Make-up for the more Mature Skin

March 21st, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I treat my make-up the same way I treat my man. If something serves me well, I tend to stick with it until I either find something I like better, or until it no longer

The Causeway Coast Northern Ireland

March 12th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

While enjoying our recent visit to the award-winning Galgorm Resort & Spa near Ballymena (see post HERE), GG and I took the opportunity to take the short drive to the north Antrim coast to explore

Galgorm Resort and Spa Experience

March 4th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

GG and I spent a wonderful few days in Galgorm Resort and Spa in blue skies and pleasant weather the week before the Beast from the East arrived. Recognised as Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel

Fun With Fur Style Challenge in ‘Style not Age’

February 26th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

You may recall that as a part of a blogger group called '5 over-50', I participated in a series of style challenges where we took it in turn to create a theme. Only recently, two

Kilronan Castle is the Perfect midweek Getaway

February 1st, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Kilronan Castle stood proud as we drove up the long drive and first impressions did not disappoint. Lovingly restored by the Hanly Group to its 18th century splendour (it was a total ruin until 2004

3 Wonderful Books for Book Clubs

January 25th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Here are short reviews of three books that I enjoyed reading, would be perfect for Book Clubs and generate a lot of debate and discussion. One is a biography of a young girl who fled

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

Best of 2017 Holidays in Ireland, France and Spain

January 1st, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Good-bye 2017. ‘Another year over and a new one just begun’ and as well as anticipation, there is always some trepidation as to what that new year may hold. The end of the year is

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

Christmas Jumper ‘5-over-50’ Style Challenge

December 18th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I have never really been a fan of the Christmas jumper trend. I know it seems like I don’t have a sense of humour, but I can assure you that I do; it just doesn’t

Christmas Traditions – Food, Family and Fripperies

December 15th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

There is a magic about Christmas that I love. Even as a child growing up on a farm, in a family where money was scarce, the excitement and sense of expectation around Christmas was powerful.

My Trip to Iceland was an Eye-Opener

December 13th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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

Dyrberg/Kern in Arnotts has a Christmas Present for You.

December 7th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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

Adding panache to my outfits with a Radley Bag

December 4th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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