Amber Hatcher, 54, an accountant, and Tom Minney, 60, a capital markets development consultant, were engaged on April 6, 2020, at home in Kingston upon Thames
“I just moved fast,” says Tom, who bought a plane ticket and left Kenya in the hours before travel restrictions were imposed owing to the Covid-19 crisis. Amber had planned to join him in Africa, but he flew back to England to be with her instead.
He was in Kenya for his work in capital markets and had planned to propose to Amber in Nairobi on his 60th birthday on April 6.
Tom opted to spend lockdown in Amber’s house in Kingston upon Thames and had three weeks before turning 60 to think about how to propose.