Saturday, 2 July 2016

Life: On Marrying Mr. FFID


It's July already and besides the fact that it means half the year is behind us, it's also the month I'm getting married to Mr. FFID.


I don't really talk much about my personal life here on the blog, but I did want to write my thoughts about this as Mr. FFID is part of the blog as much as I am and we are about to start another chapter of our life.

When I moved to Ireland I was planning to stay for about six months, but all that changed when I met Mr. FFID five weeks after I arrived. The funny thing is our relationship started with him and his flatmate cooking what was quite possibly the most atrocious meal I've ever had. But there was something I loved about him straight away, ok I liked his guitar but I also had the feeling he was special (and she starts crying as she types). Then followed many years of partying, working, traveling and eating...

We've been together for over 11 years now and we've been engaged for over four. Last year we decided to finally get married and I can't believe we're almost there.

I don't want to get all cheesy but Mr. FFID is really someone. Besides the fact he can handle my high maintenance personality he has helped me to grow both personally and professionally over the last few years.

When I started the blog in 2012 I was not in a happy place professionally and on the day I lost the job I hated he was the one who took the afternoon off to treat me for lunch and a glass of wine and made me realise it was the best thing that ever happened to me.

He may not have a first name on this blog and it might look like he's only a hand model but as well as being the love of my life he's a pillar of French Foodie in Dublin.

He's the one who believed I could start a company a few years ago and the one who tells me to say yes to scary things on a daily basis. He's the one who gives out to me if I don't feel like blogging and tells me to think of my core readers. He's the one who motivates me when freelancing makes me want to cry. He's the one that I can thank for having the incredible chance to study at Ballymaloe Cookery School. He's the one who supports my dreams and believe in me much more than I do.

As well as being a company director and hand model, he will always be my favourite dining companion. He doesn't get upset if it takes 45 minutes to decide where to go for brunch, he doesn't get impatient even when he's not allowed to eat his food before I take a picture of it. He will eat 10 pastries in a row all in the name of research and he doesn't mind if I plan every meal of every day in advance our trips aboard.

So merci Mr. FFID for being my favourite human being. The final countdown to our wedding is on!




*picture: Yolene Dabreteau / Ring: Christian Dior



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  1. So happy for you guys, what a great story to read!

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    1. Thank you so much Benedicte, we're very excited!

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  2. Ooh, such a romantic love declaration! I wish you all the best on your *new* life together! Ilenia

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  3. It will be the most beautiful wedding ever....
    Bisous de la France
    Gerrie

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    1. Merci Gerrie, j'espère que tout va bien en Corrèze!

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  4. What a beautiful post Ketty! Wish you both a wonderful wedding and a happy and healthy ever after!!

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  5. Very touching beautiful post. Congratulations and have a wonderful day xxxx

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by Anne, we're looking forward to it!

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  6. Gorgeous! After 20 years together we got married last December. And it's the simple things keep you, the bar of chocolate after a long day, the silly dance to make you laugh and the love of eating! Here's to many happy years to you both. Love your snaps btw Sinéad

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    1. Wow... 20 years, amazing! Thanks a mill for your kind words and watching my snaps x

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  7. So thrilled for you both! Much love and happiness to you! XO

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    1. Merci Mardi, I hope you're having a great time in France!

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  8. What a beautiful post Ketty. Very best wishes to you & Mr. FFID XX

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  9. Only getting a chance to read this now Ketty - so lovely and brought a tear :-) Have a fantastic wedding day! X X

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    1. Merci Jen, can't wait for our big day! Hope you're keeping well x

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  10. Looooove this Ketty, so cute & authentic xx

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