Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hotel Chocolat Tasting Box Competition Ends 12/11

Hotel Chocolat, the luxury chocolate company makes the perfect chocolates which make excellent gifts but did you know that they also have a tasting club? No? Well, let me tell you all about it here.

The chocolate subscription club is a service that means once a month you get a special edition box of delicious chocolates delivered to your door. What's especially cool is that you are given a chance to rate the chocolates and influence future selections through your scores as well as getting the chance to taste experimental chocolates before they hit the shelves.

So I was given a box to try. The chocolates were delicious as always. I have to admit I am a big fan of this chocolate brand so it's hard to be objective! My favourites were the raspberry pannacotta, with lush fresh raspberry flavours, and the peach and jasmine, a sweet delightful and fruity centre enrobed in white chocolate.



In fact, all the chocolates were delightful and really high quality, you could tell by the taste. That's because they use best cocoa powder in the chocolates, cocoa powder from cocoa farmers they support in St Lucia.



I also like the mix of white, milk and dark chocolates in the box, a little something for everyone really. Every month, the box is unique and especially chosen by their in-house chocolatiers, and every month they create new and delectable chocolates for their customers to try.


If you sign up, your first box will be delivered to your door within 5 days and at the moment your first box is only £9.99 with a bag of free chocolate 'gemstones' too. A great deal I think you will admit.

Today on my blog I am giving you a chance to win a one-month tasting box of from Hotel Chocolat worth £22.99.  Entry is easy via the Gleam app below. While you are here don't forget to check out the other competitions I have running too. Good luck!

Win a Hotel Chocolat tasting box worth £22.99


Terms and Conditions

You must be 18 + to enter 
Open to entrants in the UK only
One entry per household 
Winner will be contacted within 7 days of the competition ending. 
If I do not hear from the winner within 28 days I reserve the right to redraw 
Please allow 28 days for delivery 
Closing date 2017-11-12 11:59:59 PM
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227 comments

  1. Mum held my hand going into dad's funeral this year as much as she was hurting she still thought of me xxx

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  2. I adore Hotel Chocolat chocolates... being a mum to 2 chocolate hungry boys, when I treat myself to chocolate, I have but them their own bars, otherwise my lips won't get a look in ��

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  3. My mam has helped me through many sad times in my life, and she has also been there to celebrate the good times too. One memorable moment was when she was by my side during my youngest daughters birth. My daughter came early was breech so I was rushed in for a c-section and my mam was there with me x

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  4. My Mum is 102 and my best memory is her 100th birthday, when all the family were gathered to celebrate this great milestone. She does enjoy a quality chocolate so I would have to share this box with her.

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  5. The chocolate looks delicious.

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  6. My late Mother-in-Law was a fantastic Lady, she was so kind to me, I have so many happy memories of her, one of the best times was when I took her abroad for the first time, she would get up at 5am every morning to sit on the balcony and watch the dawn rise over the mountain, I miss her very much indeed.

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  7. My mum is the best. My best moments and memories with my mum is her relationship with my kids

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  8. With the angles NOW xx
    Still With me everywhere I go -guiding and protecting

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  9. my mum takes me on holiday and still spoils me

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  10. Since my mum discovered a smartphone, she hasn’t stopped texting me. Sometimes it’s about the weather or random financial advice, but on nights when I feel down and text her that I miss her, she’ll say something like this: “Love you, my beautiful daughter. One of the best days of my life is when you were born. Just keeps getting better.” Always cheers me up.

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  11. Mum died when I was 12 but I still have wonderful memories one of my favourites was going for a midnight swim at the local beach with my brother, aunt and uncle. It was amazing there was a full moon and the fish were jumping out of the water.

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  12. My son is in Canada. My daughter is in Wales and I am in Scotland. Chocolate helps when I miss them!

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  13. my mum is my rock and im her iccle pebble and together we ride the stormy seas off life together until we reach calmer seas x love you mum x

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  14. parents you don't ever expect to lose them but sadly my dad passed away after a long battle with illness , wonderful man ,but mum is still here and these chocolates would be perfect for her

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  15. I'd love to win this, be nice to have some chocolates to nibble on while writing blog posts!

