‘Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home’ 

February 13th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

Home is where the heart is, they say, and I'm certainly very happy with the home I've shared with GG for over 30 years. But I'm also fascinated by what other people have done with

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

8 things you should know about India before you go

February 6th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

Our trip to India with TDactive was an adventure, an incredible experience; it was not a holiday, if you expect a holiday to be relaxing. We covered a lot of ground and were constantly on

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,

The Revamped Morgan Hotel Perfect for Exploring Dublin

January 31st, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Uncategorized|

The newly revamped Morgan Hotel in the heart of Dublin is more than just the ideal location for exploring Dublin. It is the perfect hotel for a get-away with your loved one. With Valentine’s Day

Style Not Age – Our January Jumpers

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

It is our first 'Style Not Age' challenge of 2019 and we are showcasing our January Jumpers! Jumpers are possibly the single most versatile item of clothing in our wardrobes. A jumper/sweater can be worn

Follow Friday: Meet Andrea Schwartz from PearlsandPantsuits

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

One of the benefits and delights of blogging is the online connections you make with other bloggers.  I am delighted to introduce Andrea Lyons Schwartz. Her friends call her Andy! Andy describes herself as a

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

Adventure Holiday in India with TDactive – part 2

January 16th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

So we are half way through our trip to India with TDactive and I hope you continue to vicariously enjoy the journey. Thank you for all your lovely comments on Part 1. From Agra, home

Adventure Holiday in India with TDactive – part 1

January 9th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

“Nothing can possibly prepare you for the journey ahead. India will impress, bewilder, fascinate, depress, thrill, frustrate, inspire and amaze you.” These are words provided by TDactive before we left on our Indian adventure recently

Incredible Wedding was Highlight of 2018

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

We may be in 2019 but looking back to last year, there was really only one outstanding highlight from our perspective. It is nearly six months since Kirstin and Mark's wonderful wedding at Ballymagarvey Village

‘Style Not Age’ Sequins Challenge

December 31st, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I have only one item with sequins in my wardrobe, a top I bought in Oasis years ago but have never worn. I love sequins on others; they are sparkly, they shine and catch the

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

A Novel for Midlifers; ‘It’s Who We Are’

December 10th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

Those of you who are regular readers will know that I love a good book and now and again I write reviews. These are not always fiction; in fact, my most recent review was 'The

Gift Guide for Christmas or Anytime

December 3rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  Buying the right gift can be a nightmare for some people. If the man in your life needs some help, get him to read this. BEAUTY I have been very privileged to try many