Ellie loves animals; a part from that, reading her answers to the questionnaire,  she seems a really easy going and joyful girls – Rob Gallacher her father is the founder of Pippo Footwear, a new line of simple, beautifully made children’s shoes.


What do you want to be when you grow up Vet

Someone you admire? Tweak and Shellington (Octonauts)

What is your big dream? To have a tiny little dog called Poppy

Are you scared of anything? Dragons and creepy crawlies

What makes you laugh Funny things (!)

Your favourite films and books 102 Dalmations (film), Octonauts (books)

Something you did recently that you really loved Glue and Sticking

The best holidays you ever had? All the time (!)

A place that you would dream to visit Edinburgh, because Granny Murray from CBeebies lives there

Your favorite belonging Lily (toy farm dog)

The next item you would so dearly love to get Toy walking dog

If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it right now? More glue and sticking


A place you saw when you were a child, and that made its mark on you? I grew up in The Lake District so I was very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful open spaces and dramatic landscapes for most of my childhood

The place you love near your home Any beach in Nortumberland, North East England, even when the weather is good, you can find beaches which are quiet.

Where do you dream to go for your next family holiday Brantome in the Dordogne valley. When our children are old enough to swim we shall return.

A film that you saw recently and that staid with you? Many years ago, but I love Good Will Hunting

The film that you love to see with the whole family? Impossible for us with 1 and 4 year old girls!

The book on your bedside table Conspiracy of the Rich by Robert T Kiyosaki

The children’s brands your cherish Twiddy for their polo shirts

The children’s stores you love to visit and buy from Tip-Tap and Coin in Florence

Last thing you bought for Ellie Two matching fisherman raincoats for our rainy UK summer holidays, they look so good you don’t mind the rain.

Favourite pieces in Ellie’s wardrobe Matching Petit Bateaux sailor t-shirts for our two daughters, there’s a nautical theme here.

What do you buy online? Clothes, shoes, books, everything.

Something that made you laugh out loudly recently? There are green shoots in the economy.