Review of ‘The Middle Place’ by Kealan Ryan

What an incredible first novel. No, what a brilliant novel. Full Stop.   I was an English teacher in a former life and I know the narrator of The Middle Place. I taught him. I

Beside the Hilda – confessions of an Instagram Husband!

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

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

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

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

March 18th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|16 Comments

Nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award

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.

March 11th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|23 Comments

How to Look after your Skin at Any Age

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

Spring Greens with ‘Style Not Age’

‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush’ You may be familiar with Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem which captures the vibrant fertility of the season perfectly. And

February 25th, 2019|Home, News, Style & Beauty|16 Comments

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