Claire Justine

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Mollie And The Shadows : Shadow Shot Sunday...


Sharing some photos of Mollie testing out the apples at my mum and dads house last week.


Loving the shadows from the trees...
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Slurpy Salad...


Slurpy Salad : Making kids meal look a bit more exciting can help picky eaters tuck into new foods. Whilst it might be a bit much to create a cartoon scene for every meal, maybe spirals and ribbons will do the trick.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


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Friday, 26 August 2016

Bakewell : Weekend Linky Party...


Happy Bank Holiday weekend.

Hope you have lots of fun planned for the the weekend?

My husband has a long weekend off work so hopefully we will be having lots of fun!


Today I'm sharing some fun pictures from a beautiful flower garden in Bakewell. 

They have some many beautiful flowers in here. Selfies and flowers
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Caribbean Chicken Stew With Cornbread Muffins...



Today I am sharing a Caribbean inspired recipes from Rachel’s Organic : Caribbean Chicken Stew with Cornbread Muffins.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 1 ½ hours

Serves: 4

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mollie And The Fallen Apples : WW Or Not So Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop..


Mollie is always searching for something.

Then she found the fallen apple off the apple trees. 

First she though they were mini balls, she loves to play ball!! 

Then she pawed them to see if they moved.

Then she left then as she did not quite like the taste!!

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Chicken and Mozzarella Sandwich Loaf...



Chicken and Mozzarella Sandwich Loaf. Great to make ahead for a picnic and will definitely stand out from the crowd. Move over limp sarnies, the sandwich loaf has arrived!

Serves: 4-6

Preparation time: 15 minutes plus standing time

Cooking time: 0

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park : Creative Mondays Linky Party...


Happy Monday, another week has just whizzed by!!

Last Sunday we had lots of fun in Westfield Stratford City in London. We went to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Speedy Granola Parfait...


Fancy trying out these speedy granola parfait pots out for breakfast?

Serves 2

Prep time 5 minutes

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Selfie Time : My Sunday Photo...


Now my daughter has a phone she does not like me taking many pictures of her.

It is all; no let me take a selfies!!

So I took a photo of her taking a photo of her in Sherwood Forest. Lol!



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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Mango Peach And Passion Fruit Trifles...


How sweet are these mango peach and passion fruit trifles?

Fancy trying one?

If you prefer, make this trifle in a large glass bowl and arrange the sponge fingers vertically in the fruit layer.

They look pretty when surrounded by the cream custard. If you prefer use 4 -5 halves of tinned peaches instead of fresh.


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Friday, 19 August 2016

Flower And The Bee : Weekend Blog Hop..


Welcome to the weekend linky party!

Hope your week has been good!? 

The days are just flying by here; my head is in a spin trying to keep up with the children, walking Mollie, days out and blogging!!

All good fun though!!


Today I am sharing  few pictures from one of  our walks!!

I love taking pictures of bee's on my phone!!
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

August So Far...


How quickly are the Summer weeks going by!?

So quickly I completely forgot to put on The Wednesday blog hop this week!!


We have been so busy just lately.

Visits to the seaside, nature walks weekends away and so much more.

My phone is full of pretty memories.

No time to stop and look at pictures yet as we do not get a minute!!
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Monday, 15 August 2016

Weekend Away: Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend?

We have had lovely time and lots of fun visiting family who live at the coast this weekend. 

The weather was amazing too!!


A mum and surprised son selfie!

He just turned around to see what I was doing and I managed to capture this selfie!!
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Friday, 12 August 2016

Blackberries: Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop..


The weekend is nearly here!!

Happy Friday :)

Welcome to the weekend blog hop!

3 weeks into the school holidays and 3 weeks of fun left.


We have been having lots of fun days out, nature walks and visits to the beach.

The weeks are flying by!! Today I am sharing some berries pictures; what I took on one of our walks.

Blackberry crumble and custard springs to mind!
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Mollies Lion King Moment!!


