The Story of Us

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


I mention Johnny a lot on my blog. I mean, he's a very significant part of my life. In fact, I would go as far to say that he is the most important thing in my life. I thought today I'd share with you a little story time about how Johnny and I met and how our relationship started, since it's nearly been two years since that day.

Johnny and I actually met when we were both working at ASDA in our home town. I was 16 when I started working at ASDA and he was 17, so we've technically known each other for 4 years. However, we never really used to work the same shifts or anything and it was only when Johnny started working at ASDA full-time and we were in work together that we finally started to get to know one another. We immediately clicked as friends because we have such a similar sense of humour and I think this is why we get on so well, even now. However, around the time of August 2015, Johnny started to try to move things on to another level - if you know what I mean.  I came back from a family holiday to Cyprus and on my first shift back from work I was relaying the story to Johnny of how I had an unfortunate experiences with some tequila sunrises. At that point, Johnny then said "you look, like, really hot in a bikini though". Even thought it was such a guy thing to say I was charmed because I did really quite fancy him.

And everything kind of picked up from there. Johnny and I exchanged numbers and started texting everyday. He's very blunt over text and I'm just not, so I found it a bit of a struggle to read him at first but we got into the swing of things and definitely fully transitioned into the "talking stage". After a few weeks of constant talking, we had a few random FaceTimes (one time we talked from 12am - 4am and were extremely tired the next day) he finally took me out for coffee, but I don't class this as our first date. Johnny would meet me for coffee during my free periods at school and we'd go to Costa and, like a true gentleman, he'd always offer to pay. On our walk back up to the school gates one day (yes, he'd walk me back too!) Johnny asked me: "what do you think about us, you know, being more than just friends?" Now, it must've taken serious guts from Johnny to do that and so I absolutely hate the way that I responded. It makes me cringe to this day. I said back: "you'll have to wine and dine me first" and then made finger guns at him. WHY DID I DO THAT? He kind of laughed but I walked back to school utterly mortified and regretting that I said that when the answer I should've said was "DUH! TOTALLY! YES!".

The Sunday after that event was the ASDA Christmas Party. It was the 6th of December, I seem to remember. Johnny bought me quite a few drinks and we ended up sitting on a sofa together and cuddling a little bit. He was wearing a really cute green jumper and I had a green top on, so a lot of people said that we were matching which was kind of cute. When it came time to leave the party, Johnny's friend gave me, Johnny and two other people a lift home. I sat in the middle of the back of the car and Johnny sat on my left. I was pretty drunk but I remember thinking 'oh no! The night is almost over and I haven't kissed him yet!' so I just reached over, grabbed his face and kissed him so hard and so passionately. It was amazing. He got out of the car with me when we reached my house and walked me to the door and kissed me again. I stumbled into the house, up to bed and fell asleep. I woke up in the morning to a text from Johnny saying "what are we now?".

We arranged a date for the following Saturday. We went to the Bell & Crown which is a pub in a village called Marnhull which is very near our home town. I had pork belly and Johnny, being the country gent that he is, had pheasant. I remember that Johnny snuck off to pay the bill at the end of our lunch and I felt so guilty that he'd paid for that all by himself. I vowed to get the next one. This happened on the 12th of December, which is what Johnny and I say is our anniversary and the date we celebrate every year. From then on, Johnny and I hung out almost every night after he finished work and met each others' parents for the first time on Boxing Day 2015. Now, 2 years later, we live together in our own little flat in London where we moved for me going to uni and I've never been at a a happier point in my life. We have just become such similar people and I fall in love with him more and more each day.

It's crazy to me how far Johnny and I have come since these OG days of our relationship. If you'd told me in 2 years that I'd be living 100 miles away from my family with my perfect boyfriend then I never would have believed you. Yet, here we are. Let me know in the comments how you met your S.O!

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36 comments

  1. Omfg Chlo, this post almost made me well up haha! I'm sure you'll know by now just how obsessed I am with Matt and how happy he makes me so to see other people in immensely happy relationships really does fill me with joy! You and Johnny make the perfect couple and you always seem so compatible! Congrats on nearly two years together gal xx

    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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    1. Aw that’s so nice Chloe, thank you! I’m glad you and Matt are so happy - it makes me very happy too! Thank you so much xx

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  2. Such a lovely post! x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  3. Awwww Chloe! This is absolutely adorable! You and Johnny seem to be the perfect couple, it's clear how much you love him from reading how you tell your story! It was obviously meant to be as you were matching at the Christmas party hehe ;-) I hope you have many many more happy years together, I can see you two growing old together for sure!

    Abbey 🍂 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Hopefully we’ll be old and grey on a porch together! Xx

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  4. Awwwwh Chloe, this story is adorable! You and Johnny seem perfect for each other too :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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  5. I loved reading this, it's such an adorable story! It makes me so happy seeing other people as happy as I feel if that makes sense, you guys sound like a super lovely couple and I wish you many more lovely years together :-) I met my boyfriend in a music class in college, our teacher could tell we liked each other so he set up a day where we'd be alone in the recording studio together (sneaky) then Jake invited me to his bands music video shoot and I kissed him for the first time there, which will be 4 years ago in a week! Time flies when you're having fun :-)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. Aww that’s SO sweet Alice! So funny that your teacher acted like a wingman! X

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  6. Haha I'm not a fan of romance and soppy stuff but I didn't find this too bad ;) it's actually quite a sweet story hehe! I met my boyfriend through my mum... weird story haha! (He's not my mums age, don't worry!)

    Jenny
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    1. Haha that’s good! My mum tried to set me up with loads of men before Johnny, so weird 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  7. I love how things work out! I met my boyfriend when we were 16 and we're now 22 - how crazy is that!? This is a lovely story of the two of you :) I'm a hopeless romantic and love a good love story haha xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  8. Okay this post is too adorable! You both sound so suited for each other. Wishing you many happy years! x

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  9. This is adorable, I love hearing peoples stories of their love life on how they've met! My partner and I went to school together for four years, and then college for another two years until we started dating just 4 years ago, it's mad how you know someone for so long and never expect to end up with them after all!

    I'm wishing you many happy years ahead and exciting futures xx

    Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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    1. That is so crazy! Glad you’re happy xx

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  10. Aww Chloe, not vom at all, I absolutely love reading these kinds of posts and love seeing people so happy. I'm so happy you and Johnny are so happy and it sounds like you were totally meant for each other. Congratulations on nearly 2 years lovely xx

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  11. This is sooooooo cute, you two are so perfect for each other xxx

    Gemma Louise

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  12. Ah how sweet is this?! I love hearing about other people's love stories and how they met. I met Ed at work too 😊 X

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  13. This is soo cute, it was like reading a rom novel ahah So weird how 2 years can change so much! Making me jel lol xox
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  14. I love this story! So cute how you two met! The finger guns made me laugh 😂xx

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    1. Hahah, I laugh now but at the time 😳😂 xx

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  15. How flippin' adorable, Chloe! My boyfriend's name is Jonny too so it made me giggle reading this. Such a sweet sweet story x

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  16. This is really sweet and it’s great that you’ve shared this - I love reading about how people got together! Also your anniversary being in December is so cute x

    Kayleigh Zara ��www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  17. Oh my goodness me Chlo this is the sweetest story! I can't believe I didn't know this! Johnny sounds like such a keeper and anyone who's willing to move across the country while you go to uni is definitely the one!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
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