Snow Dress...

Funny how I only wear this dress when the snow is here!! Maybe because it is so warm and cosy.

Last week I was knocked off my feet with a cold. I am so behind on blogging, housework, washing and exercise {so just a quick post today then!}. To top it off my tumble dryer broke and the snow came back!! 

I went over to see my mum and dad wearing this dress and swapped it there and then for another one. {cute black jumper dress with stars on} It is great having a mum a few sizes bigger, she gets my dresses that are to big for me I get the ones that are too small for her...

What I wore ~
  • Dress : Asda
  • Belt : Primark
  • Tights : Matalan
  • Boots : Local shop

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1 Pair Of Boots : 8 Ways To Wear...

A few different ways I have been wearing these lace up boots lately...

What I wore | Skirt ~ Asda | Sock ~ Poundland | 

What I wore | Jumper dress : Primark | Socks : Poundland | 

What I wore | Dress : c/o Joe Browns | Tights : Primark | 

What I wore | Leggings : Matalan |

What I wore | Dress : c/o Kaliko | Tights : Primark |

What I wore |  Dress : Jane Norman | Tights : Local market |

What I wore | Skirt : Primark |

What I wore | Dress : Matalan | Tights : Primark |

Boots c/o : Pavers

What do you like to wear with lace up boots?

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My Go To Dress..

Morning everyone?

Wow it was a warm night last night.

Hard work trying to get to sleep.

You know when you wake up feeling like you have a hangover?

Without having an alcoholic drink though?

Well that is how I feel today!!

I read this morning a heat wave is coming...

Best get them old jeans I am planning to up cycle into shorts done!!

Does everybody has a favourite item of clothing they love and wear time and time again?

This is mine.

A maxi dress I picked up in the sale from ASDA around 6 ish years ago.

I love this dress as it always looks nice on, does not need ironing and you can even keep it screwed you as the more messy it is, the better it look.

Teamed up with a brown pair of leopard print shoes with a kitten heel, a scarf necklace and a Cath Kidston London print bag ...


Dress ~ ASDA
Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS
Shoes ~ Ethel Austin
Bag ~ Cath KIdston

In other news my husband found me some new Converse on-line and they arrived yesterday. They are florescent Yellow and look fabulous...

Can not wait to share pictures...

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LEGO Lord Of The Rings Pirate Ship : ASDA Direct Review...

The lovely people over at ASDA Direct asked me if I would like to review something from their summer toy selection. My 11 year old son loves to build things with Lego being his favourite toy at the moment. I decided to choose him a nice Lego surprise as he is always helping me out round the house.

I picked him out this LEGO Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship as I know how much he loves watching the films with his big brothers.

Last week, bless him when trying out his new school I got a call from the teachers to say he had been taken to hospital as he had cut his knee and needed stitches. Long story short, he is fine, but with swelling etc needed to stay home from school.

His first day at home, upset and feeling very sorry for himself, a delivery what could it be?  What a lovely surprise and great timing!! It was the Lord of the Rings pirate ship. When I took it into the room to show him what I had, a great big smile appeared, I knew he had teeth! A few moments later, he was shuffling himself onto the floor and starting to set up ship!!

Every couple of hours he kept going back to it until he had finished building it. (About 4 hours in total) Which he spread out over 4 days to complete it all.

My son has really enjoyed making The Lord of the Rings Lego pirate ship this week.He set it up himself with the easy to follow instructions. He only had one mad tantrum when he pushed a piece too hard, breaking the decking. (time for a quick break) He soon got back into it after a rest and some lunch.

About the LEGO Lord Of The Rings Pirate Ship

On the shores of Minas Tirith, Sauron's Mordor Orcs prepare to greet their allies aboard the Pirate Ship ' but all is not as it seems. Pull up alongside them, drop the anchors and lead a surprise attack with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas Greenleaf and the Army of the Dead.

 This majestic Corsair ship features 3 large sails, removable rear section with dungeon and Pirate of Umbar prisoner, firing crossbow and loads of armor and weapons! Capture the Orc catapult and lead the glow-in-the-dark King of the Dead and his soldiers into battle at the War of the Ring!

  • 9 minifigures with weapons and accessories: Aragorn, Legolas Greenleaf, Gimli, 2 Mordor Orcs, the King of the Dead, 2 Soldiers of the Dead and a Pirate of Umbar.
  • Price £89.99


A great Lego set. Whether fan of LOTR or Pirate ships in general. Well made as you would expect, some of the detail on the mini figures is superb. The ship and all the little extras: catapults, maps, weapons etc. make this a great addition to any Lego fans collection.

ASDAs website sells a wide range of goods including loads of toys. You can have them delivered to home or your nearest store. Which is handy. I had home delivery it was quick and hassle free. Highly recommended.

About this post:

I was asked to choose something from the ASDA direct summer toys range for the purpose of the review. I was not paid for this review and all thoughts are my own honest opinion...

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Scarf's, Flowers And Selfies..

Another scarf featured on the blog today from the new range of BHS scarf neckaces. 

I wore this one family day out to the Seaside. Lots of walking here ...

I styled this pink scarf necklace with a flowered tunic, white denim jacket, super fun ripped jeans and trendy pumps.

Can you guess where I was when I styled this one?

These picture were taken on a day trip to Butlins in Skegness...

This week I am featured over on the BHS blog styling up some of the new scarf necklaces...

Hope you can stop by and have a read..


Scarf~c/o BHS
Tunic~ Asda
Jeans~Abercrombie and Fitch
Shoes~c/o Keds

About this post~

I was asked to style some of the new scarf necklaces from BHS for the point of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...
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10ft Trampoline From Asda Direct : Reviewed..

