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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Chocolate Dipped Orange Biscuits...


By Rachel Allen

Makes 15–20 biscuits

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28/09 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop...


Welcome to the weekend hop where you can link up your favourite post of the week. Simply link up to 3 different post or just your main blog.

 
   Would be great if you would......

1.) Follow me clairejustineoxox in number 1 spot on Google friends connect.

2.) Follow Nekky from Reflexions in number 2 spot my co-host on Google friends connect.

3.) Link up to 3 of your favourite posts this week or just your main blog and please try to visit other great blogs and follow ones you like.

Would be lovely if you would leave a comment and I will pop over and leave you a comment back.If you are a new follower please leave a comment to say your new so we can follow you back hope you all have fun hoping around...
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Friday, 28 September 2012

Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 3 ...

"For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
Goals-
  • A under 2 hour half marathon 
  • A under 50 minutes 10k
This week not only did we get the marathon numbers through the post that we have decied not to do also our letter from the people at London Marathon came through to tell me if I had a place...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cathedral City Mature Butternut Squash and Chilli Cupcake...


Celebrity MasterChef winner Liz McClarnon has a savoury tooth, always declines dessert and chooses cheese over chocolate any day.

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Green : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...


Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Halloween Accessories From Accessoryo Review...



Every year for as far back as I can remember me and the children have fun scaring each other at Halloween.My oldest 2 now aged 18 and 15 have now grow out of it I notice they still enjoy the party food after we've been out though!! my youngest 2 still enjoy the whole experience .
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California Prunes Smoothie And Salad...


California Prune and Mango Smoothie
Serves 6
Preparation time 10 mins

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Monday, 24 September 2012

What I Wore : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?
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Going Out...Out Out...


When I was taking to my friend this week she said to me in a conversation "when I go out 'out out' and I've not got it out my head all week!!
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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Lovers Night In Wine Inspired Recipes‏...


Recipe and photo credit by - Sophie Michell and Blue Nun
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21/09 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop...


Welcome to the weekend hop where you can link up your favourite post of the week. Simply link up to 3 different post or just your main blog.
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Friday, 21 September 2012

Jackie Brazil Hot Indiana Jones Necklace Review...


At the minute I am loving the colour hot pink,just lately I have started changing all my accessories,scarfs and shoes !! Also my nails and my trademark red lipsticks has been set aside (for the moment)and bright pinks are strongly becoming my favourite shades .This colour is just so cheerful and always brightens up a dull,windy or rainy day...

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Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 2....

For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
Goals -A under 2 hour half marathon 

      
A under 50 minutes 10k

And if I do get in London-just to be able to run a marathon!!

Was very pleased with last weeks training I put my training on Dailymile and last weeks I had ran 38 miles as well as a few exercise classes.

This weeks exercise was-

Friday- Rest day not had a day off for 9 days so need this.


Saturday -  Just under 3 miles -eek weekend and I had a few glasses of wine Friday night and didn't want to run...

Sunday - 8 miles was tough on my own early but kept on running

Monday - 7 mile run  fast for me at 9.15 pace and 1 mile cool down at 12 mins

Tuesday - 45 minutes spin class ( first time back in 3 months)
                45 minutes fit ball class ( first time back in 3 months)
              6 and half miles warm up/reps at running club/cool down

Wednesday - 3 miles recovery run
                      1 hour weights class
                      just under 4 miles in afternoon

Thursday - body combat class
                  Half mile swim

Been a busy week and my arms and stomach mussels are killing " No Pain No Gain " springs to mind

No whats everyone else been exercising to this week?

Posted some great running recipes yesterday from Seasonal Berries (pictured below)

















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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Podium Power Porridge, Superfast Superfood Salad, an Isotonic Sports Smoothie and Raspberry Recovery Bars....


Matt Lovell, elite performance nutritionist to Olympic athletes, premiership footballers and international rugby players, has teamed up with Seasonal Berries to create a series of Berry Power recipes and nutritional tips to support their partnership with the BUPA Great Run races.

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Italian Childhood Memories...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Abbey Road ? : Wordless Wednesday Linky...

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...


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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Meals In Minutes...


Harrisa couscous with golden chicken supremes and roast beetroot...

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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Windy Days...


My husbands snapped these pictures a few weeks ago when we was on holiday to Blackpool.It was a really windy day,my hair was a mess I had no make up on and it was hard to pose but I love these pictures and thought I would share...

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All 4 Children Together...


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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Running In Heels...


On Friday I arranged to meet my husband from work to go out for a meal. As I was running late to catch the bus to the train station I had to run the half mile to the bus stop in heels. Boy did I get some strange looks if anyone who might have seen me asks what I was up to I am going to say I was training up for the high heel race!!
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Tenderstem®, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing ...


Serves 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

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Outside Gym Anyone?...


I love how lots of the council parks are encouraging everyone to get fit with these free outdoor gyms.There is no better feeling that getting outside and having fun in the fresh air.This one is at Sutton Lawns which we got to visit twice in the summer holidays...
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14/09 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop...


Welcome to the weekend hop where you can link up your favourite post of the week. Simply link up to 3 different post or just your main blog.

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying # Week 1....

For me its Get Fit Or Eat Pie Trying "
After the kids being off for six weeks my training has started to get better it's so much like hard work trying to get fit with 4 kids off school.We booked a marathon but didn't get chance over the holiday to get the miles in so now my goals have changed again I am now training for this year -

A under 2 hour half marathon  
A under 50 minutes 10k 
And if I do get in London-just to be able to run a marathon!!
  
This week I have had time to start back with my training-

Friday- 3 miles run on the treadmill + half mile swim
         
Saturday - 9 miles run

Sunday - 3 and half miles run

Monday - 7 mile run + 3 miles treamill run in afternoon

Tuesday - 5 miles reps + warm up/cool down

Wednesday - 1 hour weight class + 6 miles run

Thursday - 5 miles warm up,reps and cool down

Loving having time to exercise...


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Tesco Family Perks Package...

On Saturday we had a wonderful surprise parcel from the lovely people at Tesco Mobile.

As a busy mum with teenage kids they wanted to send me a gift along with some information about new "Family Perk package".This is a new initiative intended to make life easier for families.


About the Family Perk package

The idea is to help busy families by offering a single mobile phone bill for up to five handsets.Not only that,but you just need to have two handsets on the same contract to qualify,with each member of the family then able to choose one of the following perks-

500 minutes to Tesco Mobile phones
150 extra minutes to any network
250 MB of extra data

I think this sounds a great package and is definitly something we will look into.As a family of 6 we already have 4 mobile phone users in the house,3 of which are already on different contract with money coming out at different times of the month.

They sent us a gift that would bring together value to family life as this is really the key behind Tesco's Mobile's new Family Perk package. After reading the letter I couldn't wait to open my gift.

*I was sent these samples to review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.*


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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Party Shoes And Boots Matalan Autumn/Winter 2012

Today I'm sharing some of Matalan shoes and boots from their Autumn/Winter 2012 look book collection.

I'm loving the red,black and silver at this time of year it gets me thinking of Christmas and the party season that's coming up.What better time to plan what shoes you want to buy especially new sparkly ones  ....


jewelled stiletto £20-00



chelsea boots £16-00


bow shoes £18-00


buckle wedges £22-00


biker boots £20-00


sequin boots £22-00


wedges £20-00


studded slipper shoe £10-00

  

court shoe £16-00


glitter brogue £14-00


platform mules £18-00


bababa heel shoe £18-00

Any shoes you loving from the Autumn/Winter 2012 range?

for more details check out Matalan

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Peace And Quiet...



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