Claire Justine

Over 40 style | Fitness | Food | Family..Lifestyle Blog ...

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Friday, 29 April 2011

Pick Six Saturday...

This week's Pick Six Saturday is from Matalan...

 Loving their ever changing stock and every time I take a peek on their website I find something else to love....


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Royal Wedding....

As a tribute to the big Royal wedding here's some photos I took last time we visited London....


The ABC'S Of Me....

I found this fun little question and answers over on Southern Girl Running blog and decided to borrow the idea. Hoe fun!!

Age: 37, 38 (VERY SOON)

Bed Size: King size. I like lots of room.

Chore: You Dislike: Housework!! Especially Ironing for 6 people!

Dogs: Love dogs, they are so sweet but haven't got time for any at the minute :(

Essential Start to the Day: A nice glass of water then a cup of tea.

Favourite Colour: It has to be red!! Red lipstick, red nails, red shoes, red dress. Not all at the same time though!!

Gold or Silver: I love Silver.

Height: 5'6 now. I was 5'8 years ago but having 4 kids knocked me down 2 inches.

Instruments: I can not play a thing.

Job Title: Stay at home mum...One day I would love to be a shopaholic but until money grows on trees, I will just be a mum :)

Kids: I have so many, ha!! 4 kids 16,14,8, and 5.
Lives: Nottinghamshire, England.

Mum's Name: Margret but she likes to be called Ruth.

Nicknames: Not got one at the minute. Not one what I get called to my face anyway :) I may have one I do not know about!?

Overnight Hospital Stays: 4 kids 4 stay in hospital and tonsil out when I was 11 ish...

Pet Peeves: I could go on all day...Nothing to bad though that I can not handle though.

Quote from a Movie: "No I've never liked them" "Nobody laughs so loud when you've got a grand in your back pocket" "I've already seen you hoovering and let it go" The Full Monty!! Love, love, love this movie!

Righty or Lefty: Lefty...

Siblings: None I am an only child.

Time you wake up: Week days 7 am for sandwich box making for 4 kids and husband and 7.30 am weekend for 8 o'clock run. No lay in's here :(

University: Nope! I didn't go to a University.

Vegetables you don't like: Broad beans yuck!

What makes you run late:
2 youngest kids for school we can be up 2 hours but rush up to school...

X-Rays You've Had: A few on my teeth,through eating to many sweets when i was younger...

Yummy Food You Make:
Pasta ,curry, pizza and cakes..

Zoo Animal Favourite: Monkeys, I could watch them play all day. They are so funny!! 

What would your answers be?


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Day After Six....

Today is the first day after my Six Items Or Less clothing challenge and I get to wear whatever I want to.

After spending ages and ages looking at what to wear (like a kid in a sweet shop) I decided to wear my green Topshop dress/jumper cream leggings and Primark wedges.

Checking the camera is working!!

The Gallery: Week 56:Green...

Joining in with The Gallery blog hop this week and the theme is:


I decided to use some pictures that I took in Matlock a few days ago of the bright green water these ducks live on.

Summer Look Nail Varnish....

Avon's New Arabian Glow Nailwear are beautiful. I am loving these colours!!

Hot summer shades for hot Summer night!!

I have just picked these great summer shades from my Avon representative half price at
only £3-00 each in brochure 07. They are still available at half price in brochure 08 will normally be
£6-00 each.

Bargain or what!?

I did not know which colour to pick first so picked them all.

Now which colour to try first? 

I think...


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

innocent Fruit Juice...

We have just been asked to try the new innocent range of fruit juices.

How nice! Yummy!!

    As we are a family of runner's we are all big fans of innocent smoothies as a way of getting our extra vitamin's in quick. I jumped at the chance of letting my family trying the new innocent fruit juices. It is a brand we already but so I knew my children would love them.

Last Day Today....

Here is my 6 items.... made them into 30 outfits.......

My Favourite Outifits......

Been a fun 30 day's now i need a new challenge.....


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Not Long Left....

I am nearly at the end of another month doing The Six Items Or Less Challenge. I've wore six items of clothes for nearly 30 days now. I am really looking forward to wearing whatever I like again...Yeah!!  I am also feeling sad that the challenge is over too.

My six items were:

It has been a good month and I have learnt lots of new things. Just a few more days left.....

I also got creative and made over 30 outfits from my 6 items of clothing.

Silent Sunday.


Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Guardian Q&A...

I was tagged by Lara Brown at my Ramblings to answer The Guardians questions and answers!!

Here blog is called Larathebob if you would like to stop by?

Thank you Lara :)

 Here goes:


Pick Six Saturday...

Remember my pick six Saturday post last week?

This week I've picked  my 6 from items from Asda.

How adorable is the maxi dress?

Do you like my six as much as I do?

