Shopping for the Real You

July 10th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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

Health Checks for Women Over 50

June 10th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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

‘How to Live Better for Longer’

May 20th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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,

Serious Readers’ Alex Light Review

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

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’

Top Tips to help improve your Memory

April 22nd, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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

How to Look after your Skin at Any Age

March 4th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Those of you who are regular readers know that I am always careful in recommending beauty treatments and products, because I believe that we all have different skin and concerns. I can only explain to

Checking my Fit Factor at Genofit

February 11th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Our genetic material (a.k.a genomes), fitness levels and lifestyle choices all affect our overall health so I jumped at the chance of being checked out (for free) in the Genofit Research Study at the UCD

Stylish Mondays Collaboration Ladies in Red

February 4th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Welcome to 'Stylish Mondays' and this week we are ladies in red! The words of Chris de Burgh came into my head as I was writing this: ‘The lady in red is dancing with me,

Looking Back on 2018 – A Mix of Good and Bad

January 23rd, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

2018 - what a year! Like most years it had a mixture of bad and good.   GORGEOUS GRAHAM! Health-wise, GG certainly had a mixed year. He had a hip operation in March and while

Skin Cancer Health Scare What You Need To Know

December 29th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Ageing, no matter how young you feel or look CAN bring health problems. My previous posts have included writing about the MENOPAUSE and getting a DEXA SCAN. I also go to the wonderful Patrick Leahy

Gift Guide Part 2 – the ‘Smelly Stuff’

December 18th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

My most memorable gift when I was teenager was perfume. Who remembers 'Charlie', a floral fragrance with sandalwood and musk produced by Revlon? The perfume epitomised the modern girl and I considered myself one of

Sleeping like a Baby on a Leesa Mattress

November 19th, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

In collaboration with Leesa Mattresses. I have written before about how to ensure you get a good night's sleep, but if you have not got a comfortable mattress, then nothing else matters. GG and I

‘Style Not Age’ are ‘Frill Seekers’

October 29th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

‘Frill Seekers’ is the challenge for our ‘Style not Age’ group this month and I must admit that I found it a challenge. When it comes to frills, I am quite muted. Let’s face it,

Pampering Simone Mahler Facial at Bespoke Beauty

October 10th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Nothing beats a facial when you want to feel pampered. Recently, I have had Micro-needling, which while very effective, is certainly not pain-free, and a TriPollar facial, which while not painful could hardly be called

‘The Secret Lives of Adults’ by Allison Keating – Review

October 3rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Love & relationships, News, Uncategorized|

'The Secret Lives of Adults' by Allison Keating is an absolute necessity in every house, whether you are single, in a relationship, or have a family. I have read a few self-help books, which have

Memory Hacks to Help you Study Smarter, not Harder

August 22nd, 2018|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|

I used many of these memory hacks when I was a teacher.  And I wrote a post on MEMORY a while ago. But here Jennifer Dennis who has done a lot of research on this