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

Staying fierce with the Fierce 50 Movement

February 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

  Following on from the Fierce 50 Campaign launched by a group of bloggers (including overthehilda) worldwide on February 20th - the 50th day of the year - I am delighted to announce that the