PS – In June 2017 we formally tied the knot with immediate family and a few friends in Winnipeg, Canada. And the journey together continues…

Winnipeg wedding..

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  1. What a beautiful love story! I love the part where you wrote ‘We just knew…’ I bet Christmas is now a special time for the both of you!! Merry Christmas!! I hope it is an amazing one!

    • It is – Christmas eve especially as we wake up together and can’t help but be thankful. When you have ‘been there, done that’, learned from past marriages / relationships, old enough to know who you are and can take that risk to be open warts n all with another person, it really can be that simple.

  2. As my friend’s late mother would have said, “She’s a fast cat, that Carissa!” 😉

  3. What a wonderful story and I guess Christmas is always something special for you 🙂
    Wish you both a merry Christmas (wonder now to whom all I wrote this, should make a list…)

  4. NancyTex says:

    When you know, you knonw.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. freebutfun says:

    Awww, what a great story! Con gratulations!

  6. BerLinda says:

    Aw, what a lovely story! But wait, they have a Christmas Eve BUILDING??

  7. TheLastWord says:

    Beautiful! Here’s to many more Christmas Eve’s together.

  8. brothervern says:

    Met my soul mate 46 years ago. Still together, still grateful!

  9. Beautiful! Happy new year to you both

  10. Tim says:

    Funny how those things happen in the blink of an eye. All the best for the new year 🙂

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