Over 40 fashion, Food & Fitness.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Did Anyone In Your Family Have A Movember?

When my son metioned he was having a Movember earlier this year I said 'a what!!' he said a Movember I said 'a what!!!' it took him a few times to explain to me ...



Fancy trying out this Sweet Freedom trifle recipe out?


Wordless Wednesday Linky...


Welcome To Wednesday blog hop...

Hello and welcome to Wednesdays blog hop.

How is your week going?

Time for a blog hop and to find some great new blogs to read and follow.

Please visit some blogs, comment and follow ones you like.....


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Pick Up The Dog & Bone...

Have you spotted anyone with these super old-fashioned retro handsets?



Bananagrams Blogger Battle Challenge 3!!

This weeks challenge is all about fruit!

Yep, yummy fruits!!

We had start our crossword with the word BANANAGRAMS and see how many fruits we could think of. 

Don't forget still chance to win a Bananagrams game: bananagrams challenge here ....

Strawberry Champagne Cocktails...

Fancy trying out these Strawberry Champagne Cocktails out?

Serves 6

Christmas Pudding ....

Sweet Freedom syrup made 100% from fruit in place of sugar turns this traditional Christmas pudding into a healthier finale to your Christmas meal.


Lytess Anti-Cellulite Complex Pedal Pusher Review..

It's that time of year again when I start planning what things I will be eating and drinking over the festive period and how I'm going to try and lose the extra weight in January!!


Strawberry And Parma Ham Crostinis...

Strawberry And Parma Ham Crostinis...

Makes 16


Welcome to the Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop!

Thank you to Mikki for picking me to be -This week's "Fine Feathered Friend" and guest host:

About the hop:

Welcome to the Flock Together Tuesday Blog Hop!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Cola Ice Cream Float with a Festive Twist...

With the help of a professional mixologist, RC Cola has developed a festive cocktail (both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version) perfect for the holidays.

It’s a unique spin on the ice cream float which pays homage to RC Cola's American roots.

RC® (Royal Crown) cola unveils tasty treat in time for Christmas.

Cranberry Cheesecake....

This quick setting light textured cheesecake is the perfect answer to an alternative to the richness of Christmas pudding...

The fruity cranberry coulis cuts through the soft and creamy filling and the buttery shortbread.

Happy Christmas!


Chocolate Tahini Fudge...

Do you like to make your own fudge?

Today I am sharing this chocolate tahini fudge recipe.

Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Sugar Free.

Russian Chuk Chuk...

Today I have a guest post from Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa


Mincemeat and Mince Pies....

Hands up who likes mince pies!!

Home made mincemeat tastes worlds apart from shop bought, this recipe is naturally sweetened with Sweet Freedom syrup (made 100% from fruit) and has no other added sugar.

Music Monday...

Hello and welcome to #week 8 of Music Mondays blog hop.

A blog hop where you can add your favourite music to each week. Simply publish a blog post and add it to the blog hop.

Share a fun/favourite/happy/special/great/sad/horrible song of your choice.

Just post your blog post with a song from you tube and why you've picked this song then join the blog hop.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Top Tips For The Perfect Christmas Dinner...

With so much to do, Christmas day can be a stressful occasion. To make cooking Christmas dinner as easy as possible, Bernard Matthews Farms has a delicious range of 100% British turkey options that are ready to pop in the oven with minimal fuss.


Alternative Christmas Cakes...

A tasty original alternative to Christmas cake...

Perfect for gifts for your guests.

Everything you could want in a cupcake, dried fruit, chocolate and booze!

How yummy!?

Champagne Velvet...

As it is not too far away from the party season, I though what a great time it would be to share these champagne velvet's with you!!


Silent Sunday...


Step Into Style - Biba Footwear Launch SS12

This season, iconic fashion brand Biba adds to its ready to wear and accessories collections with the launch of Biba footwear. The range references original motifs, signature colours and all the glamour of Biba's bohemian heyday.


Heart of Gold Christmas Cake Cupcakes...

Today I'm sharing this fun heart of gold Christmas cupcakes recipe with you!!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Bite Sized Trifles...

We love trifles here. 

They are one of our favourite desserts. 

Well mine and the husbands!!

Today I am sharing these fun bite size trifles:

A modern twist on an old favourite.

Duck Breasts With A Port And Berry Sauce....

Fancy trying out this Duck Breasts With A Port And Berry Sauce recipe out?


Canapes With Blueberry And Rasberry...

Do you like to make canapes for a party or family fun tea?

Here is a sweet and savoury idea for you to try out and enjoy!!



Nothing says how much you care than a homemade present - and these Florentines are so quick and easy.

Make them look really professional with a celophane bag and some ribbon.