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  16. My dad was always an inspiration to me. He had a massive garden and grew all his own vegetables and fruit. He was always in his garden digging and cultivating something right up to the year before he died at age 89. I think it kept him fit and healthy for all those years :)

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  17. My dad is the biggest chocoholic I know and I am actually trying to win to gift to him. Thank you

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  18. The chocolates look delicious . Thank you

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  19. I was brought up with my granny she was an incredible role model and I feel very blessed to have been brought up with her,
    We used to bake lots and christmas was always great fun, I always remember the time granny had a little too many sherries on christmas eve and on christmas day she was a little hungover and fell asleep, the turkey burnt to a crisp! we had so many laughs about that day! life is too short to be serious! :)

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  20. My Mum's in her 90s now and isn't the person she used to be, either mentally or physically, but one thing that still cheers her up is some really good chocolate.

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  21. My Dad is passed now. He would have loved this competition as he was a chocaholic. we were out celebrating my mums 71st birthday yday and had a lovely meal and cake with her

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  22. My Dad brought me up by himself and I have so many memories as a I was a childhood. He took my brother and I to many places, long walks, played football and much more.

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  23. Both my parents died many years ago, just like me my children have never known what it is like to have grandparents.

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  24. My mum always puts others first, and donates money to quite a few charities close to her heart, on a regular basis.

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  25. My mother gave up every little treat or luxury she could ever have had so we could have one instead. I wish I had realised soon enough to thank her for her sacrifice.

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  26. I was a bit of a terror as a teenager and never thought too much of it. Then when I had my own kids I suddenly felt really guilty about all the times I stayed out and didn't tell my mum where I was! Having kids has made me a much better son now!

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  27. My dad makes me laugh so much but it seems that I'm the only one in the family to appreciate his humour.

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  28. I used to love making bread with my Dd when I was little.

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  29. My parents meet me in Chester and we all go shopping together then out for lunch. When we eat chocolates that have wrappers, we put the wrappers together to look like chocolates, just to wind each other up (I am one of 5!)

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  30. My dad tells the best stories which makes me smile.

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  31. My dad use to come on holiday with us before he died and loved spending time with his grandson's.

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  32. My favourite moments with my mum is on holiday in Weymouth we love going there and have done for about 25 years now. It's like a second home. I love spending time with my mum. She is amazing!

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  33. Love to visit and check in with my parents each week just so they know I'm doing OK (even though I've lived on my own for 9 years!)

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  34. My Mum has a beautiful singing voice, she used to be in an operatic group! Now we both go singing every week in a local choir, and it always makes me smile! My Mum can always make me happy cry when she sings Ava Maria. I love my Mum x

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  35. my mother in law accepted me from day one, she helped us raise our children and every year made sure the children went on holiday, she would have loved our grandchildren

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  36. Becoming a mum came as a shock to me but I can honestly say it's the most rewarding, amazing thing I have ever done and wouldn't change it for the world x

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  37. my mum always had a great sense of humour even when she was telling me off we still ended up laughing

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  38. My mum surprised us by taking up art class a few years ago. From nothing, she's actually become pretty good -- we've got several of her pictures up on our wall, and they're there on merit, not just because of who painted them.

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  39. I always remember the invaluable lessons (which were just fun at the time) of cooking with my Mum and my Gran, and gardening (fruit and veg growing) with my Dad and Granddad!

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  40. As a mum my favourite moments when my kids were little was when they would climb on my lap and go "nuggle mummy, nuggle". They could not say "snuggle" so it was "nuggle". I miss "nuggle"!

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  41. My mum in law to be is like a mum to me - I'm just back home from a lovely day out with her where, despite being a bit poorly herself, she made a huge effort to come and cheer me up when I'm having a rubbish time. I love her to bits, she's absolutely amazing!

