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Monday, 25 January 2016

Strangers met when their plane delayed and now they are getting married

Love really took off when strangers Kristen Adamson and Darren Ashcroft were stuck at an airport.
They were grounded by a delayed flight but that was just what they needed to meet and fall in love.
Now, 18 months later, Canadian Kristen and Brit Darren have bought a house together and, in September, are to wed.

Their story began in June 2014 at Toronto airport in Canada. Marketing executive Kristen, 26, was heading to Kenya, via Heathrow, to volunteer at an orphanage. She had just been through a painful break-up and had sworn off men.
But then she met ­engineering supervisor Darren, 33, who was ­waiting for the same delayed British Airways flight.
Kristen ­approached Darren and his pal Alex when all the people at the gate had disappeared. She had been wearing headphones and feared she had missed her flight.
She said: “Everyone else had been given meal vouchers and had gone to get food.”
They asked Kristen to sit with them and trio spent the next few hours laughing and drinking. When they finally boarded, there was an empty seat next to Darren.
She said:
“We decided I was meant to be sitting there. It was a red eye flight, everyone was sleeping but Darren and I just kept talking.
“We shared our life stories and exchanged details but I thought I’d never see him again.”
Kristen was in Kenya for nearly a month and messaged Darren every day. When she flew back home to Toronto fate once again had a hand as her plane was delayed in Heathrow.

She decided she could stay in London for the weekend and she met Darren for dinner and drinks.
The next day he invited her to his sister’s birthday. But parting was hard.
Darren said:
“Seeing her ­disappear through the airport was the worst. I didn’t know when I’d see her again. That’s when I knew I loved her .”
But when Darren received ­compensation for his lengthy delay, he flew her back over and the couple spent three weeks together.
And when Kristen got her ­payment for the 2014 wait she ­returned to Darren and successfully ­applied for a visa.

She said:
“It was all very fast but very ­natural. Everything just seemed right. I got a job and we bought a house together last October. Things have been fantastic ever since.”
In August last year, the day before the couple’s one-year anniversary, Darren popped the question with a surprise picnic.
“Darren said it had been a crazy year and why not make it a little bit crazier,” laughed Kristen.
“Everyone tells me they have never seen me so happy, so I guess we’ve a lot to thank British Airways for. We’re marrying here in September.
"It has been a whirlwind and it’s only going to get more ­exciting from here on out.”
The couple live in Wickford, Essex, and Darren said:
“Proposing to Kristen was one of the easiest decisions of my entire life. "And I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with the most amazing woman I’ve ever met.”


Mirror Online

86 comments:

GHOSTFACE said...

strange

Luciana Chinda said...

Waoo! Dats cool

DON JAZZY'S DRIVER! said...

Destined by God,,,!!

Nma LIB said...

Yaw

Stella said...

You need to see Imo socialite, Evelyn's leaked sex filmhere

Ivy Godspower said...

Wow there meant for each other



PEPSI ADDICT

Pesin Pikin said...

Thought this was only possible in fairy tales...lovely

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Nice.. Good for them

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...ok. Na

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dey found love ina hopeless place


... Merited happiness

chioma jacinta said...

Smiling... HML. * it's well*

Edem victor said...

Congrats to them


OKORO UPGRADED

Pearlie said...

Love can be found in high and low places

Ngene Olivia said...

Wow! That's cool













#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


Anonymous said...

Very romantic. If na naija the negative attitude from naija babes would turn you off.

Agukwe Dominica said...

Congrats to dem

Point And Kill said...

Wow....

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, nice, with all humility and honesty I have feelings for Linda Ikeji and would sincerely wish to meet her in person this year as part of my resolution.

Chop Chop said...

Congrats.

Anonymous said...

One man's MEAT, another Man's SOUL MATE. Same letters spelling Meat, Spell MATE... hehe. destiny ladies and genrumen. Destiny!

Francissub said...

hmm

Juliet Iwuno said...

Love is a beautiful thing. All the best to dem. Linda take note!

Adaoma Anna said...

Wow....HmL in advance.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Wow.... jah bless

Olumide David said...

Oh lord of Nazareth ...oya delay my flight today and lemme meet my heartrob ...prayeeeeerrr!!!!

Ifediba Chigozie said...

