Kildare Village- shopping mecca for discerning bargain hunters

  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!

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

A special love affair like no other

  I never thought I would be a besotted granny! I like babies (well, I had two of my own) but I was not the type that stops stranger mums with prams and gushes about

Christmas sorted at The National Crafts and Design Fair

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

November 30th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cosmetology not plastic surgery best

Mirror Mirror Some days, when I look in the mirror I get a shock. When did all these lines and wrinkles appear?  Those of you who are regular readers know that I am seldom happy

November 23rd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|0 Comments

These boots are made for walking

Both of my gorgeous girls have had hectic years, in very different ways. The elder daughter Kirstin has been very busy getting engaged to Mark, buying and moving into their new home and then producing

November 16th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Galway Fashion Trail

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.

November 8th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|0 Comments

A theatrical delight….not to be missed

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

November 2nd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Whiter than white…

I like to smile, perhaps because I am a happy person. Now smiling is good as you can brighten up somebody’s day with a smile. ‘Smile and the world smiles with you’ type of thing. But

October 26th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting it wrong and right!

I admit I have always been a sucker for animal print. The stylist daughter (who is not averse to a bit of animal print herself) told me I was channelling Coronation Street barmaids perfectly in

October 19th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Let it rain”

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

October 14th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|72 Comments

Flutter those lashes!

  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

October 5th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|0 Comments

A real eye-opener

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

Goodbye to bad hair days

It’s not called our crowning glory for nothing! No matter what I am wearing, no matter how well I look otherwise, if my hair is not right I might as well stay at home. I

September 20th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|0 Comments

Green with Envy!

While I was a boarder at secondary school, we had a ghost called The Green Lady who supposedly haunted the chapel. I remember as a gullible third year (yes, fourteen year-olds were innocent then) being

August 30th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|3 Comments

Lip smackingly good lipstick!

My late mother-in-law would not come downstairs without first applying her lipstick. She always said she did not feel dressed without it. I am far lazier, but I see the difference that the right shade

August 23rd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|2 Comments