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  42. My favourite part of the day is when my dad pops round for a cup of tea and a chat, we had never really been close but since losing my mum we have formed an unbreakable bond which i am cherishing more and more each day x

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  43. Used to do decorating with dad when younger

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  44. Lovely giveaway

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  45. When I was at primary school I would sometimes come home and find the front door slightly ajar. A piece of paper would be lying in the hall and it would be the first clue of a treasure hunt. I would go all over the house guided by the clues and at the end there would be a treat. My Mum loved making up the treasure hunts and I really enjoyed them. Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  46. When we got my mum a mobile phone for christmas and she started texting us, it was always in capital letters, so it's like she is always yelling at us.

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  47. My Dad has been absolutely fantastic since my Mum died, my 40th birthday was a few months later and my Dad baked his first cake for my birthday, it was amazing!

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  48. My dad's visiting us ATM he loves doing puzzles with my daughter Sheriah 5 it's lovely when he takes time to do Grandad things ☺️

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  49. My mom is my rock in hard times. I hope to do half as much for my own kids, whenever they need me. x

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  50. My mam is a total sweetheart. She is 90 now and in a nursing home but always stays cheerful.

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  51. My mum is great, always encouraging, knows just what to say and how to help. My dad gives a good hug and sometimes thats just what you need!

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  52. Sadly both my parents have passed away but I try to be the best mum possible by fostering now that my own have grown up.

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  53. My mum is an amazing cook and always used to make us birthday cakes when we were kids - one year I wanted a Barbie cake, her hands were stained pink with food colouring for days afterwards! 💖

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  54. I speak not of my biological parents but of my aunty, who to me is my mum. She stood by me no matter what and never gave up on me. She is my greatest supporter and always has been. On a side note I would love to win some choccy's lol x

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  55. My nan made the best mince pies I have ever tasted and it makes me think of her every Christmas.

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  56. would love to win their chocolate is delicious

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  57. Dad use to always buy us Maltesers and my Mum After Eights if he went for a drink on a Friday night :D Hotel Chocolat wasn't around back then! :)

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  58. My mum founded my love for cats..now we are both crazy cat ladies lol

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  59. One of my fondest memories of my dad is when I was 16 and he took just me for a ploughmans lunch and bought me my first cider.  it was lovely just to have him to myself for a change without my other siblings around

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  60. My Mum and Dad are amazing! They've always been so cool with me even with all the tattoos, crazy hair and crazier ideas! We go to gigs together all he time and always have fun. last one we went to was Kraftwerk and me and my Dad were dancing away lol

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  61. MY DAD USE TO BUT WALNUT WHIPS THE NUT WAS THE BEST BIT

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  62. I miss my dad and that's as much as I need to say I think, he was THE man.

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  63. My older sister has been like a mum to me, she pretty much brought me up after our mum died. I'm so lucky to have her.

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  64. My parents are both dead but I think of them everyday...whenever I hear a Shakira song it reminds me of mum (she loved Shakira) and when I watch Only Fools and Horses on Gold it reminds me me of Dad ...he was a bit of cockney wheeler-dealer lol

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  65. My mum always does anything she can to help me when I need it, whether that is financial support, emotional support or anything else. She's always there and I do the same for my daughter :)

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  66. I love it when my dad shares his knowledge about gardening. Without it the garden would be a complete mess!

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  67. My mum in law always makes my favourite foods when we go and visit. The trouble is, the very first time I met her, I raved about her trifle, as I was being polite, and trying to make a good impression, She now makes one EVERY time we see her, and really - I'm not a fan! It's all sloppy. I'd much rather have cake, or a pie, but I've made my bed, and now I;m lying in it!

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  68. My mum has been my rock throughout my life and has always been there to support me no matter what's happened!

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  69. My Dad is terminally ill and my Mum is his carer. I always spend Friday morning with him so that my Mum can have a break. It always makes me smile whenever she goes out or even just into the garden as she always comes in and gives him a kiss before going outside. It is very touching to see the love they still have after all these years.

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  70. I wish I had something to say but I don't really get along with my parents for many years I have had to defend for myself.

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  71. My mum is a super chocoholic, for years I was convinced my Easter eggs were faulty as they never had chocolate inside of them....!

