I would like to share Ellen‘s story and her journey to this point. Ellen arrived in Leitrim all the way from Scotland where I purchased her just from the photographs. Yes, just photographs – paid for her and took a chance that she would be ‘as described’. I knew she was 42 years old and needed some TLC but didn’t quite anticipate how much. The original paintwork was faded, DAMP was evident everywhere and the very old (and smelly) carpet was nailed down! After a few deep intakes of breath having looked high up and low down, I think I might have uttered something like ‘Where do I start?’. Ellen had potential and her inner beauty needed to be revealed. One month on, my reaction to my is quite different. I am incredibly proud of what Ellen has become and hope you have the chance to see her too.