‘How to Live Better for Longer’

May 20th, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Tonight I will be making my television debut on ‘How to Live Better for Longer’ on RTE1 at 9.35pm! Having told everyone who listened that I probably would end up on the cutting room floor,

Pastels as worn by our ‘Style Not Age’ group

April 28th, 2019|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Wearing Pastels is our ‘Style not Age’ challenge this month and that is, indeed, a challenge for me, because regular readers know that I do not have many pastels in my wardrobe. However, I do

March Madness Murder Mystery Party

March 25th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

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

How to Look after your Skin at Any Age

March 4th, 2019|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

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’

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

‘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

How to look Younger and Slimmer by wearing the Right Colours

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

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

Stylish Mondays Collaboration Ladies in Red

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

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,

Style Not Age – Our January Jumpers

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

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

Follow Friday: Meet Andrea Schwartz from PearlsandPantsuits

January 25th, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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

January 23rd, 2019|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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

Trending Now: Snakeskin Print

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

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

Incredible Wedding was Highlight of 2018

January 3rd, 2019|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

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

December 31st, 2018|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

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

Gift Guide Part 2 – the ‘Smelly Stuff’

December 18th, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

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

Gift Guide for Christmas or Anytime

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

  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

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

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

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