My husband is off work this week and today we had a drive out to Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire.

Mollie was running around like a kid in a sweet shop. She was so excited about running around and all the new smells.

I was so pleased when I mangaed to take this photo. I just love this one!!

For some reason it just reminds me of The Lion King!!


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Monday, 8 August 2016

Brantano Shoes Review : Creative Mondays...


Happy Creative Mondays everyone!!

Hope the Summer Holidays is going well!? Busy here, not much time to blog!! All good fun :)

A few weeks ago Brantano kindly asked me if I would like to pick out a pair of  their ladies sandals or shoes to review.


As I have enough different shoes and sandals for Summer I thought I would pick some nice and comfy work shoes.
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Friday, 5 August 2016

Mr Wasp On That Beautiful Flower : W,T,T,W Blog Hop...


Hello!! 

Happy Friday.

Welcome 2 The Weekend!!

Time to share your posts.


How pretty are these flowers?

Mr wasp decided to land on on when I was taking a picture.

I love to take pictures of bees as they do not like to sting you but I am scared of being around wasps that long!! I was just in the zone of taking pictures as he landed!!
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Thursday, 4 August 2016

MORE THAN Pledge To Play More?


‘Advertorial’

Hello everyone!! How is your Summer going? Good I hope!!

We are out and about most days, seemingly walking miles. It is always nice to go walking, especially on a Sunny day in the countryside.  Mollie our Border Collie enjoys the extra walking too.

Like most dogs She loves walkies!! 


Mollie is very good at time keeping and around 8am and 2pm she starts running around, jumping at the door and giving out sweet "take me to the park" looks at anyone who walks by her.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

July Flowers : The Wednesday Blog Hop


I love Summer!! Sunshine, warm day and lots of beautiful flowers around.

I do not feel guilty now, stopping everywhere we go to take pictures of flowers. My husband and son both stop all the time to play Pokemon Go!!

I have even got my daughter into taking pictures of flowers too!! I gave her my old phone and she loves to take pictures with me.


Sharing some of the pictures I took throughout July.

There is some beautiful flowers out there!!
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cream Cheese Fritters, English Summer Maple Cherries...


Cream cheese fritters, English summer maple cherries. It’s officially summer ­– the season to enjoy fresh summer fruit, al fresco dining and BBQs in the garden.

Today I have a guest post : pure maple syrup from Quebec.

With English cherries at the height of their season this month, we’ve created a recipe to showcase them in all their glory.


Our cream cheese fritters with English summer cherries and pure maple syrup from Quebec make a lovely breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Monday, 1 August 2016

What I Wore : Bakewell : Creative Mondays...


Happy Monday!! How is your Summer going? Good I hope!!

Busy, busy here. Trying to keeping the children entertained all day!! 

Tired dot com!! Lol ...All good fun though :) 


Lots of days out here and there. We have been out on the train a lot. Once to see my sons new house that he is renting in his last year of Uni, before all his friends move in. Also few days out at the beach.
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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Seaside : My Sunday Photo...


Yesterday we got to visit the beach!

Me, my youngest son and daughter went to Skegness on the train whilst my husband was at work.

We had fun on the beach, eatting donuts and now visit to the seaside is complete with a nice whippy ice cream cover in chocolate and then chips!! Yeah in that order!!

Here is a picture of my son buried in the sand by my daughter!


When he was not looking, my daughter gave him sand boobies!!

He soon jumped out, but not before I got a picture!!

Kids eh!?

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Friday, 29 July 2016

Schools Out For Summer : The Weekend Blog Hop..


Just a quick post today as I am busy, busy with the children off school for Summer!!

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Mollie And Me: Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday! How has your weekend been? Busy, busy here now it is the Summer holidays and the children have broken up from school!!

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


Today I'm sharing a few fun pictures of Mollie and me trying out my selfie stick a few weeks ago!
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Friday, 22 July 2016

Summer Bucket List: W.T.T.W Blog Hop..