Friday, 22 April 2011

My Camera Photo Review....

Just got my first camera to myself which my husband brought me.I know I have a lot to learn but this makes it all the fun....

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Royal Wedding Street Party...

Fancy winning a Royal Wedding street party?

Innocent drinks are giving you the chance to win a street party.

 All you need to do is:
  1. Host / attend some kind of party on the 29th April
  2. Tell them in 40 words (max) why your street deserves to win.
Sounds easy enough?

Why not visit their  website Innocent Drinks for full terms and conditions.


Week 55 of The Gallery:My blog....

This Week theme over at The Gallery  is My BlogI love my little corner of the world. Where I get to share all the things I love and my family life!

Here is my blog journey so far:

My blog is all about Family, Fashion, Fun, Cakes,Shoes And Running...

Anything else I forgot about!?

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My First You Tube Video...

My 1st You tube video displaying my Six Items Or Less clothes. Please take a look and let me know in the comments what you think? Are you on You Tube? If so, let me know!!

Monday, 18 April 2011


After a cold, dark and dull Winter I am happy to be sharing these beautiful Spring flowers.

I am loving these colours! 

Are you to?


Sunday, 17 April 2011

Look Bro I've lost My Tooth Like You...

How exciting is it when you lose your first tooth ?

So much so you want to show the world!! I am now wondering how much the tooth fairy will leaves these days!?


Silent Sunday.


Saturday, 16 April 2011

Pick Six Saturday...

Week 2 on the Six Items Or Less clothing challenge and I'm so missing my jeans and something flowery to wear. What was I thinking of not putting these items in my 6?

This made me decide to do A "Pick Six Saturday"wishlist!! Starting today and every week. Where I pick 6 clothes from the high street websites and  mix and match them to make 12 outfits.

As it is Spring, day's with a chill in the air I've picked a knitted cream dress and then for the warmer day's some sun dresses. I am loving the red skinny jeans. How cool are these!?


Thursday, 14 April 2011

I Hate Racing ...

All day yesterday I had butterflies in my stomach. Trying to balance meals properly for my first race of the year.

Around 5.89 miles long and even though I knew maybe I wasn't on top form but thought maybe I would have beaten last years time ..but didn't. Around 23  seconds slower than  last years time when I was hoping to be a few minutes quicker.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Week 54 of The Gallery:Tomorrow.

My Tomorrow Will Be Something Like This....

After waking up dreaming of these....

And these...

I will be taking a recovery run through the woods,after my first race of the year tonight Arrrgg.....

Wearing this dress,as I'm doing the six items or less challenge and everything else needs ironing......

Eating hopefully lots of this

Then after school its off to the park....

With lots of boring jobs in between....
Whats your tomorrow?

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Week 2 + 3 Fit to Fiitter...

Bad week for training feeling sorry for myself. I was ill 3 weeks that knocked me off my feet then came back with 6 days of running :

  • 35 mile of running week.
  • 2 one mile swims.
  • 1 Pilate class.
  • 1 gym session.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Day 1-12 Of The Six Items Or Less Challenge....

Did you join the Six Items Or Less Challenge?

We picked 6 items of clothes tand only wore them, every day for 30 days.

You can only wear only these items. Even if the weather is cold, windy, raining or the sun is out.

Here is what I have been wearing. Mix and matching to the maX!!

My Top 20 Countdown To My Favourite Internet Sites....

My Top 20 Countdown To My Favourite Internet Sites:

5. Amazon.:

Great website that sell almost everything you need. At Christmas you want things on list from the children and they always sell out in the shops. Amazon usually have it in and it saves time going out for hours trying to find 1 item. You can buy lots of things here and not have to carry them home, pulling your arms out!!


Thursday, 7 April 2011


I am so pleased to get some Awards..

Not 1 award either..

I got 2 :)

Thank you so much to:

 Molly at Mcatherine7 and  Matchlessvision for the awards and lovely comments...


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Week 53 of The Gallery: Mother Love...

The theme on The Gallery blog hop this week is Mother Love.

"A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same." 

Author Unknown

For a mother is :

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Silent Sunday...

My Silent Sunday picture:


Saturday, 2 April 2011

I Want To Be On The Cover Of A Magazine......

Saturday morning run done with friends, now time to blog.

I have a fun post to share with you today:

If someone asked me this question, this would be my answer:

Question : 

If you (or your family) were to be on the cover of a magazine, which one would it be and why?


Runner's world!!

I Want To Be On The Cover Of A Magazine!

Me, my husband and my 2 oldest boys are all runner's. We love to run! We spend around an hour running most days. Sometimes even more.

So for me, if I was to be on the cover it would be some kind of running magazine for running!! Something cool that we all have an interest in. I would really love to run fast, then maybe I would be on a magazine cover, hehe!!
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