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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Hill Walking in a Heatwave - and Link Up

 Is This Mutton's Gail Hanlon describes a Lake District holiday in the north of England: hill walking in hot temperatures, gourmet cuisine and a capsule evening wardrobe trial

It was blazingly hot last week in the UK - and there was Mr Mutton and me, hill climbing in the Lake District, in the north of England. 

On the first day we foolishly tackled a very strenuous route with a lot of ascent, and boy was it tough. Even Mr Mutton, who is as fit as a flea, had aching muscles the next day.  After that, we chose routes that were more gentle. One of the best ones started in the Whinlatter Forest, where the trees gave us some cool shade. I loved the different shades of heather. 


Tuesday, 6 October 2020

September Sentence a Day: There's a holiday!


Is This Mutton's Gail Hanlon at the summit of Fleetwith Pike in the Lake District, September 2020

Covid-19 Update

I've been reporting on the UK Covid-19 situation since the global pandemic officially began. Current status: with England, Wales and Scotland all having their own version of the rules, and local lockdowns in place in towns in the north and in Wales, it's impossible to give a brief description for the UK this time. So I will give you the situation in London.  Children are back at school and university teaching has resumed. It's fine to go to gyms, cinemas and shops.  Restaurants and pubs close at 10pm exactly. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in shops and pubs/restaurants, where contact details of one of the group must be taken.  Social distancing is a must.  Theatres and football stadiums remain mostly closed. Employees who can work from home are urged to do so. In the home, gatherings of more than six people, including children, from a maximum of two households, are banned. There are now sizable fines  (but the reality is, hardly anyone gets fined!). The govt is reportedly planning new restrictions if the second wave gets worse, 

Tuesday Sept 1

Sunny start. Had a second attempt at getting a passport photo. Still dire, but will have to go with it. See more in my post


Sunday, 6 September 2020

Gone Fishing

Woman  in shorts and trainers in corn field
Well not fishing exactly, but on holiday for two weeks and staycationing.  And boy, do I need the break!
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