Tag: chocolate

  • How to hide chocolate from the kids

    The kids have discovered our chocolate stash. We decided to find a new hiding spot but as we walked home from the shop with renewed supplies of said chocolate Ben wondered what we would say if the kids asked, “Do we have any chocolate?” Neither of us wanted to lie but we also didn’t want […]

  • Vaccinate me, please!

    Vaccinate me, please!

    Nearly a quarter of the population of the UK has now received at least one dose of the vaccine. This is great news and something we can all feel pleased about. Uptake of the vaccine has been very high at over 90% so far. This compares with a typical vaccination program in the UK which […]

  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter!

    Thankfully the Easter Bunny is a key worker in Scotland and he really outdid himself at our house with an Easter Egg trail, complete with clues! These were my clues and I found the surprise at the end which is a Booja-Booja chocolate egg. The Vego bar was in my cargo bike which has 3 […]

  • For the treatment of headaches

    For the treatment of headaches

    I got this terrific present from Ben for Christmas today. It contains 6 bars of my favourite chocolate with this prescription. It’s just as well I’m married to a doctor.

  • Decadent choc marshmallow biscuits

    Decadent choc marshmallow biscuits

    We saw a video online the other day about making your own chocolate marshmallow biscuits and we decided to give it a try today. It’s very easy and requires only digestive biscuits, jam, marshmallows, and chocolate. Take two digestive biscuits.  Spread one biscuit with jam then put some marshmallows on top. Put the other digestive […]

  • Rusty pliers or something else?

    Rusty pliers or something else?

    Is this a rusty pair of pliers? Am I eating a rusty spanner? No, I am not eating a rusty spanner. It’s a chocolate gift that Santa brought for me. All vegan too.  

  • When is a reasonable time to eat dinner?

    I’ve got a work trip to Spain coming up and I’ve been looking for places to book for dinner since we’ll be a large group. However many of the restaurants don’t open until 9pm which is ridiculous. I’m usually in bed by that time. One place said they’d open early especially for us but even […]

  • Deeside cycleway and vegan chocolate

    One of our favourite things to do is to cycle out to Newton Dee on the Deeside cycleway. It’s about 5 miles along an old train line and at Newton Dee there’s a nice cafe and grocery store. It was a lovely ride on the shortest day of the year which is today but it was […]

  • I ate a box of chocolates yesterday

    I turned 40 yesterday; I’m officially middle-aged. I didn’t do anything exciting other than eat almost an entire box of chocolates. I didn’t even feel sick and I’m unlikely to put on weight because a) I’m vegan and b) I’ve got Busby. The interesting thing about Busby is that there’s a positive correlation between my age and the amount […]

  • Turning 40

    I’m turning 40 next month. If anyone wants to send me a present I like flowers and chocolate. The gym I signed up with for the purposes of teaching my kids how to swim offered to do a free MOT so I thought I’d do it given that I’m about to pass the threshold into […]

  • Creeper family

    Elizabeth drew this picture of Creeper’s family (I especially love “bruver”. She still pronounces “th” like a “v”): I’ve eaten too much chocolate this past week. I’m never eating any chocolate ever again. I just have to finish my Easter Eggs first, though 🙂 Ben has a tradition of hiding Easter Eggs around the house […]

  • If there’s a car in the fridge …

    I’ve never understood how someone could have a box of chocolates in their fridge for more than a few days. How do they do it? Give me a box of chocolates and the whole lot is gone in about 24 hours. Then what usually happens is I get a headache and feel sick and swear […]

  • Vegan toothpaste and poo cake (a.k.a choc-mint slice)

    This recipe is too good not to share, is very easy to make and uses ingredients that most of us already have in the pantry. Biscuit base 1/2 cup rice bran oil 3 weetbix 1 tbsp cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 170g flour 85g sugar Peppermint icing 1 cup icing sugar 2 tsp peppermint essence […]