Tips on what to bring when travelling to India and other Asian countries

October 13th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|

A year ago, GG and I and four good friends had the most incredible holiday (well it wasn’t really a holiday; it was more of an adventure) in India with TDActive (the adventure wing of

Review of Seavite Super Nutrient Face Products

October 7th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

You must be hiding under a rock if you have not heard of the Seavite brand as it has pretty well got iconic status now. I have not used them before, but was delighted to

Style Not Age Does Autumn Florals

September 30th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This month, Style Not Age embraces the autumn floral trend. Autumn is my favourite season. I love everything about it: the cooler days, the changing colours of nature and the darker evenings all appeal to me.

The Elephant in the Room – The Menopause

September 23rd, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

I will be attending a MENOPAUSE conference - 'The M Word' - on Friday 11th October in The Radisson Blu St. Helen's, Stillorgan,  Dublin. This will be a chance for women to listen, chat and

Stylish Mondays Showcase Green

September 9th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

It is Stylish Monday time again and I am joining with my fellow bloggers in showcasing green. Green is one of my favourite colours and yet I have so little of it in my wardrobe.

Water Filtration is Vital for Better Health

September 4th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink", Coleridge wrote in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. We all know that water is essential for good health.  In fact, it is the single most important substance

Purple Reigns and Rains in ‘Style Not Age’

August 26th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.’ Written by poet Jenny Joseph at the age of 29 in 1961, the poem

The Quantum Health Analyser – Science or Science Fiction?

August 19th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

The Quantum Health Analyser sounds like something from a Science Fiction movie or TV series.  In fact, it sounds pretty scary. And when my physical therapist Andrew Smith of The Willows Clinic offered me a

How Work Stress made me Sick and Complementary Medicine Helped me Recover

August 12th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Stress is one of the biggest problems in today’s world. Of course, we all have to deal with stressful situations at various times in our lives, but continuous stress can impact hugely on our health,

Maxi Madness with my ‘Stylish Mondays’ friends

August 5th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I join with some stylish sisters in showcasing our love of the maxi. Those of you who know me well, or who have followed my blog for some time, know that there is one item

”Steal her Style” with ‘Style Not Age’ Collaboration

July 29th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

Stealing someone else’s style is actually far more difficult than it sounds or looks. I chose this theme for this month's 'Style Not Age' challenge because I thought it would be easy. Having dithered about

The importance of Vitamin D – don’t be left in the dark.

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

This post was first published in 2017, but there has been a lot of discussion about Vitamin D recently, so I have decided to give it a second airing. Fake News seems to be the

Where to stay and what to do in Portaferry, Co. Down

July 16th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel, Uncategorized|

It seems as if we have been in Northern Ireland quite a lot over the past year. First was a wonderful stay at the Galgorm Resort & Spa near Ballymena and a tour of the

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

Endymed – The Non-Surgical Facelift with Jeanne Brophy

July 8th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Is it possible to tighten the jawline and have some of the effects of a facelift without having surgery?  The answer is Yes.  I have been lucky enough to have been gifted some treatments at

Bewley’s Cafe Tour – a trip down Memory Lane

July 1st, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Bewley's was the place where I spent quite a lot of time in my student days back in the '70s. I studied English in TCD, which meant only a few hours of lectures and lots