Sunday, 15 December 2013

My Christmas Goody Bag

Who could resist the pure temptation, an un-missable opportunity to try some delightful chocolate treats from the wonderful Hotel Chocolat.  Needless to say I couldn't, so I jumped at the chance. I mean who am I to say 'No' to the prestigious Hotel Chocolat? Especially being the absolute Choc Nut I am. At £18 'The Christmas Goody Bag' is 285g of pure luxury or edible luxury, as stated on the box.
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Included in this fabulous bag of chocolate goodies are:
•A 50% Cookie & Caramel Wreath
•6 Christmas Mess Chocolates
•6 Treacle Tart Chocolates
•Trio of Milk Chocolate Santa's

The moment the chocolate arrived the kids and I couldn't wait to get in. So that's what we did! Here is our collective thought's.

Milk Chocolate Santa's
These little chocolate nibble's turned out to be Izee's favourite. The chocolate Santa's are bigger than expected. A smooth and generous mouthful of creamy chocolate. Your kids will love them too, they were my second fave.

Treacle Tarts
The treacle tart chocolates have a chocolate shell to die for. Inside there is a smooth, liquid-like combination of caramel and molasses for those of you caramel lovers. For a crunchy finish it's topped with a button of shortbread biscuit.

Cookie & Caramel Wreath
We had fun breaking and (on my behalf, unwillingly)sharing the chocolate wreath, which I must say in my opinion is closer in taste to dark chocolate than milk chocolate. It is quite a large chunk of chocolate and far too much for one person to devour....well almost, who am I kidding? I could actually eat a whole one all by myself.

The best part of the wreath was the delicious little cookie and caramel bits found inside the solid chocolate.

Christmas Mess
Fruity chocolate hmmmm..... Never really been into fruit flavoured chocolate and to be honest when I first tasted these Christmas Mess chocolates I was far from impressed, well that's what I told myself, subconsciously. Then I ate another one, and another one, and another, and just like that they were finished in no time.
These chocolates were my absolute favourite without a doubt. Lush! White chocolate casing, a dash of cranberry, a dash of strawberry, a few meringue sprinkles, 'ALAKAZAM', Bobs your Uncle! Beautiful Chocolate. Yes they are fruity, but they blooming Luurvly!

Hotel Chocolat is a distinguishable company both Ethical and Socially responsible and anything you would like to know can be found on their website.

 Thank You Hotel Chocolat for this wonderful Chocolate gift.


Friday, 6 December 2013

Sex after having a Baby

Sex after giving birth to an 8lb 4oz baby can be a very daunting and much over thought thing. When I had my first baby I was 22 years old and scared poopless that things “downstairs” would never be the same again. Which is kinda, sorta true, but in actual fact is it nowhere near half as bad as I considered it might be.
Sex was the last thing on my mind for a long while, the midwife advises you give a 6 week recovery period, with which I emphasized upon when relaying the message over and over again to my other half.

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

R.I.P Nelson Mandela

I haven’t been blogging properly for a few months, it’s been a combination of a lack of things to say, tiredness, illness and a lack of inspiration in the ideas department.

Today however I have something I want to say. It is an exceptionally sad day. The inspirational Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, although his death was of course inevitable, it has still hit me so hard.

Nelson Mandela was a truly extraordinary & influential man. There are only a handful of men/women like him in the world, who have given us so much in the way of hope, change and progress and his legacy will live on.

It seems hard to believe he was viewed as a terrorist when you watch his behaviour in interviews and
recorded conversations. His aura to me was one of warmth, playfulness and intelligence.

As a child I remember my big sister taking me to Hyde Park to a free Nelson Mandela Concert, where we chanted the words “FREE NELSON MANDELA”. We have come a long way since then and there is still a long way to go. My heart and prayers go out to his family. R.I.P Madiba



Madiba father of a nation

You changed the lives of South Africans

Touched the lives of so many

Gave your freedom, a gift to our children

Political leader formed on the battlefield

Walked a long uneasy road

Worn out shoes and tired bones

Time to sleep, if for a while

The earth still lives so the great ones never die