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

Incredible Value to London Southend with Flybe

November 27th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

The Farmhouse Cafe Tickles the Taste Buds

November 21st, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and that would certainly be the case with The Farmhouse Café on the Long Mile Road in Dublin 12. Next to an Aldi store

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