‘Selected’ stylishly Scandinavian

April 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Have you heard about the Danish label Selected Femme/Homme? I have only recently discovered it since it arrived at the end of last year in my local shopping centre Swords Pavilions, but you can also

Pretty Provence, Peter Mayle and me

April 5th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Having just returned from a break visiting friends in Provence, it is easy to see why Peter Mayle, the British author of 'A Year in Provence', fell in love with the area about thirty years

The most versatile shirt-dress ever!

March 29th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Regular readers know that I cannot resist a good bargain and so when I found a Halston Heritage Shirt Dress on the discount rail at Arnotts in Dublin a few weeks ago, I promptly snapped

Monart Spa Mid-Week Break to Remember

March 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

The 2017 Jaguar sports coupe purred up the drive just in front of us as we arrived for our mid-week break at Monart Spa near Enniscorthy. One of the valets on duty took out the

The Sleep Obsession

March 9th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, Uncategorized|

Apparently, we sleep for about one-third of our lives, or we spend it in bed trying to sleep. We are obsessed with sleep and how well we sleep. When my children were small, I never

The importance of Vitamin D – don’t be left in the dark.

March 1st, 2017|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Fake News seems to be the ‘in’ phrase in the media these days, thanks to The Donald. So in researching this post, I have done my best to provide a balanced article, based on the

Staying fierce with the Fierce 50 Movement

February 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

  Following on from the Fierce 50 Campaign launched by a group of bloggers (including overthehilda) worldwide on February 20th - the 50th day of the year - I am delighted to announce that the

50 fierce over-50 women collaborate to launch global campaign

February 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Today, February 19th, I am honoured to be part of a movement with over 50 “over-50 bloggers” around the world to launch the first Fierce Over-50 Campaign on the 50th day of the year. Brainchild

A little bit of Paradise in Harvey’s Point, Donegal

January 26th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

When we turned the corner, the sun shone and glistened on Harvey’s Point Hotel, nestled among the trees. Two mute swans kept each other company among the rushes on the mirror-like lake; it was four

Tired of your ‘old man’? Get a new one!

January 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Style & Beauty|

  GG has been given a make-over by the stylist daughter. She went through his wardrobe like a dervish and threw out (the local charity shop benefited) anything she thought was old, old-fashioned, dated, or

Kildare Village- shopping mecca for discerning bargain hunters

December 18th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

  It’s not often I can persuade the stylist daughter to come shopping with me; she is always too busy, you see. So when she offered to take me shopping in Kildare Village (in a

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