Why I live and work in rural Ireland and how maybe you can too…

This week the All Ireland Ploughing Championships are on! The largest event held in rural Ireland and indeed one of the largest outdoor events in Europe. It has me reflecting on why I live in rural Ireland.   I grew up in Co Wexford in the sunny south east of Ireland. When I was 17 … Continue reading Why I live and work in rural Ireland and how maybe you can too…

Its time to remember the men…

Girl power, empowering and supporting women is very important to me. When it comes to my life and my business, I have some great female mentors, friends, family and people to look up to. I am lucky enough to be part of some amazing female entrepreneur groups. Today however, I want to talk about the … Continue reading Its time to remember the men…

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 http://www.irishcountrymagazine.com/irishmade) 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.

4 challenges I faced when I started my business

 I wanted to share some of the personal challenges I faced when I started Liwu Jewellery and sometimes still do. I hope my tips on how to overcome them help all you budding entrepreneurs.   Loneliness      Initially, the lack of social interaction was one of the biggest challenges I faced, for those who … Continue reading 4 challenges I faced when I started my business