3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2. Hello friends, happy Sunday. So how are you today? Also, welcome to my second newsletter. Showcasing new and old posts that might be worth another read.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, My Week Off Work And What I Have Been Doing!
  • Secondly, Did You Know That This Month Is, National Picnic Month?
  • Thirdly, These Muffin Tin Frittatas With Shallots Roast New Potatoes Ham And Peas.
  • Fourthly, Also What About These Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds?
  • Fifth, Did You Know It Is Also Great British Pea Week!?
  • Sixth, How Amazing Does This Asparagus And Pea Risotto With Lemon And Crème Fraiche, Look?
  • Seventh, Did You Know Today Is International Plastic Bag Free Day?
  • Eighth, Today Is Also Stay Out Of The Sun Day.
  • Ninth, National Chocolate Wafer Day.
  • Tenth, Disobedience Day!
  • Eleventh, Today Is Also National Eat Your Beans Day.
  • Twelfth, Build a Scarecrow Day.
3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2:

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2:

Firstly, My Week Off Work And What I Have Been Doing!

This week is the first week I have had off work this year and I am so proud of myself for not using all my holiday up by June again as I did last year. I am feeling a bit worn out though. I could do with a holiday abroad.

Talking of holidays abroad, I am waiting for my passport to be renewed as I have not been on holiday out of the UK for 18 years!! Kids, eh! It did get expensive with 4 so we stopped going.

Now we can go, we have a puppy so maybe we will not end up using it until next year when Murphy can stay with someone and we, well I wouldn’t be worrying! Watch this space!!

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2.
3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2.
Murphy And I

All 3 photos above were taken at the Waterfall in Newstead Abbey.

murphygoldendoodle2021 Love Murphy 💕 Here is is exploring the waterfall at Newstead Abbey. See my reel here: murphygoldendoodle2021 Newstead Waterfall.

murphygoldendoodle2021 And here he is in Bakewell. Murphy Enjoying the river and Bakewell 🥰 murphygoldendoodle2021 in Bakewell.

Living in Nottinghamshire is cool as we have so many amazing parts of the countryside around us. We have had some fun days out with Murphy though. Woolton Park. Vicars Waters. Newstead Abbey, and Gelding Country Park, to name just a few. Today we visited Bakewell. All with Murphy of course.

Did You Know That This Month Is, National Picnic Month?

Secondly, Did You Know That This Month Is, National Picnic Month? How cool. All you need is a good picnic basket and some yummy food. Not forgetting the wine, of course. I love a good picnic in the park. You know me, I have lots of great recipes for picnics, like this one: 7 Recipes For Your Summer Picnics & Garden Party. So today I am sharing some picnic suggestions with you for a perfect party food spread. If you are planning something fun this Summer, why not also try one of these tasty recipes: 7 Recipes For Your Summer Picnics & Garden Parties.

Thirdly, These Muffin Tin Frittatas With Shallots Roast New Potatoes Ham, And Peas – are great for picnics. These individual frittatas are great served alfresco as a part of a picnic or packed into a lunchbox on a work day. Muffin Tin Frittatas With Shallots Roast New Potatoes Ham And Peas. You might need some good food storage containers for these?

Fourthly, Also What About These Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds? Yes, please!! These gorgeous picnic desserts are fresh, fruity, and delicious. Just a few tasty ingredients need digestive biscuits, crushed, medium or low-fat soft cheese, low-fat Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, chopped. Perfect for eating in the garden over Summer or making up for the children when their friends come around. Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds. Great served in glass jars.

Fifth, Did You Know It Is Also Great British Pea Week!?

Sixth, How Amazing Does This Asparagus And Pea Risotto With Lemon And Crème Fraiche, Look? Risotto is great if you’re looking for a vegetarian main, there is nothing like a creamy risotto with delicious asparagus. Asparagus And Pea Risotto With Lemon And Crème Fraiche.

what's In Your Bag?

Seventh, Did You Know Today Is International Plastic Bag Free Day? I try to live without plastic bags, whenever possible. We buy tough wearing recycle bags for our shopping. I did carry 2 packs of 6 pancakes, 6 pack of crumpets, and a loaf of bread about a mile the other day to save using a carry a bag. Do you try to stop using them too?

Eighth, Today Is Also Stay Out Of The Sun Day. Do you love the sun or do you try to avoid it? I used to love the sun in my teens but I try to stay out of it nowadays. But realised how horrible my legs looked the other day and how much I need to share some sunlight with them!! I do put lots of suntan cream on, go out in it and then realise I have lots of jobs to do inside, grr!!

Ninth, National Chocolate Wafer Day. Do you love a chocolate wafer? How about making a Kit Kat Smoothie? Love a Kit Kat in a smoothie!

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2.

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine

Tenth, Disobedience Day! Murphy the Goldendoodle loves to not listen sometimes. Just like my kids!!

Eleventh, Today Is Also National Eat Your Beans Day. Here are 3 recipes to help celebrate today!

  • Firstly, Home Baked Beans With Jacket Potatoes: Easy Recipe. The smell of gunpowder hangs in the air, a roaring fire takes the edge off the chill, while excited people gaze in wonder at an ink-black sky.  So it can only mean one thing; Bonfire Night and Autumn, with all that season, has to offer. Home Baked Beans With Jacket Potatoes: Easy Recipe.
  • Secondly, Quorn Sausage And Beans Casserole Meat-Free Lifestyle. Also, why not try this recipe for a healthier sausage casserole, made using Quorn Sausages, chestnut mushrooms, pepper, beans and tomato passata. Two of your five a day and high in protein. Quorn Sausage And Beans Casserole Meat Free Lifestyle.
  • Thirdly, Chicken Breast with Haricot Beans, Tomatoes, And Pesto Dressing. Pulses such as haricot beans are good for the health of the gut. They contain complex carbohydrates called oligosaccharides and resistant starch that are broken down by bacteria in the gut to produce nutrients which help to keep the gut wall and other systems in the body healthy. Chicken Breast with Haricot Beans, Tomatoes, And Pesto Dressing.
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Twelfth, Build a Scarecrow Day. I have never built a scarecrow but it always looks like something cool I have wanted to do. Have you ever built a scarecrow?

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2. So what do you think of today’s newsletter? Do you see any recipes you fancy trying? Thank you so much for stopping by.

3rd July 2022 Newsletter: Claire Justine Vol 2.

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2 Comments

  1. 4th July 2022 / 11:42 am

    You have so much good stuff going on, Claire! I love this little blue dress on you. It is a fabulous color! And thank you for the reminder to update my passport! We are planning a trip to the Netherlands in 2024 and I have not updated my passport in at least a decade!

    Shelbee

    • 9th July 2022 / 11:51 am

      Thanks Shelbee. All go at the minute 🙂

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