Ageism is Never in Style and Brands should Take Note

June 17th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

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

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

Stylish Mondays Summer Whites Collaboration

June 3rd, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

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

‘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,

 Fried Halloumi in The Cairn Bay Lodge Starfish Cafe

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

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

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’

Pastels as worn by our ‘Style Not Age’ group

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

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

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

Top Tips for Visiting Lisbon

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

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

Review of ‘The Middle Place’ by Kealan Ryan

April 9th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

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!

April 4th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

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

March 31st, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

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

March 25th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

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

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

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

Nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award

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

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.

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