Thursday, 30 June 2011

30 Days Wardrobe Challenge....

Today is the last day of 30 Days Wardrobe Challenge with Dressing My Truth where you can pick 15 items of dresses/shirts to wear for 30 days here is what clothes I picked...

I found I didn't wear all my 15 items and repeated some of then a few times.I think these three items were to posh for school runs/parks and cleaning but I wore them anyway.

Here is a few other items I wore...

it's been a mad/good/sad/busy month and I found out one thing....

I can't live without my Jeans.....

I've missed them so much this month also I've missed my jogger's for housework and lounging around.This is my 3rd month clothing challenge this year and I don't think I could do another one without my jeans????

but who knows what clothing challenge might come up next also I'm thinking of  joining Dressing My Truth in the Autumn for some kind of challenge anyone fancy a clothing challenge?any ideas?

What clothes would you miss?

Today I am linking up with

pleated poppy

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

30 Days Wardrobe Challenge....

Well not long left of the 30 days wardrobe challenge I'm doing over at Dressing My Truth blog...

Wow this month has gone so fast with so much I wanted to say and do and blogging really takes up so much time.

Anyway this is what I worn to watch the Mansfield fun run in, which my two oldest kids took the two youngest kids around.

My little girl age 6 beat over 1,000 people and my little boy 8 beat over 1,300...

So proud of them, time to start them running?

Glad I didn't wear any make-up as I cried watching my little girl finish......

I love this dress and it's one of my 15 items I'm wearing this month in my 30 days dresses/skirts challenge.

Today I am linking up with

pleated poppy

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Rowntrees New Sweets Review.....

We have just been asked by Rowntrees to try out some new sweets and see what we think of Sour Faces,Very Berry Jellies and Jelly Aliens.You can imagine the excitement on my kids face's when they came through the door and saw all the goodies ....smiling from ear to ear (and that was just me).They sent me a lovely parcel of sweets all wrapped up in  green tissue paper.

Good to Know...
Sour faces contains
 50% Fruit Juice
No artificial colours,flavours or preservatives
Each 7 sweet contains-
 Calories 86
Sugar 14.6g
Fat Nil 0%
 Saturates Nil 0%
 Salt Trace <1%


  Good to know....

           Very Berry Jellies contains 50%Fruit Juice.

No artificial colours,flavours or preservatives

Each 7 sweets contain-

80 Calories

13.5g Sugar

Fat Trace <1%

Saturates Trace <1%

Salt Trace <1%
Good to Know....
No artificial colours,flavours or preservatives
Jelly Aliens Contain 25% Fruit Juice.
Each 7 sweets contain -
80 Calories
13.5g Sugar
Fat Trace <1%
Saturates Trace <1%
Salt Trace <1%

Rowntrees was  Created with when the first tasty tube of Fruit Pastilles in 1881.

After that came Fruit Gums 1893,

Tooty Frooties 1963,

followed by Jelly Tots 1967.

Rowntrees Randoms were introduced less than 3 years ago and now Jelly Aliens,Sour Faces and Very Berry Jellies are the newest members...

Here is what we thought of the new sweets-

Sour Faces
The kids love picking out the sweets and guessing which face part they got.
After the first sour taste you can really taste the fruit.
Nice and easy to chew(i hate jelly's that take forever to chew).
Me and my two youngest kids agreed these are the best jelly sweets weve ever had.
Very Berry Jellies

Great fruity taste with lots of  similar colours,nice and easy to chew... 

Jelly Aliens

A nice variety pack with lots of colours and different ones to choose from
nice and fruity.
This is what stars we all decided on

I love these old pictures reminds me of being a kid....

They have a great website Rowntrees

Rowntrees sent me some sweets to try and this is what i thought of their new sweets.Growing up i have always been a big fan of Rowntrees my favourite being Fruit pastilles

How long can you Keep a Rowntree Fruit Pastille in your mouth without chewing?

Rowntrees sent me these sweet free for a honest review of what i think of them and i was not paid for this post...

Monday, 27 June 2011

Diet And Fitness Mondays...

Been a hard and emotional week this week for exercise and diet starting Monday I had the sad day of my grandma's funeral,Tuesday a  lovely day of meeting up with 2 of my cousins  after 25 years...

