Do you feel guilty about your cravings for chocolate? STOP. Because it's national Chocolate Week (it is only 6 months 'til Easter). If eaten in moderation and preferably dark, chocolate is good for you. It can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, the physical changes caused when we eat chocolate make us feel good - it acts as a stimulant, anti-depressant and mood enhancer. For anyone who eats a little (?) chocolate daily this is good news.

It's nearly the weekend 
Last weekend I over committed myself and whilst at the time I enjoyed it, I have realised that I took on too much. This weekend I am planning a slower pace with time for reading a book, taking a walk to steal some more glimpses of Autumn, entertaining family, peppermint tea and cake at a local cafe and phoning a friend to catch up. Oh, and of course some chocolate!

What are you going to make time for this weekend?

Worth a visit:

 This mini-mission from Courtney Carver at Be More With Less.

 Yummy recipes here on the Chocolate Week website.

Happy Friday xo



  1. I know what you mean. Sometimes I make a mega list for the weekend and end up making the week ahead a real struggle. This weekend I shall be doing not very much!! X (football, washing, ironing, cooking of course !)

  2. Chocolate week? Now that's worth celebrating! :)


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