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

How to look after your Make-up Tools

One of my regular readers, a lovely lady called Demi who owns a cleaning  company with her husband in London, guest blogs today.  A mother of two, Demi likes to write in the little spare

December 2nd, 2017|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Incredible Value to London Southend with Flybe

November 27th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|4 Comments

The Farmhouse Cafe Tickles the Taste Buds

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and that would certainly be the case with The Farmhouse Café on the Long Mile Road in Dublin 12. Next to an Aldi store

November 21st, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Testing ‘By Terry’ Light-Expert Click Brush

‘By Terry’, founded by Terry Gunzburg, the French cosmetic guru behind Touche Eclat (a product that I have never liked), has just recently come across my radar. I had been invited to an evening in

November 15th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|6 Comments

The Knitting and Stitching Show

I was always in trouble in school for my knitting and sewing. I blamed it on the fact that I was left-handed and found it all rather difficult, with the result that I have avoided

November 10th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5-Over-50 Boot-up

‘These Boots are Made for Walking’ sang Nancy Sinatra and that was this month’s style challenge for the '5-over-50' group. I am a boot lover and have at least a dozen pairs. When the stylist

November 6th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|10 Comments

Maia Dunphy’s ‘The M Word’ Hits the Shelves

I first met Maia Dunphy a few weeks ago, at an event where 'Today's Mum' was celebrated and I was taken by her wit, charm and general loveliness. Of course I knew her from the

The Bias Cut online shopping website is anything but biased.

My first introduction to the online shopping website and pop-up boutique www.the-bias-cut.com was through the Facebook group ‘Ageism is never in Style’ (a forum for all who agree that ageism in the fashion industry needs to

October 30th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|14 Comments

My Standing Ovation For Peter O’Brien’s Collaboration with Dunnes Stores

What’s not to love about Peter O’Brien’s collaboration with Dunnes Stores? Few Irish designers have enjoyed such international acclaim as Peter O’Brien who for two decades worked in some of the world’s best-known fashion houses:

October 25th, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Millennial bridges Gap with midlifer Mum

Today marks the launch of an unprecedented campaign called 'Bridging the Gap' where 100 Millennials and 100 Midlifers are coming together to blur boundaries and put an end to stereotypes.  This campaign is inclusive as

Bridging the gap – Millennials and Midlifers in unique campaign

Bridging the GAP…What am I on about? What gap? The aim of this unique campaign is to bridge the gap between ‘old’ midlifers like me and millennials (young people in the prime of their lives)

Review of ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ by Charlotte Tilbury

I am a fan of some of Charlotte Tilbury’s products: for example, her Wonderglow and her Light Wonder. In fact, I wrote a review of both of them here.  And I think they are reasonably

October 11th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Hat Atttack 5-Over-50 Style Challenge

It is the first Monday of the month and I am back with my 5-over-50 blogger friends for our latest challenge ‘Hat Attack’.  I returned to Anthony Peto, Dublin, for my hat. You may remember

October 2nd, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|10 Comments