Back from Boston with big news

I’m getting married. I was going to dress it all up in fancy words, but well – I’m getting married. Woo Hoo! I told my handsome American boyfriend Peter that the reason I was flying over to Boston for a long weekend was because I miss him and didn’t want to wait until the spring before seeing him again. While that wasn’t actually a lie, I did have an ulterior motive that I hadn’t told him about – and that reason was that I wanted to propose. I was terrified that if I had waited until spring that I’d have blurted it out in a text message, and I wanted to do it properly, in person, on one knee in a romantic location after a posh meal in a posh restaurant. And that’s exactly what happened. Then he said yes, and it was magical.

We’ve not set a date yet, it’s going to take a good while before we can sort everything out, transatlantic relationships are a bummer involving lots of paperwork and visa applications and all sorts of other red tape. We hope that Peter will eventually move over here, but UK immigration is horrendous. There may be a way around things involving a German passport, because there’s a chance that my hunky American boyfriend is really my hunky American boyfriend with dual US-German citizenship, but Peter will have to speak to a specialist lawyer in the US first.

The point however is that whatever the obstacles we will overcome them, and the man I love and I are now officially on a journey together, one which ends with us living together as husband and husband. Nothing is going to happen quickly, but everything worthwhile is worth waiting for, whether that’s living with the person you love, or indeed Scottish independence. Both those things are going to happen.

This is just a short blog update. I’ve got a lot to do today. I’ll be back tomorrow being ascerbic. I just wanted to share my news.

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181 comments on “Back from Boston with big news

  1. Congratulations and best wishes to both of you. Elspeth

    Sent from my iPad


  2. garyjc says:

    All the very best of luck. I’ve had experience of UK-US immigration – all the very best with that as well. Hope your future is everything you want it to be, and in an independent Scotland too, before to long

  3. The Vole says:

    Congratulations – Mrs Vole, the wains and myself send you all the best.

  4. derick Cosh says:

    Well done. Happy for you both

  5. Illy says:

    Just going to let you know I’ve done the transatlantic relationship thing, it *sucks* until you get visas and crap sorted.

    And the paperwork isn’t actually all that bad (at least for straight couples, I honestly don’t know if they make it harder for gay ones). Got another friend from the states who just got their fiancée visa last month, first application went through with no problems. Expensive as all hell, but other than that…

    Good luck, and don’t worry if the first application gets rejected, it’s all part of the screening process, seeing if you care enough to harass them about getting it sorted.

  6. Absolutely wonderful!

    Wonderful! Wonderful Wonderful!

  7. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >huge hugs to both of you!!!<

  8. Jan Cowan says:

    All the best of wishes to you both. Good to see you happy, Paul.

  9. Cassandra Lee says:

    Oh congratulations! All the very best to you both. I do hope you don’t have too much trouble navigating the nightmare of UK immigration.

  10. Marie Clark says:

    Congratulations Paul, you deserve all the happiness in the world. Hope the Dug approves.

  11. Jim Hunter says:

    Good luck WGD!
    Happy to do your photography!

  12. jimnarlene says:

    Fantastic, I hope you and your American hunk have a long and happy life together.

  13. douglasclark says:

    Congratulations Paul,

    It has been a hard rain on you over the last few years.

    I give you this, though the cat advert at the start may not be to the wee ginger dugs taste!

  14. Sooz says:

    Oh frabjous day! Calloo callay!

    How EXCITING! How absolutely WONDERFUL! And how romantic too. Sigh!

    Congratulations. Fantastic. Big love to you both. Keep us informed!

  15. douglasclark says:

    So, you go direct! The power of the wee ginger dug!

  16. Bill Hunter says:

    Pure dead brilliant, so it izz.


  17. David Todd says:

    Very best wishes to you both and congratulations. Dave


  18. Emma says:

    How incredibly exciting. You so deserve some happiness after the shit couple of years you have been through. Huge congratulations. What a very happy Christmas you will have. xx

  19. Congratulations! I am so pleased for you. X

  20. Brenda says:

    Congratulations to you both. Any pics?

