The summer season always makes me think about the topics close to my heart: sustainability and taking care of our precious planet. The time spent outside in the great outdoors makes these things feel so much more real and important.
Whenever I go for a stroll in the beautiful area surrounding Slane I feel more motivated than ever to work towards real change. There's a reason the famous Renaissance painters chose to work en plein air. There's nothing more inspiring than reconnecting with nature and taking in all the sights, scents and sounds around you.
My family and I love to embody this energy by going camping. Ireland has no shortage of brilliant spots to camp in and some quality time with good company and no phones is a tonic for the soul.
Ready to plan a wholesome summer weekend? Here are five of our top book, show and film recommendations to keep you entertained this July.
You Have a Friend in 10A - A beautiful, cinematic and thought-provoking set of short stories to dip in and out of at your leisure.
Everything I Know About Love - The TV adaptation of Dolly Alderton's hit book is finally here! It's the perfect summer watch-funny, relatable and full of heart.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande - An empowering, funny and brilliant tale that shows that pleasure and self-discovery can happen, no matter your age.
Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan fans will love this stunning play that reimagines his music, which takes the stage at Dublin's Olympia Theatre.
What Did You Eat This Week? - James Kavanagh's new podcast sees him chat to friends and fascinating people about food and how it enriches
their lives. A total treat.
Have a wonderful weekend!