I am a stay-at-home mum living in County Down with my husband, Andrew, and our three kids. As a family we are about to embark on a major renovation of a 100 year old property, returning it to a family home from three flats and I’d love you to join us on this journey.
The purpose of this blog is to document our journey of moving and renovation- the highs and lows. I’ll hopefully provide hints and tips as I go along on moving house, dealing with builders, managing a budget, decorating, up-cycling and recycling etc.
I have a passion for architecture which really began when I studied Art History at Glasgow University. After completing my Masters in Glasgow, I moved to Dublin and did a Post-graduate Diploma in Arts Administration at UCD. My first ‘proper job’ was working as a Project Co-ordinator for an architectural firm in Dublin which specialised in exhibition design and interior spaces. I learned so much during this time and my love of architecture and interior design has continued from there. Let’s just say I have an unhealthy addiction to property websites and interior design mags!
Before my third baby arrived, I worked for many years in Public Relations. I now make just enough to pay my hairdresser to cover up the grey hairs that family life has given me through my work demonstrating products that help to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in the home- another of my passions.