By Richard Curtis
In March 2007, I applied for a job at the zoo's (then) Ameneties and Gardens department, after seeing the role advertised in the Chester Chronical.
The following Easter and Summer holidays working at the zoo were great fun and make up some of my fondest memories.
It was the summer after my A Levels and before starting university. It was Nina's summer holiday after her first year of university.
I fancied her ever so much, but never acted on it.
Over 3 years later, we were set up on a blind date by Nina's best friend (Jo Bridge)- who thought we'd be perfect for each other.
In April 2015 we'll be getting married and having our reception at Oakfield Manor! :-)
The zoo is full of memories for us both and a magical place.
- Richard Curtis
& Nina Flanigan
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