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In lockdown, an 86-year-old blogger stumbles on a new purpose

Writing every day for weeks on end, she has appealed to readers across the world. 'That'll be my role,' she says. 'To cheer people up'

Hazell Jacobs showing off her scarf collection. Clockwise from top left: A Cartier scarf featured in her blog post, The Dragon; a face mask and headband made from a fake Liberty silk scarf; a scarf from Australia featured in her blog post, Travel and Blue Gum; an Hermès scarf, featured in her blog post, Aux Champs; the scarf featured in her blog post, Wishing; a scarf from Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street featured in her blog post, Circus.


ONE morning in March, not long after the coronavirus sent her country into lockdown and brought an abrupt end to life as she had known it, Hazell Jacobs, 86, awoke in her south London home ready to start something new.

For weeks, Ms Jacobs, a widow living alone, had ventured...

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