Wild Animals, Pop Culture and Afternoon Teas

So we’re now at the end of our holidays. I’m looking forward to getting back to the kitchen tomorrow, but it’s been great to have a couple of weeks break.

Monday was my birthday, and was spent travelling for the most part. We flew from Bahrain to Dubai with a 2 hour stopover, which allowed us enough time for some birthday bubbles and sushi for lunch, before our UK flight. We’d booked an airport cab home, so we managed to enjoy a few drinks on the plane as well.

Tuesday was our wedding anniversary, and having spent the weekend eating far too much and exercising far too little, we both needed to get out for a run in the morning. We had lunch at the Boathouse in Dedham and also hired a boat for half an hour.

Wednesday was zoo day. It’s been a while since we visited Colchester Zoo, and it was great to see the new developments since we last went, as well as seeing some of our old favourites.

Thursday I was invited to the launch of a new business coaching venture set up by a very good friend of mine. I really hope Your Bright Horizons is the success it deserves to be.

Friday I was allowed a brief moment of R&R whilst Mr D went to Rye House for the next round of karting, although not much, as by now I had an extraordinary amount of washing and cleaning to catch up on ….

Saturday we took part in an 80’s Popmaster Live with the lovely Ken Bruce, and whilst we didn’t win, we could hold our heads up reasonably high.

Today, being St George’s Day, we wanted to so something terribly English, so this morning we had a Full English Breakfast, and this afternoon we had an English cream tea. The only thing we’ve not managed to do is queue.

All in all, we’ve had a rather splendid and extremely action-packed couple of weeks!

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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