  21. says:

    Reblogged this on Bampots Utd and commented:
    congratulations to you both and a hope its a Glasgow Celtic tartan green theme event either way good celtic luck to you both !

  22. dinnatouch says:

    Congratulations. I hope the visa crap doesn’t take too long to get sorted.

  23. Bravo young man, bravo!

  24. annelawrie says:

    Every good wish to you both. The wee dug will have two human companions again. xx

  25. Fairliered says:

    Here’s to a long and happy marriage.
    Will Ginger be attending as Best Dug?

  26. Lovely news. You and the dug deserve much happiness. But don’t be going soft now 😉 We’ve an election to win!

  27. […] Back from Boston with big news […]

  28. Neil Anderson says:

    Many congratulations Paul, will be great to have another decent person in Scotland. x

  29. Weegiewarbler says:

    Congratulations to you both. Wishing you a peaceful and loving future. The German route might just be the way to go. I have a friend in Puerto Rico who has dual nationality (born in Germany to US soldier family) and that’s the way she’s going. Her problem was not keeping up her German credentials, but last I heard she was getting that sorted.
    All the best xxxxx

  30. Oh happy days Paul!!!! Congratulations to you both, may you be happy together in an Indy Scotland!!! Hope the dug approves!!! Shame you couldn’t have Christmas together. XX

  31. Sean says:

    Fantastic news Paul
    I read all the time but never comment

    Have a great new year together

  32. Amanda McGinley says:

    Many many many congratulations Paul. You really do deserve every happiness, what great news xx

  33. fillofficer says:

    ooh..scottish independence wedding day possibility. congratulations. onwards etc

  34. katoew says:

    Great news, you deserve all the happiness 🙂

  35. Lesserpawn says:

    Many congratulations, Paul!

  36. marie pickering says:

    Congratulations Paul and Peter! Hope all goes well for you. Xxx I too, at the grand age of 74, am getting married to an expat living in the Netherlands whom I met during the Indyref.Turned out we were from neighbouring towns here in Scotland!!Life is sweet!

    • Whitburnsfinest says:

      Congrats to you too, Marie! Here’s to a lifetime of love. And happiness for both of you x

  37. diabloandco says:

    Aw! Lovely and very romantic.
    It would be fantastic if it coincided with Scotland’s Independence Day.
    Your handsome fella does know that you cannot leave the country before Independence Day — does he?( there would be an inordinate number of desperate folk hingin’ on to the tail of the plane to prevent him spiriting you away)

  38. Edward Freeman says:

    Oh, wonderful! I’m very happy for you. I hope you will have many good years together. Just don’t get too soft and dreamy and romantic in these blogs of yours, now – keep up the good work, please please please!

  39. Paul says:

    Congratulations! A wee bit of happy news makes a change from every other “news” story in the rest of the meeja.

  40. MORNA KIRK says:

    Delighted for you and your fiancé! Congratulations and wishing you many, many years of happily married life.

    ……hope that doesn’t mean we’re losing you and the wee dug to America though!!!

    Warmest, best wishes for your future together,

    Morna Kirk

    Sent from my iPad


    • douglasclark says:


      One of our best advocates lives in Bath.

      (Despite the fact that he and me have fallen out.)

      There is no reason whatsoever that Paul Kavanagh couldn’t do just as good job from the USA as he does from Glasgow East.

      I think, correct me if I am wrong, that this idea burns in him like a torch?

      That Scotland shall be Free.

      I doubt it would matter where he settled, the message would be the same.

      This is, perhaps, the most brilliantly written, witty (and to quote it’s author) ascerbic sites you could ever wish for.

      I very much doubt that your worries will amount to much. I could see Paul Kavanagh as a major player in Party Political Politics, hopefully of an SNP variety.

  41. morag says:

    wow!!! congratulations – wearing the kilt??

    • weegingerdug says:

      He’s been told that kilt wearing at the wedding is non-negotiable.

      • Sparks says:

        Congratulations. Just to remind you that he’s just as lucky to have a handsome Scottish man. What a catch. The kilts can only make it perfect.

