Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Viva Andrada O’Flynn: Sharing Love, Joy and Inspiration with the world

“It’s to take advantage of opportunities that I’ve been given. These are challenging times for everyone. It’s great when we get the support we need. We’re better together. There’s strength in numbers, in collaboration. We can get through this pandemic, whatever curveballs life throws at us when we work together and support one another.” ~Viva Andrada O’Flynn, Entrepreneur of Love Viva Cakes and Crafts, organize FUNtastic Fairs, Winner of World Humanitarian Drive’s (WHD) COVID Times Poetry Competition
Viva Andrada O’Flynn: Sharing Love, Joy, and Inspiration with the world

For some Covid-19 derailed their plans and dreams. For Viva Andrada O’Flynn, the pandemic pushed her forward to attain greater heights. As an entrepreneur of Love Viva Cakes and Crafts, Viva bakes her delicious cakes and creative makes for the people of Gloucestershire. She is also known to organize FUNtastic Fairs in various venues bringing creative businesses together to sell their wares.

When Covid-19 struck, Viva flexed her writing muscles and joined an online poetry competition organized by World Humanitarian Drive (WHD).  She was awarded as one of the top winners. WHD received over 3,000 entries. Her poem “Who Knew” was featured on TV, websites, blogs, radio, and even school publications. WHD chose Viva to be their Global Media Relations. When WHD decided to have a weekly online talk show delving into the brilliant minds of their guests from different parts of the world entitled “Inspiring Millions”, they chose Viva to be their host.

Viva is also an artist. Another activity she did during the lockdown was to join online art workshops organized by Art Shape, based in Gloucester. Art Shape then hired Viva to help in planning Gloucester Carnival for this year. Viva is also taking part in Art Shape’s Virtual Exhibition along with other Art Bridge Emergent artists. There will also be an upcoming art exhibit at Westonbirt Arboretum when it is safe to do so.

For Viva’s FUNtastic Fairs, she took them virtual; providing FUNtastic Fair Traders the platform to showcase and sell their creativity online; allowing customers retail therapy while they sit comfortably and safely at home with a cup of tea and a desire to splurge. Visit Facebook Page: FUNtastic Virtual Fair.

Another appointment Viva embraced during the lockdown is Grow2Gether Network’s Community Manager. She is also a writer of YesPhilippines News Magazine, geared towards the Filipino community in the UK. Viva is the secretary of the Filipino Association of Gloucestershire.

Originally from the Philippines, Viva is an entrepreneur, artist, writer, event organizer, and a trained chef. She left the life she has known, family, friends, and moved to the UK 5 years ago to be with her husband, John.

Truly, Viva is living by her vision and is sharing love, joy, and inspiration with the world. To know more about Viva of Love Viva Cakes and Crafts, visit her social media links:


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