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Monday 30 August 2021

Statement Sleeves: Style Not Age Challenge

 Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in lilac blouse with statement sleeves from River Island and purple trousers

A great theme this month for the Style Not Age Challenge: Statement Sleeves! They can sometimes be tricky when they dangle in the soup, but who doesn't love a statement sleeve?  The challenge was set by Emma from Stylesplash - see her interpretation in a moment.

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Experiments with Colour and Tulle - and Link-Up

 Over-50s style blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton undertakes a colour challenge to create an outfit based on cerise pink, acid yellow and white

Hello dear friends. Hope you are all well. My thoughts this week have been with the stricken people of Afghanistan. I hope that common sense will prevail and they will get longer to leave the country. Of course, not everybody will be able to leave, which is the biggest tragedy. I fear for the women and all the progress made, but remain confident that their bright light and spirits will prevail.


Wednesday 18 August 2021

Lockdown: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in high summer garden, wearing all-white with a Beetroot wrap and gunmetal wedges,

Normality is returning in most countries around the world, after months of lockdowns and sanctions to deal with Covid-19. A lot of the pages in the UK papers are devoted to reports on other countries too, and Australia is going through a difficult time, as is Israel. 


Wednesday 11 August 2021

An Explosion of Colour - and Link-Up

 Which green outfit did Gail Hanlon wear to the first ever Kettlewell Colour Club London meet-up?

Left: what I wore;  centre - what I nearly wore;  right - what I wished I'd worn 

People strolling in London's Regents Park on Saturday were benmused to see a large group of very colourfully dressed women sitting on picnic blankets near the bandstand.

This was the first gathering in London of some of the members of the Kettlewell Colour Club, a group now numbering around 7,000 globally on Facebook.


Wednesday 4 August 2021

Is "Grandmother" an Insult?

 Over 60 style blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in Chinese blue floral skirt worn with white top and infinity scarf from Kettlewell Colours

Deae friends. There's been a lot in the UK papers this week about a woman who took exception to colleagues mentioning her grandmother status.  She said she loved being a grandmother. What she was protesting about was the implied ageism in the term.  

She was overruled by an internal grievance hearing and then by an appeal, but the judge at an industrial tribunal has ruled that the description of her amounted to “detrimental” and “less favourable” treatment because it drew attention to her age.

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