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

The Supper Club Concept

September 14th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

We started the Supper Club eight years ago. That’s eight years of wonderful food and wine, laughter and serious debate, fun and above all friendship. Here’s how it works. There are six of us. Each

‘Orange is the New Black’

August 18th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

No, it’s not a fashion piece but a review of a comedy-drama series on Netflix based on a book of the same name by Piper Kerman. Maybe you have all been watching this already and

Holidaying in Malta

August 5th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Do you have the same problem as me when travelling, namely taking too many things that will never be needed and forgetting items that were much more important … and then convincing yourself that you

The Coffee Fix

July 26th, 2015|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

I love a good cup of coffee. I only allow myself one a day so it has to be perfect! For me, it’s not the milky latte or creamy cappuchino – it’s all about the