Fun With Fur Style Challenge in ‘Style not Age’

February 26th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

You may recall that as a part of a blogger group called '5 over-50', I participated in a series of style challenges where we took it in turn to create a theme. Only recently, two

5 Irish Women share what it means to be Fierce in Midlife

February 19th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

A year ago, I was one of fifty over-50 bloggers (and the only Irish one) to launch The Fierce 50 Movement worldwide. This has now evolved into Forever Fierce: The Midlife Revolution, embracing all women

An angry, fierce and heartbroken Jennifer Halliday speaks out

February 12th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

 Jennifer Halliday is fierce. Jennifer is angry. Last week, I shared Marie Carberry's story HERE; this week, you can read how the disease Alzheimer's impacts family members, but Jennifer is angry about more than that.

2017 Best of Rants and Random Thoughts

January 10th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

Some of my most popular posts last year were in the category ‘Rants and Random Thoughts’! Many of you sympathised with me when I wrote about how to stay married for 35 years without killing

Maia Dunphy’s ‘The M Word’ Hits the Shelves

November 2nd, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

I first met Maia Dunphy a few weeks ago, at an event where 'Today's Mum' was celebrated and I was taken by her wit, charm and general loveliness. Of course I knew her from the

Millennial bridges Gap with midlifer Mum

October 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

Today marks the launch of an unprecedented campaign called 'Bridging the Gap' where 100 Millennials and 100 Midlifers are coming together to blur boundaries and put an end to stereotypes.  This campaign is inclusive as

Bridging the gap – Millennials and Midlifers in unique campaign

October 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

Bridging the GAP…What am I on about? What gap? The aim of this unique campaign is to bridge the gap between ‘old’ midlifers like me and millennials (young people in the prime of their lives)

Today’s Mum-Happier than Yesterday’s Mum?

September 27th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I could not believe my ears. Nothing had changed in the 33 years since I had my firstborn. In a survey entitled 'Today's Mum', sponsored by iconic Irish brand Sudocrem (who have just launched a

Wedded Bliss – a male perspective

August 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

Some weeks ago, I wrote a blog post with some hints for a happy marriage. Now, in his second ‘Beside the Hilda’ contribution to overthehilda, GG has offered to put a male slant on the married

Marriage is not for the faint-hearted

July 26th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

Disclosure! I have not kept all my marriage vows. Those who know me well will not be surprised and probably know which one I have broken already. In my defence, I tried my best to

Taking Risks with an Asymmetrical, Deconstructed Cold Shoulder!

July 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I have been a fan of the cold shoulder for 18 months, ever since I bought a lovely grey sweater which I have worn almost to death. I fancied myself as quite daring; I certainly

4 Rules to Break after 50

June 28th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

This week, I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, the beautiful and fashionable Nina Bandoni from Florida. Nina and I were both part of the Fierce 50 Revolution launch way back in February

Beside the Hilda – confessions of an Instagram husband!

May 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

My husband Graham (a.k.a. GG) gives his take on living with a blogger. There was a time when dinner out with my beloved was a quiet, romantic outing over a pleasant meal, when clothes’ purchases

Avoiding ‘the morning-after-the-night-before’!

April 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

The older I get, the less I am able to drink and the less I want to drink. Now, I am no saint and I have to say I am rather partial to a gin

Staying fierce with the Fierce 50 Movement

February 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

  Following on from the Fierce 50 Campaign launched by a group of bloggers (including overthehilda) worldwide on February 20th - the 50th day of the year - I am delighted to announce that the

50 fierce over-50 women collaborate to launch global campaign

February 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Today, February 19th, I am honoured to be part of a movement with over 50 “over-50 bloggers” around the world to launch the first Fierce Over-50 Campaign on the 50th day of the year. Brainchild