Next Christmas Wish List...

With Christmas just around the corner Next kindly asked me to join their competition to win something off my wish list. All blogger who are on the Next Blogger Network can enter and the 5 best entries will each receive 1 item selected at random from their wish list. Whoop.. this sounds great to me. Having 4 children we have sent all our pennies to Santa so no more treats for mum until the January sales. Here is a few of my favourites..

My #NextmasWishlist

Loving the Cream Faux Fur Jacket

Now this Metallic Rib Dress would look amazing with black boots...

Talking of black boots, how cool are these!?!
These Whistles Erica High Block Chelsea Boot are amazing. 
I had some like these eek {25 years ago} and they were great.
Love these...

Nice and cosy...

Always fancied one of these Kimono's..
Jessica Wright Suze Floral Print Tassel Kimono...

Now my daughter has a teddy bear coat and tells me I have to get one. 
This Faux Fur Jacket is so sweet.
How cool would I look going snowballing in this!?!

Everyone loves a nice pair of jeans...
Lift Slim And Shape Boot Cut Jeans...

Everyday heeled Chelsea boots...
Yes please!!
Square Toe Chelsea Boots...

Aww so sweet...
Tatty Teddy™ Pyjamas..

Love owls..
Novelty Washed Across -The-Body Bag

All these items can be found at Next. Anything on your wishlist?

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New Shoes And Lots Of Rain : Share Your Style Saturday...


Dress ~ Next 

Belt ~ Primark

Tights ~ Primark

Shoes ~ Irregular Choice

Arr what a week, great if your a duck!!

We certainly have had our fair share of the rain over the last few days. So much so just trying to run a few miles to the gym was hard work. After only 5 minutes I got so weighed down with all the rain, I had to turn back and go home. Me and 3 of my children had a lovely day out on Tuesday, then we meet my husband from work for lunch as they had a day off from school as the teachers were striking. So lots of yummy food!!

 Finally got to wear my new shoes what my husband treated me to a few weeks back!!

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Too The Short Of It...


Top ~ Matalan 
Shorts ~ Next 
Shoes ~ Crocs

Wow I am loving this weather, it is amazingly hot for a change. The only problem is apart from not being able to sleep at night is I cant be bothered to do any work in the day!! it makes me lazy. This weather makes me want to lay on a beach somewhere nice, especially when you smell the suntan lotion!! mmm coconuts!!

Aw last week I was so excited to win this lovely simmering and glittering collection of Avon make up from Ojos World. Cosmic eyeshadows, nailwear pro+ nail polish and some mascara, I have been spoilt!!I love anything that glitters, shimmers or sparkles and this weekend I have been having a yummy mummy in training pampering time :)

 It took me a while to deicide which nail polish to try first, because they are all great... then I went with the blue...
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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!!

Driving the kids mad all weekend saying it,... In the very words of Micky Flanagan on Saturday we went Out...not just out ...we went Out Out !!

Top- Next
Skirt - Primark
Belt - shop in Blackpool
Shoes Matalan
Necklace-Fiona Paxton

So I leave you with  Micky Flanagan ...talking about going Out Out..

Link up with- Creative Mondays

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How I Will Be Wearing My Next Paralympics GB Supporters’ Scarf....

The lovely people at Next have sent me one of their official Paralympics GB Supporters’ Scarves and want to know how I will be wearing it.

The scarves have been designed by Next as part of their support for London 2012 and are the must have item of the summer!(All profits from the sale of the scarves will be donated to the British Olympic Association - helping British Olympic and Paralympic athletes deliver their best performance at London 2012 and beyond)

Here is some way's  how I will be wearing the scarf....

And using it to shout them on....

Want to try and win some great prizes?

The ‘Wear it, Wave it and Win’ prize draw on the Next website where people can upload photos of themselves wearing the supporters’ scarves and win some great prizes, including London 2012 tickets kindly donated by the BOA/ visit there website to buy your scarfs and upload your photos click here 

What Next say about the scarf

Next are proud to present the historic Must Have Item for the 2012 Olympic Games a stylish scarf.

However you wish to wear it, the Must Have Item is more than a piece of attire. It is a piece of British history, a memento for you and of one of Britain’s greatest teams.

It has been designed as a tribute to Team GB and this is reflected in the nine hundred athletes that are shown on the scarf. The detail and preparation that has been applied to the scarf represents the detail and preparation that every athlete puts into their training throughout their lifetime.

Thousands of symbols create an overall picture of the powerful Team GB lions head. The 60 hands within the design signify one for each of the million supporters. The 900 hearts, figures and stars are for the athletes we love, the athletes themselves and to show each one is a star.

Every scarf will have the XXX symbol to proudly show Great Britain is the only country to ever hold three Olympic Games. 14 Paralympic lion heads will humbly sit among the design to state the 14th Paralympian games that this Must Have Item celebrates too.

This multi lingual scarf, appeals to everyone who wants to be involved within the Games, regardless of their nationality or heritage. All four countries that make up our nation are embodied within the design by a British Rose, Welsh Daffodil, Irish Flax Bush and Scottish Thistle.

More frequently used symbols such as telephone boxes, minis, London taxis and London buses all help create a sense of location, while not forgetting the M1 to show that this Olympics is involving the whole country.

