No Oompa Loompas but lots of treats in this chocolate box London tour…

I recently undertook my first walking tour of London and it was brilliant. It not only gave me the opportunity to see my beloved city in a fresh way but it also introduced me to new things and new people which you don’t always get when you’re head down on the tube, earbuds in and tutting as bewildered tourists weave in and out around you looking for the London Eye and an Angus Steakhouse. FYI – it’s the big wheel on the Southbank and err, don’t. Just don’t.

However I can now tick the second walking tour off a list I didn’t even know I had and this one was super sweet – a tour around central London of several chocolatiers, gelaterias and high class department stores given to me as a birthday gift. Honestly, the things I go through for the sake of this blog amaze even myself at times but with a brolly in my hand and anticipation in my tummy, I set off with J and his lovely parents M and D to spend an afternoon forcing down samples and ingesting and inhaling my own body weight in chocolate. Read More

Chocolate feasting at the Chesterfield…

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world came to stay this weekend and if you have a heart of gold, as EJ does, you deserve to be treated accordingly. Now I can’t say that a visit to Hamleys on a Saturday 3 weeks before Christmas is something anyone should undertake without a flask of whiskey on one hip and a Taser on the other but the reward of a Chocolate Lovers Afternoon Tea, post trip to hell, did make up for it somewhat…

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