The day the Bully was cupid
By TAMARA KEMP firstname.lastname@example.org
IT STARTED with a three-line entry in The Morning Bulletin's Community Noticeboard.
And after a two-year romance, it has turned into a lifetime commitment.
Debbie Lewis, 33, and Alistair Chapman, 35, are set to tie the knot on May 28.
The couple met in March, 2003, at a Rocky Singles group progressive dinner after reading about the event in The Morning Bulletin.
And to top things off, Ms Lewis is expecting a baby in October.
The pair said they hadn't expected to find true love in a newspaper.
Alistair said he had not used any cheap pick-up lines to impress Debbie.
But he admitted he had kept the March 10, 2003, edition of the paper that included the noticeboard announcement.
"We were friends for a few months before we started going out,'' he said.
"Debbie is a bubbly yet down-toearth person. I love her for who she is.''
Debbie said their relationship was a matter of "everything just falling into place''.
"I was living in Rockhampton at the time and he was from Calliope,'' she said.
"He's the perfect gentlemen, I love everything about him.'' But Ms Lewis is not the only one.
Her six-year-old daughter, Louise, calls him "daddy'' and cannot wait to dress up as a flowergirl.
"She cannot wait to become a big sister either,'' Debbie said.
She said about 100 people will attend the wedding at the Rockhampton Heritage Village on May 28.