Not Botox or Fillers- just Silk Pillowcases!

June 14th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

You know how I like to share, but I am always very careful about what I recommend when I talk about the beauty products I use because firstly what works me might not be suitable

Frayed Jeans Trend – Do I dare?

May 31st, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I am not trend driven at all. Well, I probably was when I was young, but certainly not now. I wear what I like and what I think suits me. Obviously, I get some help

Unique hand-crafted jewellery you will not be able to resist

May 24th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This week I want to introduce you to another creative: Mary Drea. Maybe you have already read about her. Image Magazine recently named her as a jewellery designer to follow (she trades under addiebeads at

Diffusing online shopping with Diffusion

May 10th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I first met Kate Gleeson when the stylist daughter and I were shopping for her Debs' dress in Kate’s shop "Diffusion", in Clontarf in Dublin. We bought the most beautiful dress there by an up-and-coming

Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and KICKING

May 4th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

It was Marilyn Monroe who said “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. I reckon she meant boots because the stylist daughter Courtney has again collaborated with Shoe Lab with

Allicano – no longer a secret

April 26th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Shsh! I am going to tell you a secret. Why? Because I am a sharing kind of person. Maybe some of you already know about this little gem, this wonderful little boutique called Allicano. It's

‘Selected’ stylishly Scandinavian

April 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Have you heard about the Danish label Selected Femme/Homme? I have only recently discovered it since it arrived at the end of last year in my local shopping centre Swords Pavilions, but you can also

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

Tired of your ‘old man’? Get a new one!

January 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Style & Beauty|

  GG has been given a make-over by the stylist daughter. She went through his wardrobe like a dervish and threw out (the local charity shop benefited) anything she thought was old, old-fashioned, dated, or

Are you sale savvy or sale foolish?

January 7th, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

You either love or loathe sales shopping and I am a member of the former category. I love a good bargain and I am easily lured in by the SALE sign. And this year I

A pure treat to make you feel like Cleo

December 29th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

Cleopatra and I have much in common.  I did date an Italian for a short time but it’s not that, so you will have to read to the end to find out what it is.

Kildare Village- shopping mecca for discerning bargain hunters

December 18th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

  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

Cosmetology not plastic surgery best

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

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

These boots are made for walking

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

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

Galway Fashion Trail

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

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.

Getting it wrong and right!

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

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