5 tips for staying happy and stress-free

January 11th, 2017|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

  The pursuit of happiness can often lead to unhappiness, possibly because we all have some vague notion that happiness is bound up with material things and money and success. Nothing could be further from

A pure treat to make you feel like Cleo

December 29th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

Cleopatra and I have much in common.  I did date an Italian for a short time but it’s not that, so you will have to read to the end to find out what it is.

Whiter than white…

October 26th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Uncategorized|

I like to smile, perhaps because I am a happy person. Now smiling is good as you can brighten up somebody’s day with a smile. ‘Smile and the world smiles with you’ type of thing. But

A real eye-opener

September 28th, 2016|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

I hated wearing glasses when I was a young one, because I believed in the old adage that 'men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses'. Well, glasses were pretty horrendous back in the

Cupping… no longer a mystery

August 16th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Maybe you have noticed the circular bruises on the backs of some of the athletes at the Olympics and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no longer, because I know. It is the only thing

Anti-Ageing Tips

August 9th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Here I am at five o clock in the morning writing my next post. Usually I sleep well and long. In fact most nights I get eight or nine hours sleep. Maybe it was the

Ageless Beauty…Make-Up class

July 19th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

I am the first to admit that I am not good with make-up. Usually it takes me three or four minutes to slap on a bit of foundation, eye-liner, and lipstick. Obviously, I spend more

Milk Thistle….when your liver needs a little help!

June 21st, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

I am a bit of a health nut! Notice I wrote ‘bit’, not whole or complete. I try to have balance in my life, so yes I like a drink or two or three, I

Foot in Mouth?

May 24th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

It is just as well that GG (aka Gorgeous Graham) doesn’t have a foot fetish, because my feet are sadly lacking in the beauty stakes. Do any of you remember the photos published in papers

“Sugar, sugar…..”

April 27th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

GG is an addict. He is not as bad as when I met him first. He had his fix numerous times a day then. I have managed over the 34 years we have been married

The Elephant in the Room-The Menopause

April 11th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

This week’s post is relevant to every woman out there (and men too because they have to live with us) and everyone should be aware of what happens to women at this stage in their

Do magic anti-ageing creams really exist?

April 5th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

Unlike the image (above) of a genuine, over-the-counter product, there is an advertisement for a “miracle” face cream that frequently pops up on my FB feed which suggests that if you use it, you will

Make no bones about it

March 4th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

So my Dexa Scan results came back and I have borderline osteopenia which means that my bone mineral density is lower than “normal” for a woman of my age.  My doctor has recommended calcium and

“Them bones, them bones, need calcium”

January 22nd, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

Did you know that 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will get osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), according to Dr Moira O’Brien of the Irish Osteoporosis Society? I certainly did not think

Coconut Oil’s remarkable versatility

January 13th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|

I have been using Coconut Oil for about 18 months now and I am amazed by its multi-functional uses. Claims that a tablespoonful a day may help prevent Alzheimer’s has made me even more eager

Champagne cure

January 1st, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I stopped making New Year resolutions years ago, because I never managed to last more than a few days. But this year I might make an exception. I try to stay as healthy as possible