About me


Well, I suppose I should share a little about the woman behind the Snapshot and Snippets. My name is Amber-Jane and I am a Part Time Working Mum to two girls who are now nearly grown into women.
I am the keeper to the large number of animals that frequent our small home, mainly because of my total inability to say NO to two pairs of pleading eyes when they are in front of me.

 At current count we have 4 Chickens Doris, Gertie, Tikka and Fajita, 3 cats – Meg, Mixie and Jinx, 2 dogs Mishka and Skoda and a Rabbit – Cookie ! It is like a small zoo !

I love to cook, I love to have things organised in face my kids would say I am crazy about it , I love to craft and I love to potter in the garden and grow my own organic vegetables.

  • I came to Ireland the long way around. I was born in Australia in the 70’s to an Irish Mum and an English Dad, yes that little munchkin is me a couple of hours old.
  • My Family moved to England in the 80’s and then Ireland at the turn of the 90’s, lets just say we got around.
  • I have the weirdest accent ever heard, which has changed very time we moved and it also very much depends who I talk to on the phone – my Nan in Manchester apparently sends my accent right back to pure Mancunian.
    • I have worked for a Knitwear Designer, in a Stained Glass studio, as a Designer for Creativity Life Magazine, as a Scrapbook Teacher and an Art Teacher. I currently work in a PR company.
    • I love Italian food and Indian food- heck I like food but I work on staying healthy and have lost three stone in the past year through eating less and moving more.  So a lot of my recipes will be the ” healthy as possible” version. I cook a lot from scratch and love to bake every week. 
    • I only drink green tea these days – no coffee for me. 
    • We are living on a tight budget, like lots of people in Ireland, so I make every cent count. Frugal is my middle name and if I can make something or grow something myself I will.
    • I come from a large, quite loveable, mad family too which I will endeavour not to embarrass too much on here. Not promising anything though 🙂
    • Oh and I am mildly dyslexic – have been since I was little so if my grammar is a bit off or there is a word I have missed forgive me I do try and proof read as much as possible but I know I miss things occasionally.

    So that’s me kind of in a nutshell

    Hope you enjoy the Blog 🙂 Amber xxx

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