The eucalyptus was important because, to Kate, it was a symbol of Australia — most forms are native to the continent down under. Her husband, Mike, is Australian, and they were, after 18 years abroad, about to buy their first home together in Ireland. If the location — Dublin 4 — the massive garden, and the orientation hadn’t already sold it to Kate, who writes books on nutrition and health, there was another unusual feature that attracted her, something that evoked a wave of nostalgia. “At the bottom of the garden, there’s a tennis wall. We played a lot of tennis when I was young, and we had a tennis wall at home. I had never seen one anywhere else. I walked down, and I thought, ‘This is amazing’,” she recalls.
The tennis wall brought her right back to her home place, to Galway, where it all started for the health and wellness author, who has just published her eighth book, Glow, which is all about skincare. Skin is a popular subject for a book and there are dozens on the shelves, but Kate has an exceptional grounding in the subject, and in related matters like nutrition, thanks to her college education in Galway.
Source : https://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/skincare-guru-shows-us-her-dublin-4-home-inspired-by-her-travels-in-asia-36769110.html