I'm Jennie Ritchie. In 2017, the end of a job contract in Antigua and the crossroads of a career pointed me back home to Ireland. 25 years of travel and wanderlust have left me craving to put my roots down on home soil. I am a freelance writer, amateur photographer, Mum and thinker behind the Garden of Poets. This website is a story of my discovery of modern Ireland. Creativity has always been alive in Ireland. Our roots are in the green grass and the storytellers of old. Now modern Ireland is a melting pot of cultures, an island at the edge of Europe looking out to sea, weather beaten and ancient.I am Irish but where do I fit in to this new country and a people that are foreign to me?
Cairenn Foy has designed her own line of children's clothes, launched and grown the business and been nominated for businesswoman of the year, whilst bringing up her two young children and a third on the way - hats off!
For someone so young, Hazel is accomplished and poised. She knows her business and today that puts her on the other side of the camera lens from where she is accustomed to be.
Aileen's creative career is on a stellar path. She made her first concrete pots for succulent plants in 2013 and started to sell them at craft fairs. A month later her designs featured on the cover of Image Interiors and Living magazine in Ireland.
Her ceramics studio sits at the top of the hill overlooking English Harbour. A gentle breeze cools as it blows through the open doors. I am surrounded by the blues of the ocean and the blues of the pottery
Every now and then you meet someone and you stand in awe of their energy and charisma that is just BIGGER. Meet Mary Wilkinson. She is one busy lady, with a natural beauty product line of her own, owning a spa, living between 2 continents and bringing up a young lady too. What can I say, but wow!
HOUSES & HOME -architecture, interiors & styling
PHOTO GALLERY - some of my favourite images
SHOP - A Tale of my travels from france to the Caribbean and home to Ireland, creations by talented friends.
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