Makes 12 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 25g (1oz) light brown soft sugar
  • 100g (3½oz) Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 150g (5½oz) mixed dried fruit and nuts such as apricots, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, toasted flaked almonds, desiccated coconut etc.
  • 85g (3oz) dark chocolate

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, (160C for fan ovens) or Gas Mark 4.
  2. Melt the butter and sugar in a non-stick saucepan stirring until combined.
  3. Add the condensed milk and heat until just bubbling.
  4. Stir in the plain flour and mix until smooth.
  5. Stir in the dried fruit and nuts.
  6. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 12 minutes until turning golden brown at the edges.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray.
  8. When cool, melt the chocolate and spread a small amount on the flat side of the Florentine then drag a fork through the chocolate to make wavy lines.

Do you like to make homemade gifts?

Recipe and photo credit by-  Carnation


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop...

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop. 

How quickly has Friday come around again?

 A fun time to link up your blogs,  find new blogs to read and follow...


Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Recipe Weeks....

Stay tuned for lots of fun recipes as over the next few weeks it is : 

Guest posts; Christmas Recipe Weeks....


Starting Saturday 26th November I'm adding lots of great Christmas recipes to my blog.

Come find some great recipes and if you miss any read the Christmas Recipe tag posts.

Anything you fancy making?

Let me know how you get on!!

Vimto Launches Limited Edition Season Spice Punch...

The makers of Vimto, the delicious fruity soft drink with the top-secret recipe, have launched a limited edition Christmas drink.

Hot Mulled Berry Punch.Vimto’s much-loved original flavor has been blended with an enticing concoction of aromatic cloves, warming cinnamon and sweet nutmeg to pack a seasonal punch.

Just add hot water for a warming non-alcoholic drink or use as a mixer to create a hot winter cocktail.

Look Chic And Keep Cosy This Season With Ellos....

Look Chic And Keep Cosy This Season With Ellos.Creat this look to keep warm and fashionable this winter...


Thursday, 24 November 2011

Creative Thursday

Welcome to Creative Thursday.

A blog hop where you can add all of your creative posts.

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts share some fun thing's you have been doing.

This week Judy came up with a great idea that we could share pictures of decorations, recipes, and anything to do with Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wordless Wednesday Linky...

Wordless Wednesday:


Welcome To Wednesday blog hop...

Hello and welcome to Wednesdays blog hop.

Time to find some great new blogs to read, comment on and follow.

Please  stop by and visit some blogs on the hop and follow ones you like.....

Wednesdays Co-host is Jill from Fitness, Health and Happiness.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


This weeks Bananagram challenge:


What I Wearing...

What I wore Wednesday?

Dress ?
leggings Primark
Boots Famous Footwear

Seams ages since I've linked up to do an outfit post.

I thought I would join back in with everyone at real momma.real style and the pleated poppy for what I wore Wednesday...

Merci Maman Bracelet Review...And 10% Code For This Week Only....

When I came home from an early morning run on Saturday I had this package waiting for me.

Inside was a gorgeous, carefully hand engraved bracelet from Merci Maman personalised gift website.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Music Monday #Week 7

It's just another music Monday!!

I wish it were Sunday!

'Cause that's my bun day!

My I do have to long run day!

It's just another music Monday!!

What is you Music Monday song?

Welcome to #week 7of Music Mondays where you can add your Music blog post to the hop.

Share something a little fun/favourite/happy/special/great/sad or horrible.

Pick a song of your choice.

Just publish a post your blog post with a song from you tube and why you've picked this song then join the blog hop.

Please hop around and see what songs others have picked.

This is a no rules hop but please be family friendly.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

RADLEY Watch Review...

Radley Have Just launched Their First Watch Collection for AW11.How adorable is this watch below!?


Radley, the UK’s leading handbag and accessories brand, announces the launch of its very first watch collection for AW11/12 sees the launch of Radley’s very first watch collection.


Mad Beauty Review...

I have just been sent some lovely things from the latest collection by one stop beauty shop Mad Beauty.

They have a great range of products that are all very kitsch from chocolate bar soaps to Russian Doll hand creams!

They also have a wide range of novelty products under £10 that would make great stocking fillers for Christmas.

Russian Doll Handcream £6-99

Silent Sunday...


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Saturday Is Caption Day!...

Did you know I have just been on Jeremy Kyle?

Hehe, not really!!

This photo was taken in Madame Tussaud's Blackpool!!

Now over to you!!

Just add your caption...


There is a new pizza in town!!

 What Goodfella's Say about Their New Pizza:

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop...


How has you week been?

Welcome to this weeks, welcome to the weekend blog hop.

A fun time to find new blogs and new followers ...
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