Me and my cousins

Wednesday Making and eating lots of cakes for my daughters birthday,Thursday eating cakes on my daughters birthday.Friday saving a Labrador retriever who ran in front of 2 cars from getting run over, to find his owner wasn't looking for him then i didn't want to let him go because it was busy and he would have got run over. As i look for help he tried to attack another dog by barking very fierce pulling me to the floor and getting my foot scratched in the process making me cry in shock when trying to read his owners mobile number out,who wasn't in so having to phone the council out,who got the street wrong and took 50 Min's to come out leaving me griping on to the dog for this long making me go home and eat more cakes with the stress.and then walking up Saturday totally worn out,arms in pain and run down with a cold leaving me unable to do exercise....

so here is what i did get up to....


   Day off...


1 hour spinning...
6.5 miles run...


2 miles run...


3 miles run


30 Min's swim...


1.5 miles run...


Was lovely to watch all my kids in the fun run the big one only took the little ones around and didn't race it.When i saw my little girl finish her first ever race i couldn't take a photo as my eyes were full of tears....

After the race with there medals.....

I am linking up with New Mum Online for Mumentum...

Friday, 24 June 2011

Sunshine Award...

I want to Thank my wonderful blogger friend  Ofelia at  My Intended Life who gave me the Sunshine Award.She is so lovely and always finds time to visit me and leave such lovely comments.

I'm suppose to share some things about myself and then pass the award on.

1).I try to be healthy but have eaten 14 piece of cake/cup cakes in 3 days(well it was my daughter's birthday)....

2).I held a dog by it's collar today stop it geting run over,even though it was very heavy and scratch all my feet trying to grab another dog for 50 minutes then cried for 5 minutes after in shock.

3).I love red wine ( but if you read my reader-profile you may have already guessed this )

As well as Ofelia some bloggers who I pass this Sunshine Award onto ...

1.)are you dressing your truth

2.) workingmum of 4

2.)new mum online

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ultralift Challenge...

Today I am starting the ultralift challenge apparently 71% of consumer's don't believe in anti-ageing claims so Garnier and Davina McCall launching the Garnier Ultralift Challenge and you can try it for free.


Just go to there website ultraliftchallenge fill in your details and wait for your free 14 day's trial to arrive...

All they ask is for you to measure your crow's feet on day one  use the cream for 14 days and then measure again to compare the results.After the trial they hope you visit the website and provide feedback and report the results.
So I'm starting today and please pop back in 14 days to see what I thought of it ....

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

B Record Plus Review...

I have just been ask to try and review a new energy drink called B Record Plus and as a runner who is always tired and also eats to much sweet thing I jumped at the chance.Here below is my online diary of what I thought ...

Day one.
My first thought on seeing this product was can this 10ml bottle really work? being a bit of a cake addict I had half a brownie before breakfast then remembering to take this drink.The taste was a lovely and sweet  in which reminded me of caramel/vanilla taste.After taking this I had a bit of a cotton taste in my mouth, but what surprised me most was I didn't feel hungry and at 12 o clock I made myself to have some breakfast....

Day Two/ Three/Four.
Sorted out the cotton taste by sipping a bit of water straight away after and it's fine now.Still a feeling of fullness which is great because the only reason I eat lots of sweet things is because I'm always hungry .I found myself having to make myself eat some biscuits with a cup of tea and not really enjoying them.Even text my mum to say I've found her a great new product to try.Side effects is it caused me constipation .....

Day Five/Six/Seven.
Had to stop taking it as it cause me a laxative effect and not sure if it was having it every day or not suitable for me...

Day eight.
   Started it again but going to take it every few days,until finished as I can feel the side effects coming back

Even though this product has not suited me completely I think it's a great product and would/have recommend it to others. 

This is what I found out......

1.I wasn't as tired when using it.
2.I felt full when using it leading me not picking on sweet things all the time.
3. No hunger pains.

All in all this is a great product and I would have brought it and use it to help me lose a bit of weight and keep my energy levels up but as it don't suit me I wont be ....

But I would recommend it to anyone as a great product and tell them to try it for at least a month to see how they go...

B Record Plus is a liquid food supplement that’s been developed by international pharmaceutical company sigma-tau to provide sustained intellectual and physical energy for run down people.