    • There’s a former Edinburgh native who runs a kilt business somewhere in Boston. We hired kilts from there for my daughter’s wedding in Dallas TX. The range mightn’t suit Scots but handy for Americans who need something from their side of the pond.

  42. hughonabike says:

    All the best to youz both. Happiness is always a good place to be.

  43. linweseregon says:

    Congratulations. Hope ye’s have many happy years together 🙂

  44. Wendy says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to both of you.
    Keep blogging.

  45. Laura Dunbar says:

    So chuffed for you both! Wishing you every health and happiness … heart warming news! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  46. liz says:

    Congtratulations to you and your new partner- to -be.

    Hope it all goes well with immigration

  47. WGD longtimelurker says:

    sincerest best withes Paul,

  48. benmadigan says:

    What a lovely, unexpected surprise! Heart-warming!

    To think I had sorta presumed you were pre-Christmas visiting aged aunts and uncles in Scotland!

    Wonderful news. Sincere congratulations to you both
    Glass raised to Paul and Peter –

    Hope you have a long and very happy life together, wherever that might turn out to be!

  49. Math Campbell-Sturgess says:

    Long time reader but I don’t think I’ve ever commented, since it just gets lost in the mass of others, but on this occasion I will break my silence:


    May the two of you have the best of Glaswegian stag nights’, a fantastic wedding, a brilliant honeymoon and a beautiful life together. No matter what passport (US, German, British or dare I hope, Scottish) it’s on 🙂

  50. Westviews says:

    Congratulations. It’s wonderful news. Best wishes to both of you. X

  51. Oboe says:

    Nice one, Paul!

  52. June Stewart says:

    Delighted to hear your wonderful news. I hope everything goes smoothly for you both, having just relocated back to Scotland from Canada I know just what a hassle all the paperwork can be and I have dual citizenship !!
    Just happen to have a bottle of bubbles open so my toast to Paul and Peter is “wishing you both much happiness and a peaceful and contented life together”.

  53. davidmccann24 says:

    Congratulations Paul. Great news on top of hearing from the National that you are to be a regular contributer. (be sure they pay you well!)

    One proviso though. All bets are off if your American friend’s name is Trump!

  54. Toni says:

    Congratulations! I love a happy ending,
    Incidentally, are you still going to be writing for the National???

  55. Cass Paton says:

    Brilliant News, gratz to you both xx

  56. Sue Varley says:

    Paul, so pleased and happy for you both. Congratulations, and a very warm welcome to Peter to Scotland when you get the visa thing sorted. Well done.

  57. Angus Skye says:

    Many congratulations and I am delighted to read that you will be doubling your National contributions.

  58. For a dancer says:

    That’s lovely and I’m glad you’ve met someone who makes you happy.
    Wishing you both all the best x

  59. mumsyhugs says:

    What a brilliant early Christmas present – for all of us!! So happy to read your good news – Merry Kissmas to you both xx and hugs tae the dug 🙂

  60. Rosie says:

    Great news, Paul. I hope the red tape stuff goes smoothly and you and Peter have a long and happy marriage.

  61. Albawoman says:

    Many congrats to you both. Do love good news!

  62. Lynn Lewis says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you both all the best x

  63. Tracey says:

    Congratulations and all best wishes on your journey together 🙂 🙂 🙂

  64. arthur thomson says:

    Congratulations Paul. I wish you and your man every happiness.

    Have you explained to him that he has to share you with us? I’m sure he will be very proud to.

  65. Congratulations to both. Hope you’ll be very happy.

  66. tris says:

    Heartiest congratulations to you both.

    Tris and Munguin.

  67. The Scottish Play says:

    Meal do naidheachd!

  68. Still Positive. says:

    Many congratulations to you both!

    Good luck with the visa.

  69. Norrie Hunter says:

    congrats from our family and we really hope you have a wonderful life together xxxx

  70. Just perfect, absolutely perfect. :o)

  71. Itchybiscuit says:

    Best to you both Paul.

