Friday’s Child - Emma McGuinness

This week’s Friday’s Child is Emma McGuinness.

Emma is the face behind local business Bambino Bags, and mum to two-year-old Ronan.

Having spent her early 20s travelling and living abroad, she now finds herself in her early 30s settled down having gained alot of life experience.

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Emma said she loves nothing more than being at home with her family.

How would you describe yourself?

My friends would describe me as the ‘Monica’ (from Friends) of the group and I think I would agree. 
I love being organised, very family orientated, caring, driven, reliable and a wee bit of a perfectionist too.

Happiest childhood memory?

Family holidays to Culdaff every summer. 
If you asked me this at the time, family of five, packed into a transit van, piled high with everything but the kitchen sick, I would have crawled in a dark hole with embarrassment, but 
looking back at it now it was definitely one of my happiest memories as a child.

What was your first job?

I worked a Saturday job in a hairdressers when I was around 14/15 making tea and brushing up. The tips were good!

Favourite book?

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I never really got into reading. I remember getting my sister to read aloud the Harry Potter books when I was younger

Favourite film? 
‘Stand By Me’.

Favourite television 
‘Grand Designs’.

Favourite expression?

You buy cheap, you buy twice.

Favourite method of 
Doing some mindfulness and having a bath.

Favourite holiday destination?

A wee place called Cavtat, Croatia where I got married in 2017.

Who would you most like to meet? 
Will Smith.

What makes you angry?

My husband spending 90% of his day in the bathroom.

What makes you happy?

Drinking wine on a Saturday night in front of the fire and a full night’s sleep.

What human quality do you most admire?


What human quality do you least admire?


What is your greatest fear?

Getting hit in the nose.

What has been the high point of your life to date?

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I’m so lucky to have so many high points in my life, travelling the world, getting married & most recently becoming a mammy to the funniest and most caring wee boy.

How would you like to be remembered?

People to say ‘she was a lovely girl’

What is your most treasured possession? 
My family

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

Pay off my mortgage, give some to my family & open up my own childcare centre.

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

To not get wrinkles!

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

Think of me and smile.

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