Diary - Bet on her saying yes

5th March 2010 at 00:00

It may not sound the most romantic of dates, but when Karen Worker's boyfriend suggested a trip to the dogs she was happy to make a night of it. But the 34-year-old teacher was stunned when she checked the 9pm race.

There, in black and white on the race card for all the punters to see, was the name of the race sponsor: "Karen Worker, will you marry me? Love Gray".

Karen and Graham, from Scarborough in North Yorkshire, have been together for four years and have 18-month-old twins, and had been spending a romantic weekend in Newcastle.

The night got off to a glamorous start - when a stretch limousine arrived to take the couple from their hotel to the dog track.

Once she got over her shock, Karen didn't have much time to think about her answer - Graham had to rush off to collect his winnings from a previous race.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today