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ELETO CHOCOLATE CAFE, FOLKESTONE

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What more could you require than a specialist chocolate cafe?  Well come to Folkestone as we have just that, newly opened this week and the talk of the town already. This was one place I could not wait to visit so when Billie suggested we go there for my birthday treat, I was a tad excited.

Upon entering you are struck by the vastness, chairs and tables with space round them and even some comfy sofas to relax on and enjoy your coffee.  Then when seated you are given the menu, wow, what a menu it takes a while to read it all and decide which chocolate dish to succumb to.  There are also some light bites that make it a perfect place for a quick-lunch while at work or shopping.

Every type of tea, coffee or chocolate you could wish for plus the usual cold drinks and then more, it even has a liqueur licence so a cheeky glass of Prosecco is an indulgence that goes so well with chocolate covered strawberries!

The crepe is light, ice-cream delicious in fact everything is wonderful as it is covered in chocolate.  Best deal I found was a coffee and croissant before eleven for £2.80 yes they have chocolate croissant, I’m having dreams about chocolate it really is the most amazing cafe I have been to, ever.

Opening early and closing late, also catering events this place has ticked all the boxes for a 5 * review.

 

ONE LOVE MANCHESTER

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If you are not watching this then make sure you take a look on-line when you are free.  What a concert, there are no words to describe how good this is, you can feel the atmosphere and the love that is in Manchester tonight.  The amount of stars that gave up their time to come here for this are amazing, then you also have the tributes from many other stars that wanted to say a few words.

Britain is recovering from last night in London so this really came at a good time as many people needed reminding not to fear or hide away, we will not be beaten.  My heart goes out to the many that have died in the three terror attacks here, many others are still in hospital.  Our thoughts are with the many families that are suffering from these cruel, cowardly attacks.

#OneLoveManchester

 

JUNE 2017

This picture reminds me of myself and eldest daughter Jodie sitting in her hot tub with a delicious cocktail.

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The sun is shining, it is half term here so I think the beach will be busy today, you can find me in my garden reading this little gem.  Two murders and I have not got a clue who committed them yet but I am trying to pick up the clues.  I love Guy’s books, I best get a move on as this is published tomorrow, get reading Karen.

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Half way through the year already, I think this is my favourite month as it is summer, we have long evenings, the gardens are beginning to get some colour and of course the best thing is it’s my birthday month.   The warm weather has been a long time coming this year so I am hoping it stays a while.  My body is far less painful in the warmer weather so I can sit to write, paint or read without being full of painkillers.  I am 3 books off my running total for this year so I need to do a bit more reading, it takes longer to do all the reviews now as I like to write something a bit different on all the various sites and social media.

What is your favourite month and why?

 

PONTINS HOLIDAY PARK

CAMBER SANDS, KENT UK

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For the benefit of all my readers not in the UK, I will explain that in one of our daily newspapers (Sun) you can collect coupons and go to these type of parks in Britain and Europe for a charge of £9.50 each person, minimum of 4 people.  You stay in chalets, caravans or lodges that are all self-contained with everything you would need.

So myself and Billie’s family and Kara all went here for a long weekend, as you can see there is plenty for the children to do as well as clubs and activities so they love it here.

We picked a great weekend as the weather was super, think the children liked the swimming pool best but a close second were the push bikes that 4 people can fit on.

Billie learnt all about the different dinosaurs lol, Jade relaxed and I really liked this shrub with the pink flowers but not sure what it was called.  Every evening you have bingo, children’s club and entertainment, they were pleased to see Scooby Doo.

The entertainment on the Saturday night was one of the best I have ever seen and kept us all laughing so a great night was had by everyone.  Paul and Billie loved their mini holiday and asked me to look out for some more deals so they can have another holiday.

 

BIRTHDAYS & FAMILY TIME

The years go by so quickly, before you can blink they have all grown up but will always be in your heart.  It is lovely looking back at the photos that we have so many of now with the smart phones.

Friday Alfie turned 9 it seems like only yesterday I was flying back from Spain for his birth, then today Izzy is 14, definitely makes you feel old.

 

 

A busy weekend with a lovely brunch yesterday prepared by Jodie, so nice for us all to get together.  Then last night there was more partying in the hot tub, I returned home for an evening with a book, lol.

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Cosmo the Elf returned for Alfie’s birthday and my friend Jackie, one of the lovely ladies who lunch made him a new jumper.

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I read about a book called The Durrell’s of Corfu then realised it was a TV program so my Sunday evening is being spent watching the first series on catch-up, I must say it is very good and I think I will read the books as well one day.

I am now on the look out for lots of pretty tea-cups as I saw this on Pinterest and I think it will look great in my garden above a false fire-place.

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Have a great evening and week everyone, still hoping for sunshine here but I guess you can’t have everything.

 

LAURA BARNARD COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!

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How beautiful is this cover of Laura’s latest romantic comedy, Excess Baggage? It’s out on the 23rd and you can pre-order now at:  myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB   I cannot wait to read this as it sounds very good.

 
Synopsis

Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.
So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.
Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?
Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?
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Head on over to Laura’s Facebook page to enter her cover reveal giveaway to be in with a chance of winning an ARC of EXCESS BAGGAGE and a £5/$5 Amazon gift card.

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