All Olympic sports are represented in the scarf design. This is shown through figures running or fencing, cycling and rowing. It might be an archery board or sailing boat. Each and every sport can be viewed in the scarf, as each and every Olympic sport will be taking place in Great Britain.

For those you who like a challenge there is one map of Great Britain hidden in the complex design. See if you can find it!

The Must Have Item can either be a fashion accessory, a great piece of artwork or even a fun game to play. But whatever its use it is a piece of history to keep and something we can all be proud to wear.

The scarf can be bought for £10 and is 90x90cm, it also comes in a smaller 50x50cm size, priced £5 and can be bought in any Next store.

About this post...

I got sent one of the small scarves for this review and was not paid for this post....
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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 4.......

4 weeks have already gone by and I though this was the last week of working out with the Davina range at next but no I still have one more week left to try and lose some weight. How quickly has this month gone? I have had a fun/packed/tiring/ month fitting as much exercise as possible.

The one thing I have noticed is the more I exercise the more I eat...Although I have only lost 2 pounds this month :( I have done loads more core strength training and as they say muscle weighs heavier than fat !! My friend joked with me this morning I should be hypnotised to stay away from the biscuit tin,interesting thought!!....

Had fun today doing the Davina video,the great thing about DVDs are that no one gets to see you do them unless you want them too !!

I so want Davina's abs !!

This week training was...


6 miles run


5 miles run


7 miles run


Day off


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes


1 hour in gym


2 miles run to gym and back
1 miles fitness test
1 hour Davina DVD
This month I got chance to road test the Davina range from Next and this is what I got sent....

I have one more week to prove I can lose some weight...Tips please ....

I'm hoping to find time to get my Davina workout DVD done 3 times this week...

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Get The Cheryl Cole 2011 Style Awards Look From Next...

On Monday 13th February you will see all the great of the fashion world heading to the prestigious Elle Style Awards 2012 in London, proudly sponsored by Next.What a wonderful and unforgettable night this would be. Remember last year? This is my favourite look from the night Cheryl Cole in this amazing floor-length Alexander McQueen gown...

From Next to get the look....

This beautiful Lipsy Cut Out Halterneck Maxi Dress  £60-00

And gorgeous Lipsy Jaylee Nude Shoes £75-00

What do you think? Love this outfit as much as me?

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 3.......

Strike a Pose !!
 For my readers who missed last weeks post, here is a laugh for you .Me working out. 

The outfit is my Davina range clothes from Next. Nice and loose.
Got a great surprise through the post on Saturday the lovely people at Next and Davina sent me Davinas new workout video to try I can't wait to get started on it.Haven't had much time this week to try it but I will let you know next week what I think !!

Wore myself out a little  lot last week with Zumba,box-fit, gym work and running.On Thursday I not only ran to a Zumba class and ran home I decided to go to the running club that night.

Friday an hour in the gym including 2 half miles running on the treadmill and I decide that my husband could drop me of 5 miles away from home on his way to work!! big mistake as my legs were killing and had to run home because I only had just over an hour to pick the kids up from school.

Friday night I had a meal out with my friends from the running club.Lots of yummy red wine and a hangover next morning so it took me a few days to get back into exercising...

This weeks exersice...


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run
5 miles farklet with running club


1 hour gym work
5 miles run


Day off


Day off


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes
3 Mlies run


4 miles run

This song below has got me moving and groving to the house work this week it so funny.Pump the volume up and have a little wiggle go on have a little laugh no ones looking !!!....

wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!!

I work out !!

Whats songs got you moving this week ?

This is the last week of the getting fit with Davina at next challenge so I'm going to push myself even harder and try to stop eating cake !! honest!?! Do you eat something that you knows bad for you but just can't help yourself?What has everyone else been up to this week?

I have been sent the top,jogger's and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review....

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 2.......

As many of you who reads my blog would know this month I'm getting fit with the Davina range at next and have been sent some lovely thing's of my choice to review...

This week we had a motivational message from Davina to share with you all...

Watch Davina Here

Heres my outfit post...

I was poorly towards the end of last week and tried to carry in but I had to rest over the weekend.This week exercise-


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run


I was ill but woke up with swollen glands
Day off from exercise


Day off


Half Hour Zumba Dvd


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes

3 Mlies run


1 hour Zumba DVD


1 hour Spinning
2 miles run

Today I have been busy trying to make a you tube video...Want a laugh?

I have been sent the top, jogger's and trainers as part of a 5 weeks fitness review....

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 1.......

Had a good  first week getting fit with the Davina Range at next but a bad week for feeling ill and having to push through it ...

Tried a few from the list
This week exercise-


1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run

5 Miles run


Woke up with a bad throat so day off


Half Hour Zumba Dvd

3 miles run


Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes


7 miles warm up rep session at running club and cool down, felt a cold coming on again! :(


Day off with the weather turning cold and coughs and colds around I've felt really under the weather today.Head spinning and shaking,nose blocked. I just hope I'm ok for Zumba tomorrow...

Here is a close up of what I picked...

Trainers £45-00
Top £25-00
Joggers £25-00
Will do an outfit post for next week,j ust feel to ill this week but the good news is it hopefully not mans flu!!Just got to cut down on the cakes being ill makes me eat more. I've tried Boxfit new last week and Zumba this week. What have you all been up-to,Tried anything new ?

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