Past it at 55

Today I listened to an interesting conversation on Newstalk FM. George Hook was discussing recruitment and those over 55 with Peter Cosgrove of CPL. The subject was sparked by Lucy Kellaway's article in the Financial Times. (It may be blocked...Read More

Walking with a stick.

I’m on the lookout for a walking stick .... a stylish, classy sort of stick. An elegant cane, maybe. Perhaps with an ivory top, or, better still, jewel encrusted. Something Maggie Smith might use in Downton Abbey. A fashion accessory!...Read More

Self Service at the Library

My library has gone Self-Service, and I don’t know how I feel about it. Last week I snuck out with four books tucked under my arm, feeling like a thief. Yes, I had scanned them in.  But it still seems...Read More

Small Lifestyle Changes Make a Big Difference

When it comes to health small lifestyle changes can make a difference. Breakthrough Cancer Research want people across Ireland to commit to the one small change they can make to help lower their cancer risk. Their video highlights the eight...Read More


If I knew at 40 what I now know, at twice that age, I would have taken up golf! And I would now have less difficulty filling in my spare time. In fact I could look forward to a challenging old...Read More

The Truth about Online Dating

I was once a matchmaker – I worked with an online dating website in Ireland for over a decade and believe me when you are that long in the dating game  you really get to meet and see all types!...Read More

Become Dancing Royalty

No matter what the health benefits dancing is always great fun. At a recent birthday celebration I attended all the birthday girl wanted to do was become a Dancing Queen and celebrate with her friends while ABBA tracks pumped out...Read More

For the Birds

It is really hard to believe but we are already half way through the Garden Bird Survey season.  It starts at the beginning of December and runs to the end of February. Its one of these quiet hobbies is...Read More