Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reasons to be cheerful

I know that so many of you will be happy about it being half term. Time with the kids, autumn days out..... blah blah blah....

Not really my favourite time, I'm afraid. 

I have one son who doesn't like leaving the house, unless it's for a car ride (the car is with the mister in work). 

Another child that likes to be kicking a ball around the yard, or left alone in his room, or the meltdowns are something to's barely stopped raining, so he's is staying in his room (big fat parenting fail).

Finally the biggest boy likes to sleep until mid afternoon, waking him is like poking a bear.

So Reasons to be cheerful is much needed this week! Remind me of why I'm still going........
Don't forget, the linky gets handed back to the fabulous Becky, from Lakes Single Mum, for the month of November. Lets show her some love.

Ojos World

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Questions and Answers

If you are a regular reader, you probably don't think there is much more you can learn about me! I am an open book, this blog doesn't want to be labelled. It basically me emptying my brain onto a laptop.

However, I have been tagged by Rock and Roll Mum to answer some of her questions. If you have not read her blog before, then go! (after you've finished reading this obvs). She is uber cool, opinionated, funny, and I can hear her scoffing at all that, as she reads it! 

So, here are her questions and my answers:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky Times

Halloween tends to, hugely, split opinions.

You have the fore, saying that it is just a bit of fun. Just children playing dress up.

Then you have the against. Complaining about what it stands for, saying that 'trick or treat' is just begging.

I fall into the Fore category, I absolutely love it. I understand where and why the tradition began, but it's not what it has become. 

It is just a bit of fun! My children go trick or treating, but only to houses that are obviously welcoming. We live in a street with a lot of elderly residents, I don't pester them.

I have a box of decorations that the children love getting involved in putting up. I love making them up as zombies and making spooky snacks.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Go on, admit it, you're reading this because of the title aren't you?

Who wouldn't, it's chocolate! There's many of us that see that word, then fancy a bar. Yes, thanks to my diabetes, I am very limited in what I can eat. That doesn't stop me from buying it for my family........then having one little bite!

But, when you fancy a bar of chocolate, what do you choose? 
How do you pick, from the many creations out there? 
What if you could choose your own?
By that I mean, pick your own random topping, to suit your individual taste?

You can!
I was recently asked to review Chocolat Chocolat. They are a Cambridge based company that hand make bars of chocolate, that you create! My 3 biggest boys (yes, I mean Mr. Ojo) were in heaven. 

They all have very different tastes. So this is what they picked:

Mr.Ojo: A milk chocolate bar topped with freeze dried raspberries, amaretti biscuit crumb and crystallized mint(!?)

The Teen: White chocolate bar with chocolate fudge brownie pieces, mint chocolate crisp and milk chocolate buttons.

The Tween: White chocolate bar topped with Milk chocolate buttons and marshmallow minis. He wanted writing on his, but I got a little confused here. I thought I had done it, but I did him a label. (This is more likely to be me, than the website!)

I had a little nibble (it really was just little, honest!) of each. They were beyond gorgeous! I'm not normally a lover of white chocolate, I just find it took sickly sweet, but this wasn't like that. It was really creamy, yet still tasted like white chocolate. Granted, I barely got a sniff of the tweens and the misters was tasty, but the teens combination was definitely my favourite! 

I wanted to share this pic of my tween eating a bar, to give you an idea of size. This is not a small bar of chocolate!

I shall be ordering one for my grandmother's birthday, at 93 I'm limited on what I can buy her these days! I will also conquer the writing on the bar, so I can wish her a happy birthday!

Oh! And as if that wasn't enough..........They do chocolate making and tasting sessions!!!

So, shall I race you there??