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  72. mum always loved chocolate as a treat and used to love Easter the best. She'd always buy us the biggest egg in the shop so that she could pinch some.

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  73. my dad alwayy makes me smile! he lives with my and my daughter and still treats me like a princess this would be a lovely treat for hi, plus it would stop him nicking my choccies!

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  74. My mum and dad are sadly not with me anymore but both were amazing people and I have my sister and we look after each other now

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  75. Wow, amazing, I would love to give this to my mum

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  76. I now know the trouble my mum had with me and brother growing up, because I have 3 children all under 6 which is so hectic!

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  77. I came down with meningitis when I was visiting my parents over summer... they took it in turns to rub my back and comfort me when I was being sick, and sat with me in hospital when I was scared and no-one knew what was wrong.

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  78. I always end up cackling at my mum's silly sense of humour - she works with children, and sometimes I think that humour rubs off on her!!

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  79. Riding on my dads shoulders when i was 4/5, i felt on top of the world!

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  80. My mam has been a start through some awful times - leanne w

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  81. I love how me and my mum laugh hysterically at the same things. I remember in Vegas being in a lift with tourists laughing our heads off but no one else knew what was funny. Good times! Love my mum to bits.xxx

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  82. I have twins who are all grown up now and they are boy/girl. I was always stopped in the street when they were babies so everyone could coo over them! I hated being asked if they were identical! lol

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  83. My mum is an incredible woman. So kind and generous with fabulous sense of humour.

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  84. My dad is more interested in my wedding dress than anyone else - he keeps sending photos and telling me what shapes and styles suit me etc. It reminds me how unique and special my family are because a few of the people at wedding dress shops have been totally shocked that he wants to come when I try things on!

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  85. Dancing and singing around the lounge with my Mum most nights :)

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  86. I remember a riding holiday when I was about 10, and my Dad had a go too. I still think that was a brave thing to do, he's so not a sporty person.

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  87. When I was a teenager I used to wear a lot of black and had some 'weird' friends as my dad used to say! He found it difficult to chat to them due to this and one weekend I had a sleepover - I thought it was going to be really awkward but to break the ice he came downstairs with a rainbow Tina Turner wig on singing 'simply the best' at the top of his voice! Everyone just burst out laughing and it completely broke the ice, everyone thought my dad was a legend! It really meant a lot to me that he made that effort for me

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  88. My mum passed away when i was young but as children she made all our clothes and taught me and my sister to sew and knit and it's something i still love to do and have just recently made all my curtains for my living room and bathroom all thanks to her.

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  89. My mum is always there for me when I need an ear to bend! Especially when work is driving me mad and I need someone to vent to - I'm the manager so I can't talk to anyone at work!

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  90. My mum and dad have been amazing with me over the last couple of years where my extreme generalized anxiety and depression has got so much worse and i have been so difficult to be around. But they have been there for me every step of the way through every up and down.

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  91. My little boy loves a 20 minute cuddle everytime he wakes from a nap. I love it as I know they won't last forever!

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  92. my mum and dad are amazing even after splitting up have stayed good freinds to bring me up x

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  93. My mum taught me to love all weathers. Often times if we had no umbrellas we would put carrier bags over our heads and venture forth! We would walk for miles and eat ice creams however cold it was.

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  94. My mum is as mad a box of frogs and always makes us laugh. Her spell of gardening in really bizarre outfits like a fur coat and slippers because she thought her next door neighbour was getting really nosey and wanted to see how far the gossip would go was one of her finer moments!

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  95. my Dad leaving funny cartoon notes in my lunch box because he knew I was nervous about school.

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  96. Being a mum is truly wonderful. My son is a ray of sunshine and is always making me smile x

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  97. My Mum and Dad always buying me a bar of chocolate to cheer me up or treat me :) x

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  98. I remember fondly when we went on a family holiday to Spain when I was 8, my dad got chased down the beach by a seagull trying to get his chips!! Lol he was terrified I've never seen him run so fast, it was hilarious and a memory I'll never forget.

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  99. Love spending time with my Mum.

