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

Stylish Mondays Summer Whites Collaboration

Stylish Mondays feature Summer Whites this month. I actually do not have a lot of white in my wardrobe and the whites I have tend to be soft not bright. In fact, I am not

Recycled fashion challenge with Style-Not-Age

  The word 'recycled' has become very fashionable again in today's more environmentally conscious climate and Anna (Annasislandstyle) chose it as the theme for this month's Style-Not-Age challenge. The idea is that we put together

May 27th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty|18 Comments

‘How to Live Better for Longer’

Tonight I will be making my television debut on ‘How to Live Better for Longer’ on RTE1 at 9.35pm! Having told everyone who listened that I probably would end up on the cutting room floor,

 Fried Halloumi in The Cairn Bay Lodge Starfish Cafe

When in Bangor, County Down recently, GG and I stayed in The Cairn Bay Lodge, the most amazing B&B or guest house we've ever experienced. Friends of ours were putting on a play in a

May 13th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|5 Comments

Serious Readers’ Alex Light Review

I can see clearly now…. I am actually talking about my vision, but it is also a bit of a ‘light-bulb’ moment. You see, I took delivery a few weeks ago of my Serious Readers’

May 6th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|7 Comments

Pastels as worn by our ‘Style Not Age’ group

Wearing Pastels is our ‘Style not Age’ challenge this month and that is, indeed, a challenge for me, because regular readers know that I do not have many pastels in my wardrobe. However, I do

April 28th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|24 Comments

Top Tips to help improve your Memory

There has been a lot written about memory recently and what we can do to help prevent dementia and maybe even Alzheimer's so I thought I would re-post this. I waited until after Easter to

Top Tips for Visiting Lisbon

Lisbon is one European city we have been eager to visit and we were not disappointed. 1. CLEANLINESS Graham and I were astounded, because Lisbon was so clean and we hardly ever saw litter on

April 15th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|14 Comments

Review of ‘The Middle Place’ by Kealan Ryan

What an incredible first novel. No, what a brilliant novel. Full Stop.   I was an English teacher in a former life and I know the narrator of The Middle Place. I taught him. I

Beside the Hilda – confessions of an Instagram Husband!

This post - confessions of an Instagram Husband - first appeared two years ago and I thought it time to give it a second airing. I asked Graham if he had any changes to make

Irish National Heritage Park is highlight of Wexford visit

A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park, less than a mile from The Ferrycarrig Hotel, was one of the highlights of our brief stay in Wexford. I had heard great reports of the park

March Madness Murder Mystery Party

It is 'March Madness' with The Style Not Age Collective and I decided that there is nothing 'MADDER' than a theme party. I did mention in my Sunshine Blogger post that there is nothing I

What to see, what to do and where to eat in Wexford

Wexford, a Viking town in the south-east of Ireland, has always been a favourite of ours and we spent a pleasant few days there recently. We stayed at The Ferrycarraig Hotel about four kilometres outside

March 18th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|16 Comments

Nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am honoured to be nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by two of my lovely blogger friends: Gail from IsThisMutton and Jacqui from Mummabstylish Thank you so much for the nomination, Gail and Jacqui.

March 11th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|23 Comments