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Dressing My Chest!

For those of you reading this hoping for an interesting article on up-cycling your sideboard, you may be disappointed. Something that has been getting on my t*ts for sometime now is how difficult it is finding clothes to fit me properly in the erm..upper regions of my body. Some people say I should be lucky… Continue reading Dressing My Chest!

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Man-flu – a tragic tale

A terrible thing has happened this week in the Hopes, Dreams and Chocolate household. Mum has contracted man-flu. Not a bad cold, but proper, full-blown man-flu. Now before you all rush to the house with casseroles and medicine and flowers, do not fear, as Mum is being looked after by Mr HDC. Or rather, Mr… Continue reading Man-flu – a tragic tale

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What’s in your bag? Mums, Kids & Car Journeys

It is only a couple of weeks until the Hopes, Dreams and Chocolate household departs for its Devon holiday. Mrs Hopes, Dreams and Chocolate is now starting to think panic about what to pack. This year I am going to try and put together a bag each for the girls, to *try* and keep them amused for the… Continue reading What’s in your bag? Mums, Kids & Car Journeys

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6 year old’s party – Top Tips

So I want to be all helpful and that and spread some useful knowledge to help you plan a birthday party for your six insert age year old girl. Me and the hubby took seven girls bowling and then to a local eatery for lunch. We also dropped the girls back home afterwards. We left… Continue reading 6 year old’s party – Top Tips

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My Top Five Dashing Heroes

So I have been unable to think of a serious-type post for my #OurFaveFive linky post this month hosted by Suburban Mum. So I though..sod it..I am going to pay homage to men on horses brandishing sharp things. In recognition of War and Peace which I am finding most enjoyable January TV viewing and made… Continue reading My Top Five Dashing Heroes

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Birthday gifts for the girl who will be six

So my hubby and I are finding it very fecking difficult to think of birthday gift ideas for our soon-to-be six year old, L. Firstly, when she turns 6, she will actually be 16 (well, if current mood swings and attitude are anything to go by..) Secondly, she doesn’t really play with toys. This makes… Continue reading Birthday gifts for the girl who will be six

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The Household Experiment

*Warning* Long-ish Post – it has a point at the end I promise! On Friday afternoon I removed a finished laundry load from the machine. It was a fairly ‘vital’ load, containing many pairs of pants, a Stagecoach Theatre t-shirt needed for the weekend, tights for school..those sorts of things. I placed Said Load in the… Continue reading The Household Experiment

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Things I start but can’t damn well finish!

So I sit here tonight, drinking a nice cup of tea, and trying to get some sort of enthusiasm together to finish a very exciting exceedingly dull distance learning course I am completing through my job. Subject: Customer Service. With my background in Retail Management this should be a walk in the park right?! I chose… Continue reading Things I start but can’t damn well finish!

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Fancy-Pants Food Servings

So I have been inspired by a conversation I was having with a colleague at work today. We are both getting fed-up with fancy-pants food servings. You know the kind of thing I mean..burgers served on bread boards, Steaks served on slate, Chips served stacked up Jenga-styleeee so they look like there are loads but… Continue reading Fancy-Pants Food Servings

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A poem to the People who sell David Gandy Pants

To the people who sell the David Gandy Pants, I would like to have a tiny rant. My Click and Collect order will be late, which makes me a bit irate So on this 23rd day of December, I become a Sweaty Christmas Shopper Bender by running round the shops, to buy the things I… Continue reading A poem to the People who sell David Gandy Pants