My Brows are Back with ‘Unbelieva Brow’ by L’Oreal

May 3rd, 2020|Beauty treatments and Products, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

My Brows are Back with 'Unbelieva Brow'  by L'Oreal (well temporarily back). Lockdown has played havoc with my brows. Usually I get them dyed and then all I have to fill them in with a

Comfy Casuals for Staying Home with ‘Style Not Age’

April 27th, 2020|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Since I retired from teaching, I have more comfy casuals in my wardrobe than ever before. In winter, it means jeans and a top/jumper worn with boots. In summer, it is more likely to be

Must Watch Series on Netflix During Covid 19

April 16th, 2020|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Now is the time while in isolation/cocooning/quarantine/lockdown to watch some excellent series on Netflix that you might have missed in the past.  If you are not into watching telly, I posted plenty of other recommendations

How to Survive while Self-Isolating or in Lockdown during Covoid 19

April 5th, 2020|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

When we look back on 2020 (the year of the coronavirus now known as Covoid 19), the words of the year will be self-isolating, physical distancing and lockdown. In Ireland, our Taoiseach (that's Prime Minister

Go get ‘IT’ CC Cream: it works miracles on your skin

February 19th, 2020|Beauty treatments and Products, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

I am IN LOVE with IT CC cream. This is the BEST foundation/ make-up/ cc cream ever. I am not usually given to superlatives, I swear. Developed in conjunction with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, it

‘Go Red for Women’ and look after your Heart Health

February 10th, 2020|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I am going RED for Women this February.  The Irish Heart Foundation launched its Go Red for Women national fundraising campaign which aims to empower Irish women to look after their heart health while also raising

Ultherapy – Wonderful Alternative to Surgery

February 1st, 2020|Beauty treatments and Products, Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

No, I have not had a facelift…Yes, I have had Ultherapy. It is a micro lift but without the surgery. Have you heard of Ultherapy? I knew very little about the actual process. But I

Happy Christmas and Review of 2019

December 24th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Travel, Uncategorized|

Happy Christmas my friends.  Is it really nearly the end of 2019?  And what's more, another decade over and two since the millennium. I always move into each year with more than a little trepidation

Best Skin Care Tips and Treatments 2019

December 16th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Skin Care is high up on my agenda when it comes to looking after myself at the age of 63. Well, if I do not look after myself, no one else will. We need to

Shakti Mats – Torture Devices or Health Aids?

November 19th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

I have to admit I was a little sceptical when I was sent a Shakti Mat to try out. For all intents and purposes, it looks a little bit like a torture device. 6,000 sharp

Ireland’s First Menopause Summit is a Huge Successs

October 20th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Uncategorized|

‘The M Word Dublin’, Ireland’s first Menopause Summit which I attended 10 days ago, was an outstanding success. Hosted by Aisling Grimley (below right) of My Second Spring and Catherine O'Keeffe (below left) of The

Review of Seavite Super Nutrient Face Products

October 7th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

You must be hiding under a rock if you have not heard of the Seavite brand as it has pretty well got iconic status now. I have not used them before, but was delighted to

The Elephant in the Room – The Menopause

September 23rd, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I will be attending a MENOPAUSE conference - 'The M Word' - on Friday 11th October in The Radisson Blu St. Helen's, Stillorgan,  Dublin. This will be a chance for women to listen, chat and

The Lowdown on Taking Probiotic Supplements

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

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

Water Filtration is Vital for Better Health

September 4th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

"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

The Quantum Health Analyser – Science or Science Fiction?

August 19th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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