Friday has come around so quickly again. Don't you think? From 3.20pm this afternoon all 4 of my children will be broken up from school and Uni for the Summer holidays!!!

Yeah!! Schools out for Summer..

Well I say broken up from school and Uni but my eldest 2 boys both have Summer jobs and they will be at work!! Awww...

W.T.T.W Blog hop or should I say; Welcome to the weekend blog hop? Too long to fit in the title!!

Looking for new blogs to read and comment on? Why not join us?


Me, my youngest 2 and Mollie the Collie are planning what to do over the holidays. Also my husband has got a few weeks holiday from work so it will be fun, fun fun.

Hopefully the weather will stay nice!?
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Beautiful day : The Wednesday Blog Hop...


Have you been enjoying the beautiful weather?

Today I am worn out !! Starting with an early morning run before it got to hot with my son and Mollie the Collie. Then my daughter wanted me to take her on an early morning run too, once I had stepped back inside!

Later leavers assembly for my daughter who is leaving primary school on Friday :(

A walk into town this evening to take my son to a bowling event with his school friends and a long walk in the park before fetching my son back.

When we got home I had planned to cook something from the freezer as it was getting late. Only to find out the freezer door was left open and everything inside was half defrosted...

Grr.. I could sit and cry as I am worn out; but I am starting to try and think positive!!

It must have been meant for the freezer to have a clear out!?

Sharing some pictures today from our walk in the park:

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Monday, 18 July 2016

What I Wore : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


Today I am sharing some pictures from a night out with my husband last week in Nottingham. We had a meal out and a few drinks before catching the train back home. It was lovely spending a few hours on our own, especially now everyone but me in the house is Pokemon mad!!
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Friday, 15 July 2016

Mr Bumble Bee : Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop...


Happy Friday. My daughter is off school today for teacher training, so we are hoping to have lots of fun..
"Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on."


I took these pictures on Sunday when we went on a nature walk. I took them on my photn and love how the photos turned out.
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Who Where When What!? : Wednesday Blog Hop...


Time for a blog hop!!

Can you think of a caption!?


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Monday, 11 July 2016

What I Wore : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

This week I am sharing some things I been wearing :


How sweet is this bag my mother in law gave me!?
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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Me And Mollie : My Sunday Photo...


My Sunday photo this week is a collage of me and Mollie messing around taking pictures and trying out my selfie stick.

I have had this selfie sitck about a year now and only used it once or twice.

I though it was now time to experiment with it!!

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

BerryWorld Strawberry Daiquiri...


A weekend cocktail anyone?

This refreshing and easy cocktail is bound to be a show stopper. Perfect for parties, summer barbecues or any occasion this fruity number will definitely impress.


Makes two
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Friday, 8 July 2016

Wimbledon To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Wimbledon Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop :) Hehe, see what I did there!?
Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.
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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Oasis Chelsea Floral Skater Dress : House Of Fraser ..


Happy Thursday! Hope your having a good week so far? The weekend is almost here...

I am looking forward to this weekend as my Husband has promised to take me out for a date night!! We might as well make use of my older two Sons free babysitting, before they go back to Uni. Plus it will be an excuse to dress up.


Everyone enjoys a good night out. My two eldest are full of stories of nights out, proms, parties and more parties.!!

We never had anything like a Prom when I was at school!! A roller disco or teacher supervised school dance was about it!!

The only time I remember a reference to Proms was in movies such as Grease. Rather like trick or treating for Halloween it is a American influenced modern phenomenon. That is no bad thing as far as we are concerned as my older Boys both have fond memories of their school prom nights. My younger two love Trick or Treating.!


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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

London :The Wednesday Blog Hop..


Welcome to the Wednesday Blog Hop. Link up and have fun hoping around. Today I am sharing some more pictures from London a few weeks ago. Nothing much has happened around here lately. I cannot wait or the school holidays!! That reminds me, I need to write our Summer bucket list!!

