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Wednesday 31 May 2023

Find the Best Skirt for Your Shape

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Is This Mutton the style blog for the over-50s on how to choose the skirt shapes that flatter you the most
Dear friends. I'm a big fan of skirts and today I'm focusing on how to find the best skirts for your shape and style personality.

Monday 29 May 2023

Frilled to Bits: Style Not Age Challenge

 Five style bloggers over 45 are showing their outfits with the prompt Frilled to Bits

Dear friends. It's the monthly Style Not Age challenge, and we're all Frilled to Bits with Anna's prompt. Stand by as five style bloggers over the age of 45 show their interpretation!


Thursday 25 May 2023

What's been on my [May] Calendar?


A rose stand in the pavilion at the Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Dear friends. Welcome to my review of May. Highlights included the 40th anniversary of BBC Radio Devon reunion, the Chelsea Flower Show and a wheely good new acquisition.

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Top of the Crops

Can women over 50 wear cropped trousers? Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton shows how they can be styled for all occasions, from work to casual.

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Dear friends. Summer heralds the cropped trousers/pants season, which I love! I snapped up a few new pairs as soon as they went on sale and now have orange and yellow in addition to the rest of my collection. 

What do I like about them?  They're very adaptable:  you could wear them in the office, they are longer than shorts, and they look polished and professional with a jacket.  They're available in a rainbow of colours, and they work on most shapes and sizes. 


Friday 19 May 2023

Is This Mutton May Book Reviews


Book, fashion and beauty blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton reads a book on her tablet

Dear friends. Welcome to another month of book reviews. A very varied selection for you: two novels that will be among the most talked about of the year; a delightful celebration of a garden over the decades; the latest thriller from Kim Slater; the Tudors (again), plant-powered protein, and two memoirs.


Thursday 18 May 2023

Tell Us About....Gardens and Gardening

 Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton shares spring and summer garden tips
Dear friends. Welcome to this month's Tell Us About challenge, which is now even bigger. We have 10 bloggers taking part, from the UK, US, Australia and Portugal.

They all have their own spin on this month's topic which is Gardens and Gardening, courtesy of Penny from Frugal Fashion Shopper. 

I love gardening and also visiting gardens.


Wednesday 17 May 2023

Lake District in the Spring

 & WowOnWednesday

Peaceful scene from the Lake District in spring with sheep grazing and St Begas church near the Mirehouse in the corner, on the banks of Bassenthwaite Lake

Dear friends. I'm back after a break in the wonderful Lake District, in the north of England. Spring is a lovely time to be there to see ewes, lambs and pheasants galore. I actually saw a red squirrel this time (very rare in the UK now) and a hare.

J and I were taking it fairly easy this time. We've both had bad colds recently  and J was keen to avoid any muscle strains prior to his gruelling cycling holiday. So unlike previous trips, we didn't climb the really big fells like Scafell Pike, Helvellyn or Skiddaw.  


Wednesday 10 May 2023

10 on the 10th: Can I upholster a chair?

 & Wow on Wednesday link-up

Dear friends. I am away for a few days and was thinking there would be no post today, but serendipity came along in the form of Marsha's monthly challenge, 10 on the 10th.  This month it asks if we can recall certain things or perform certain things. Let's see.....

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Coronation Ready with Cotton Traders

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Is This Mutton prepares for the Coronation with his and her outfits and picnic ware from Cotton Traders in a gifted non-paid collaboration

Are you among the millions of people worldwide who'll watch the Coronation of King Charles III? It's a big event here in the UK with an extra public holiday and three days of festivities, including a star-studded concert and street parties. 

My friends at Cotton Traders have some great buys for your picnic or street party plus the attire to make sure you're Instagrammable! Here are my picks for Hosting and Toasting. 
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