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

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)