In a working life that has spanned some thirty five years I have followed a somewhat winding career path. Having been dissuaded from my initial career choice of medicine (which was the only bad advice (in my opinion) that my father ever gave me), I decided to take a degree in Fine Art in order to become a ‘commercial artist’. I soon discovered that churning out ‘art’ day after day to somebody else’s specs was definitely not for me and I decided to follow my Dad’s footsteps into the computer world. For the next thirteen years or so along side getting married, raising a family and finally divorced this was the beaten path I trod.
During this period of my life having always had a very ‘arty crafty’ side to my nature, for relaxation (amongst other interests and hobbies such as cross stitch and being a bookworm!) I took classes in making and dressing porcelain dolls - I look back now at my initial efforts and I cringe, I was SOOO proud of those dolls!! My daughter still laughs when she reminds me that the first doll I ever brought home from night school looked like ‘Chucky’! I do believe that my Mum still has that little person tucked away somewhere at home.
A year after my divorce I met and fell in love with a wonderful man, Eamonn, who very quickly became and has remained my best friend, lover and confidante. He has steadfastly supported me every step of the way - no matter what scrapes I have managed to get my self into. Anyway enough of the soppy stuff! For Christmas about 15 years ago he surprised me with my very first dollshouse, Greenleaf’s Beacon Hill. When the house was ready for habitation I had enormous difficulty finding any little people that I liked, so for my birthday that year Eamonn bought me some dollshouse doll molds and I was off and running!