‘Balance promotes serenity’ – 5 things I have learnt about balance

For a long time, achieving balance in my life has been a goal for me. I refer to ‘balance’ as the holy grail for me in the about section of my blog. I even designed a necklace to represent it.

The shoes of Irishness fit me well…..

IMG_6517With one week left in the voting for Irish Made Awards with Irish Country Magazine (if you haven’t voted its I wanted to share this old blog I wrote on ‘The shoes of Irishness fit me well.’

From Accountant to Jewellery Designer

‘The shoes of Irishness fit me well’

This was the title of Leaving Cert English essay question I picked on the exam paper back in 2001. It was a topical subject at the time as we had just voted and rejected the Nice Treaty. I am happy to say that I wrote about how much I loved Irish culture and how I was proud and happy to be Irish. However, at seventeen, I was keenly aware that I hadn’t experienced many other cultures or countries. I wisely stated that I could not know for sure until I went out into the world, away from the small rural village and town I grew up in. Now years later, I have returned to Wexford, not the exact same spot but close to the same town I went to school in. So looks like the question is finally answered 13 years later. But…

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Keeping the love alive

I always say that sometimes the best things in life are hard work, like children and indeed marriage! Here are the four things we do to make sure our love continues to bring life to the heart and grace to the body.

Why Irish Made is important to me.

Liwu Jewellery has been shortlisted for the Irish Made Awards in the Irish Country Magazine. I was honoured to be included and to gain recognition for making our jewellery in Ireland and for sourcing as much as we can in Ireland. I know, like myself, many of us are conscious of buying locally produced food … Continue reading Why Irish Made is important to me.

Ditching the Mom guilt this summer

As the school holidays draw near, I already feel mum guilt going into overdrive. The kids will be home for about eight weeks. Eight weeks of no school or no routine has disaster written all over it – for me anyway. If you work, run your own business or even if you do stay at … Continue reading Ditching the Mom guilt this summer