Feeling invisible?

Are you beginning to feel invisible. You are not alone. Check out these two taking a pop at themselves and society!
A featured image on the Failter Isteach Programme - where olders teach English to migrants across Ireland

Volunteer to teach English

Fáilte Isteach is a community project  welcoming migrants through conversational English classes.   The project provides the necessary language skills to new migrants in a student-centred, welcoming and inclusive manner while involving predominantly older volunteers and recognising their skills, expertise...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.

Making Memories

“The Business of life is the acquisition of memories” that is one of the numerous insightful statements that the Dowager Countess  character played by Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey came out with. I love the sentiment – it’s just so...Read More


So the kids have left home.  Their bedrooms are empty ....or nearly empty. (They have said that you mustn't get rid of those college notes which are, apparently, “invaluable”.  And  the teenage “treasures” which you threatened to send to the...Read More


Garlic.  You either love it or hate it. And for those who hate it food choices, either in a restaurant or in the deli/prepared food aisles of supermarkets, have dwindled to almost nothing.  Its a modern phenomenon ....well, fairly modern!...Read More