Passionate about Wicklow and the great outdoors: riding, walking and being on the water. We live in the Wicklow hills which sweep down to the Blessington Lakes where we swim and sail. We keep Irish draft horses which we hunt in the winter and trek around the mountains in the summer. I love our garden where we grow as much as we can - outside and in a tunnel - flowers, vegetables and herbs. We collect in Irish art and Irish books. I run painting courses both in Wicklow and the South of France. I love to cook and experiment - particularly using wild ingredients or home grown produce: in autumn I am busy making chutney, sloe gin, fruit cheeses and other delicious things to store up for the winter.