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How did you meet? We actually met in 2007 whilst working at Channel M, which was a local TV station for Manchester back in the days before anyone knew local TV even existed. I was given Chris’ number by a colleague when I was in need of a freelance cameraman to film some boxing, and the first time I called him he was actually on holiday in New York outside the McDonalds in Time Square. We had such a lovely chat even before we had met each other, and then when Chris got home we became really close friends over the course of a year. The day we got together, Chris had text me to see if I wanted his spare ticket to go and see the Verve play at Manchester Central on the 20th December 2007. I took a while to get back to him, by which point he had actually given his spare ticket to someone else. He felt bad so came into town early to find a tout, and swapped his two tickets for the next night for one for me to go with him and his friend. I’m not sure what happened that night to change our relationship, but we were always quite cuddly and for some reason when he put his arms around me during the gig it all just felt right. How did the proposal happen? Chris had been to France while working on the Euros, and decided he wanted to take me back to Paris to show me round, however he planned it last minute right on top of Christmas (which I was so stressed trying to get organised for) that it never crossed my mind something romantic was on the cards. We had a lovely time in Paris, with one of the things being dinner at the top of the Eifel Tower. Security is understandably quite tight as you enter the Eifel Tower, and all guests are required to empty their pockets. Thankfully for Chris I’m generally in my own world, so I was completely oblivious to the exchange between him and the security guards as he pulled out a ring box - It seems they are not only trained in security, but also in how to recognise the look of fear on a man’s face when trying to hide an engagement ring! We went for dinner, and between courses Chris pushed a small box across the table to me. This particular box was an Eifel Tower Pandora charm,
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