Summer has arrived, but…..
Any plans for the weekend? No? Don’t worry our newsletter this month is packed full of ideas and new jobs. The great weather is here and we have at least one more month of Summer, so let’s make the most of it! Apologies to our antipodean readers who are not experiencing the summer vibes this time of year!
First up, the pictures of the litter on some of our beaches over the past few weeks, got us thinking. How can we help? Well, this article is a great starting point - here. It provides over 45 easy ways to help keep your locality clean. You can go it alone, involve the family, your neighbours and even better yet, the organisation you work for. I for one, have the neighbours involved and they seem to love it!
If loving litter isn’t your thing, here are lots more ideas to help you make to most of your long summer days… (the one for cocktails is shamelessly repeated from the June Newsletter!!).
Family cycling (ok, so you could walk these ones too!)
Unusual things to do (over 170 ideas)
Foraging (we get it, this may not be for everyone!)
Cocktails - it’s an activity of sorts!
If the above fail to inspire, have a snoop around here. There are also plenty of places to go surfing and kayaking but be safe out there on the water!
In the news
Have you been watching the January 6th committee hearings? Fascinating stuff, I think Liz Cheney is my new favourite girl crush. She holds no prisoners, is completely prepared and has stood up against the machine that is the GOP. On a side note, do you know who is responsible for bringing Trump to the forefront all those years ago? Mark Burnett, creator of The Apprentice, check out the book Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe. It’s an easy read (or audiobook). Each chapter is a different famous ‘Rouges’.
The UK Leadership selection process is nearly at an end. Sunak or Truss? Could we compare this to the recruitment process? Yes, in that there is a selection of candidates at the start, rounds of interviews and presentations. However, if our client (the UK public in the case) felt the candidates were not right, they would start the process again. Perhaps the UK will have an election sooner than later.
Now, Love Island, also a selection process, is that any better? Let’s not go there.
Sports – it’s been a big month!
Neighbours Limerick and Kerry are homes for the next 12 months for the Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire cups following two cracking finals, third time on the bounce for Limerick while Kerry pick up the Sam for the 38th time after an eight-year gap.
Wimbledon has come and gone. The 2022 winners Elena Rybakina & Novak Djokovik but the one most were watching was Nick Kyrgios, he seems to be quiet contrary. I’m not sure I would like to work with him. Would you hire a contrary star or a team player? As for the golf, a long agonising final day, we thought Rory was going to win another Major at St. Andrews, but it was not to be, maybe next time.
Great to see the Women’s Euros getting such wide coverage, and support and it is making for very good viewing and winning new fans all the time. Sunday's game should be a good watch!
As for the Galway Races, welcome back after a two year break, it promises to be a great weekend.
Last word though has to saved for the boys in Green who went to New Zealand to take on the mighty All Blacks hoping for a respectable showing and coming way with a historic series win. A remarkable achievement made better by the manner in which it was achieved (two pretty clear-cut wins) and the fact that is was the All Blacks first series defeat since France almost 30 years ago. We loved the NZ airport departure screen (image above).
It’s a quiet enough time at the cinema with ‘updates’ being the main theme as The Railway Children, Top Gun, Jurassic Park, Minions and Thor all feature as new releases. Instead our suggestion is to consider membership of the Irish Film Institute with big Irish and International cinema on show along with many special features and events – they are currently showing two very interesting documentaries; Notre Dame on Fire and ‘McEnroe’ (from the same people who brought us Senna Irish Film Institute -Home (ifi.ie)
For those who like a busman’s holiday, here’s another newsletter that you may not have come across, but which details the (surprisingly) large volume of M&A activity in Ireland - Renatus Private Equity Weekly M&A Newsletter - 10-07-2022
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