A PASTY-MAD postman has popped the question to his girlfriend over a sausage roll in Greggs.
True romantic Nick Sawyer, 61, proposed to partner of two years Carolyn Bennett in a branch of the bakery in Wolverhampton on Sunday.
Carolyn, 51, had lived opposite Nick for a decade but it was only after eight years that he finally plucked up the courage to ask her out.
Nick, 61, said he had considered waiting for a more “appropriate” moment to hand over the diamond ring, which he had bought just minutes before from a jeweller next door, but decided the time was right.
The dad-of-two and grandad-of-three said: “I had just been in the jeweller next door, and afterwards we went into Greggs and had a cup of tea and a sausage roll.
“We had talked about marriage, so it was just a case of when the proposal was going to happen.
“I knew Carolyn didn’t want a big party, so while we were in Greggs I pulled out the ring and said ‘shall I put it on now?’
“I didn’t actually get down on one knee, but she was still very happy.”
Teaching assistant Carolyn added: “We’ve been going to Greggs a lot recently – it’s friendly and reasonably priced.
“We had discussed getting married, but I wasn’t expecting it quite then.
I didn’t actually get down on one knee, but she was still very happy.
“Nick got the ring out while we were sat in Greggs and asked me if I wanted to wait, but I said I wanted to have it now!
“But it wasn’t about the location so much, it’s about the meaning of the proposal.
“It’s about the two of us, we just wanted to do it for us and so that was how we did it.
“It made us realise you’ve just got to go for it. It was always the plan it was just getting round to it.
“It was a lovely proposal – it was emotional.”
Carolyn said that she and her hubby-to-be are looking forward to their future – but haven’t set a date for their nuptials yet.
She said: “Nick is a calm and kind man, but I’m biased obviously.
“We’re looking forward to our life together and to be with each other.”
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