Sixty is the new 40!

December 14th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

I have been celebrating all year, celebrating turning 60. It started with a wonderful cruise of the Baltic with good friends, which I wrote about back in June. It  continued with a '60s and '70s

Christmas sorted at The National Crafts and Design Fair

November 30th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

I haven’t been to The National Crafts & Design Fair for a few years and boy was I impressed by both the entrepreneurship and creativity when I visited today. There are over 500 of Ireland’s

Galway Fashion Trail

November 8th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Galway was where Graham (GG) and I first started going out, so it has a special place in my heart. I couldn’t leave him behind when I headed west for my first Galway Fashion Trail.

A theatrical delight….not to be missed

November 2nd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

It’s claimed laughter is the best medicine! Well if it is true, anybody who is unwell – along with perfectly healthy people - should head to that amazing little theatre, The Viking in Clontarf (just

“Let it rain”

October 14th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

What is the one item of clothing every self-respecting Irish man and woman must and should have in their wardrobe? You can’t possibly guess? Why it’s a raincoat, of course, and this raincoat must be

Flutter those lashes!

October 5th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  Finding a good mascara is a bit like searching for The Holy Grail. It can be a problem at any age, but it becomes even more difficult as we get older. Why? It’s one

A real eye-opener

September 28th, 2016|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

I hated wearing glasses when I was a young one, because I believed in the old adage that 'men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses'. Well, glasses were pretty horrendous back in the

Cupping… no longer a mystery

August 16th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Maybe you have noticed the circular bruises on the backs of some of the athletes at the Olympics and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no longer, because I know. It is the only thing

Yes we can wear stripes!

July 26th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  I have a penchant for stripes; maybe I was a zebra in a different life. I particularly like dresses with stripes and am not averse to wearing them horizontally either. The dress below is

Ageless Beauty…Make-Up class

July 19th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

I am the first to admit that I am not good with make-up. Usually it takes me three or four minutes to slap on a bit of foundation, eye-liner, and lipstick. Obviously, I spend more

St Petersburg – a city steeped in history and culture – you won’t be disappointed.

July 13th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

St Petersburg – focal point of our Baltic Cruise Prompted by customer feedback, Celebrity Cruises decided to have a three-day stop-over for the first time in the incredible city of St Petersburg – the initiative

Amsterdam….top five things to do!

July 5th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

We spent two and a half days in Amsterdam before our recent Baltic Cruise began. With warm and sunny weather, we saw the city at its very best. Trailfinders (trailfinders.ie) had organised the Hotel Mercure

Cruising….the secrets!

June 28th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

To cruise or not to cruise….that is the question! And it is one I will try to answer. Read on. We have just returned from a cruise of the Baltic and boy did we have

Getting into the swing of things!

May 16th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

  Since I retired I have had to give up playing tennis, much to my dismay, as I had envisaged playing well into the future. But golf is my new sport and although it is

Guest writer Geraldine gives food for thought

May 7th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I always feel good when I have been to see Geraldine, for two reasons. First of all, my hair always looks a hundred times better when I am leaving (yes, she is my hairdresser)

“Sugar, sugar…..”

April 27th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

GG is an addict. He is not as bad as when I met him first. He had his fix numerous times a day then. I have managed over the 34 years we have been married