Homemade Eco Solutions for Cleaning your Home

June 4th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

 I have a Guest Blogger this week, Alex Farley, who shares with us Eco solutions for cleaning. Commercial cleaning products are full of toxic and harmful substances aimed at making the household chores easier. Not

Medical Micro Needling under the Spotlight

April 18th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Micro Needling is seemingly the latest and most effective treatment in the fight against lines and wrinkles. I laugh when I see the age of the testers. They need someone of more advanced years to

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

February 19th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

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

February 12th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

 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.

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

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

Top Tips to help improve your Memory

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

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!

The Best of 2017 in Health and Beauty

January 3rd, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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

How to get Healthy in 2018

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

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

How to look after your Make-up Tools

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

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

Today’s Mum-Happier than Yesterday’s Mum?

September 27th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I could not believe my ears. Nothing had changed in the 33 years since I had my firstborn. In a survey entitled 'Today's Mum', sponsored by iconic Irish brand Sudocrem (who have just launched a

How to stay healthy…drink Gin!

August 30th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Gin has had very bad press for years because it was considered to be a drink that made you sad or depressed, or maudlin. Now there’s a word that has gone out of use! I

Cancer survivor donates book proceeds to Irish Cancer Society

July 5th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News|

I would probably have urged you to buy Des Allen’s book ‘Wanderings & Ponderings’ because the proceeds are going to benefit the Irish Cancer Society. Having read the contents, I can also recommend that you

Avoiding ‘the morning-after-the-night-before’!

April 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

The older I get, the less I am able to drink and the less I want to drink. Now, I am no saint and I have to say I am rather partial to a gin

Monart Spa Mid-Week Break to Remember

March 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

The 2017 Jaguar sports coupe purred up the drive just in front of us as we arrived for our mid-week break at Monart Spa near Enniscorthy. One of the valets on duty took out the

The Sleep Obsession

March 9th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, Uncategorized|

Apparently, we sleep for about one-third of our lives, or we spend it in bed trying to sleep. We are obsessed with sleep and how well we sleep. When my children were small, I never

The importance of Vitamin D – don’t be left in the dark.

March 1st, 2017|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Fake News seems to be the ‘in’ phrase in the media these days, thanks to The Donald. So in researching this post, I have done my best to provide a balanced article, based on the