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Monday 27 May 2024

French Girl Style

 #StyleNotAge Challenge 

Dear friends.  It's my turn to set the challenge this month in Style Not Age, and I chose quite a difficult one: French Girl Style.

It's difficult because I like to wear bright colours,  as you know, and French women don't.


Friday 24 May 2024

New Books Reviewed in May


Is This Mutton's varied selection of books reviewed and published in May 2024

Dear friends.  We're almost at the halfway point of the year (already!) and in the Goodreads Reading Challenge I've read 58 books out of my target of 100.  


Thursday 23 May 2024

Cycling the Way of the Roses


Is Tgis Mutton's Gail Hanlon and husband at the start of the 170 mile long Way of the Roses from Morecambe to Bridlington

Dear friends.  We've just spent an enjoyable few days in the north of England on a guided cycling tour following the "Way of the Roses."

The Way of the Roses is a spectacular coast to coast cycle route which passes through both the red rose county of Lancashire and the white rose county of Yorkshire.


Wednesday 22 May 2024

Genuine 60s Dress!

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Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in a new purchase of an old dress - genuine 60s retro

Dear friends. A genuine 1960s dress today, bought on Etsy. The quality is exquisite. In the 60s, the UK had a thriving industry of clothes production employing thousands. Today there's hardly any clothes manufacturing, thanks to cheap imports from China, Bangladesh and Turkey.

The dress has the label Diolen Loft, and astonishingly it's washable. It's a nice fit although there's no room for any extra pounds. Having just returned from a 4 day cycling tour, where we had to pre- order most meals in advance and they were huge, I won't be wearing it this week!

The dress cost £45, so very reasonable for such good quality. For chilly days I'd wear it with a jacket or cardi. The shoes are current, block heeled MaryJanes from Jones Bootmaker. 

There'll be more on the cycling break soon - and also on the Chelsea Flower Show, which I visited yesterday. 

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