The day the Bully was cupid

By TAMARA KEMP tamara.kemp@capnews.com.au

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.



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