Taking Things For Granted

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It’s all too easy to take things for granted these days, so when you’re forced to live without something as fundamental as, say, heating and hot water, you don’t half miss it!

I’ve put production on hold this week, as without a ready supply of hot water, any washing up and cleaning down was proving difficult. Instead I’ve been huddled over either the gas fire or an electric heater catching up on all the admin I had put on hold in June. We’re nearly ready to launch the new website, which is really exciting. My accounts are all up to date, which is not so exciting. We’re in the lucky position that we have a motor home parked on the driveway, so we can at least have hot showers and somewhere warm to sleep. The electricity bill is through the roof.

The moral of the tale is that when your 22 year old boiler starts making strange rattling noises, you really should get it looked at immediately …..

Hilary Delamare

Hilary Delamare

Choctails® was founded by husband and wife team Simon and Hilary Delamare. Simon's suggestion of putting cocktail flavours into chocolate took Hilary's chocolate-making hobby to new heights, until in May 2012, the decision was made to turn the hobby into a full time business. The domestic kitchen became a production factory by day, and the dining room was given up to become a place where hand-made chocolate is crafted

Hilary Delamare

Choctails® was founded by husband and wife team Simon and Hilary Delamare. Simon's suggestion of putting cocktail flavours into chocolate took Hilary's chocolate-making hobby to new heights, until in May 2012, the decision was made to turn the hobby into a full time business. The domestic kitchen became a production factory by day, and the dining room was given up to become a place where hand-made chocolate is crafted