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Wednesday 30 September 2020

How to be Positive About a Second Lockdown - and Link Up


Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon with Molly the cat

The UK scientific advisors Vallance and Whitty (which sounds like a 1950s department store) are warning that more draconian pandemic measures could be on their way, including a second national lockdown.  Half of the UK is already in various forms of lockdown.  


Monday 28 September 2020

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go: Style Not Age Challenge

 Is This Mutton's Gail Hanlon in office chic: what she used to wear to meet the ad agency. Max Mara jacket, Vivienne Westward skirt, black boots and cream pearl collar top

It's the last Monday of the month and time for September's Style Not Age Challenge, set by Jacqui with the theme All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go.  My days of dressing up, even with somewhere to go, are behind me so I  played with the theme as "All dressed up and no office to go to."


Friday 25 September 2020

L'Aves - Luxurious Vegan Skincare


Products from the L'AVES vegan skincare ranges reviewed by Is This Mutton blog


L'AVES is a new British skincare range which offers something that most vegan brands don't:  a touch of luxury.  I find a lot of vegan beauty products perform perfectly well but they lack the scents, the delicate textures and the feeling of indulgence when you look at the packaging and then apply them. Not so with this gorgeous brand.


Wednesday 23 September 2020

Rejuvenation in the Lake District - and Link Up

Rejuvenation in the Lake District with UK blog Is This Mutton
I'm back after my two week staycation and fully rejuvenated. In the first week I spent a few days in Plymouth with my mum - there'll be more in my Sentence a Day post to be published on 6 October. For the second week, we drove the long distance to the Lake District, in the north of England.

Sunday 6 September 2020

Gone Fishing

Woman  in shorts and trainers in corn field

Well not fishing exactly, but on holiday for two weeks and staycationing.  And boy, do I need the break!

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Photo Booth Agony and Ecstasy - and Link Up

Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon pictured in photo booth images from the 1970s
Last week I found myself in a passport photo booth for the first time in 10 years. They've changed a lot since then.  You can now choose to have a digital passport photo, where you get the usual print out of four mug shots to keep, but also a code to use if you renew your passport online. No need to scan the photos anymore.

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Goodbye to Lockdown - In London At Least

For the last few months I've been describing Lockdown Life in England as part of my normal Sentence a Day.  Now, in August 2020, we are largely out of lockdown, although regional flare-ups mean parts of the north had measures reimposed. We still have some restrictions in place around how many people are supposed to meet in gardens and houses; we wear face coverings in shops and on public transport, and most theatres are still dark. Holidays abroad are difficult because we have to quarantine on return from most countries for 14 days. This week children finally return to school. 
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