the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

a woman of a certain age

a woman of a certain age

the more you know the less you need


Recent Posts

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

One last celebration before this decade is history. My favourite tradition is a toast to the new year with bubbly. Some years it’s champagne (the good years), other years (the lean years) it’s something sparkling. Either way, bubbly wine is a wonderful way to usher […]

Merry Morning

Merry Morning

Christmas is here! Once the gifts are unwrapped, it’s time to indulge in a pancakes and butcher-shop-bacon breakfast. I know, I know… you think you know how to make pancakes, for heaven’s sake! You may, but these are better. In fact, I’d go so far as […]

Merry Little Christmas

Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas! Wishing all my readers a joyous holiday season filled with beauty, love, and peace. Thank you for your presence here. This little blog has passed its 4th year of existence, and I am grateful for each and every one of you and appreciate […]

Collagen Conundrums

Collagen Conundrums

COLLAGEN is a hot beauty topic and commodity these days. Have you jumped on the collagen bandwagon? So what exactly is collagen? Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein – it’s found in our skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels, digestive systems and tendons. Sadly, our body’s natural […]

Holiday Wine

Holiday Wine

So what are your Christmas plans? We are having a low-key holiday with an emphasis on family and feasting. With a new puppy in the house, I’ve decided not to risk my vintage ornament collection to Angus’s youthful exuberance, so the tree is going to […]

Holiday Beauty

Holiday Beauty

Christmas is fast approaching. A little extra glamour makes the season merrier. I’ve purchased very little makeup this year, upholding my resolution to use and enjoy what I already have. But sometimes a new lipstick is just the mood lifter you need, or a thing […]

Eggnog Ice-Cream

Eggnog Ice-Cream

‘Tis the season for Eggnog. In the past, I’ve made my own, which is a delicious beverage, but this year I’ve discovered another way to enjoy this Christmas treat—Eggnog Ice-Cream. It sounds fancy but is, in fact, ultra-easy: it only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes […]

Loss

Loss

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. It’s been a time of loss. First our beloved Goldendoodle, Stoffle, died. He was 14 /98. Then, my mother-in-law, Martha, passed away. She was 94. They are both sorely missed. On a happier note, we got a Goldendoodle […]

Loving Life

Loving Life

According to a recent UK study, here are the 20 BEST THINGS ABOUT GROWING OLDER: Retiring Getting more choice over how to spend your time Having more time for travel Having more time for family Not caring what people think Going on more/longer holidays Being […]

Best Blush

Best Blush

It’s always nice when a beauty product you love wins recognition. The Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour has been voted BEST BLUSH at the Woman&Home Beauty Awards 2019Judge Ruby Hammer says, I love the texture and how easy it is to use. There’s a wide shade selection, it’s […]