We have been thinking of ideas to help my youngest 2 children be more active. They love going for a run round the block with either myself or husband. Something though that keeps them occupied for a few hours a day, keeping them away from the TV. With that in mind I was so pleased to be asked to road test a 10ft trampoline from Asda direct.

With my husband at work, I asked my teenage son to help me set up the trampoline. I was glad I did. From the start he read all the instructions (unlike me!) and set the trampoline up perfectly.

The instructions are easy to follow and it took us just over an hour to finish. When it came to putting the springs on you definitely need someone with strength, I could only do a few but my son managed to pull them on ok.

 I was surprised how big the trampoline is. 10ft is massive certainly big enough for us, (even my hubby fits on it ok). My husband came home just as we had finished setting the trampoline up, and bagged first go.

I think he really enjoyed himself!! in fact we all did. I just wonder what time everyone will be up tomorrow, trying to be first go for a bounce.

About the JumpKing 10ft trampoline
  • Encourages physical activity and outdoor play.
  • A brilliant outdoor toy for all the family to share.
  • Safety enclosure with G3 Shock-Corded Pole, a fibreglass rod which encompasses the top of the net for added strength.
  • Quality trampoline with unique T-Connector on the frame with welded sockets.
  • Easy to assemble with full instructions included. 
  • This is a 2 person lift and build.
  • Assembled size - H244 x D305 cm.
  • Suitable for ages 6+ years. 
  • Requires adult assembly.
  •  Suitable for outdoor domestic use only.
  • Price-£99.00

What I think of the Asda direct 10 ft trampoline

We had a trampoline about 10 years ago. With moving house we let it go. My how they have come on.

Very easy to set up.

The safety cage is superb.

You do feel that your children are as safe as they can be on a trampoline.

The build quality is excellent and feels really strong.

The biggest selling point though is the price.

A truly superb deal for what you get, it will provide hours of enjoyment for all who are brave enough to give it a go.

Highly recommended.

About this post-

I got to choose a outside item from ASDA direct for the point of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...

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What Motivates You Today? : What I Wore...

What Motivates You Today?

Me ~ "knowing I've put weight on over Christmas!!"

What I Wore~
Cardigan ~ Primark
Dress ~ Asda
Tights ~ Primark
Boots ~ Longsdale

Can you believe I missed the post man delivering a parcel by 10 minutes yesterday and my parcel had to be collected 24 hours later. A round trip of over 7 miles away!! And to make things worst last night I weighing myself at my mums house last night I realised I had put on 6lbs of weight over Christmas...

 So today I combine both, my goal in mind to lose some weight and pick my parcel up. I ran the 7.5 miles trip to the post office, stopping half way to throw a 50 minutes spinning class in-between....Tired out now or what? All done and dusted before lunch was great too. I was just hoping I didn't miss a delivery when I was out !!

So one question What Motivates You Today?

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Jeans With A Dress...


Dress ~ Asda

Jeans ~ Primark

Belt ~ Off my Primark skirt

Shoes ~ New Cheeky shoes

Nowadays I find more and more dresses get smaller and smaller, not just in width but in length too. Aww been a busy few day, I really don't know where the time goes? I am happy to be back online though after my computer broke. My husband treated me to a new Chrome net book and I love it, just getting use to the keys now :)

I love this dress and had it years but not got much wear out of it as its not the kind of dress I can wear without anything under. I really like this outfit mixing it up with the pops of red with the belt and shoes.

 Now going to try some of my other dresses with jeans to get some wear out of the too, what do you think?

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Share Your Style Saturdays : Easter Style Hop...

Hi my lovelies, how are you all? hope your all well? I've been so poorly over the last week and half with a cold and been so run down :( Not really been in the mood for pictures until I am better so I'm sharing my favourite outfits I've wore again over the last few weeks. These are all so comfy and smart...

Dress ~ Jane Norman | Bag ~ Local Market | Sunglass ~ Primark

Dress ~ Lands End | Shoes ~ Primark

Cardi ~ Asda | Skirt ~ Primark | Tights ~ Primark | Shoes ~ Primark

Now its your turn to Share your style Saturdays...

Want to link up ?

Linky will be open for over a month, so share as many styles as you would like :)

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Run Forrest, Run...

Run, Forrest, run! Run, Forrest! -Forrest Gump quote

Dress- George at Asda sale rail at Christmas for £1-00
Belt - Primark
Tights - Matalan
Boots Jonathan James 5-8ish years ago

Those must be comfortable shoes, I bet you could walk all day in shoes like those and not feel a thing. I wish I had shoes like that- Forrest Gump quote

Don't you just hate having to walk or run past a group of collage boys young men, all together? On Fridays when I was on my run I had to run by a group and got  a "run forrest run" from one of them, and they all laughed!!. Ha ha you are so funny,, NOT!!

 Today this Forrest is very proud of herself as I ran 13 miles in the snow and slush. Not as many as I should be up to, training for London marathon but its better than my long run attempt yesterday when I came home after 3..

Trying to cut down on the chocolate too, not going to bad but early days yet...

"My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get"-
Forrest Gump quote

Reminds me not watched Forrest Gump in ages...

This weeks training-
  • Wednesday ran 6 miles
  • Thursday 2 + 3 mile
  • Friday 5 miles
  • Saturday 3 miles
  • Sunday 3 mile
  • Monday 13 miles

Days ran this year 42/42 #runstreak #Londonmarathon

Miles ran in January 175

Miles ran this month 59

Workouts this year 46

Miles this year 234
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What I wore : Just Chilling...

Last few day's I have a horrible heaache and felt so weak so today I am just chilling with the children.
Having fun catching up on some dance games ( not dancing in these shoes though!! :))

  • Dress - Asda (few years ago)
  • Legging - Primark
  • Shoes - local shop 

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