Finding myself snowed in during Storm Emma, with Ireland virtually in lock-down, status red weather warnings countrywide, ten inches of snow outside my home-office/studio door, I am reminded of a period almost two decades ago when another Perfect Storm, this time a Perfect Storm of events, conspired, indeed collided, to kill our first business. I…

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Carambola has grown to over 1200 times its original day one size in the fifteen years since we served our first school lunch to a school in a, back then, very disadvantaged area of Limerick City, Moyross. A random (or Universally designed!?!) meeting with a man on a train (link at the bottom), led to…

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Yo. Vic! How happy are you? Really? At Pendulum ’18 recently another of the world class speakers was New York Times #1 Best-selling author, Marci Schimoff, having sold more than fifteen million copies of her books in more than 30 languages, Marci co-authored six of the Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul series and featured…

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I remember vividly walking down Moore St in Dublin many years ago. Moore St, for those of you unfamiliar with it is a market street in Dublin City Centre, just off possibly the busiest shopping street in the capital, Henry St. and it is the home for generations of market stall holders selling everything from…

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Oscar Wilde once said as he got older, “I’m not young enough to know absolutely everything.” This wonderful quote speaks to the fact that most fifteen year olds are fearless – bulletproof – nothing can stop them; they believe adults, especially parents, are ‘clueless’. Most fifteen year olds believe they can become anything they want,…

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