    I know about those immigration monkeys. Had a friend visit about 15 years ago and they were given 6 whole hours on Scottish soil before being deported. Make sure you dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s pal! :o)

  72. Pat Forsyth says:

    What lovely news. Congratulations and every good wish to the three of you!

  73. Big Scot says:

    Paul, we have never met, and I have never commented here before, but I have read this blog since before the referendum, and I’m now sat in the bath crying with happiness for you both. Congratulations.

  74. Sheena Wellington says:

    Congratulations, Paul, I wish you both a long and happy life together!

  75. Very happy to hear your news today. Look forward to tomorrow’s National for a wee keek at your beau… All the best x

  76. Grizzle McPuss says:

    Congratulations Paul. All the best for a long and happy married life.

    I hope this won’t mean too many distractions to your eagerly awaited writings, or will it be further inspiration…?

  77. Congrats to you both. I wish you every happiness – you deserve it.

  78. Cloggins says:

    I knew it. I knew it. I knew it! Congratulations to the both of you – welcome to the club. We did it 8 years ago but for reasons of legit simplicity had to redirect the rites to Belfast. It worked!

  79. Congratulations, the two of you.
    I hope it all goes smoothly sorting things out. I think you deserve this after all you’ve been through, pal, I’m well pleased! Is the Dug going to play a role in proceedings? 😀

  80. Susan says:

    Congratulations to you both, all the best.

  81. Hector says:

    Congratulations to you both, wishing you love, friendship and a lot of sparkle! Peter is a lucky man, and I would just ask him to recognise how much we, your followers….friends….admirers?…..comrades..yes..comrades…value and appreciate how much you have and, do, contribute to our cause…….please join us Peter! Here in Scotland you are so very welcome for bringing joy to the heart of our much loved Paul n Dug.

  82. andygm1 says:

    Great news, I’m so happy for you!

  83. Jake Gittes says:

    Am sure I speak for all of our YES family in wishing you and Peter the very best. My son spent a week in Boston last June, Paul hostelling and really, really loved it. Great city, great pubs, great people and the Red Sox too.

    Hope you and your intended are not tempted to move. Selfishly, we need you….. and Peter here among us.

  84. HoraceSaysYes says:

    Congratulations to you both. 🙂

  85. All the very best. I wish you everything you wish for yourself.

  86. that’s lovely 🙂

  87. Mark says:

    Congrats! Here’s a possible way to get around any potential UK visa restrictions:

    Basically Peter would have to get a residency permit for another EU member state and then he’d be able to travel from that EU member state to the UK without needing a visa, so long as you’re married of course!

    It might be a lot easier to get a residency permit for Spain (fjust an example – you’d need to check which EU country is the best option) and once he’s got that, he wouldn’t need a visa to travel to the UK from another EU country.

  88. Sandra Stewart says:

    Very best wishes to you an yur man. What a braw bit o news. Lang may yur lumb reek. Hope the Dug approves.

  89. Donleski says:

    Always read and love your blog. Never commented before. Congratulations, much happiness.

  90. Sue de Nymme says:

    Paul, those who have not loved and lost cannot understand the pain and grief of loss. They cannot understand the need for hope for the future. Please accept my best wishes.

  91. Aw ra best pal…

    Magic news….

  92. Mike McCreadie says:

    Bloody well done and congratulations – big bollocks – I shat bricks when I proposed on the Eiffel Tower, and we’d been living together for 20yrs. She said no btw. Just kidding, but the brick effect still stand :).

  93. Pauline says:

    Smashing news congratulations been through the UK visa process stressful expensive and long drawn oot process but worth it in the end x

  94. JGedd says:

    Late to the party, but wanted to add to all the congratulations. Wow, look at the long list already. Paul – feel the love.

  95. Karen Dietz says:

    Wow – congrats! I am originally from the Boston area and I have both a US and German passport, and have lived in Scotland for 25 years as an EU citizen (dunno what I will do if Brexit…) Let me know if you need a wedding singer…

  96. ElaineS says:

    Big Congratulations, good to see you happy after all the sadness you have come through Paul. I am dual nationality too, UK/Germany and I used my German passport because its cheaper and I don’t have to use a “British” passport. I’ve never had any problems so fingers crossed Peter will get in with his.

