Claire Justine

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend blog hop :)

December already. This year is flying by.

Yesterday we got our Christmas tree up.


The youngest children were looking forward to decorating it when they got in from school.
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Thursday, 1 December 2016

The World's Best Dining Experiences...


We, like you I am sure love to eat out. There is always something special about having someone else cook your meal. Even if it is just the fact that you don't have to do the dishes! Usually though, the chance to try some fine dining cooked by a professional chef, is mighty appetising. Imagine the most delicious foods being served at the most amazing restaurants in the world, with the most breath taking views. Sounds appealing? Read on....

Today I am sharing some of the very best of these experiences from all around the world. Bookatable have compiled a 3-part series listing and explore some of the world’s most extraordinary dining experiences


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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goats Cheese Crostini...


Hosting this Christmas?

 Impress your guests with these bite-size treats:


Serves 12

Preparation time: 15 min

No cooking
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Oh Christmas tree: The Wednesday Blog Hop..


After seeing the Christmas Tree has been put up in our town; I can not wait until we put ours up. The kids have already ordered me to put our tree up on Thursday ready for them to decorate it when they get home from school. 🎅🎄

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Cupcakes...


Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.

Great for all ages

Makes 12

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Creative Mondays Linky Party...


Happy Monday and welcome to another Creative Mondays blog hop.

How has your week/weeekend been?

We had a mere of a week with a broken toilet and a flood all over the landing. Thankfully this time around we found a good honest plumber! After years of being ripped off by cowboys is was a refreshing change. He did a great job, mended lots of things, worked Saturday and charges us a reasonable price.

Onto the blog hop and here are my features from last week:


Love pops of red in Winter, it makes me feel so cheerful. I love Jessica's from  Bedknobs And Baubles outfit.
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Blackberry, Chia And Lemon Sponge Puddings With Blackberry Custard...


Blackberry, chia and lemon sponge puddings with blackberry custard:

Forget about a kitchen full of steam these wonderfully light tangy steamed puds get a modern make over and are cooked in the oven in a roasting tin covered with a large of foil.

Steamed puddings are wonderfully forgiving, so if you get a little delayed eating your main course and the puddings are ready, don’t feel you must rush, turn off the oven and leave for an extra 10 even 15 minutes cooking.


Dairy free, gluten free

Serves 4

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 35-40 minutes
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Cross Country..


Over the last few weeks me and my youngest children have been enjoying being part of a running club. I used to be part of a running club years ago and loved it but my youngest children had never been a part of one before. We have been doing lots of training and racing; well the kids have!! I just wish I was a lot fitter. If it wasn't for my love of cakes!!

Last week they both ran cross country for their schools. It was so cold I did not envy them racing, well maybe a little but not in vest and shorts, it was freezing!! I got so wrapped up, I hate being cold.


Me and mini me before her race!!
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Black And White : Weekend Blog Hop...


Welcome to The Weekend Blog Hop Link up everyone.

How has you weekend been?


Hot chocolate was made for cold and miserable days wasn't it!?
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Homemade Mince Pies...


Homemade Mince Pies. Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise.

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