Testing ‘By Terry’ Light-Expert Click Brush

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

‘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

The Knitting and Stitching Show

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

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

5-Over-50 Boot-up

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

‘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

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

November 2nd, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

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.

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

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

Millennial bridges Gap with midlifer Mum

October 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

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

October 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

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)

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

Kimono trend is here to stay

September 20th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

A kimono can transform an ordinary pair of jeans and a top into something extraordinary. It can add a certain allure to a dress and I have seen it raise a pair of shorts and

Mount Wolseley mid-week break was amazing value

September 13th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

If you are planning a hotel break and do not wish to break the bank then perhaps Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort is the place to go. GG and I enjoyed a ‘Golden

5-over-50 challenge ‘Amazing Lace’

September 4th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I am going to confuse you all by posting on a Monday, but I am delighted to have been asked to join a collective of  ‘over 50 UK bloggers’ for a 5-over-50 style challenge and

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

Ladies’ Day at the RDS Horse Show – a memorable experience!

August 16th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

It is not often I get a chance to wear a hat, so when I was invited toDundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day at the RDS Dublin Horse Show last week by Qatar Airways (the main

Jewellery fit for a Queen

August 9th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Not many people know this but the Queen of England, the 24th President of America and I have something in common - we each have gifts of custom-made jewellery crafted by Irish goldsmith and jewellery

Taking Risks with an Asymmetrical, Deconstructed Cold Shoulder!

July 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I have been a fan of the cold shoulder for 18 months, ever since I bought a lovely grey sweater which I have worn almost to death. I fancied myself as quite daring; I certainly

4 Rules to Break after 50

June 28th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

This week, I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, the beautiful and fashionable Nina Bandoni from Florida. Nina and I were both part of the Fierce 50 Revolution launch way back in February