Incredible Wedding was Highlight of 2018

We may be in 2019 but looking back to last year, there was really only one outstanding highlight from our perspective. It is nearly six months since Kirstin and Mark's wonderful wedding at Ballymagarvey Village

‘Style Not Age’ Sequins Challenge

I have only one item with sequins in my wardrobe, a top I bought in Oasis years ago but have never worn. I love sequins on others; they are sparkly, they shine and catch the

Skin Cancer Health Scare What You Need To Know

Ageing, no matter how young you feel or look CAN bring health problems. My previous posts have included writing about the MENOPAUSE and getting a DEXA SCAN. I also go to the wonderful Patrick Leahy

December 29th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|6 Comments

Gift Guide Part 2 – the ‘Smelly Stuff’

My most memorable gift when I was teenager was perfume. Who remembers 'Charlie', a floral fragrance with sandalwood and musk produced by Revlon? The perfume epitomised the modern girl and I considered myself one of

A Novel for Midlifers; ‘It’s Who We Are’

Those of you who are regular readers will know that I love a good book and now and again I write reviews. These are not always fiction; in fact, my most recent review was 'The

Gift Guide for Christmas or Anytime

  Buying the right gift can be a nightmare for some people. If the man in your life needs some help, get him to read this. BEAUTY I have been very privileged to try many

December 3rd, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|4 Comments

My ‘Style Not Age’ friends are Keen as Mustard.

Mustard is one of those colours that you either love or hate and those friends whom I asked are mostly haters. As for me, I am not even sure why I chose it, as mustard

November 26th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|16 Comments

Sleeping like a Baby on a Leesa Mattress

In collaboration with Leesa Mattresses. I have written before about how to ensure you get a good night's sleep, but if you have not got a comfortable mattress, then nothing else matters. GG and I

Hyaluronic Acid is my New Hero Product

I had been sent some products by Pestle & Mortar, including their Hyaluronic Serum, and  I was delighted that I had it to use when I returned from India. My skin was in a dehydrated

November 12th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Come and Binge on My Top 3 Netflix Series

Currently in bed with a horrific sinus infection, I am going to binge watch some Netflix series, as soon as I am well enough, so if you have any recommendations, I would be delighted to hear

November 5th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|7 Comments

‘Style Not Age’ are ‘Frill Seekers’

‘Frill Seekers’ is the challenge for our ‘Style not Age’ group this month and I must admit that I found it a challenge. When it comes to frills, I am quite muted. Let’s face it,

October 29th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|8 Comments

5 Winter Destinations for Snowtime Fun

Winter is the perfect time of year for a little getaway. With the cold season well and truly settling in, all the Christmas festivities and the abundance of decorations to admire and all that food

October 24th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|2 Comments

Boot Up with Van Dal Boots

These Van Dal boots are made for walking! Those of you who follow my blog might be aware that I have foot issues,  (not a foot fetish) so I find it difficult enough to find

October 17th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty|12 Comments

Pampering Simone Mahler Facial at Bespoke Beauty

Nothing beats a facial when you want to feel pampered. Recently, I have had Micro-needling, which while very effective, is certainly not pain-free, and a TriPollar facial, which while not painful could hardly be called

‘The Secret Lives of Adults’ by Allison Keating – Review

'The Secret Lives of Adults' by Allison Keating is an absolute necessity in every house, whether you are single, in a relationship, or have a family. I have read a few self-help books, which have

Life’s A Ball with ‘Style Not Age’ Challenge

The theme for this month’s Style not Age is ‘Life’s a Ball’. ‘You feel very romantic when you're in a ball gown. Everyone should wear one once in a while.’ - Carolina Herrera (dress designer) Nowadays

September 24th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|18 Comments