It has been developed using established data; has a sustained effect (unlike other temporary boost energy drinks), has no caffeine and is made from naturally occurring substances including:

· Vitamin B12

· Four amino acids - L-Glutamine, L-Serine, L-Theorine and L-Arginine

· L-Carnitine

B Record Plus reaches its full potential within 2-3 days and it’s recommended that you take it for ten days, though you can take it for as long as you like.

It’s recommended for people who need an extra energy boost and is ideal for:

· Busy mums

· Mothers recovering from having a baby

· People moving house

· People sitting exams

· People recovering from an injury

· Business people working under intense pressure 

It’s also suitable for people over 12 years of age.

It can be bought from their website at with ten days of the supplement being sold for £12.99 - still cheaper then having a Red Bull or a latte a day!

How B Record Plus works
B Record Plus aids your body’s metabolism. Metabolism is a set of chemical reactions that occur in our cells needed to maintain life.
Metabolic processes are important for the release and storage of energy and for the reproduction and repair of cells.
The rate of recovery and the ability of a body to repair itself is related to the speed and efficiency of the body’s metabolic processes. For metabolic processes to be at the best, a body needs the right amount of micronutrients.
B Record Plus is a specific balance of micronutrients developed using more than 60 years of knowledge of how the body works and what affects it.
Metabolic processes can be slowed down by not having enough micronutrients by the following factors:
· Reduced intake of nutrients due to poor diet
· Ageing – which reduces the efficiency of your metabolism and the absorbtion of micronutrients
· Disease – which results in oxidative stress caused by the body’s response to disease conditions
· Increased demand due to periods of high energy need, i.e. exercise, convalescence and periods of stress
As a result our bodies during these periods crave more micronutrients than they can get through a normal balanced diet. B Record Plus helps to top them up.
Here’s how each ingredient in each bottle of B Record Plus helps to give you sustainable energy.

Amount in each bottle
Optimises metabolic activity to increase energy supply.
Plays a fundamental role transporting long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be used to make energy.
L-Arginine HCL
Participates in the synthesis of creatine, an important energy substrate for muscle contraction.
Plays an important role in energy production and protein metabolism. Essential for cellular metabolism in central nervous system.
Especially important to proper functioning of the brain and central nervous system by serving at substrates for the formation of neurotransmitters L-Serine is an amino acid required for fat metabolism , neuronal membrane function and cell to cell communication.
Essential amino acid especially important to proper functioning of the brain and central nervous system. Precursor for neurotransmitter glycine
Hydroxicobalmin (vit B12)
Favours fats, carbohydrates and amino-acid metabolism . It supports blood formation. Protects nerves.

B Record Plus comes in packs of ten bottles that you take one a day. You just twist off the cap, shake it and drink it.
The best time to use it is before breakfast on an empty stomach and the minimum time to take it is about ten days, though it will start working after two or three days. There’s nothing to stop you continuing to take it.

B Record Plus, which is currently on sale across Europe and the US, was launched on June 8th in the UK with Nell McAndrew, who was also the first person here to try it.

I was sent this product for free in exchange for an honest review and was not paid for this post...

Monday, 20 June 2011

Diet and Fitness Monday

A hard week getting back into running after I hurt my top of my leg/hip after running on undulated ground last week, but slowly getting back into the swing of things....

                                                        Monday 13th June...

                                                              4 mile run.

                                                       Tuesday 14th June...

                                                           1 hour spinning.
                                                            0.5 mile swim.
                                                             2.33 miles run.

                                                       Wednesday 15th...
                                                         3 miles run.

                                                       Thursday 16th...
                                                            Day off

                                                         Friday 17th...

                                                         half mile swim
                                                         30 Min's weights
                                                         3 miles run.

                                                      Saturday 18th...
                                                       7.45 miles run

                                                       Sunday 19th...

                                                        7.44 miles run...

busy week trying to find time with one thing or another it's been all go!

Did you read my reader's profile on the ryding2health website?

I'm linking up with Mumentums for their weekly blog hop....


Step by Step Guide To Build A Bear...

Take 2 excited children....

See whats new in...

Pick the bear you came in for....

price up your options....

Pick 2 you like....
 (then go back for them 2)
two weeks later!...

 Put your
 foot on the pedal to fill it...

Kiss your heart,turn around 3 times and make a wish...

Fill out your details for the birth certificate....

                              Choose your clothes and then pay....

                Take home and add to your extended family....


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