About Me

Hi and thank you for stopping by my lifestyle blog by Clairejustine.

I am Claire, a mum of 4 from Nottinghamshire UK who loves to blog. I have now been blogging over 7 years as a hobby and Aumtum last year I decided to make it my job.

You may know me from I Wasn’t Expecting That, Claire Justine or Mollie The Border Collie!? I have written a few blogs over the last 7 years.

My babies were small when I first started blogging now all but 1ย isย taller than me. I have loved every minute of writing my blog and I hope to enjoy the next 5 years just a much.

2018 is going to be pack full of fashion, food, fitness and lifestyle posts. I hope you will stop by and have a read?
I’m a 44-year old married mum of 4, who Love’s to run and if I work hard enough maybe one day I will be good at it!?!

2015 was a great year for me and my blog. The highlight for me was going to Marisota’s head office in Manchester for the day to take part in a photo shoot. I was so nervous as I had never done anything like this before but I loved every minute of it.


My 4 children. This picture is a few years old now. It is so much hard work getting a picture of everyone together nowadays.

ย It was so excited to have been featured in April 2013 edition of Red Magazine.






  1. Jeanne
    June 14, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Really enjoyed reading about your life and projects. Very nice photos, and especially like the shot of you running down a hill with the photo of you in the background.

  2. havealaughonme
    December 6, 2012 / 8:40 am

    I admire how lovely you dress, bake – especially with four children. I aspire to one day get my life back once my children are older, tell me it happens?Emily

  3. Linz
    April 13, 2013 / 5:24 pm

    Hi there!I've been following for a while, it's great to come across someone with alot of the same interests as me ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm also a Mum of 4…tough isn't it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  4. Agnes Mayer
    April 24, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up last time. I'm doing another link up tomorrow. Don't forget to come by and link up. I'm also hosting a stella & dot giveaway. Come by and enter.Agi:)vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  5. PinkOddy
    September 15, 2013 / 7:55 am

    I am a bit behind but well done on being in Red magazine.

  6. CousCousandCorkWedges
    November 24, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    This is the best 'About Me' page I've ever seen! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ax

  7. Christina S
    December 27, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    So nice to meet you!I just came across your blog! I am now following! I look forward to keeping up and getting to know you better!xoChristinachristinawhoblog.com

  8. Monas Picturesque
    March 20, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Hi Claire! Thanks so much for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ I totally enjoyed reading this page!And please come back next – Floral Love will be up & running! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Donna Hopkins
    March 23, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    So good to meet you Claire. I'm visiting by way of Mona's Linky Party, About Me & About You. It was a pleasure to see the lovely pictures of your family and you so happy and vibrant. I run, too! Actually, I'm 54 and I run 3 minutes/walk 1 minute over and over again. I will be running with a friend who is 61 this Month for a 10K. We have fun and don't worry too much about how long it takes us – just so we finish! Looking forward to reading about more of your adventures and seeing more of your photos, too.

  10. Leanne Rain
    May 16, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    I love reading your Blog Claire :), you have such a creative flare.. and i really like your most recent Layout Popping over from: #PoCoLo

  11. pixiedusk
    May 16, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    Been reading and joining your linky and yet this is the post that made me know you more! #pocolo

  12. Joanna Henley
    May 17, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Love your photographs, really stunning. Can't believe you are old enough to have children so grown up!? What's your secret??? Xx

  13. Nina
    May 14, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Hi Claire Justine! It's my first time stopping by and I'm glad I did. I'm adding your weekend linkup to my list of linkups for my Friday post. Also I see you live in the UK. That's pretty cool. I'm an American but just found out I have a teaching job in Spain next year. So I'll soon be blogging from Europe too!Ninaaworldofdresses.comps. you do NOT look 42

  14. Handmade Jewelry Haven
    December 24, 2016 / 5:43 am

    Found your blog on Wordless Wednesday. I started blogging when my babes were small and then life just seemed to get in the way.Hope to get back into it!

  15. Lynn Holland
    July 24, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Hi,I Found your blog on Visible Monday and discovered we are both northern ladies.I'm hoping to join in the fun with your link ups as I've seen a few familiar faces. Well done on all you've achieved with your blog it's super Lynn x