Choc-a-Blog!

Yes, I know I’m not supposed to be here, especially when I'm in cybernation wrestling the work in progress into submission, however, I’m just popping in briefly to share some nice news.

Back in November, I left a comment on Preseli ‘Margo’ Mags’s blog after the lovely people from Appliances Online sent her a copy of Nigella’s latest cook book. Anyway, shortly after I announced my blog break I received an email from the Appliances Online folk too, asking if a gift of posh chocolates would help keep my blood sugar levels up whilst slogging away at my desk.

Since my washing machine is making some very strange noises, I did try some blatant blagging a few gentle hints that whilst posh chocs are always welcome, a new washing machine would go down a storm. Clearly, they have my publisher's interest at heart and reckon chocolates will keep me at my desk longer than rushing around doing household chores (no comments about all the extra ballast keeping my bum glued to the seat, thank you – I ran four miles in the icy wind and rain this morning!) since my hinty-hints fell on stony ground. However, today, hurray, this big box of assorted Hotel Chocolat goodies arrived – more than enough to keep me writing and a few spare to peruse the Appliances Online website in my downtime and think about that new washing machine (will just have to make sure I'm not distracted by all the other goodies they supply).

Anyway, I have chocs to eat and book to complete, so excuse me for dashing. I’ll be doing the blog rounds and visiting again in February, but in the meantime huge thanks to Appliances Online for their kind gift... and do leave your comments here... you never know who might be reading!

Comments

Debs Carr said…
Now that's the sort of package you want the postman to deliver.

Happy writing.
Preseli Mags said…
I'll happily swap you one (slightly used) cookbook for those yummy choccies. Lucky thing. Enjoy them! Margo xx
Fran said…
Please post your full address.
Cottage Garden said…
Oh they beat bills in brown envelopes any day! Choccie heaven - enjoy!

Jeanne
x
Pondside said…
It's clear that I'll have to think again about what I put in my comments! I'm thinking....an IPad would be nice.....
Frances said…
Chris, I do like the sound of that incoming chocolate. Wow! Runner that you are, I don't think that there's much chance that you will gain even a pound.

Best wishes to you as this new year gets going on the progress I know you are making on the novel.

Also, please send my best wishes to Tom and to your Mom.

xo
Jenny Beattie said…
Fantastic. I'm only a teeny bit jealous. Have a fab blog break. See you when you're back.
Kitty said…
Oh yum. Was v happy to see a blog from you when none was expected this month, even happier (tho admittedly envious too) to see you're wallowing in delicious chocs. Now desperately trying to think if I might need any appliances that I can write a blog about... is one of those mini Dyson things an appliance? Must check...
Posie said…
Oh how fabby, enjoy...and hurrah to the Appliances online people for findingf a way to get you back blogging...during your 'cybernation'....lovely to catch up with you, and enjoy the choccies....sigh I feel my blood sugar dipping at the very mention of them.....
Fennie said…
Enjoy the chocolates but if the washing machine goes you will lose a lot of time. Buy the best you can afford. Comforting sounds they make washing machines (when not spinning); the sort of sound you could go to sleep by. Almost like waves crashing on a beach. Good luck with the writing. Am shivering at the thought of running in an icy wind.
HelenMHunt said…
Hotel Chocolat - how wonderful. That is a nice thing to happen.
Ooh, can I come round? I could even squeeze in a bit of handwashing for you - in exchange for chocolates, of course.

H new year, by the way, Chris - hope 2011 gets off to a better start than 2010 ended on.

xoxox
sheepish said…
Hi Just a quick comment as I have only just seen your blog about your Mum. I am so glad that she is on the mend, it must have been horrendous for her and all her family. Luckily for her and you she is obviously a resiliant lady, but no-one should be put through that experience, especially an elderly person. Best wishes to your Mum and the rest of your family and to you for 2011.
P.S If you need any help with those chocs!!!!!
Flowerpot said…
Well what a lovely new year's present - and much deserved!
Cait O'Connor said…
I have just bought Nigella's book, where did I go wrong?
Lowandslow said…
That's great! I love hearing stories abouty businesses that really do appreciate their customers instead of just trying to gouge them.

S
Cally said…
Mmmm Hotel Chocolat. I bought some of their Halloween chocs for my agent and publisher when Heaven Can Wait came out but didn't treat myself. *waves at any Appliances Online PR people reading this*

/end blatant hint.

;)

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