  97. Jeannie says:

    Aw Paul….that’s wonderful news. Over the moon for you!

  98. Steve says:

    Congratulations to you both. Hope you have many happy years ahead of yule

  99. Annelise Swanston says:

    That is lovely news indeed, congratulations. All the very best for a future full of harmony, luck and love for you, Peter and the dug.
    Annelise S

  100. Morag Lawson says:

    Very happy for you both 😊 Congratulations!

  101. WRH2 says:

    Congratulations. Wonderful news. Love to you both and the Dug.

  102. Muscleguy says:

    As a solidly heterosexual guy all I can do is simply add my congratulations and very best wishes. I can only hope you have as long as my wife and I have had. The Kiwi bit of me says Kia Kaha.

  103. AuldBiddy says:

    Great news Paul, wishing you all best and every happiness. Thanks for all the inspiration and strength you have given us over the last few years.

  104. Marconatrix says:

    I really can’t see much point in heterosexual marriage these days, when there’s really little stigma attached to living with a sexual partner in a more or less permanent relationship. Except perhaps where nationality/residence issues come up. Or children possibly, but then maybe not?

    So whatever arguments you might advance for homosexual marriage must be even more debatable. Equality I suppose is a good basis, but frankly the whole institution, marriage that is, stinks. It’s surely the only contract an adult enters into where the terms are non-negotiable between the parties concerned.

    Sorry, Mr. W. G. Dug, but the whole affair feels vaguely sleezy to me.

    • weegingerdug says:

      That’s fine. I’m not proposing to marry you.

    • Saor Alba says:

      Your comment is like a broken pencil Marconatrix.

    • mumsyhugs says:

      I think your post shows a certain lack of respect, tact and taste and is inappropriate at this time, regardless of your personal views.

    • Well, bah humbug to you too.

    • hektorsmum says:

      You may not realise that whilst it is fine in most cases for heterosexual relationships, that they have few, but still have some problems, Same Sex relationships had no protection, if you remember Paul had problems with Andy’s pension for an example.
      Why the bitterness, this is a happy moment for Paul and we his followers are happy for him. Stop raining on his parade.

    • Polscot says:

      Dear Contributor,
      thank you for writing in to our problem page regarding your prejudices. I can assure you that it is not normal to ejaculate copiously in public like this. You should also consider seeing a specialist about your issues, someone who can advise on “better together” relationships and who gives a fuck about your sleazy feelings. Perhaps I can suggest some self-help therapy. As you are evidently in a committed sexual relationship with yourself at this time, next time you are feeling sleazy, find something to occupy your hands, preferably far away from a keyboard. Pulling and sharing does not mean you have to pleasure yourself and at the same time expose yourself in public with your tawdry insights into your own inadequacies.

    • Alex Waugh says:

      You, sir or madam, really are a cynical person. As far as I’m concerned anything that increases the amount of hope, love and happiness on this earth is a beautiful thing – regardless of the gender of those who share those feelings. Away and be a miseryguts somewhere else; the rest of us are delighted by Paul’s good news.

    • Whitburnsfinest says:

      marconatrix, I could not disagree with your strange analysis more if I tried. Paul is blissfully happy, a state he very much deserves to be in. This is not the time or place to be going off on weird paranoid rants about marriage or whatever it is you were going on about.

  105. Saor Alba says:

    Wishing you both all the very best for the future. Great news.

  106. Stevie says:

    Congratulations & I wish you both a very happy future.

  107. Helena says:

    Congrats indeed. 🌞

  108. Hazel Smith says:

    I am so happy for both of you. I don’t comment very often on here but read your blog faithfully. I hope your guy knows he has to share you with all of us. We just couldn’t do without you. Wish you all the best for the future.

  109. jdman says:

    If anyone deserves happiness its you Paul, ending the year with a broad smile,congratulations to you both.

