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 ( 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

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