Sherwood Pines : The Gruffalo Pose..

Happy Sunday. How is your weekend going? As fun as ours? Hopefully, it is.

Today I am sharing some fun from our morning out yesterday.

Sherwood Pines : The Gruffalo Pose

Today I am sharing a fun photo from our week over at the My Sunday Photoblog hop and linking up a fun photo from my week:

My Sunday photo this week was taken yesterday at Sherwood Pines in Nottinghamshire, at a Parkrun event.

We love Saturday mornings and always love to run Parkruns if my Husband is not working.

Is there anything better than getting straight up, running hard and then going home to really enjoy your breakfast, knowing you have worked hard for it? Hehe, I think not!!

Sherwood Pines is also home to The Gruffalo. How cool.

My kids were laughing so much with embarrassment at me posing with The Gruffalo. What is there to be embarrassed about eh kids? Lol.

Not every day your mum gets to have her photo taken with someone famous.

So I thought I would share here too!! Something for the kids to look back on when they are older and be embarrassed too again 🙂 Aww, Mum!! We always embarrass them, don’t we? Please say it is not just me?

A bit of fun before the race started. Always a bit of a buzz around before you start a Parkrun. Afterward, you are just tired and want to get home for breakfast.
Have you ever tried a Parkrun?

If so, which ones do you visit?

Have you ever visited Sherwood Pines in Nottingham before?

Have you had your photo taken with The Gruffalo?

Linking up today with My Sunday Photo. What photo will you be sharing?

See you tomorrow for Creative Mondays, Wednesday for The Wordless or not so wordless Wednesday photo hop or Friday for the welcome to the weekend blog hop.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. SarahMummy
    April 3, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Yay, it's always great to embarrass the kids! Hope the run went well.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Hehe, so much fun 🙂 Aww I need to stop eatting cakes, then my runs will be a lot better..

  2. Laura Wilson
    April 3, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Oh wow I might pop over to sher wood pines today just for this lol, my daughter would love it! My husband will probably just disappear on his bike though 🙂 hope you had fun xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you Laura, it is so lovely here 🙂

  3. OneDad3Girls
    April 3, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Haha I love that, I can hear them moaning with embarrassment now Thank you for linking up

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Hehe, their faces were priceless 🙂

  4. Something Crunchy Mummy
    April 3, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Brilliant photo! #mysundayphoto xx

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Aww, thanks 🙂

  5. Jenna Parrington - Chic Geek Diary
    April 3, 2016 / 10:05 am

    We got back from Sherwood Pines a few weeks ago and spotted the Gruffalo too! Great shot! #MySundayPhoto

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Aww, thank you Jenna. It is beautiful here isn't it? 🙂

  6. LilysLittleLearners
    April 3, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Haha, Love it! love when woodlands have characters in like this. Great for the kids… and us hehe

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks, Ha, I still like to look for them even though my kids are growing out of them 🙂

  7. Tamar SB
    April 3, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Too funny!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:25 pm

      Hehe, thanks Tamar 🙂

  8. Coombe Mill
    April 3, 2016 / 11:55 am

    A bit of fun indeed, I'm pleased to say only the pose is similar!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Aww,thanks you lovely 🙂

  9. Chris
    April 3, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    So cute!!Sounds like fun too!!I always love stopping by for a photo or commentary…I'm getting a tour of the UK thru your blog, Claire!! xoxoxoThx for sharing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Aww, thanks Chris 🙂

  10. Kim Carberry
    April 3, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    hehehe! That made me chuckle…What a fun photo x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks Kim 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks for the reminder Sue, just linked up 🙂

  11. Winnie
    April 3, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Wowwww This is so cute!! I love it

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Aww, thanks Winnie 🙂

  12. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    April 3, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Great photo! Love that Gruffalo!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Heather 🙂

  13. A Green and Rosie Life
    April 3, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    My boys are 13 and 14 yet I can still recite quite a lot of The Gruffalo 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 3, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Aww, me too 🙂

  14. Margarett Murphy
    April 4, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Haha!! looks like you had fun….always good to embarrass the kids !!!

  15. pixiedusk
    April 5, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Love your smile here! A sure fun way to start a run =) #MySundayPhoto

  16. Annie
    April 5, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Such a fun and cute shot! I would not miss a chance to have photo taken with Gruffalo either! 😀

  17. Sherry Mackay
    April 7, 2016 / 3:42 am

    i love this shot. what fun. the gruffalo is just adorable and you both look good together:)

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