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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Tower Dungeons Blackpool ....

Anyone who reads my blog may have guessed we love Blackpool. 

We decided to pop over on the train for our 15th wedding anniversary over the Bank Holiday.We wanted to visit the Tower Dungeons but is was not going to be open until the 1st of September so we thought we would go next year.

One of the day's we walked by and realized they had opened it a few day's earlier so we decide to make a day of it and see The Dungeons,The Tower Circus and Madam Tussauds.

Welcome to blog hop Wednesday.....

Welcome to the blog hop on a Wednesday.

Here are the guild-lines of the blog hop:


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Gallery : Animals...

This week over at The Gallery the theme is : Animals

With 4 children I don't have much spare time for animals.  I do love all animals but if I had to choose my favourite animals are dogs,I love them and like how they show you unconditional love back. Maybe when my kids are older I may have another one but until then...

Whole Earth Product Review...

I have just been sent this parcel full of yummy Whole Earth products to review.

As a big fan of their Peanut Butter I was really looking forward to trying the chocolate spreads.

Whole Earth began as a little company with big ideas about offering more natural, healthier food over 40 years ago. They believe healthy food should not be a punishment and with natural ingredients you don't need artificial flavours.

The Whole Earth company food range now includes:

Friday, 26 August 2011

Welcome To The Weekend Bank Holiday Special...

Hello and welcome to the weekend Bank Holiday Special.

Yeah, Bank Holiday fun ahead!!

This is going to be a long weekend none stop hop especially for the bank holiday weekend so hop, hop, hop :) So here are the fun rules....

Please only family friendly blogs only!!!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Heinz Squeeze & Stir Soup Review...

Heinz have just launched a new squeeze and stir soups and I have been sent a few to try.

These soup are a great idea for people looking for a quick and easy healthy snack in a instant.

With more and more of us living life on the go it can be hard to find healthy snacks to see you through the day and these soups are full of flavour and goodness.


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Welcome To Blog Hop Wednesday....

Want to grab the new blog hop button? :)


What I wore Wednesday...

Last week over at the Pleated Poppy Lindsey set a challenge for us ...

Asda dress not worn for over a year....
Here is the fun challenge:

Are you up for another challenge? i was thinking… how about pull out some items from your closet that you never wear. you should like them, of course, but you just haven’t figured out how to wear it. or wear something thats old and wear it in a new way. push yourself to try new things!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Photo Gallery:World Photography Day....

Over at The Gallery this week the theme is World Photography day and we have been set a challenge to take a photo to treasure for generations to come.

Blackpool 2011...

Today I am sharing some fun pictures from our break in Blackpool.

We love Blackpool and always have so much fun here!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Want to Swap buttons?

If you would like to add any of my buttons to your blog this would be great.

Leave me a comment and I will add yours to mine.

Please join in any of my hops and feel free to use the button on your post so others can join in to.

If you have a blog hop library please grab my buttons for you lists....

Wednesdays Blog Hop New Button...


Twenty-Twenty September....

The Twenty Twenty Fall/Autumn capsule wardrobe challenge starts 1st September.As Fall /Autumn is just around the corner why not join us for a September clothing challenge and road test your capsule wardrobe.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Welcome To The Weekend Blog hop....

Welcome to the weekend blog hop is here. Are you ready to link up and have some fun finding new blogs to read?


Friday, 19 August 2011

Fitness Fridays...

This week has been tough I have that feeling that I do not want to run or do no exercise but looking back on my training it's not been a bad week.

 I need a boost to get my mind feeling more positive,I think the 7 weeks school holiday are starting to tell on me now.

Maru-MimosaTankini From Simply Swim Review

A few weeks ago, I mention that the lovely people at Simply Swim asked me if I would like to review one of their swim wear.

I picked out this lovely Maru Mimosa Tankini to test out.

As the kids are all on holiday at the minute what a great reason to take the kids swimming.

I love the colour of this tankini the purple and pink really look good together. Don't you think?


Stylish Blogger Award And The Versatile Blogger......

I would like to say a big Thank you to The Fashion Spot for giving me the Stylish blogger Award.....

Sorry about re posting this as I forgot..

And Thank you to The ordinary Aunt who has gave me The Versatile blogger Award...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Blog Hops And Blog Hop Library Is Back On.....

Thanks everyone who commented on my post and sent me emails about my linky not working.

The good news is my blog hops are back working!!

So from now on every Wednesday and Saturday there will be a blog hop here.

Also if you have a Blog hop why not add it to my Blog hop Library?

I will publish this to twitter every week so your hop will get noticed too.

Here are my hops, want to join us for some?

Matalan Ladies Wear Autum/Winter 2011 ...

Over the next few weeks I will be showing you some of Matalan Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection ...

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

What I'm Wearing...

This week of the summer holidays have been a bit lazy not doing much,nowhere to go only the park.

I've found myself being a little bored with clothes this week.

Hopefully we will be doing something a little more exciting over the next few days.

This week has been dull and rainy so I'm hoping the sun is going to shine before I start our Twenty-Twenty September Autumn challenge....

Republic top
Jeans ?


The Gallery :Black and white...

Over at The Gallery blog hop this week the theme is Black and White.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Shock Absorber Maximum Support Bra Review...

