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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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My Favourite Five – April

Thinking about my Favourite Five things from April, to join up with Suburban Mum’s fab linky, was tough this month. Usually I pick a theme select my top five of that e.g. My Top Five Dashing Heroes But this month I am going for family randomness. So without further ado……. Our Devon Holiday We had a fantastic break… Continue reading My Favourite Five – April

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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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My Fave Five – February

I am back linking up with Suburban Mum’s linky, Our Favourite 5, for February. I thought about choosing lots of lovely things that happened, including my biggest girl turning 6. BIG news obvs, but I am writing a separate post about that. So following on from my Top Five Dashing Heroes from January, I am posting about my… Continue reading My Fave Five – February

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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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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag

So today Maria over at Suburban Mum very kindly tagged me in to the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers tag. As I am a newbie to blogging I thought this would be quite nice to have a go at to answer some questions about me, and ask some other bloggers as well to get to know you… Continue reading Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag

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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