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THIS WEEK: BIANCA DIV­ITO, OWNER AND DE­SIGNER AT DIV­ITO ART GLASS

Bray People - - INSIDE BUSINESS -

How’s busi­ness? Busi­ness is good and steady for me at the mo­ment. I'm for­tu­nate enough to be fac­ing into what is set to be a busy six months with ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal/ do­mes­tic com­mis­sions. Have you no­ticed any changes over the

past six months? Yes, people are def­i­nitely start­ing to spend again. People with plenty of dis­pos­able in­come seemed al­most ashamed to be seen to be spend­ing it for the last few years but things are chang­ing now and con­fi­dence in spend­ing is cer­tainly be­gin­ning to grow.

Where did it all be­gin? Watch­ing ‘Old Joe’ cre­at­ing stained glass lamp­shades and win­dows on our kitchen ta­ble from the age of seven on­wards def­i­nitely fu­elled my love for glass so I sup­pose that's where it all started.

Work/Life bal­ance? I'm get­ting a lot bet­ter lately. Af­ter years of run­ning around tak­ing on ev­ery­thing, I'm far more se­lec­tive now and I'm get­ting more or­gan­ised. Alan Su­gar, Don­ald Trump or Bill Cullen? I love a bit of Su­gar! Best piece of ad­vice you have ever re­ceived? ‘You will never be happy with any­one un­til you get happy with yourself’ (cour­tesy of my lovely Mum!)

Pen and paper or iPad? Both

Favourite book? The Book Thief The tough­est les­son you have learned in life? Loads of lessons, none par­tic­u­larly tough, thank God.

What’s the best way to win friends and

in­flu­ence people? Don't take yourself too se­ri­ously and have a good laugh at yourself. People will ei­ther laugh at you or with you, ei­ther way they will still be laugh­ing which is al­ways good.

Cats or dogs? Dogs, for sure.

Movies you’ve watched more than once?

The Water­boy cracks us up!

Hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion? San­torini.

Keep fit? One day I will be fit, I'm sure of it!

The last song to stick in your head? ‘ The Girl from Ipanema’ - I've been hum­ming it all day. You learn more from fail­ure than suc­cess. Agree or dis­agree? I think you can learn from both in equal mea­sure.

Any plans to re­tire? Never!

Bianca Div­ito

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