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A Not-So-Good Night at Premier Inn MK

It’s 7.30am (well it’s not right now, but it was when I started to write this!) and I’m sat on my bed in the Premier Inn Milton Keynes Central discussing with LincsGeek about their “Good Night Guarantee”. We have not had a good sleep. Local residents or just some random blokes in a car or

My Bunnies Will Want a Bed!

I haven’t published a bunny-related post for a little while, which is very remiss of me! I actually tweeted the link to this video the other day but it is so adorable I had to share it again… Can you imagine if Chocolate and Ginger were let loose in an Ibis hotel room with all

Seeing the Northern Lights

When we went to Ruka in Finland a couple of weeks ago we knew there was a chance that we might see the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display in the sky particularly in Arctic and Antarctic regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the thermosphere.

Valentine's Chocolates by Hotel Chocolat

What do you do to spoil your other half on St Valentine’s Day? Flowers? Just a card? Nothing?  Well that’s ok… we each have our own ways of doing things on what is supposed to be the most loved up day of the year don’t we? Whatever you think of the day itself, the tradition

Year in Photos (28 Dec 11) – Tiddly Penguin

My aunt and uncle got me these for Christmas. I have to say I was expecting something really quite tiny but actually they’re big. Very yummy Hotel Chocolat caramel chocolate. 28/12/11: Not as tiddly as the box suggests, but still yummy!

Year in Photos (29 Nov to 2 Dec 11) – Helsinki Trip

I went on a quick trip to Helsinki for work… as you do… here are my Year in Photos entries: 29/11/11: Table for one at the airport hotel 30/11/11: Beautiful sunset above the clouds as we were descending into Finland 01/12/11: They know how to do Christmas decorations in Finland… these massive baubles were awesome,

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Wreath – Competition Winner

My Hotel Chocolate Christmas Wreath Competition has now closed, and anyone who commented on the post by 8pm yesterday has been put into the proverbial hat and the winner has been chosen… It seems the most coveted Hotel Chocolat item this Christmas are the Alternative Mince Pies… oh and of course the Ultimate Christmas Hamper (which

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Wreath Competition

This competition has now closed. Any comments received before 8pm on 14th November have been included in the draw – the winner will be announced soon. That’s right – I’m giving away The Christmas Wreath by Hotel Chocolat – the subject of my latest review. “The crunch of caramelised hazelnuts and cookie pieces, with colourful

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Wreath

How about this as a centre piece for your Christmas table? It’s The Christmas Wreath from Hotel Chocolat – a 450g shaped chocolate slab that is perfect for sharing during this year’s festivities.  Hotel Chocolat kindly sent me one to try as part of their Christmas blogger programme this year. It looks stunning doesn’t it?  Moulded

My First Ski Holiday

I promised a blog all about my first ski holiday, which I had last week.  I went with my husband to Arinsal in Andorra for an adventure.  We picked Arinsal because it is supposed to be perfect for first timers and beginners, and the price was good.  We were both nervous about the trip as,

Year in Photos (13-17 Jul 2010)

Well what an eventful week!  I’ve been away in Spain with work… more about that (and my journey home!) in another blog post.  First, photos!! Here are some pics from my iPhone for my Year in Photos entries.  I am really loving the camera on my iPhone4, it’s much better than the one on the

Year in Photos (20 May 2010)

Am away in London on a course at the moment so am checked into a hotel for the night. And rather than hit the shops I decided to go to the gym. I must be mad!! With only about a week left of my 100-mile challenge I had 29 miles left, a figure that was

Year in Photos (27-28 Mar 2010)

I’ve spent the last couple of days celebrating my brother-in-law’s engagement, which has been nice.  We had a really nice meal at the Kingswood Arms (in Kingswood, Surrey) on Saturday night, but I was very ready for my bed by the time we got there… 27/03/10: Bed time Today we started the day by taking