Florida USA was our destination for a long-awaited holiday in November with good friends…four of us flew out for three days in Miami South Beach before linking up with two other friends in Key West for another ten. MIAMI SOUTH BEACH After a 3-hour delay leaving Dublin Airport, we endured another 2 hours waiting for

Have you heard of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?  Neither had I until I was invited to Amber Oxygen in Northern Cross in Dublin to try out their new oxygen chamber.  It might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but it’s a medical treatment making waves in healthcare. What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy/HBOT?

Well, October was a busy month! I still have not got back to golf since I broke my finger. The weather has been too wet and the course has been closed quite a bit. My finger is not back to normal yet and yes, I am doing my exercises. Plus we have been busy. You

Finn Lough Bubble Dome

Finn Lough is a luxury, magical hideaway on Lower Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, half an hour’s drive beyond Enniskillen. And if there is a more relaxing place on earth, I have not found it, yet.  From the moment you arrive in Finn Lough, you feel you are in another world. Firstly, the welcome is

Piran Slovenia

Before we went there with Travel Department, I knew very little about Slovenia except that it was part of the former Yugoslavia (it was one of the first to declare independence 32 years ago). Yes, I had heard it was a beautiful country and was fast becoming a popular holiday destination. It lived up to


September was a very important month in our house. Here are the highlights. GG TURNED 70 IN SEPTEMBER We spent a lot of the month celebrating Graham’s 70th birthday. Boy, does he know how to milk it! Celebrations started at the beginning of the month and only finished last weekend. Let me put it on

I take supplements. For several years now I have taken Omega-3 supplements, because I do not believe I can get enough through foods alone. WHAT IS OMEGA-3 Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of different fats. Here is the science! The three main types of Omega-3 are: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Eicosapentaenoic acid


Well, July you were rubbish. However, I must admit that I will take the rain rather than the horrifically high temperatures that many endured around Europe. Also, we did escape the rain when we went to a wedding in Dubrovnik, where the weather was fabulous. Finally, got a post up on Saturday about it. STYLE

Dubrovnik Infinity pool

There are many reasons to visit Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of which is that it is a very beautiful wedding destination. We spent a week in Dubrovnik recently. Alison and Ian’s wedding gave us a good excuse to visit the city where we had spent a half day while on a cruise many moons ago. The

It was my turn to choose the theme for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’. And I have jumpsuits on the brain. So a little bit of alliteration to make it ‘Jumpsuit June’, which I thought would make it easy for us all. Jumpsuits are having a moment, aren’t they? But they are not always easy

Dad and Hilda

It is five weeks since my dear Dad (James Davis Stanley, known as Jim) died and it is only really hitting me that I won’t see him again. The visits to see my Mum are strange now and his presence is sadly lacking. Always a larger-than life-figure, Dad was the king of practical jokes and