Life is for
Cheshire Life: November 2018
‘We chose the furniture in the sitting room ourselves. It was driven by the discovery of this fabulous ceiling light, from Stocktons. It comes in various sizes and this is the biggest. We were told that only us and the UGG store in London had gone for this one! We wanted a circular sofa to go underneath, which we found at Den Living. It only came in two pieces though, so we had the centre piece made to fit.
‘Then we called in a friend, Kunal Trehan of Touched Interiors, to help with the rest. I have known Kunal for a little while and knew he just totally understood our style and our taste. It’s quite hard to find a designer you can really gel with!
‘It’s been an absolute labour of love, and it’s not finished yet. We have the master bathroom and the media room to complete next.’
The living room is rather glorious, it must be said. From the
“It’s been an absolute labour of love - and it’s not finished yet!”
a general anaesthetic for a child under nine is for teeth extraction, and the mortality rate for a child in general anaesthesia is 1:100,000? It’s a preventable disease and it costs the NHS millions every year. It’s all down to awareness – hidden sugars in foods and drinks, even ‘healthy’ snacks like yoghurts and smoothies can be so bad for your teeth.
‘For me this is such an important issue and I was so grateful that the producers of Real Housewives gave me the opportunity to get this across, when they filmed a special children’s clinic I held at my St Helens practice this summer.’
The show films for 12 weeks at a time, so Hanna and Martin are currently on a break until the New Year, but that doesn’t mean any downtime for the couple, they have a wedding to plan and a home to finish – and oh yes, Hanna has just taken ownership of her own dental clinic, Kiln Lane Dental, in St Helens.
‘I dreamed of owning my own dental practice even when I was at university,’ she says. ‘I worked there for three years and then when the owner decided to retire, I went for it! It’s been mad, this summer, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of the wonderful team there.’
Now I understand what the term power-couple means; these two hard-working and dedicated professionals are the perfect example of what can be achieved when ambition and energy coincide – so very Cheshire!