- Jet2.com is hoping love is in the air this 29th February
Any plucky ladies planning to propose to their other half this February Leap Year day could also pick up a free luxury honeymoon, courtesy of Jet2holidays.
The package holiday specialists who are celebrating their fifth birthday have teamed up with sister airline, Jet2.com, to enter any ‘daring darlings’ into a free prize draw if they pop the question next Wednesday (February 29th 2012).
Lynda Bryans and Jet2.com's Dan Davison today
Broadcaster Lynda Bryans, who proposed to her husband former TV presenter and MLA Mike Nesbitt in 1992 in New York, is encouraging girls to ‘take the leap’ if they’ve found their prince.
She says, “Michael and I met whilst working in the BBC and had both come out of previous marriages. When we first started dating, marriage certainly wasn’t on the cards, though over the years our feelings changed and we realised we wanted to be together forever. I can remember teasing Michael that 1992 was a leap year and how it’s the day ladies can propose. I surprised him by booking a weekend in New York, as he had not yet been there, so I think he had an inkling that I had something up my sleeve! After doing all the sites such as the Empire State, Windows of the World and a helicopter ride, I booked dinner in ‘The Russian Tearooms’, made famous by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Tootsie, in the scene where he brought his manager to unveil that she wasn’t really a woman! “
Lynda continues; “After a beautiful dinner, I nipped to the bathroom and came back to see that Michael had champagne already ordered. I told him that at this stage of my life I didn’t think I’d ever settle down again and realised how much I love him and want to spend the rest of my life with him, then asked him to marry me. I didn’t go down on one knee though! I wasn’t nervous at all as I knew it was right. Michael obviously said ‘yes’ and we’re now married nearly 20 years and have two wonderful sons PJ 17 years and Christopher who is nearly 15 years.
I would strongly recommend that if you’ve found the person you want to share the rest of your life with, ask him to marry you next Wednesday. Women much more independent than our mother’s time, we shouldn’t always wait for a man to make a decision. And, what better incentive to propose when there’s a honeymoon from Jet2holidays up for grabs. It’s certainly the icing on the cake – hopefully the wedding cake!
To enter this competition send your contact details plus a video clip of the proposal, before 30 March to:
Daring Darlings Promotion
Belfast International Airport
Belfast BT29 4AB