Comfy Casuals for Staying Home with ‘Style Not Age’

Since I retired from teaching, I have more comfy casuals in my wardrobe than ever before. In winter, it means jeans and a top/jumper worn with boots. In summer, it is more likely to be

Must Watch Series on Netflix During Covid 19

Now is the time while in isolation/cocooning/quarantine/lockdown to watch some excellent series on Netflix that you might have missed in the past.  If you are not into watching telly, I posted plenty of other recommendations

April 16th, 2020|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|19 Comments

How to Survive while Self-Isolating or in Lockdown during Covoid 19

When we look back on 2020 (the year of the coronavirus now known as Covoid 19), the words of the year will be self-isolating, physical distancing and lockdown. In Ireland, our Taoiseach (that's Prime Minister

Denim Directions with ‘Style Not Age’

My friends from 'Style Not Age' and I are bringing you denim this month.  We decided we need to bring you some normality. In Ireland, Graham and I have been in self-isolation for two weeks.

March 30th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|18 Comments

Exploring County Clare and The Wild Atlantic Way

County Clare was practically unknown to me. Though I had passed through it, I had never been to The Cliffs of Moher, for instance, or driven along The Wild Atlantic Way, so Graham and I

March 25th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel, Uncategorized|4 Comments

A Fascinating Tour Of 14 Henrietta Street Dublin

14 Henrietta Street tells the story of 300 years of life within the walls of one Georgian house in Dublin city. Built over five floors, with a basement, it is located on one of the

March 16th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|12 Comments

Kilkea Castle the perfect luxury hotel

Kilkea Castle is only a stone’s throw from Dublin (about an hour’s drive). GG and I arrived as Storm Dennis was in full swing. The 12th century castle stands proudly over 180 acres of woodland,

March 2nd, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|19 Comments

Flower Power means ‘Style Not Age’ dig out their florals

I chose ‘Flower Power’ as this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ challenge. WHY? Because the shops are full of floral patterns on tops, jackets, skirts and dresses. You could say that floral prints are having a

February 24th, 2020|Home, News, Style & Beauty|18 Comments

Go get ‘IT’ CC Cream: it works miracles on your skin

I am IN LOVE with IT CC cream. This is the BEST foundation/ make-up/ cc cream ever. I am not usually given to superlatives, I swear. Developed in conjunction with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, it

‘Go Red for Women’ and look after your Heart Health

I am going RED for Women this February.  The Irish Heart Foundation launched its Go Red for Women national fundraising campaign which aims to empower Irish women to look after their heart health while also raising

February 10th, 2020|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|23 Comments

Ultherapy – Wonderful Alternative to Surgery

No, I have not had a facelift…Yes, I have had Ultherapy. It is a micro lift but without the surgery. Have you heard of Ultherapy? I knew very little about the actual process. But I

‘Style Not Age’ showcases Jewel Brights

My 'Style Not Age' group is tackling Jewel Brights this month, with the challenge being set by Anna. What are jewel tones? Jewel tone colours are rich gem colours like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby

January 27th, 2020|Home, News, Style & Beauty|18 Comments

Top Tips for Travelling to Morocco

My post last month gave a summary of where we went on our guided trip to Morocco with TDActive. If you are planning a trip there, make sure to spend a night in the desert,

January 13th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Travel|10 Comments

‘Stylish Mondays’ Cosy Chic Challenge

It is a while since you met my ladies from 'Stylish Mondays' and this month we are showing you our versions of Cosy Chic, based on where we live in the world.  My readers in

January 6th, 2020|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|18 Comments

‘Style Not Age’ channels Winter Opulence

My last post of the year features my ‘Style Not Age’ gang and Winter Opulence is December’s theme, chosen by Emma. I took my inspiration from 'Dr Zhivago'.  Mention winter opulence to me and I

December 30th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty|23 Comments

Happy Christmas and Review of 2019

Happy Christmas my friends.  Is it really nearly the end of 2019?  And what's more, another decade over and two since the millennium. I always move into each year with more than a little trepidation