Powerscourt Hotel

‘Style Not Age’ time again and this month the prompt is ‘Maxi Madness’. It was my turn to choose and I must admit I was keen to showcase a rather colourful mad maxi-skirt that I bought in a local boutique Studio 124. I wore it on our anniversary when we spent a night in The

Beauty Spotlight Team

Hi everyone. Can you believe it is August already? It is true that time goes faster the older I get. We are enjoying warm weather for the past month in Ireland, but we are not thankfully experiencing extremely high temperatures like other countries. Life is busy, but busy is good. Right? There is definitely no

Amadeus Silver 111

  Thank goodness we were travelling with Travel Department on our Danube Cruise. As we approached D-Day (Departure Day), and flights were being cancelled left, right and centre, we sat back and waited. We knew that we would be informed if there was a problem and that the company would do everything possible to get

Summer Sizzlers

Well, the sun finally appeared and Anna chose Summer Sizzlers as her prompt for July’s ‘Style Not Age’. In Ireland, we have not seen the mad temperatures of the UK, but have had lovely warm days in the early 20s. I tend to cover up in the sun. And this sizzling orange linen shirt has

Beauty Spotlight Team

MY WEEK Hello everyone. We have not really had anything more than a taste of summer in Ireland. But I remain hopeful that some consistent warm and sunny weather is on the way. Meanwhile, I take pleasure in playing some golf, meeting up with friends and doting on my grandchildren. It is important that we

I have been reading, but I realise that I have not shared my best reads with you since last year. Life has got in the way, my friends. And perhaps I have been lazy, preferring to read rather than write. But I have three books for the holidays to share with you. We travel the

Style Not Age

My birthstone is turquoise, though I also have the rare and expensive tanzanite as a second option. I was doing a little research and here is what I found. ‘Reminiscent of the sky and sea, turquoise is a potent protective stone that can get rid of negativity and represent self-realisation, inner calmness, creativity, stability and

Porto

Porto is the perfect city for a short break. We travelled with Travel Department in mid-May and it proved to be the perfect time to visit. I was delighted to accept Travel Department’s offer of a press trip. And, of course, GG (Gorgeous Graham) had to come too. Travel Department Regular readers know that I

Rain coat

‘What, this old thing? Oh, I have that for years’. I know that I, for one, have used that phrase on many an occasion. Sometimes it is used to hide a new purchase. Other times it just rolls off my tongue if I receive a compliment. Gail chose this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ theme and

The Taj Mahal

Hello, my friends. I am feeling positive as we enjoy the holiday weekend. And I hope you are too. I have lots of happy news to share with you. We need to celebrate when we can, don’t we? And count our blessings. GRANDDAUGHTER As many of you know, we have three wonderful grandsons – Logan

The colourful Iris Apfel, who reached a milestone 100 years last August, is our inspiration for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’. It was my turn to choose and her collaboration with H&M launches today. So I thought it would be fun to take our inspiration from this style icon. WHO IS IRIS APFEL? Even if

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