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Friday 30 April 2021

Friday Favourites: Books, Podcasts, TV - April Edition

Is This Mutton writer Gail Hanlon walking in forest with headphones listening to a podcast

It's the last Friday of the month and time for my round-up of books, films, TV and podcasts. Which podcast will be added to the Is This Mutton Hall of Fame?

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Trying On Dresses - And Link-Up

What a difference a week makes. Last week I was lamenting the fact I didn't like the style of most of the new season dresses, and this week here I am trying on two of them! 


Monday 26 April 2021

Spring Sweaters: Style Not Age Challenge

 For the Style Not Age Challenge Spring Sweaters Is This  Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon chooses a mohair blend cardigan in green to wear over a green and pink dress, perfect for cooler spring days

It's the last Monday of the month so time for the latest Style Not Age Challenge. This time it was chosen by Anna from Anna's Island Style, and she went for Spring Sweaters.

I've cheated a little in that my sweater is a cardigan. I find cardigans very useful at this time of year.  You can of course wear them unbuttoned, or draped over the shoulders,  and they're great for extra warmth when the weather is a bit chilly. My cardigan is thicker than the usual spring sweater, but with a cold easterly wind this week, the warmth is much needed.


Wednesday 21 April 2021

First Cut Since Lockdown

 Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon gets an up-to-date hair makeover following lockdown

What a difference a new haircut and colour makes.  On Monday I had a day off work to spend a pleasurable four hours catching up with Jodie. After a full head of highlights and permanent base was applied, followed by a pale pink glaze, my hair was cut quite a bit shorter. 


Wednesday 14 April 2021

We Will Miss Philip - and Link-Up

 Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon on contemplative mood as she reflects on the death of Prince Philip

The last few days have been fairly momentous in the UK.  The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, died on Friday just two months short of his 100th birthday.  And on Monday, the gradual relaxing of lockdown restrictions reached an important stage with non-essential retail, hairdressers and gyms able to reopen, and pubs and restaurants able to host people outdoors.

Wednesday 7 April 2021

Patterned Trousers for Summer - and Link-Up

Acid yellow with brightly coloured patterned trousers from Kettlewell for a summer of fun
 With the easing of lockdown restrictions comes a slight sense of dread for the introverts and shy, myself among them, who have enjoyed a year without any enforced socialising in large groups.


Tuesday 6 April 2021

Sentence a Day, March 2021


Background Update:  For the last 12 months I've been covering the UK Covid situation in my Sentence a Day posts.  In March 2021,  we are still in lockdown - a slight easing of the rules for England came later in the month but means only that six people can meet outdoors:  no pubs or restaurants, or non-essential shops, are open yet.  We are told to work from home if we can, and not to leave our local area. The vaccination program is going extremely well but the UK still heads the chart showing the highest number of deaths per million of population, worldwide.  

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