The Lowdown on Taking Probiotic Supplements

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS? They are live cultures of “good bacteria” that benefit our digestive systems and boost our immune systems. ‘Probiotics are micro-organisms (microflora) that reside in our intestine. They are good bacteria that keep

September 16th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|10 Comments

Stylish Mondays Showcase Green

It is Stylish Monday time again and I am joining with my fellow bloggers in showcasing green. Green is one of my favourite colours and yet I have so little of it in my wardrobe.

September 9th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|15 Comments

Water Filtration is Vital for Better Health

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink", Coleridge wrote in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. We all know that water is essential for good health.  In fact, it is the single most important substance

Purple Reigns and Rains in ‘Style Not Age’

‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.’ Written by poet Jenny Joseph at the age of 29 in 1961, the poem

August 26th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|23 Comments

The Quantum Health Analyser – Science or Science Fiction?

The Quantum Health Analyser sounds like something from a Science Fiction movie or TV series.  In fact, it sounds pretty scary. And when my physical therapist Andrew Smith of The Willows Clinic offered me a

How Work Stress made me Sick and Complementary Medicine Helped me Recover

Stress is one of the biggest problems in today’s world. Of course, we all have to deal with stressful situations at various times in our lives, but continuous stress can impact hugely on our health,

August 12th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|29 Comments

Maxi Madness with my ‘Stylish Mondays’ friends

I join with some stylish sisters in showcasing our love of the maxi. Those of you who know me well, or who have followed my blog for some time, know that there is one item

”Steal her Style” with ‘Style Not Age’ Collaboration

Stealing someone else’s style is actually far more difficult than it sounds or looks. I chose this theme for this month's 'Style Not Age' challenge because I thought it would be easy. Having dithered about

The importance of Vitamin D – don’t be left in the dark.

This post was first published in 2017, but there has been a lot of discussion about Vitamin D recently, so I have decided to give it a second airing. Fake News seems to be the

July 22nd, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|11 Comments

Where to stay and what to do in Portaferry, Co. Down

It seems as if we have been in Northern Ireland quite a lot over the past year. First was a wonderful stay at the Galgorm Resort & Spa near Ballymena and a tour of the

Shopping for the Real You

Good morning. My last blog post is all about looking the best you can for your age. It is about taking care of your skin, boosting collagen and elastin with customised treatments and products. I

Endymed – The Non-Surgical Facelift with Jeanne Brophy

Is it possible to tighten the jawline and have some of the effects of a facelift without having surgery?  The answer is Yes.  I have been lucky enough to have been gifted some treatments at

Bewley’s Cafe Tour – a trip down Memory Lane

Bewley's was the place where I spent quite a lot of time in my student days back in the '70s. I studied English in TCD, which meant only a few hours of lectures and lots

July 1st, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|8 Comments

Flaming June Fashion with ‘Style not Age’

‘Flaming June’ may be something of a misnomer as it is very likely that June 2019 might be our wettest June on record.  I can tell you that the two most used items in my

June 24th, 2019|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|14 Comments

Ageism is Never in Style and Brands should Take Note

Within the next two years, for the first time in human history, there will be more people worldwide over 65 than under five.  That should be a wake-up-call to BRANDS that they should be more

Health Checks for Women Over 50

Most of us tend to avoid doctors and health checks in our younger years unless there is some specific reason to book an appointment. But when we reach 50 or so (and have been lucky