Secret Post Club

thesecretpostclubbadgeHeather over at Notes from Lapland has come up with the fabulous idea of a Secret Post Club. The Secret Post Club is open to any bloggers who want to join.  On the 1st of each month Heather assigns each member a blogger, perhaps one you know well or someone you’ve never heard of, so you can send them a gift.

The gift can be anything.  You can bake them a cake, draw them a picture, sew, knit or craft them something.  You could nip out to the shops and pick up something lovely from your area or country, send them a book you loved and want to pass on, or a make CD.  It can cost absolutely nothing and be made from things salvaged from around your house or as much as you want to spend.

I’ve joined in because all I seem to get in the post anymore is credit card bills and junk mail. It’ll be nice to do a random act of niceness and bring some cheer into someone’s day.  I already have my first one ready to go.

If you’d like to join or find out more, pop over to Heather’s blog here

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Mmmm Chocolate

Morning everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend? Sorry for the lack of blogging of late, my main contract ended last week so I’ve been trying to build my blog design business, which is going pretty well. On top of that I’ve been trying getting the redesign of our cottage holiday site done,  so I’ve been really busy and it’s kept me away from Violet Posy. But I promise to try harder this week to post more.

So having worked hard all week, I had a lovely surprise on Saturday morning. The kind folk at Green & Blacks sent us a bundle of chocolate to taste test. I was a little too excited as I’m a complete Green & Black addict especially the 70% dark.

So armed with a lot of different kinds of Green & Blacks chocolate and instructions of how to ‘taste’ which involved holding your nose whilst putting the chocolate in your mouth which made Miss L giggle a lot.  We headed over to my parents for a taste test, there was no way we could do it all on our own!.  Dad was especially pleased to help out, anything to help out!

Miss L and my Dad took the taste testing very seriously, she even poured us all a glass of water to drink between squares.  So as instructed we started off with the white chocolate and worked our way through to the darkest.

As you can tell from the video, we had a good giggle taste testing.  It turned out that my favourite wasn’t the dark 70% like I thought, but the Creamy Milk which was a huge surprise. Dad’s was the Almond, Paul was the 85% Dark, but he seems to have polished off the Almond bar fairly quickly.  Miss L’s was the White Chocolate we lost her after we passed the 36% after then her squares got smaller and smaller as it’s was ‘grown up chocolate’. However the rest of the white chocolate bar is coming in handy for spelling practice bribery 🙂

The only one that we all universally disliked the cherry – it’s horrible, seriously bitter and unpleasant and trust me we’ll all eat any chocolate or anything covered in chocolate!

So we’d like to say a big thank you to Green & Blacks for a really fun family morning and thanks for all the chocolate that’ll keep me going for the next month or so while I’m sitting in front of the computer working.

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Interview with a 6 year Old

Inspired by Mum’s the Boss and Rosie Scribble’s interviews with their children I thought I’d interview Miss L – the answers were less scary than I thought they’d be. She took it very seriously and apparently they have to be realistic – LOL!

How old are you?

How old is mummy?

37 (bah right!)

How old is Nana
Might be in her 50’s or 60’s (she’s going to love that!)

Who is in charge of the country?
Prime Minister Gordon Ramsay (Well nearly right!)

Who is The Queen
Queen Elizabeth II (good work!)

What does Barak Obama do?
Prime Minister of America

What is your favourite food?
Chocolate Cake!!

What is your favourite song?
The Battle of Jericho (I have no idea what that is??)

Where do carrots come from?
Grow from the ground

Where do bananas come from?
Trees in Madagascar

How does a car work?
Engine – I know that from Top Gear (there’s my girl!)

What do you like doing at school?
Assemblies and playing handbells (do they?) and not getting into trouble (bless!)

What does mummy do while you are at school?
Work on blogs and getting me nice stuff. (Not wrong there!)

Where do babies come from?
They come from Mums (that answer could have been worse)

Where does poo come from? (naughty mummy, couldn’t resist!)


What do you want to be when you grow up?
A spy (nice!)

If you have children, what names will they have?
Rosie, Rebecca (where did that come from??), Amelia and Charlotte 

What makes you happy?
Getting lots of GoGo’s

I swear she’s actually 14…..

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It’s February!

It’s the  month of Valentine’s, my birthday (38 eeek!), days drawing out and spring flowers coming through.  I’m ignoring the fact that it’s -3 out there at the moment,  I’ve just driven to school on a sheet of black ice and I can’t feel my toes. Happy February!

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