As it’s Easter this weekend my mind has been on chocolate for quite some time. It’s no secret that I love chocolate, well I love food so I’m going to love chocolate! I have my Eater eggs purchased already, all I need to now is distribute around family over the week. However if you haven’t bought your Easter Eggs yet, Kelly C and I have been on an egg hunt for you to help you find the best section on the market.
I hope you like our selection……
Inside you will find a whole host of cracking Easter eggs and gifts; from our delicious milk chocolate Classics egg to the cute white chocolate Harry Hopalot egg. You will also discover not one, but two, large milk chocolate Easter eggs, a sweet Butterfly egg for girls and a Footy Fanatic egg for boys. Plus an egg-stra special large milk chocolate Harry Hopalot model for everyone to share.
- You can find the full Thorntons Easter Offers HERE
- You can see the full collection HERE
Todays Post is perfect if you are a dog owner or if you know someone who is a dog owner and you want to get them a gift! The Tailwagger is a new monthly subscription service especially for dogs. Each box ifs different and tailored specifically to your own dogs needs. As I don’t have a dog I couldn’t try out the service personally, instead my mum was sent a box for her retired grey hound, Lucy. Reports back from my mum reveal that Lucy loved her box. Camila from Tailwagger asked a few simple questions before sending out the box which meant that Lucy’s box was put together especially for her, it even include a toy rabbit, which was her personal favourite! So a round of a paws (get it) from Lucy!
I have invited Camila from The Tailwagger to tell us a little more about their fantastic business and all about what they do.
‘Dog happiness in a box. Treats + chews + toys = tail wagging. Tailored for your dog and delivered at your door.’
Camila from Tailwagger tells us a little more about the company…………
We started out about 6 months ago (me, my husband and our little cavalier, Waffles) and we are very happy things are working out! Once a month, our subscribers get a new box filled with selected chews, toys, healthy treats and pampering goods.
Only the healthiest products get to go into our boxes. We work with a lot of amazing brands like Venidog, Invincible toys, Kong toys, Leanlix, Animology, Pooch and Mutt, Soopa, Alfie & Molly, Billy + Margot, Fetch & Follow and we are always on the look out for new and exciting products.
We now work with a “monthly theme”. At least 1 product is the same on every box. For example, in January we had the Petnostics, in February the Natural Dog Company’s snout soother and paw soother and now, in March we have a St Paddy’s day theme so almost all of the treats are green and there is an Irish clover leaf shaped treat.
We are starting the week with this super tasty recipe from Chole from The Lovliest Food. Last time Chloe was on the blog she shared with us this amazing Spicy Chicken and Pomegranate Wraps, but today we are talking cake! Now, Kelly H and I are huge cake fans, HUGE. Whether it be a huge slab of cake, flapjack or a beautiful cupcake neither of us can resist. When putting together this post I couldn’t think of a recipe more perfect for any cake lover! I’m off to make a batch of these tasty cakes right now!
Salted Caramel Cupcakes
I’ll pass you over to Chloe…..
These chocolatey, light, fluffy sponge cupcakes have a secret. Not only are they topped with salted caramel icing but, in their centre is a hidden pool of delicious, smooth, sticky caramel! I’ve slightly tweaked The Hummingbird Bakery’s recipe, which never fails to win over even the most reluctant cupcake tasters. Plus they are one of my favourite things to bake (and I bake A LOT!)
Ingredients : (Will make 16)
- 70g baking margarine (I use Stork)
- 170g plain flour
- 250g caster sugar
- 50g cocoa
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 210ml milk
- 2 large eggs
- For the icing & filling:
- 470g icing sugar
- 200g baking margarine or unsalted butter
- 397g tin of caramel
- Good pinch of salt
- Fudge cubes for decoration
It’s Friday and today we are talking Cinemas, not a film review more a review of those amazing independent cinemas around the country, keepimg independant film alive and keeping us entertained. I have invited Paul from The Writing Man to share with us his thoughts on the subject and after writting his book ‘A Creative Quest for the UK’s Best Cinemas…and Cake’ (which is avaiable to buy from his website) Paul really is an expert on the subject.
Paul has given us a snippet to share with all our readers today and it’s a fantastic read! Many Thanks to Paul for sharing with us and the Boho Life Readers today.
I’ll let Paul tell you more……..
Do you remember the first time you went to the cinema? I guess that you do – and the only reason I’m so confident is that I can’t recall ever speaking to anybody who doesn’t!
The big screen has that kind of effect. Whether an all-time classic, or a candidate for ‘so bad it’s good’, inaugural films command our affections to the extent that even the most mediocre first movie lodges itself in the memory. My introduction to cinema was the unremarkable Dante’s Peak, and it’s hard to think of another circumstance under which I’d remember it so fondly.
How well, though, do you remember the building that showed the film?
If it was any time in the last thirty years then you were likely in some anonymous identi-kit screen, one of many housed under a single roof. The UK’s first multiplex cinema opened in 1985, and the clones it spawned soon put another nail in the coffin of traditional cinemas.
Todays family post is something a bit different and it comes from my good friend Becky who is a regular contributor to the blog. Normally Becky talks to us about health, fitness and yummy food but today she is putting on her parenting hat and talking to us about what it takes to be a good parent.
I have known Becky now since I was 8 years old, she has two gorgeous children and is the best mother I know. She has raised her children to be hard-working, conscientious, polite and loving, she really has done a fantastic job with them, which is the reason I asked her to be Dexters Godfather, I couldn’t think of anyone better! It is for this reason that I have asked her to write this post today, she is my parenting guru and I just know you are going to love what she has to say!
What does being a ‘parent’ mean?
I’ve been a parent now for 12 years. I haven’t gone through the so called ‘difficult’ years, just the vitally important years that set the groundwork for those ‘difficult’ years ahead. And honestly, I am very proud of my children. They are generally happy, kind, friendly, respectable, and a pleasure to have in the house. There have been moments of dishonesty, but very rare. There have been even more moments of laziness, slightly harder to deal with and an ongoing challenge! But as I said, I’m proud to introduce them to people and call them my children. Isn’t that what we all want as parents?
But what does being a parent entail? It was a comment that my mum once made that set the way I approached parenting. My daughter was young – she’s the eldest – and as I cuddled her and clung to her gorgeousness I flippantly remarked that I would never let her go. That flippant remark prompted the following comment from my ever so practical, ever so loving, but non nonsense mum:
“Children aren’t yours to keep. It is your job to teach them how to live an honest, happy and independent life WITHOUT you.” (more…)