"During my studies in Hairdressing at Telford College, Edinburgh, I
also embarked in the study of fashion and fabrics. I enjoyed this
immensely and consequently this interest allowed me to open a shop
retailing fashion and fabrics, and at present own my own business:
The Victorian Drapery in West Lothian, Scotland. As with the hairdressing
salons, the fabric and haberdashery shop is a resounding success."
"In the Victorian Drapery, I carry out alterations and curtain making.
I am also involved in ballet costume making along with fancy dress
costumes many of which have been awarded prizes."
"I would love to relive my grandmother's experiences. When I was young
my grandmother used to tell me fascinating stories about her life in
service, which are imprinted on by memory."
"In 1910, at the age of fourteen, she travelled from Scotland to Northern
Ireland to take up the position of Kitchen Maid to the Count and Countess
of Antrim for three years in Antrim Castle. The Countess was the lady-in-waiting
to the Queen. The castle employed nineteen indoor and twenty-seven outdoor servants."
"My grandmother told of the good times but also the hard work and early morning
starts to each day. She had a great respect for her Ladyship and depended largely
on the cook who was totally in charge of the kitchen."
"To relive my grandmother's fascinating past, by being in the Manor
House would undoubtedly be a long-time dream come true and a once in a lifetime