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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Good News!

Left: Ger, Yvonne (me), Regina Mangan, CiarĂ¡n Cullen (Waterford City Enterprise Board)
News and Star Newspaper Report on the Awards Conference

Ger and I having received our piece of Crystal ( notice the awestruck expressions! )

We are really thrilled to share our recent news with you. Bonzie Designs won it's very first business accolade by scooping up an Award at the South East Female Excellence in Business Awards for the Excellence in Craft/Manufacturing 2010. ( quite a mouthful isn't it!)

It was a lovely day and great to actually get out of the studio for the day and mingle with women in business from all over the South East of Ireland. The conference also hosted motivational speakers including Sean Gallagher ( of RTE Dragon's Den fame) who gave a really warm and genuine talk to a 160 strong gathering. The hugely popular Veronica Canning delivered a side splitting performance whilst all the while inspiring and motivating with her words. Veronica runs a gorgeous motivational company called SHOEISMS ( you had me at hello Veronica, once we saw the shoes on the book cover we were hypnotised)

One of the best parts of the day was the opportunity to network with other like minded women and swap and share experiences, challenges and solutions. It was worth taking a day away from the sewing machines to recharge the mind and feed on the positivity of the event. A warm feeling that would have been worth capturing in a bottle!

A heartfelt Thank You to all of our family and friends who offered their well wishes after the event, it felt great to have so much support! A special Thank You also goes out to the Enterprise Boards for hosting such a fantastic event.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Back...

What a whirlwind of a month. Electric Picnic was an incredible festival. I had a blast working backstage with the cast and crew of Lucent Dossier, truely an awe inspiring experience. I loved every minute of it, hanging in the dressing area, repairing costumes ( which were amazing btw!!) and then hanging out with the characters after hours, which was a rare treat. These guys are all kinds of crazy in real life, they don't just save that for the stage, I tell ya!!! ;)
I have long been a fan of Lucent Dossier and it really was a dream come true to work alongside them in real life and experience a part of their crazy world if only for a short while!
I have included a clip from youtube showing their 2010 show that they brought to Electric Picnic, I think this vid was captured in the US just before they toured Europe.