How to look Younger and Slimmer by wearing the Right Colours

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

February 21st, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|8 Comments

‘Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home’ 

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

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

February 11th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|8 Comments

8 things you should know about India before you go

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

February 6th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|12 Comments

Stylish Mondays Collaboration Ladies in Red

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,

February 4th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|16 Comments

The Revamped Morgan Hotel Perfect for Exploring Dublin

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

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

January 28th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|14 Comments

Follow Friday: Meet Andrea Schwartz from PearlsandPantsuits

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

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

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

January 16th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|12 Comments

Adventure Holiday in India with TDactive – part 1

“Nothing can possibly prepare you for the journey ahead. India will impress, bewilder, fascinate, depress, thrill, frustrate, inspire and amaze you.” These are words provided by TDactive before we left on our Indian adventure recently

Trending Now: Snakeskin Print

Hiss! Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you must know that snakeskin print is the new leopard print. Now, don’t worry, the leopard print is going nowhere, but snakeskin print is dominating both

January 7th, 2019|Home, News, Style & Beauty|26 Comments

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