Shock proposal to each other in our Valentine’s

Hazel Hagger and Paul Dewey with a copy of last week's Spalding Guardian in which they proposed to each other. (Photo: MIKE DAVISON)

Hazel Hagger and Paul Dewey with a copy of last week's Spalding Guardian in which they proposed to each other. (Photo: MIKE DAVISON)

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LOVEBIRDS Paul Dewey and Hazel Hagger were two minds with but a single thought.

Each knew the other was posting a special message in last week’s Spalding Guardian’s romantic Valentine’s centre pages.

What neither knew was that in each case it was a proposal.

He wrote to her: “All my love and hugs on today and will you marry me babe? Paul xxxx”

She wrote to him: “I love you so much. You are a very special man to me. Will you marry me? Hazel xxxx”

They opened and read the paper, which Paul brought round to Hazel’s house, minutes after each other.

Hazel (51), a full-time carer for 16-year-old disabled son Daniel at her home in Weston Hills, got there first and had told Paul off for spelling her surname wrong before she spotted the word “marry”.

Then Paul scanned her message to him, and the answer was yes all round.

Hazel said: “We met two months ago – it’s not very long, but you know when it feels right between two people.

“We haven’t set a date as we’ll need to save up to pay for the wedding.

“When Paul saw my proposal, he said ‘What a coincidence!’”

Paul (52), from Long Sutton, is currently job-seeking with a varied CV.

He said: “We met through a dating website.

“I’d selected Hazel’s picture but she contacted me first. Her phone wasn’t working, so she just asked me to come over.

“I did and as soon as I walked in and saw this beautiful woman, we just clicked.

“The atmosphere in her house is lovely, it’s so calm and relaxed, and everything just felt right.

“We have exactly the same likes and dislikes, even football. The only disagreement is she supports Liverpool and I’m a Chelsea fan!”