Allicano – no longer a secret

April 26th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Shsh! I am going to tell you a secret. Why? Because I am a sharing kind of person. Maybe some of you already know about this little gem, this wonderful little boutique called Allicano. It's

‘Selected’ stylishly Scandinavian

April 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Have you heard about the Danish label Selected Femme/Homme? I have only recently discovered it since it arrived at the end of last year in my local shopping centre Swords Pavilions, but you can also

50 fierce over-50 women collaborate to launch global campaign

February 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Today, February 19th, I am honoured to be part of a movement with over 50 “over-50 bloggers” around the world to launch the first Fierce Over-50 Campaign on the 50th day of the year. Brainchild

Tired of your ‘old man’? Get a new one!

January 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Style & Beauty|

  GG has been given a make-over by the stylist daughter. She went through his wardrobe like a dervish and threw out (the local charity shop benefited) anything she thought was old, old-fashioned, dated, or

Are you sale savvy or sale foolish?

January 7th, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

You either love or loathe sales shopping and I am a member of the former category. I love a good bargain and I am easily lured in by the SALE sign. And this year I

A pure treat to make you feel like Cleo

December 29th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

Cleopatra and I have much in common.  I did date an Italian for a short time but it’s not that, so you will have to read to the end to find out what it is.

Kildare Village- shopping mecca for discerning bargain hunters

December 18th, 2016|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

  It’s not often I can persuade the stylist daughter to come shopping with me; she is always too busy, you see. So when she offered to take me shopping in Kildare Village (in a

Cosmetology not plastic surgery best

November 23rd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Mirror Mirror Some days, when I look in the mirror I get a shock. When did all these lines and wrinkles appear?  Those of you who are regular readers know that I am seldom happy

These boots are made for walking

November 16th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Both of my gorgeous girls have had hectic years, in very different ways. The elder daughter Kirstin has been very busy getting engaged to Mark, buying and moving into their new home and then producing

Galway Fashion Trail

November 8th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Galway was where Graham (GG) and I first started going out, so it has a special place in my heart. I couldn’t leave him behind when I headed west for my first Galway Fashion Trail.

Getting it wrong and right!

October 19th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I admit I have always been a sucker for animal print. The stylist daughter (who is not averse to a bit of animal print herself) told me I was channelling Coronation Street barmaids perfectly in

“Let it rain”

October 14th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

What is the one item of clothing every self-respecting Irish man and woman must and should have in their wardrobe? You can’t possibly guess? Why it’s a raincoat, of course, and this raincoat must be

Flutter those lashes!

October 5th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  Finding a good mascara is a bit like searching for The Holy Grail. It can be a problem at any age, but it becomes even more difficult as we get older. Why? It’s one

Goodbye to bad hair days

September 20th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

It’s not called our crowning glory for nothing! No matter what I am wearing, no matter how well I look otherwise, if my hair is not right I might as well stay at home. I

Green with Envy!

August 30th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

While I was a boarder at secondary school, we had a ghost called The Green Lady who supposedly haunted the chapel. I remember as a gullible third year (yes, fourteen year-olds were innocent then) being

Lip smackingly good lipstick!

August 23rd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

My late mother-in-law would not come downstairs without first applying her lipstick. She always said she did not feel dressed without it. I am far lazier, but I see the difference that the right shade