Pampering Simone Mahler Facial at Bespoke Beauty

October 10th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Nothing beats a facial when you want to feel pampered. Recently, I have had Micro-needling, which while very effective, is certainly not pain-free, and a TriPollar facial, which while not painful could hardly be called

‘The Secret Lives of Adults’ by Allison Keating – Review

October 3rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News, Uncategorized|

'The Secret Lives of Adults' by Allison Keating is an absolute necessity in every house, whether you are single, in a relationship, or have a family. I have read a few self-help books, which have

Memory Hacks to Help you Study Smarter, not Harder

August 22nd, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|

I used many of these memory hacks when I was a teacher.  And I wrote a post on MEMORY a while ago. But here Jennifer Dennis who has done a lot of research on this

A TriPollar Facial Tightens Skin and Reduces Wrinkles at Skin Essentials

August 20th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

A visit to Mariga of Skin Essentials in Wexford for a skin consultation and a TriPollar Facial was supposed to take about an hour, but the woman is a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to

The Reflex Pillow For the Perfect Night’s Sleep

August 15th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

'To sleep, perchance to dream' SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT PILLOW We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Well, if you don’t, you can check out my previous post HERE. I have a

Call an Ambulance when there is Loss of Consciousness

August 13th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News|

A week ago, last Sunday evening, I dialled 999 in a panic looking for an ambulance. (I was watching television when I heard a thud as Graham hit the ground) Luckily, the person at the

Two of The Best Hydrating, Softening, Healing Body Creams

July 16th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

I have recently been sent the best hydrating, softening, healing  body creams  for sensitive skin. Ultrapure gifted me some of their newest SENSITIVE range Body Lotion and  Cooling Menthol Body Cream (and also face serum and creams) to

Herbalife Skin Products Prove to be a Winner

July 2nd, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I was recently sent some skin products from Herbalife ‘Intelligent Skin Nutrition’. I had never heard of the brand before, but I was delighted to be given the chance to review the three products, suitable

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