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

Ageism is Never in Style and Brands should Take Note

June 17th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

Within the next two years, for the first time in human history, there will be more people worldwide over 65 than under five.  That should be a wake-up-call to BRANDS that they should be more

Health Checks for Women Over 50

June 10th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Most of us tend to avoid doctors and health checks in our younger years unless there is some specific reason to book an appointment. But when we reach 50 or so (and have been lucky

Stylish Mondays Summer Whites Collaboration

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

Stylish Mondays feature Summer Whites this month. I actually do not have a lot of white in my wardrobe and the whites I have tend to be soft not bright. In fact, I am not

‘How to Live Better for Longer’

May 20th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Tonight I will be making my television debut on ‘How to Live Better for Longer’ on RTE1 at 9.35pm! Having told everyone who listened that I probably would end up on the cutting room floor,

 Fried Halloumi in The Cairn Bay Lodge Starfish Cafe

May 13th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

When in Bangor, County Down recently, GG and I stayed in The Cairn Bay Lodge, the most amazing B&B or guest house we've ever experienced. Friends of ours were putting on a play in a