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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Maple Sundae...


I love sweet treats with fruit and ice cream in them. Knickerbocker glory's, chocolate ice cream sundaes or also my own creations always have added biscuits crumbled on top!!

Today I have a Maple Sundae to share with you full of fresh fruit, ice cream covered in a maple syrup sauce. How yummy!?


Maple Sundae

Makes : 4 portions

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Monday, 4 July 2016

What I Wore In June : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


Its was a fun month in June but how quickly did it come and go!?
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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Fun In London :My Sunday Photo...


Last weekend when I was at Brit Mums blogging conference, my husband and 2 youngest children were having run in and all around London. I love this picture my husband took of our son!!

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

What I Wore : Flowers And Birds..


Happy Saturday! How has your week been? I have been busy doing nothing and getting nowhere fast! Still buzzing from last weekend away and hypo from all the cakes and chocolate I had eaten! Also a bit of an headache from some sparkly wine...

It was so good getting back to the gym over the last few days! Weights one day, spinning the next. I really need to get back into a regular routine.


Today I am sharing another outfit from our holiday. Yeah another rainy day outfit! My daughter also picked me this top to wear when I picked her up from her new school this week, as she loves me wearing this one.
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Friday, 1 July 2016

Congratulation Son : Weekend Blog Hop...


Happy Friday everyone!!


Really proud of my eldest son Thomas who has just graduated with a 2.1 in Bsc Sport Management from Loughborough University. He is doing amazing. Must take after his dad! Not me, ha!
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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly...


Yes the sun is out today and it is beautiful. It has got me thinking of making some healthy and yummy treats for the children to keep them cool.

Today I am sharing this fun Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly recipe from The Blackcurrant Foundation.

Keep some of these in the freezer for instant summer chill!


Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly:
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Fun Morning In Hyde Park..


Sharing some more photo's from London, when we were in Hyde park on Sunday. 

The weather was amazing! Beautiful clear and sunny skies, really warm and nice and peaceful!! 

Just like Summer should be. 

Perfect weather for a lazy walk around a park with the children.

 Thank fully in my Brit Mums goody bag from Saturday, was some sun cream!! 


We played in the park, ate some treat, watch the ducks and hired a bike.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Strawberries, Banana And Peanut Butter Milkshake..


Another day another yummy milkshake!! I love making fun milkshakes. I think they taste so much better when they are presented nicely too.

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Monday, 27 June 2016

Hyde Park : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


How has your weekend been?

I have had a great, mad, nervous, fun, exciting crazy and fun filled weekend. Starting in London on Friday. A evening in Camden Town for dinner, a walk around the shops and a party with The Brit Mums for a Fringe party before their blogging conference all-day Saturday.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Busy Bee, Birthday And Weekend Blog Hop...


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.


Today we have been very busy!
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Worlds Worst Snooker Player!? : The Wednesday Blog Hop..


I could probably be the worlds worst snooker player!?

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Monday, 20 June 2016

How Do You Handle A Compliment? Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Hope you've had a lovely weekend?

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


In a recent survey commissioned by George at Asda, they found out that 41% of women feel unsatisfied with their body shape, and only 13% of women find compliments about their body shape to be believable. 

I think we can all find something we don't like about our bodies, especially as we get older. I could easily write a list of things I would like to change. If somebody does pays me a compliment though, I would be smiling all day and believe them ;)
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Boys Are Back In Town..


How is your weekend going? It is still raining here!!

Only a few more days until the longest day of the year and so I'm hoping Summer will arrive soon!?


Today I am sharing an outfit I wore on holiday a few weeks ago. It is a lot easier getting photos when your away. Maybe it is because I have everyone are with me, who I ask to take my pictures!
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Friday, 17 June 2016

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Hello everyone. Friday already! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.

Today I am sharing some pretty pink flowers we seen at the train station last week.
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