  110. Jab says:

    Congratulations Paul and good luck

  111. Chris says:

    Congratulations xx

  112. scotsgeoff says:


  113. Keith Hynd. says:

    Congratulations and I wish you well in the future as Mr and Mr Dug 🙂

  114. Steve Asaneilean says:


  115. Mairi Jack says:

    So happy for you both 💙💜💙💜💙💜

  116. wendy smillie says:

    Congratulations on your fabulous news 🙂

  117. Aucheorn says:

    Very happy for you, Seth the dug sends happy thoughts to Ginger too,

  118. Kayhy and Mike Durrant says:

    Fit rare, completely and wonderfully terrific. Happiness for ever. YES YES YES!!!!!!

  119. Nana Smith says:

    Meal do naidheachd Paul. S’math a rinn thu!

  120. Congratulations Paul. I hope you have a long, healthy and happy life together.

  121. Bill Hume. says:

    Congratulations to both of you. Best wishes for a long and happy life together.

  122. So happy for both of you Paul (got a big sill grin on my coupon now), may you both enjoy a long and happy marriage (thanks for making my day!)

  123. hektorsmum says:

    Congratulation Paul and Peter, very many best wishes to both of you.

  124. hektorsmum says:

    p.s. I assume Ginger approves and has given Peter his consent?

  125. excaliforniagirl says:

    congrats wee dug! that’s awesome. I’m from good ol’ ‘Murica too & married a lovely wee ginger Scotsman , with unending UK visa issues (we’ve ended up in Ireland: I’ve now got EU residency up yours Cameron & May!).

    If your man can get German citizenship I’d highly recommend that. A few friends have done so, and he’d need his family’s immigration papers to the US & birth certificates to prove they were born in Germany, plus some other documents too.

    Good luck 🙂

  126. Laura says:

    Congratulations! Wishing you both all the best for your future together.

  127. So very pleased for you both. Congratulations xx

  128. Liz Quinn says:

    Congratulations Paul and Peter and Dug. Wonderful news!

  129. Daisy Walker says:

    Some news makes you smile from the heart outwards, and radiates away for ages.
    This news does that, superb.
    The very best wishes for you both, plus the dug of course.

  130. Polscot says:

    Congratulations Paul and Peter and best wishes. I take it the Dug had the casting vote on whether to live in Boston or Glasgow?

  131. Ealasaid says:

    I was getting fed up with all the pre-Christmas arrangements when I came across your blog late. You have really made my day! So happy for you both. Can’t stop grinning. Many congratulations.

  132. Jenni says:

    What wonderful, wonderful news – many congratulations to you both.
    But wait – jings, crivens, will Wee Ginge have to undergo a name change … as in Peter, Paul and – MARY ?!! One sniff of that and he’ll be ‘leaving on a jet plane’ !!

  133. Rhona Frisby says:

    Brilliant news! Congratulations to you both.

  134. Micky Ross says:

    Fabulous. What a difference a year makes.

  135. Sandra says:

    I am so happy for you, many congratulations. It’s wonderful to find light at the end of the tunnel and to know you have found happiness again.

  136. Anne Lyden says:

    Need to add my congratulations. Best wishes to you both! xx

  137. ian gould says:

    congratulations and best wshes for a long and happy life together

  138. Ken Waldron says:

    Oh right! : Lang may yer lum reek Paul!

  139. Rhisiart Gwilymh says:

    “I’ll be back tomorrow being ascerbic.” LOL! And good for you Paul on the domestic bliss front. Lot’s of happiness to you both. Keep the dug sluggin’, good bro. Best regards!

  140. Capella says:

    That is such brilliant news. I’m so glad that you’ve found someone to love and be happy with (apart from the dug of course!). Makes life so worth while. Good luck with the visas. Luckily the internet stretches right across the Atlantic.

  141. Lisa says:

    Congratulations to you and Peter – Happy news!…wishing you “Aw ra Best””

  142. Alannah says:

    over the moon for you…..congrats!