I have just been sent a Shock Absorber Maximum Support Bra to review from Simply Sweat to review.
          Bra £26-00

Monday, 15 August 2011

What's In Your Handbag?

Britmums have asked the question:

What's in your handbag...

Want to take a look at what is in my handbag? 

Well here goes....


Disco Ball Blackpool...

As a child, I have wanted a disco ball. 

I still want one but who needs your own when you can dance under this amazing disco ball at Blackpool?


Sunday, 14 August 2011

COMING SOON: Twenty-Twenty September!

Anyone fancy a Autumn capsule wardrobe challenge?

I'm excited to be co-hosting a challenge with personal style blogger and author of...

The Capsule Wardrobe Book:
Signature Style Essentials for Plus-Size Fashionistas- Jeanine Byers Hoag

Here is what the clothing challenge is all about-

Silent Sunday...


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Welcome to The Weekend Blog Hop...

Did somebody mention blog hop!?

Here it is!!

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop. Thank you for stopping by and visiting us!


Friday, 12 August 2011

Looking For Swimwear?

Earlier this week I was asked by Simply Swim if I would like to review a swimming costume for there website.

They have a lovely selection!! I have picked out a 3 piece tankini!!

(Review coming next week after I have received it and tried it out!!).

Thought I would show you some of the lovely swimming costumes they have in stock.

So many lovely ones to choose from!!

Sunshine On A Rainy Day...

This month I have decided not to take part in the 3-in-30 challenge as with the kids off school, routine as gone out the window. I am still getting time to keep my running up so Fitness Friday is still here.


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Zumba Review...

Over the last 4 weeks I have been having fun and reviewing the Zumba Fitness dvd kit.

I have had a great month with the easy to follow dances moves. 

The music is great and very addictive and the people on the dvd make it so much fun.

Zumba fitness £49-98


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fashion Wednesday and blog hop...

This week we had a few day's in Blackpool but I did not take enough warm clothes as it was cold. Which only means on thing!!



The Gallery: Water

This week over at The Gallery blog hop, the theme is Water.

After a few days away last week at Blackpool my water pictures have to be the sea...


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

innocent drinks games....

Fun, fun, fun here!!

I have got chance to share the new game from Innocent Drinks. I can not stop playing it, it is so much fun.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have...

Matalan Autumn/Winter Ditsy Floral Dining....

Got chance to take a look at the Autumn/Winter Matalan home ware collection and I love this Ditsy floral dining things so I thought I would sharing some of their lovely thing's with you.

1. Egg basket £6-00
2. Glass cake stand £15-00
3. Pack of 4 pink lustre wine glasses £12-00
4. Cupcake salt and pepper set £5-00
5. Decription cupcake cookie jar £10-00
6.Cupcake cake stand £12-00
7.Cupcake teaspoon set £6-00
8.Cupcake teapot £10-00
9. Welcome mat £6-00
10. Set of 3 vintage canisters £10-00

11.Flower pack of 3 tea-towels £3-00,tea cosy £4-00,pot holder £2-50.
12. Spot egg cup £3-00
13. Teapot £10-00
14. Butter dish £6-00
15. Double oven glove £6-00
16.Cup and saucer £5-00
17. Cereal bowl £3-00,dinner plate £3-50,mug £3-00
18. Sugar bowl £3-00
19. Creamer £3-00

How beautiful are all these?

For more information on when these products will be in store visit  Matalan


Monday, 8 August 2011

Race Day Blues ...

My biggest fans are my children!!

They are great at cheering me on!!

Go mum!!

I got chance to do a race last week the first one in about three months. After a great month of running in July doing at least a mile every day, I was ready to race?

 I managed to clock up 156 miles for the month my highest ever monthly total.

The only downside of running often being, I was worn out!! As my 2 eldest boy's wanted to race I thought I would give it a go.

Tired or not..


Sunday, 7 August 2011

This Weeks Wish List...

This week I'm loving wide leg trousers and in my favourite polka dot pattern too...


Silent Sunday...


Saturday, 6 August 2011

Recycling On Blackpool Beach...

I was taking some picture of the birds at Blackpool but found it sad they were picking all the rubbish up other had dropped!!


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop...

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop.

How has your week been?

Blog hops are so much hard work!!

I have decided to keep the blog hop going so I hope you will all join in and visit new blogs and follow ones you like.

The fun but breakable rules of the blog hop are:-

1.) Follow me clairejustineoxox if you would like to? I am in number 1 spot of the blog hop. Please follow me over on Google friends connect.

2.) Nekky from Reflexions is my co host in number 2 spot . She would love a foolow too on Google friends connect.

3.) Visit and read some blog on the linky list. Follow ones you like. Don't forget to tell them where you found them!!

If you are a new follower please leave a comment so we can follow you back.

Have a great weekend...

Thank you for joining us here.

Sorry the linky list has now closed. Pop back on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a new blog hop.


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

What I'm Wearing...

A few outfits I have been wearing this week:

Polka dot dress. Have I told you how much I love polka dots?

July In Photos..

Here was July, in photos:


Nottingham Castle...

We love to visit Nottingham castle. 

Such a beautiful place and a perfect photo opportunity!!

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