‘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

A TriPollar Facial Tightens Skin and Reduces Wrinkles at Skin Essentials

August 20th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

A visit to Mariga of Skin Essentials in Wexford for a skin consultation and a TriPollar Facial was supposed to take about an hour, but the woman is a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to

The Reflex Pillow For the Perfect Night’s Sleep

August 15th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

'To sleep, perchance to dream' SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT PILLOW We all know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Well, if you don’t, you can check out my previous post HERE. I have a