News

Paper proposal: Natasha says yes!

Natasha Askin accepts her boyfriend Chris Griffin’s proposal which he put in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin.
Natasha Askin accepts her boyfriend Chris Griffin’s proposal which he put in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin. Christopher Chan

IT seemed like a massive gamble, but for Chris Griffin the bold move paid off.

Chris used yesterday's Morning Bulletin to get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend, Natasha Askin.

Natasha lives in Calliope, while Chris lives in Gracemere.

The first Natasha knew of Chris' gallant idea was when she opened the newspaper and saw him with a beautiful ring.

"I didn't actually see his picture at first," she said.

"I saw the news story next to it, which was '2000 job cuts', because I was still half asleep.

"So, I was reading that first, and then I saw his picture."

Chris said yesterday his very public proposal went according to plan.

"It went really well," he said.

"She rang me about five past six this morning.

"Her best friend went around with the paper and gave it to her.

"Somewhere in between her sobbing she said yes.

"I don't think she really knew what to say."

Natasha literally had no idea what was coming.

"I didn't expect it at all, so it was a really good surprise," she said.

Natasha said the proposal, while unusual, was not entirely unexpected.

"I didn't know he was going to propose, but I think I've been putting the hard word on him for a little while," she joked.

When The Observer spoke to Natasha yesterday, she still hadn't received a ring from Chris.

However, by the time readers see this story, the ring will be firmly on her finger.

Chris was due to drive down to Calliope last night to complete his proposal duties.

Natasha is pregnant and said she was thrilled to be spending the rest of her life with Chris.

As for Chris, his chivalrous appearance in the newspaper has led to some jibes, but was well worth the plunge.

"I've certainly been copping it today from all my mates and everyone at work.

"The newspaper clipping may or may not be hanging up on the office door, but I wouldn't have wanted it any other way."

Topics:  marriage, marriage proposal, newspaper, proposal




Sara Connor trying to protect killed cop, says lawyer

Australian woman Sara Connor being interrogated at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia.  (AAP Image/Putra Sinulingga)

Byron Bay woman says she is not guilty of killing Wayan Sudarsa

Five-eighth to miss finals after judiciary ban

Grafton Ghosts five-eighth Nick Monckton (right) attempts a tackle on South Grafton Rebels fullback Kieren Stewart earlier this season. Monckton was handed a three match suspension.

Grafton Ghosts playmaker ruled out of remaining finals.

Government needs new ideas after shark barrier failure

Now they're on the hunt for a new way to protect the beaches

Latest deals and offers

FBI investigating Leslie Jones website hack

The FBI are investigating Leslie Jones' personal website hack

Katy Perry: 'I stay normal with therapy'

Katy Perry says she relies on therapy to help her 'stay normal'

World's highest-paid actor revealed

The highest-paid actors in the world have been revealed

Jessica Alba regrets her tattoos

Jessica Alba regrets getting her tattoos

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson highest paid actor in world

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Johnson earned almost $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence

Why Depp and Heard are fighting again

Amber Heard is furious over Depp taking advantage of her generosity

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m