Happy Birthday To Me

This week we’ve had a couple of urgent orders to fulfill and I’ve been starting preparations for our next show at the end of the month. We’re doing a 4-day show at RHS Hyde Hall, so we need to be prepared with plenty of stock, especially chocolate bars. I work on an average of 5 of each variety per day for events like this, so we’ve been kept pretty busy all week.

Today I’ve spent the day at the World Endurance Championship six hours of Silverstone race for my birthday treat. It’s been a fantastic day, which started at 5:30am. We listened to the coverage of the Chinese Formula One GP on the radio on the way up, before we arrived at the circuit, so it’s been non-stop racing all day.

We spent some time at the Becketts grandstand until we got cold and needed to get moving again. We also spent a good portion of time at the back of the paddock, grabbing the occasional quick word with some of the drivers in between their stints on track. We ended up at the Club grandstand for the last 2 hours of the race, and also got a good view of the podium.

I was given a copy of the Bake of Creme de la Creme book for my birthday, which I’m very much looking forward to diving into. But right now, it’s time to watch the frantic Chinese GP action and enjoy a couple of glasses of Champagne.

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

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