Beside the Hilda – confessions of an Instagram Husband!

April 4th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

This post - confessions of an Instagram Husband - first appeared two years ago and I thought it time to give it a second airing. I asked Graham if he had any changes to make

Irish National Heritage Park is highlight of Wexford visit

March 31st, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park, less than a mile from The Ferrycarrig Hotel, was one of the highlights of our brief stay in Wexford. I had heard great reports of the park

March Madness Murder Mystery Party

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

It is 'March Madness' with The Style Not Age Collective and I decided that there is nothing 'MADDER' than a theme party. I did mention in my Sunshine Blogger post that there is nothing I

What to see, what to do and where to eat in Wexford

March 18th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Wexford, a Viking town in the south-east of Ireland, has always been a favourite of ours and we spent a pleasant few days there recently. We stayed at The Ferrycarraig Hotel about four kilometres outside

Nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award

March 11th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

I am honoured to be nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by two of my lovely blogger friends: Gail from IsThisMutton and Jacqui from Mummabstylish Thank you so much for the nomination, Gail and Jacqui.

How to Look after your Skin at Any Age

March 4th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Those of you who are regular readers know that I am always careful in recommending beauty treatments and products, because I believe that we all have different skin and concerns. I can only explain to

How to look Younger and Slimmer by wearing the Right Colours

February 21st, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I recently spent a very pleasant few hours having my colours ‘done’ or analysed by House of Colour consultant Maria Macklin in her County Monaghan studio (below). The process is fascinating. The basis of colour

‘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