Not Square with Gingham in Style not Age

Wearing gingham is not square, I swear. In fact, if you do you are right on trend. This month's challenge for our 'Style Not Age' group was my choice and because I was busy helping

July 30th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty|27 Comments

How to Survive in this Heatwave. Iceland is the answer.

The recent, gorgeous, hot summer weather can have a downside. And I am not talking about the water restrictions. I am sick and tired of throwing out food that has spoiled. I can't be the

July 25th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|10 Comments

Two of The Best Hydrating, Softening, Healing Body Creams

I have recently been sent the best hydrating, softening, healing  body creams  for sensitive skin. Ultrapure gifted me some of their newest SENSITIVE range Body Lotion and  Cooling Menthol Body Cream (and also face serum and creams) to

July 16th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News|6 Comments

Carry a Work of Art. Wear a Bellorita Handbag

When Bellorita Handbags gifted me one of their designs, I went online to check them out.  Well, I was blown away. They truly look beautiful, but as well as looking like works of art, they

Herbalife Skin Products Prove to be a Winner

I was recently sent some skin products from Herbalife ‘Intelligent Skin Nutrition’. I had never heard of the brand before, but I was delighted to be given the chance to review the three products, suitable

Go ahead, Break every Fashion Rule – There are no Rules

Some of my friends from The Midlife Revolution and I have got together and decided that we have had it with RULES… about what you CAN and you CANNOT wear when you reach a certain

The shirt a wardrobe staple -‘Style not Age’ challenge

Jacqui’s shirt challenge ‘The Shirt a Wardrobe Staple’ got me counting the number of shirts in my wardrobe. Dozens, literally dozens.  My ‘go to’ daily wear is skinny jeans and a shirt, usually worn outside

June 25th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|16 Comments

Showcasing Robin LaMonte from ‘Hello I’m 50ish’

Robin LaMonte from Atlanta Georgia and I connected through the original Fierce 50 and I was drawn to her very early on. You see, we have a similar philosophy on life. ‘LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

Travel Department trip to Salamanca

When I was invited by Travel Department to go on a press trip to Salamanca in north-western Spain, I jumped at the chance. In the past, GG and I have travelled to South Africa, Beijing

June 12th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|12 Comments

The Return of the Trouser-Suit

I was obsessed with suits, particularly trouser-suits, when I was a teacher. When I first started teaching, there was quite a strict dress code in my school and that included no trousers. Gradually, dressy trousers

Homemade Eco Solutions for Cleaning your Home

 I have a Guest Blogger this week, Alex Farley, who shares with us Eco solutions for cleaning. Commercial cleaning products are full of toxic and harmful substances aimed at making the household chores easier. Not

Jumpsuit for Joy: ‘Style not Age’ Challenge!

Our 'Style not Age' collaboration features the jumpsuit with Anna choosing the theme ‘My Jumpsuit Joy’ this month and we have four very different styles to showcase.  My all-in-one outfit below is just like a

May 28th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|20 Comments

The Straw Hat ….perfect for Summer

The straw hat is right on trend this season, but it never really goes out of fashion, being a staple item of the sun holiday wardrobe. Icons like Brigitte Bardot and Bianca Jagger made them

May 24th, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|20 Comments

Mother of the Bride Dress Search continues in Harvey Nichols

I have to admit that I had never been into Harvey Nichols or Harvey Nicks until the stylist daughter sent me there on the ‘search for the dress’. WHY had I not ventured into the

How to find the right Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

Mother-of-the-bride dress hunting is much more difficult than I imagined it could be.  In 10 weeks' time, my daughter, Logan’s mum, will be getting married. The excitement is mounting, the venue is booked, Kirsty has

Urban Decay Eyeshadows review of ‘The Petite Palette’

Urban Decay Eyeshadows are not my usual go-to choice when it comes to my eyes. Maybe it is because I consider the brand to be aimed at a younger, a much younger, market. But my

May 10th, 2018|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|20 Comments