Originally from Malahide in North Dublin, I've lived in Balbriggan for over 11 years now. My background is in Administration and Adult Education. I'm a former Irish PA Of The Year and used to work in the property industry. In 2009 I was made redundant, as the prospects of finding another suitable job dried up, I turned to using the skills that I already had from being a PA and those I had learned at my grandmother's and mother's kitchen tables. I run the household on a tight grocery budget which can be as little as €90 per week for a family of 5 (including cleaning materials and nappies). I have 2 small boys (aged 2 & 5) and a 14 year old step daughter.
I work from home as a freelance writer (specialising in food and parenting) and photographer.