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

Another Fabulous #over50 Blogger for you to meet

February 11th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

I am delighted to introduce you to my next ‘Fabulous #over50 Blogger’, the inspirational Cathy Williamson, wife, mother, grandmother and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor of 2 ½ years. Like me, she began her blog

Introducing the Fabulous #over 50 Bloggers

February 3rd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

When I started my blog six months ago, I hadn't read a blog written by anyone else of my age. I read make-up and fashion blogs by young women a third of my age and

The Ladybird Flies – book review

December 22nd, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

  Edel Cush’s debut novel, set in Florida, tackles a taboo subject in a brave and dramatic fashion. Told from the points of view of both mother and daughter, I found my own emotions challenged

Supper Club Sinless Dessert

December 9th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

  Supper Club…It was my turn on dessert and I decided to try out a RICH CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT TORTE courtesy of Susan Jane White aka The Virtuous Tart Ingredients 2 cups pitted dates 125g

A hidden theatrical gem

November 27th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

GG and I spent a lovely evening at the theatre last night. Now this is not The Abbey nor The Gate, but it is on the northside too. This is the hidden gem of The

Supper Club Starter Divine

November 25th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Here is Marie’s starter - Fritters with Aubergine Pickle and Coriander Yogurt - from our last Supper Club. She credits CookingwithConfidenceCelbridge@gmail.com  where she took a few classes.  She came with her pan and made the

You’re so Vein?

November 17th, 2015|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

One of the reasons I started writing this blog is to share my experiences, for example to tell you what worked and what didn’t. This post is about legs. Why am I writing about legs?

A STARTER TO IMPRESS

November 4th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

  Here is the incredible starter from our last Supper Club which I am only getting to post now. Jan is gluten-free and always adapts her recipes in this case with gluten-free flour. But she

Kinsale – The Perfect Weekend Break

October 26th, 2015|Lifestyle & Leisure|

Kinsale is the perfect place to spend a weekend because there is so much to see and do. There are plenty of walks (guided if you wish) or you can go for a sail, play

Wedding in Kinsale

October 21st, 2015|Lifestyle & Leisure|

I love weddings. I’m a romantic and have been known to ruin my make-up weeping buckets when the bride walks up the aisle and again when the newly marrieds kiss. Funnily enough, I didn’t shed

Mocha Chocolate Tiramisu Delight

October 6th, 2015|Lifestyle & Leisure|

You've already had the recipe for the main course from our last Supper Club - well, here's a real treat - dessert - in the form of Mocha Chocolate Tiramisu. Serves 8 500ml cream 325gm Mascarpone