Hi. I’m Jennie.
I am a property manager by profession and a freelance writer specialising in lifestyle and design as a passion. I am a Mum to two beautiful kids. I am a wife to a hot New Zealander. Mostly I like to read, write and listen to stories.
Here is my story.
I grew up in Ireland, near Dublin but in the countryside. My Dad flew aeroplanes for a living and my Mum started out as an air hostess but now is a healer. I have one sister who is Awesome!
I rode ponies as a child and dreamed of competing in dressage in the Olympics, of driving a daffodil yellow Daimler, of marrying Gilbert Blythe and having a poplar lined driveway to my mansion.
Then when I was 17, I went to University in Scotland and dreamed of joining the army. Instead, when I graduated with a degree in Genetics, I joined the Navy. I loved/hated it, so I followed my heart and left to begin what turned into a career on and under the ocean, first as a sailor, then as a scuba dive instructor, then as a first mate, then as a chief stewardess on superyachts. I loved it all, every minute.
I met my husband and a few years on we got married in Queenstown, New Zealand. The next day we went skydiving. A year later our son was born and kept me awake for many months. Two years later our daughter was born. Love at first sight on all three accounts.
I lived and grew up in Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, Australia, France, Switzerland and now I am still growing up in Antigua. Though still always only 5 foot 2.
I dream of decorating my own home in Ireland one day and filling the garden with flowers.
I want to eat breakfast in Turkey (menemen of course), have lunch in France (moules frites) then gelati in Italy (chocolate) followed by dinner in Thailand (Tom Kha Gai). I love to eat!
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