5 Irish Women share what it means to be Fierce in Midlife

A year ago, I was one of fifty over-50 bloggers (and the only Irish one) to launch The Fierce 50 Movement worldwide. This has now evolved into Forever Fierce: The Midlife Revolution, embracing all women

An angry, fierce and heartbroken Jennifer Halliday speaks out

 Jennifer Halliday is fierce. Jennifer is angry. Last week, I shared Marie Carberry's story HERE; this week, you can read how the disease Alzheimer's impacts family members, but Jennifer is angry about more than that.

World Cancer Day Guest Blogger Marie – Life is for Living.

On World Cancer Day, it is my pleasure to introduce guest blogger, Marie Carberry, 56, married and mum of two, worked in the bank for years and then became a freelance journalist. Marie is one

February 4th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|15 Comments

Kilronan Castle is the Perfect midweek Getaway

Kilronan Castle stood proud as we drove up the long drive and first impressions did not disappoint. Lovingly restored by the Hanly Group to its 18th century splendour (it was a total ruin until 2004

February 1st, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|9 Comments

3 Wonderful Books for Book Clubs

Here are short reviews of three books that I enjoyed reading, would be perfect for Book Clubs and generate a lot of debate and discussion. One is a biography of a young girl who fled

January 25th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|12 Comments

Top Tips to help improve your Memory

I had a wonderful idea for a blog post when I was out on a walk last week, but by the time I returned home I had absolutely no memory of what it was about!

January 17th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|14 Comments

2017 Best of Rants and Random Thoughts

Some of my most popular posts last year were in the category ‘Rants and Random Thoughts’! Many of you sympathised with me when I wrote about how to stay married for 35 years without killing

What I wore in 2017 in my fashion round-up

I embraced the kimono and the cold shoulder  fashion trends in 2017, though I had flirted briefly in 2016 with the latter.  A full-blown romance was conducted with this particular fashion item so that even

January 6th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|12 Comments

The Best of 2017 in Health and Beauty

I was not even sure if it came under Health and Wellbeing, when I wrote about my love affair with gin. The title ‘How to stay Healthy, drink Gin’ confused a few people and I

Best of 2017 Holidays in Ireland, France and Spain

Good-bye 2017. ‘Another year over and a new one just begun’ and as well as anticipation, there is always some trepidation as to what that new year may hold. The end of the year is

January 1st, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|8 Comments

How to get Healthy in 2018

Once Christmas is over, many of us think of detoxing and dieting following the over-indulgences of the festive season. On a set date in January, once all the goodies are gone, we promise we will

December 27th, 2017|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|15 Comments

Christmas Jumper ‘5-over-50’ Style Challenge

I have never really been a fan of the Christmas jumper trend. I know it seems like I don’t have a sense of humour, but I can assure you that I do; it just doesn’t

Christmas Traditions – Food, Family and Fripperies

There is a magic about Christmas that I love. Even as a child growing up on a farm, in a family where money was scarce, the excitement and sense of expectation around Christmas was powerful.

December 15th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|14 Comments

My Trip to Iceland was an Eye-Opener

I have just  been to Iceland, the shop not the country. It was virgin territory for me, as I have always considered it to be a shop with only frozen food and inferior frozen food

December 13th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Dyrberg/Kern in Arnotts has a Christmas Present for You.

Arnotts in Dublin has been my ‘go-to’ shop for years: it is pretty fair to say that you can get practically everything there, so I am always popping in and out. I was very happy

December 7th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Adding panache to my outfits with a Radley Bag

December 4th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|4 Comments