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

Boutique shopping in Malahide.

April 21st, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

‘Paula’s’, formerly known as Elle B2, is more than a boutique. It is a meeting place, a coffee shop without the coffee, a confessional. While I was there, regulars were dropping in for a chat.

Orange crush

March 23rd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

While the colour red is more often associated with emotions of anger and passion, orange has no such negative connotations. Combining the energy of red and the vibrancy of yellow, it is a positive and

A theatrical proposal

March 7th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

Not many parents get to watch their future son-in-law propose to their daughter…..but that’s exactly what GG and I got to witness recently. Our daughter Kirsty has been going out with Mark for nearly four

A Peach of a Morning at “The Happy Pear”

February 24th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

On a wet and windy Saturday morning, Sara and I headed over to Greystones (a lovely County Wicklow seaside village) for breakfast at The Happy Pear, a café/greengrocer run by twin brothers Dave and Steve

What’s an Ology?

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

An exciting new venture opened before Christmas on Strand Street in Malahide (Dublin, Ireland). Ology is owned by Lorna and Lisa, both of whom have plenty of experience in retail. Lorna owned and ran Haute