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After 31 years, I retired from teaching due to illness. During my journey back to good health, I rediscovered the things that were important to me; friends, family and quality of life. 


During a visit to Lake Como Italy, I had time to consider where I’d been, what I’d been through and where I wanted to go.  I cycled, swam in the lake and explored the backstreets of Bellagio; thinking hard about my future and my family. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, architecture and art, I was inspired to create  JoeShmo Handcrafted Leather Jewellery. .


I'm married to my best friend, Susie, and together we have two beautiful daughters, Gabby,  29 and Mika 28.   Five years ago we moved from our cottage in the Cotswolds to living  on a 60ft steel Dutch Cruiser in Gloucestershire.  This is us...this is our passion...

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