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

“Let it rain”

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

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

Flutter those lashes!

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

  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

Goodbye to bad hair days

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

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

Green with Envy!

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

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

Lip smackingly good lipstick!

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

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

Anti-Ageing Tips

August 9th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Here I am at five o clock in the morning writing my next post. Usually I sleep well and long. In fact most nights I get eight or nine hours sleep. Maybe it was the

Putting my best FOOT forward

August 2nd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Those of you who are regular readers know that my feet are not my best asset and shoe shopping can be a nightmare. I squeezed my not so dainty feet into shoes that were too

Yes we can wear stripes!

July 26th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  I have a penchant for stripes; maybe I was a zebra in a different life. I particularly like dresses with stripes and am not averse to wearing them horizontally either. The dress below is

Ageless Beauty…Make-Up class

July 19th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

I am the first to admit that I am not good with make-up. Usually it takes me three or four minutes to slap on a bit of foundation, eye-liner, and lipstick. Obviously, I spend more

Summer style dilemmas

June 3rd, 2016|Style & Beauty|

I find it very difficult to buy clothes for Irish summers. Do any of you feel the same way?  First of all, we never know what kind of summer we are going to get and,