Irelands Eye

This week’s blog round-up from the gang at the Beauty Spotlight Team brings you     Hand Cream     Gypsy Style Fashion     Mini-reviews of Beauty Products     My Irelands Eye Knitwear Gift Spongellé Daily Dose Hand Cream in Coconut Verbena …is the perfect way to keep your hands perfectly moisturised, and


We are nearly in May and to date have seen very little sunshine this year. March was the wettest month on record and we had great hopes for April. Though we had a week of sunny days and some were actually warm, it did not last long. April showers are back again. Emma came up

Brandenberg Gate

If you have not been to Berlin, put it on your list. GG and I had a wonderful three days there in March with Travel Department. We left a wet and damp Ireland behind for a cold, but sunny German capital. Berlin is a city that has been through a tumultuous history and Graham and

Denim jacket Penneys

The challenge of Denim for our March ‘Style Not Age’ gang had me literally climbing the walls. I have two old summer denim jackets and I was not allowed to showcase denim jeans. So, I searched for a skirt or dress in local shops. There was nothing. Eventually, I found this over-sized jacket in Primark.

Irelands Eye

I recently had the pleasure of visiting IrelandsEye Knitwear Company whose factory is based in Baldoyle, Co Dublin. It is a sustainable, family-owned, knitwear business with a focus on creating contemporary Irish-made, hand-finished pieces. The business is run by brothers Paul and Brendan O’Sullivan, but all the family have been involved at some time in

view of Lisbon

Heading off to Berlin soon with Travel Department so republishing our visit to Lisbon pre Covid. If you are thinking of a city break, can really recommend Lisbon. Also loved Porto and you can listen to my podcast with Senior Times (interviewed by Gary Cooke) where I talk about city breaks HERE 1. CLEANLINESS Graham

Halong Bay Vietnam

I have just recorded my very first podcast – and it was with ‘Senior Times’. What is ‘Senior Times’? It’s a magazine and website for older people who don’t act their age. Well, many people would say that is me. And I bet it is you too. It is Ireland’s only dedicated and nationally distributed

January Blues

‘January Blues’ seemed an apt prompt for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’, as I have been feeling below par. You know how it is. Too much indulging over the Christmas season. We put the tree up at the end of November and that meant we started on the mince pies even earlier than usual. But

A different Kind of Daughter

I have three rather exceptional books to recommend. Well, I thoroughly enjoyed them.These three books are about women who have to overcome huge obstacles in order to fulfil their dreams. The first is a true story and the other two, though fiction, are thoroughly researched and authentic to the time.  All three women are inspirational.


I am eager to tell you about Prai Beauty 24K Gold products and sharing some goodies from my friends on The Beauty Spotlight Team. If anything catches your eye, do click on the links to read more. I am including a link to an old post about the Prai Beauty brand. I was very impressed

Malahide Castle

  Happy New Year, my friends.  I am a little late coming to the party, but I decided to take a break from the blog and social media. Life has been busy.  I know that we are a little worried by what 2023 may bring. Certainly, the last three years have been challenging. However, we