Catherine’s path to the beautiful greens of Slovenia was a somewhat long and winding road. Having worked as an exercise physiologist for Britain’s elite athletes in her younger years, the arrival of a husband and children saw her retrain to more family-friendly career options - first as a tennis coach in the heart of England and then as a mathematics teacher at local secondary schools. As the family grew to 6 (plus a dog) so came a change in priorities. A few years ago she made the bold decision to pack up her job and move to Slovenia to build a house in the hope that space and time would prevail over the everyday stresses and pressure of life in the UK. Five years on and the house is still an ongoing project, but business has succeeded in the form of a collaboration with a local glass company, who she now assists to drive sales in Europe. Pure Glass specialises in personalised engraved glasses for all occasions, exclusive hand-made jewellery, trophies and environmentally-friendly gifts. Having lived around the world, Catherine can’t help but feel that Slovenia seems the perfect place to mix such business with pleasure.