Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of North County Dublin’s Top Attractions

October 13th, 2020|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|

I feel blessed to live in Malahide with its abundance of natural amenities, one of the most outstanding being Malahide Castle and Gardens. I tend to walk along the coast most days or around Paddy’s

Test-driving the New Renault Zoe

October 4th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel, Uncategorized|

ZOE AND ME Last week, I had the opportunity to test-drive the all-electric New Renault Zoe. I know I am no Rosemary Smith (one of the brand ambassadors) so I was pretty chuffed when Renault

Castleknock Hotel Highly Recommended for Covid Times and Any Time

September 17th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|

GG and I spent a night recently (gifted) at Castleknock Hotel in Porterstown, near Castleknock, Dublin. WELCOME A few days before our visit we received an email in which the procedures/guidelines in place for safety

 Ella & Jo Cosmetics – Affordable and Effective Irish Products

September 10th, 2020|Beauty treatments and Products, Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

ELLA & JO ‘LIMITED EDITION’ ORANGE BLOSSOM HYALURONIC  SKIN MIST Do you use a facial mist? It has been a necessary addition to my beauty routine for years, particularly so as my skin ages.  I

How to Fix Broken, Chipped, Worn Teeth and Improve your Smile

August 24th, 2020|Beauty treatments and Products, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

'Teeth are always in style'. Dr. Seuss I have been smiling without showing my teeth recently (see below) because I have not been particularly happy with their condition. My top front teeth had become weakened

Golf break at Tulfarris Hotel, Wicklow Ireland

August 18th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|

Golf with my friends has kept me sane during these turbulent times. I play regularly in my club at Malahide in Dublin. Though I took up the game in my late 50s, I can play

Our Signature Colour is ‘Style Not Age’ July’s Theme

July 27th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This month, I have asked my 'Style Not Age' friends to each choose their Signature Colour. This is their 'go to' colour, the colour that they are drawn to when they open their wardrobe or

Check Me Out With Style Not Age

June 29th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This month, my friends and I in 'Style Not Age' are featuring anything and everything check. I love check and have featured many looks over the past few years. You may remember these trousers from

Books to Enthral, Delight and Educate

June 23rd, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

I am sharing with you my favourite books that I have read so far this year. When it comes to books, I read pretty much anything except Science Fiction. And I don’t really like anything

‘Style Not Age’ roar Welcome to The Jungle

May 25th, 2020|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

Our Style Not Age ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ prompt for May comes from Emma (Style Splash) and gave us plenty of scope. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know

Upstyling or Revamping your Wardrobe With The Zip Yard

May 18th, 2020|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Upstyling is the buzz word of the moment, as is sustainable fashion. They go hand in hand, I suppose. Some people are very good at upstyling. I was not one of them, but I have

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

Denim Directions with ‘Style Not Age’

March 30th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

My friends from 'Style Not Age' and I are bringing you denim this month.  We decided we need to bring you some normality. In Ireland, Graham and I have been in self-isolation for two weeks.