I moved to Spain when I was 5 and didn't leave until I was 12. I think it was inevitable I was always going to return to what felt like home. After a year of traveling around Australia, it took me 8 months back in the UK to realise I wasn't happy and wouldn't ever be happy. So I started my new life in Spain in 2017. On my own with just a suitcase.
I was alone in my journey for 6 months until one day Arnold, my first quarter that makes up Four Hounds, popped up on my Facebook. A rescue, 5 weeks old black and white French bulldog. I immediately knew he was special. And that he is!
Fast forward 4 years of fun with Arnold and meeting my partner, along comes another rescue in need. I discussed it at length with my partner and we came to the conclusion that it was a very bad idea. We had just started renovating the house and we were in no position to take on a puppy. Not long after we named him Kief and he became the last part of my half of Four Hounds.
Interesting things about me
I have a huge passion for traveling. Places I have been to include Australia, Indonesia, Africa and America.
I have my own small scale skincare business which I started from scratch by myself. I love every aspect of running my own business
I am an early 30's, Portuguese resident. I emigrated to Portugal in 2020 seeking a simpler life, less stress and sunshine. On my cross country journey came my Springer Spaniel, Dottie, the first quarter that makes up Four Hounds.
Dashie, an unknown Portuguese rescue followed shortly after to make up the rest of Four Hounds.
After buying a house with a good chunk of land, learning the simple life, I decided to figure out where I wanted to go in life. I wanted to be doing something I love, making people happy and something that allowed me the luxury of working my own hours. For the first year in Portugal I worked remotely for a U.K company which is where I met Becky.
I am passionate about all things literature, dogs and baking!
Interesting things about me
I've always been an adrenaline junkie. Sky diving, white water rafting, potholing, if it's scary and slightly dangerous I'm in!
Since moving to Portugal I am embracing a life of less waste. Re-use what you can, growing vegetables and trees, even brewing my own alcohol!
We met whilst working together remotely and instantly bonded over a love of food, swear words, dogs and a terribly sarcastic sense of humour.
Although at this moment in time we have not actually met each other, we talk on a daily basis and consider each other on of our closest friends.
Starting Four Hounds together was always in the pipeline but it took us months to finally get our heads together and do it.
Between us you have the perfect mix of creative genius from Becky and the wordsmith and consumer knowledge skills from Stephanie.
Together, we are the ideal team to make any business owners web dreams come true.