Welcome To The Weekend Link Up

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up. Happy Friday! Welcome To The Weekend Link Up. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have fun at this week’s blog hop. So how are you today?

Also, what a miserable week! First, my Daughter was off school until Wednesday as she has had the flu since Friday, now my youngest son has got it!

I have been looking after them and washing my hands none stop as I really do not want it! That would be the last thing I need right now!

January went by so quickly and to tell you the truth I am glad it is over. A new month and a new start, well hopefully anyway. Just got to get my Son fit and well again.

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up:

Today is; Wear It Red Day!

Whoo red is my favourite colour and it is such cheerful colour too. Any excuse to wear my red polka do dress, methinks!

Wear it red day is a day to help raise awareness of looking after your heart.

Looking after your heart is so important and changing little things in your life. Like more exercise, cutting down on fat and drinking less alcohol can help improve your health.

After my Dad had heart failure a few years ago, and this is something that is often on my mind.

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up

I have been working with Caorunn Gin lately on some recipes and on Wednesday I received one of their newly designed bottles as a gift.

Apparently, I am one of the first people in the country to get my hands on one. How special does that make me feel! Warms my heart 🙂

I have the Spring cleaning bug lately and although I have not got around to taking pictures, I have a brand new kitchen unit that I adore, new wallpaper in the hallway and half painted stairs.

Hopeful, all being well I will have finished my painting by next week to free up time to take some pictures.

Watch this space.

Some posts you might have missed on my blogs this week:

Last Saturday was International Cake Day. I posted 21 Recipes To Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day.

Every Monday is Creative Mondays Link Up And This Week’s Featured Blogs day.

Are you getting ready for pancake day? We love pancakes here! Over on my food blog, I shared this post; 5 Steps to a Flipping Perfect Pancake Day.

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up Guidelines:

Please only link up family-friendly posts!

Link up any posts or straight to your homepage. You can link any posts up on Friday’s. No need for a theme.

Firstly, please tweet me any links you have added to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the #Weekendbloghop hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

Also, try to stop by over the weekend when you have a spare five minutes and comment on a few of the blogs that have linked up.

Please link back to the Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop party in your posts to spread the word. You can either link back or grab a Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop widget from my blog hop page.

It would also be great if you would like to follow me in some way? Let me know in the comments below if you do so I can follow you back.

This List Has Now Ended.

Did You See:

Firstly, How quickly did January go by? Here are a few things I was wearing thought last month: What I Wore In January: The Wednesday Link Up!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Welcome To The Weekend Link Up
Claire Justine
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  1. 20 February 2018 / 21:12

    The gin sounds fab – and quite a coup. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

  2. Julie
    4 February 2018 / 08:58

    Oh my goodness, I hope your family gets well soon, and that you don't get the flu. It's been hitting hard here in Florida too. Fortunately, I've escaped it so far! Fingers crossed! Have a great weekend!

    • 4 February 2018 / 19:17

      Thanks Julie. Aww yes, fingers crossed we both miss it 🙂

  3. Mother of 3
    4 February 2018 / 00:25

    I hope your son is feeling better and no one else catches it!

    • 4 February 2018 / 19:16

      Thank you. He is getting better but it really took it out of him 🙁

  4. Paula Rockwell
    3 February 2018 / 14:38

    Hi Claire! So sorry to hear that your daughter had the flu. Since it's rampant around here I've also been washing my hands like crazy and telling myself not to put my hands anywhere near my face. Can't wait til this season is over! Thanks for hosting..hope you have a relaxing weekend 🙂

    • 3 February 2018 / 22:27

      Thanks Paula, looking forward to them all getting better and the pressure is off.

  5. The Lazy Gastronome
    3 February 2018 / 14:14

    Thanks for hosting a great party! Have a great weekend – now off I go to visit some other party posters!

  6. Marilyn Lesniak
    3 February 2018 / 00:01

    Thank you for hosting. I linked my Sweetheart Bark, Red Wings Hot Popcorn, and Red Velvet Banana Bread for that Valentine reminder. I hope you enjoy them! Have a happy week! #OverTheMoon #WWBlogHop #ThursdayFavoriteThings

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:36

      Lovely recipes Marilyn, I just popped over 🙂

  7. Cheryl
    2 February 2018 / 20:47

    Love your red polka dots too! Sorry the flu is going around your house—I hope everyone feels better soon! Cheryl Shops

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:36

      Thanks Cheryl, I am really hoping not to catch it 🙂

    2 February 2018 / 17:57

    Claire I love your dress and that cake and latte, I want now!! I hope you have the most lovely weekend dear!xoxoValerie

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:35

      Thanks Valerie, I think this is my favourite dress 🙂

  9. Shooting Stars Mag
    2 February 2018 / 17:30

    Ooh love your dress! Too cute. Sorry to hear about the sickness going around your house. *fingers crossed* that you stay healthy. -Lauren

  10. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    2 February 2018 / 17:29

    You're looking cute today Claire. Hope your weekend is awesome. #PoCoLo

  11. 2 February 2018 / 17:25

    I love your red polka dots, Claire! And I hope the flu passes by quickly and spares you on its way! Happy weekend!Shelbee

  12. 2 February 2018 / 17:06

    I am going to make me a nice g&t tonight! Have a great weekend!

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:24

      Thanks for stopping by Nancy, I had one last nice with lemon and it was lovely 🙂

  13. csuhpat1
    2 February 2018 / 15:46

    Hope everyone gets better. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:17

      Thanks Patrick, there is always something 🙁

  14. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    2 February 2018 / 13:29

    I love that red skirt! It's giving me Minnie Mouse vibes!

  15. Patrick Looney
    2 February 2018 / 13:27

    I had the flu last week, NOT FUN. I just followed you on facebook and pinterest. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:11

      Thanks for joining us Patrick, whoo thank you. I will follow you too 🙂

  16. 2 February 2018 / 13:05

    I'm sorry your kids have been sick – I do hope you can stay well! I've been fighting off a cold all week – and my voice is still hoarse. I feel better though so that's a start. Thank you for hosting. Today I'm sharing a delicious make your own take away dish from the slow cooker. Have a lovely weekend, Claire!

  17. Stone Cottage Adventures
    2 February 2018 / 12:17

    So sorry the flu has hit your home! I love LOVE your red polka dots! 'So cheerful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventurespocolo

    • 3 February 2018 / 14:07

      Thanks Marci, I love red for cheering me up 🙂

  18. Maureen
    2 February 2018 / 11:35

    Bummer! Flu is just wreaking havoc on folks. I hope your son feels better and that you stay clear from it. Red is so pretty. I love the red polka dot dress and the sneaks! I can't wait to see it on you. Happy Friday Claire and wishing your son a speedy recovery! Maureen

    • 3 February 2018 / 12:57

      Thanks so much Maureen, I am trying my hardest not to get it as it has really knocked my Son off his feet.

  19. Andrea Nine
    2 February 2018 / 11:31

    LOVE the polka dots!! Feel better sweet lady!

    • 3 February 2018 / 12:56

      Thanks Andrea, polka dots always cheer me up 🙂

  20. Tamar SB
    2 February 2018 / 10:06

    Hope you all feel well soon! I've had a bad cough thing for weeks!

    • 3 February 2018 / 12:52

      Thanks Tamar, aww hope you feel better son too 🙂