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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Back to the Office - and Link Up


Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in red and beige

Dear friends: quite a mixed post this week. I'm covering the imminent return to the office;  a wonderful pre-Christmas season gift to ourselves, and a quick beauty update that includes my lash and brow trial, inspired by Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb. 

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Find the Best Earrings for Your Face Shape - and Link-Up


Greetings, dear friends.  Earrings, like shoes, are a kind gift to ourselves. They're a way of wearing fashion, they don't rebuke us for getting bigger or thinner, and they add some sizzle to the most ordinary of outfits.


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Taking On the Instagram Algorithms - and Link-Up

Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon wearing Blue Jewel and Ganzi Purple with Glowbeads

I've spent the last week having some fun with Instagram:  seeing if I could play "the algorithms." I'm not really very active on IG normally. I post around two feed posts a week, and Stories most days, although usually about my forest walks.  But I do visit IG frequently to see what all the lovely ladies I follow are up to. I had 3,197 followers in February and am now at 3,578. It's a very slow slog!

Monday, 6 September 2021

Sentence a Day: August 2021

 Yates Meadow in Epping Forest partially mown in August

Covid Update: We're out of lockdown in the UK. People are slowly trickling back to their offices, masks are mostly worn voluntarily, and the social distancing rule is no more. It's still challenging to go abroad on holiday, with hotel quarantine required if you visit a tier 3 country.  The number of Covid cases is still very high in the UK but with the majority vaccinated, it is mostly among young people and not causing a critical number of hospitalizations. Yet.


Friday, 3 September 2021

Friday Favourites: August 2021: Vigil, Underbelly, Fearne Cotton and Many More

Wearing headphones on a country walk, Is This Mutton's Gail Hanlon with her monthly digest of podcast, TV and book recommendations

Dear friends - welcome to Friday Favourites, my roundup of podcasts, TV and books in August. Once again I found TV a bit underwhelming, although it perked up later in August with The Chair and Vigil. But let's start with books.  This time I'm scoring the books read on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being utterly amazing. 


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

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