Nigerians are always stuck in traffic, make we to dey marry our frustrated co - passengers!

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Awww, congrats to them

wisdomer said...

Congrats

Omoh Sado said...

Aunty Linda. Your own will be like this ooooo. 2016 will not pass you by.

chinelo okafor said...

HMMMM! But why September why not Next Month?.

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

STERN said...

CONGRATS

augustine muta said...

xooo lovely, one can find love anywhere

samson adele said...

Congrats to dem!

Owosanya Yetunde said...

yetundeowosanya@yahoo.com
that is nice. There is no place of meeting for men and women

Ohalete O said...

Congrats to them

Solomon Ogundairo said...

Congrats...& Naija ladies r here reading dis! Wen Una go start to dey learn?...Na forming make some of dem pass 30 with no husband

Nkechi Ogwu said...

Wow congrats to them.

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Aww sweet!!






LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

shuga diva said...

wow, so happy for them
tot this kind of tin happens only in movies. congrats tho

Donjazzycrush said...

I can meet it husband anywhere. even in d toilet...






Don~ JAZZYCRUSH

Godwin Oseezy said...

Love is a beautiful thing.








Wild flowers!

HECTOR EKITI said...

Happy married life buddies.... Let's go Linda

danex said...

got goose bums all over my body reading this.

ahabike daniel said...

All things work togeda for gud

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Awww! Love 😍 is a beautiful thing

Achi Izuegbunem said...

A nice romantic tale

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

When destiny and divinity is at work, anything can be delayed. Great love story. Hollywood abi nollyforest; what are y'all waiting for?

joshua james said...

Wow how sweet happy for them..Linda observe carefully

vinna saviour said...

Instead of thanking God his thanking the British airways...anyway congrats to dem

Anonymous said...

lol;;;;i wonder where linda dey get all this topic..anyways am just here laughing and reading on www.streetrequest.com as always

daniela desmond said...

Awww...that's how they start, next thing is divorce. White ppl tho

snow white said...

Congrat

snow white said...

Congrat

benneth Enwerem said...

Good for them...if na 9ja ......I comment my reserve
#sips Orijin#

Vivian Reginalds said...

Some disappointments can blessings
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

achmed said...

This is really nice

livingstone chibuike said...

Dis is luvly

AMIJEZ said...

Eyaaaah,love is a beautiful thing. See how delay brought them together.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Love is a beautiful thing! Congrats to dem.

#FINEST

DJ taila said...

this is what I call love like a movie!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon justman said...

Api ending, good for dem. Obong Abasi is fully involved

Ella Goz said...

So sweet..
I wish its always ds easy


Lady with class#

Maureen Mordi said...

Wow I love love

chommy said...

Forces of nature, congrats. Linda observe!

Anonymous said...

Lovely. I wish them all the best!

Demmy said...

Lovers dey wl be forever

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

Awwww..That's good.






#linda give me 1bo#

KIZITO~SANTIAGO said...

Nice one

Esther Dangana said...

That was why the flight was delayed after all.

WHO U HELP? said...

#After365Days...
...#Couples go #belike;
#WeAreDivorcingCosWeAin'tMeant2Be2gether!
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#WhoDemHelp?

WHO U HELP? said...

#After365Days...
...#Couples go #belike;
#WeAreDivorcingCosWeAin'tMeant2Be2gether!
.
.
.
#WhoDemHelp?

temitope faizat said...

Nice one congrats to them

kenneth jochiedozie said...

congrats for the both of them

golda awosika said...

You see, everything happens for a reason.





#*karlishah*

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Awwwwwww. Soooo Awesome.

#LIB ADDICT#

DAUGHTER _ OF _ A _ SOMEBODY... said...

Awww lovely. Wish them a successful home built on God's foundation.










I didn't type this fa' it just popped out...





Nenyechi said...

Congrats to dem

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Congrats to them

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigommakings@yahoo.com
Direct from Delsu.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Congratulations... love I see. Love exist everywhere

udeh martha said...

Congrats to dem

Angel Makiz said...

seen....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Chidinma Chikata said...

nice,wish them all the best,.

koledoye john said...

seen....johnkoledoye@gmail.com

izy 2 nv said...

NICE ONE STRANGERS. HAPPY MARRIED LIFE

Ade Olasengbe said...

Awww

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