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

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
Valerie blogs about her little black dress and how it has finally been removed from her wardrobe.

Wearing Black

I can’t wear Black as a fashion statement any more! I have finally, reluctantly, faced this fact. For 50 years it has been my “go-to” colour – or non-colour -  for every occasion.  It was what I wore to all...Read More

Loving their age

A big shout out to the people at Yoplait Ireland for their campaign #ILoveMyAge. How great is it to see real Irish olders giving us positive feedback on their age.

Smiling At Strangers

I got one of those Facebook shared links a couple of weeks ago . it was about smiling at strangers and how it can cheer them up and even prevent suicide! A bit over the top I thought but I...Read More
A poster for a post that examines how creativity has been shown to improve quality of life for olders.

Creativity – A cure?

The say laughter is the best medicine - well creativity is up there too! Recent reports (like this one) have shown that being creative can reduce doctors visits. Researchers discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting,...Read More