The Return of the Trouser-Suit

June 5th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I was obsessed with suits, particularly trouser-suits, when I was a teacher. When I first started teaching, there was quite a strict dress code in my school and that included no trousers. Gradually, dressy trousers

Jumpsuit for Joy: ‘Style not Age’ Challenge!

May 28th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Our 'Style not Age' collaboration features the jumpsuit with Anna choosing the theme ‘My Jumpsuit Joy’ this month and we have four very different styles to showcase.  My all-in-one outfit below is just like a

The Straw Hat ….perfect for Summer

May 24th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

The straw hat is right on trend this season, but it never really goes out of fashion, being a staple item of the sun holiday wardrobe. Icons like Brigitte Bardot and Bianca Jagger made them

Mother of the Bride Dress Search continues in Harvey Nichols

May 19th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I have to admit that I had never been into Harvey Nichols or Harvey Nicks until the stylist daughter sent me there on the ‘search for the dress’. WHY had I not ventured into the

How to find the right Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

May 14th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Mother-of-the-bride dress hunting is much more difficult than I imagined it could be.  In 10 weeks' time, my daughter, Logan’s mum, will be getting married. The excitement is mounting, the venue is booked, Kirsty has

Urban Decay Eyeshadows review of ‘The Petite Palette’

May 10th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Urban Decay Eyeshadows are not my usual go-to choice when it comes to my eyes. Maybe it is because I consider the brand to be aimed at a younger, a much younger, market. But my

Interview with Eugenia from ‘The Age of Grace’

April 27th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I am delighted to introduce you to Eugenia, one of my Fierce 50 sisters. Over a year ago, the Fierce 50 campaign was launched and through it I became friends online with Eugenia, who is

‘Style not Age’ Rainbow Challenge

April 23rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This month’s ‘Style Not Age’ challenge, where we are to be inspired by the colours of the rainbow, was set by Emma  from stylesplash. There is an often-used mnemonic to help you remember the colours of

Medical Micro Needling under the Spotlight

April 18th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Micro Needling is seemingly the latest and most effective treatment in the fight against lines and wrinkles. I laugh when I see the age of the testers. They need someone of more advanced years to

Shaws wows with Style and Prices!

April 11th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Shaws Department Store in Roscrea was where I spent my first wage packet. I had a summer job in a local chemist doing an inventory of the storeroom and stacking shelves, so I headed to

We have gone dotty in our ‘Style Not Age’ Polka-Dots March Challenge

March 26th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

It is time for our 'Style not Age' challenge again and this month we have gone dotty with polka-dots, set by Jacqui from mummabstylish. There were plenty of options in the shops (spots/dots are in)

Make-up for the more Mature Skin

March 21st, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I treat my make-up the same way I treat my man. If something serves me well, I tend to stick with it until I either find something I like better, or until it no longer

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

What I wore in 2017 in my fashion round-up

January 6th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I embraced the kimono and the cold shoulder  fashion trends in 2017, though I had flirted briefly in 2016 with the latter.  A full-blown romance was conducted with this particular fashion item so that even

The Best of 2017 in Health and Beauty

January 3rd, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I was not even sure if it came under Health and Wellbeing, when I wrote about my love affair with gin. The title ‘How to stay Healthy, drink Gin’ confused a few people and I

Christmas Jumper ‘5-over-50’ Style Challenge

December 18th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I have never really been a fan of the Christmas jumper trend. I know it seems like I don’t have a sense of humour, but I can assure you that I do; it just doesn’t