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Friday 15 December 2017

Body and soul: Cliodhna Byrne, Brand Manager Pigsback.com

Cliodhna is 22 and from Newbridge, Co Kildare. She has been working with Pigsback.com since early 2008

My parents were . . . fantastic role models to me when I was growing up. We have a really good relationship and, as an adult, I now have even greater respect and admiration for them.

The house I grew up in . . . is the house I live in now in Newbridge. I've lived here all my life and it holds lots of happy memories.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a famous dancer or singer. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that I had neither of those talents.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . try to worry a bit less.

You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at . . . cooking. I started cooking at a young age and enjoy creating my own recipes.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . standing still. I have to be on the move.

At night I dream of . . . all the exotic places I could visit if I won the Lotto. Travelling after college allowed me to see beautiful parts of the world and I'd love to go back -- giving the hostels a miss this time though!

When I look in the mirror I see . . . if I've been burning the candle at both ends.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . a pair of black patent stilettos from Aldo.

I wish I'd never worn . . . an oversized puffa jacket in my early teens. I can't believe I ever thought that it was a good look.

I drive . . . a Fiat 500. I'm lucky enough to get to use one of the four Pigsback.com cars -- great for parking in those tight spots.

My house is . . . probably going to be my home for the next year or two. I'd like to think I won't be living with the folks forever though.

My favourite work of art . . . is the Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo. I visited Rome a couple of years ago and thought it was amazing.

A book that changed me . . . Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson gave me perspective on coping with change.

My greatest regret is . . . not scuba-diving on the Great Barrier reef when I had the chance. My nerves got the better of me.

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . my boyfriend Paul.

The last time I cried . . . was watching the movie My Sister's Keeper. I have a younger sister, Aedhbhin, who I am very close to, so this film really struck a chord with me.

My five-year plan is . . . on a professional level I hope to continue to learn and develop skills that allow me to progress in my career. For the past two years I have been fortunate enough to gain wide and valuable experience working at Pigsback.com. The team there is great and the working environment is really positive.

My life philosophy is . . . to be positive. Life is too short to entertain negativity.

Pigsback.com is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2010. Pigsback.com is the website that rewards you with two-for-one meal deals, bargain breaks, free tickets to movie previews and €20 off your weekly shop

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