  143. falloch says:

    Gawd did I need some good news today – and you were the good news Santa I needed! Love and lifelong happiness to you two, and hope the Dug will welcome Peter with wags and yips of joy

  144. Richard Smith says:

    Not surprised he said “Yes” – you’ve had a lot of practice advocating the affirmative…

  145. Fae Queen says:

    Congrats to Messrs Dug. One Union we’ll all say Aye to xx

  146. Carol Jardine says:

    First post here. Chuffed tae bits and as happy for you as a’body else!

  147. Jon in Chicago says:

    Mazel tov on yah wicked good news (ask Peter, he’ll explain), and a very Marry Christmas to you!

  148. johhny come lately says:

    “Thanks Sue. I just deleted his comment – I thought it was a bit snide”

    Come on. Much as I enjoy most of your political blogs I would hope we could both agree, that many of your writings are full of snide remarks/digs, many on personal scale.
    Are you the only one allowed to make snide remarks? You critisise the msm for it’s censorship. Please don’t go down the same road.

    • weegingerdug says:

      Yeah, but I NEVER make personal remarks about a person’s grief. That’s the difference. If you can’t see that there’s something wrong with you.

      • mumsyhugs says:

        Paul, don’t waste your energies on replying to the 2 low life’s who don’t have the ability to distinguish between what’s business and what’s personal and whose prejudice is coming through loud and clear for the rest of us to see – and treat with the disdain it deserves 🙂 BTW what a HANDSOME chap your fellah is! X

  149. morvenm2014 says:

    Congratulations on a successful Yes campaign. A’ the best.

  150. Anne Roberts says:

    Well Paul you can see by the number of messages here how pleased everybody is for you. The very best of luck to you both. X.

  151. xsticks says:

    So happy for you Paul, what great news.

    Sorry I’m at the end of the queue as usual, just trying to catch up with everything after an extended work trip,

    I hope you are both very happy.

  152. RabMacPhoto says:

    Paul I’ll just repeat what I said on the other place last night, congratulations, if anyone is deserving of some happiness it’s your good self.

    Btw by my back of a fag packet calculations (much mair reliable than Dippity Dug or JaBa’s):

    168 comments total (including this one)

    2 snidey.

    That’s a 98.8% approval rating, so f*ck the naysayers! From the other 166 of us, may your life together be everything you wish it to be 😊

  153. Lollysmum says:

    Late to the party again-saw the good news on twitter & thought ‘Yes, Christmas has arrived at last’. Very best wishes to you both & for your future together. Congratulations to you both & the Dug. I’m sure you will be very happy together. You deserve it 🙂

  154. J Galt says:

    Just seen you’re back Paul.

    Congratulations to you both!

  155. Maureen says:

    A bit late but what great news! Congratulations and lots of love, luck and laughter to you both!

  156. macart763M says:

    I dunno, I go away for few days and there’s a celebration party. 😀

    Brilliant news Paul.

    Be Happy.

    Mr&Mrs M.

  157. MoJo says:

    Congratulations – isn’t Yes such a wonderful word! Love will find a way for you to be together in a Trump free zone….

  158. Clicky Steve says:

    Great news! I’ve gone through the transatlantic visa process, and studied immigration law. It’s a nightmare, but will be good in the end. You’re in a strong position because of his dual citizenship. Give me a shout if you want advice or just someone to rant at. UK immigration policy is awful.

  159. Brian Fleming says:

    Paul, I’m late on here and was a bit intimidated about making a comment at all given half of Scotland’s already been on to give their congratulations. but, better late than never, I suppose. And you’ve given me so much pleasure and entertainment over the years, ever since the days you used to post comments on the Herald website from Spain. Well done, you emotional Scotsman, you. I’m sure you’ll work out the practicalities and I wish all the very best of happiness together.

  160. Whitburnsfinest says:

    Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! So excited for you and Peter sweetheart!!! Brilliant news!!! But no, your hunky boyfriend is not American, German or anything else, because he’s your hunky American-possibly-German FIANCÉ!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! So many exclamation marks I know but it’s hard to convey bouncing around the room making excited squeaky noises without them 😀

    Love to you both ❤ xxxx

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