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  100. My mum is the best cook I know. I love cooking and learn from the best.

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  101. my mum always managed o cheer me up

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  102. My mum never wanted us to spend a lot of money on her Christmas and birthday gifts, she preferred that we treat ourselves. She would often just ask for a box of her favourite chocolates (Milk Tray). I saw a display of Milk Tray in my local Lidl shop the other day and it brought back all those lovely memories of my mum; it doesn't take much to remember those you loved and lost.

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  103. My dad took us on a holiday to Dubai a few years ago. It was amazing!

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  104. would love this for my dad he would so love these he loves his chocolate

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  105. My mum would do absolutely anything for me and my sisters and I need to tell her more often how I feel

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  106. My favourite memory is of feeding the hens and ducks with my Dad when I was little. We used to have our wellies on and slide around in the mud whilst throwing corn.

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  107. I only really started to get on with my Dad a few years before he passed, but that makes it more special to me because it was a real father and son thing which I never had as a kid with him.

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  108. I love the memories of taking the dogs for a walk with my mum as a child and now I love doing the same with my daughter

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  109. My dad used to make us laugh the things he got up to or jokes he played on us.
    He used to go to the library & get books for the neighbours & strap them on his Moped box.One day he gave my sister a lift.She lived up a big Hill & when he got to the top he had that much weight on the back he ended up doing a wheelie.We often laugh at his antics.

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  110. my parents are a hug part of my life but when I was younger and they were working I spent alot of time with my grandparents who taught me and my brother so much.

    twitter:@susanhoggett

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  111. When I was younger I remember watching Forest Gump with my mum and the famous line "Life is like a box of chocolates..". Ever since whenever there are hard times or we need a good chat and a catch up we open a box of chocolates, indulge and forget the rest of the world.

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  112. My mum-in-law is like a Mum to me right down to the way she exasperated me! But it’s not something I’ve ever told her.

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  113. My dad was my inspiration. One of his sayings was be true to yourself and if it feels right,then do it. Miss him to bits

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  114. my dad loved chocolate, you would offer him a piece and he'd say .. no it's ok.. it's yours.... so you would eat it... he would notice the minute it had all gone and then say ...oh go on then i'll have abit.... aleays made us laugh... and as we got older we learnt to keep a bit hidden at the end for when he said it.. always made us laugh, i'd forgotten how happy chocolate can make you .. wish he was here to do it now... thank you for reminding me of a happy memory

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  115. My wonderful parents helped me recover from anorexia - their endless patience and humour and kindness has been the most incredible gift to me!

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  116. I’ve inherited my dads wicked sense of humour and my mums love for crafts, it’s one of the many things I love about them

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  117. My aunt just loves chocolate! Our families are very close and we share so many beautiful memories with my cousins growing up. Whenever a guest would bring bars of chocolate as a gift to her 2 kids she would go to each and ask for half. She would end up having a whole chocolate while my cousins would have half each! It was always so funny to watch her do this! God bless her!

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  118. My Mum has always been so supportive to me. From helping me completely hands on when I had my own daughter single-handedly to always being my best friend on a Saturday night, we like nothing more than staying home and watching films together :) She's the best!

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  119. just love chocolate - always a favourite with my mum and dad too.

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  120. My mum has recently discovered how to send GIFs with her iPhone! At least once a day I get a funny cat one or a unicorn. It never fails to make me smile!

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  121. My Mum was always very strict about how much sugar we ate, but last week I went to collect my son from hers and he was sat on her kitchen table eating cubes of jelly straight out the packet!!

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  122. Only my daft mother could serve chocolate custard instead of gravy with the sunday roast dinner, but that's why we love her!

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  123. As a one parent family my Mom and Dad helped me so much, and I have so many happy memories, my Mum always used to help me with decorating, and my Dad would keep up a stream of tea and bacon sarnies :D

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  124. My father was recently diagnosed with an incurable lung infection. We had not seen him in 7 years. The last time was when my daughter was 5. He and my mother were able to fly over from the US to visit us for a week. We made the most wonderful memories.

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  125. I've got a lovely friend at work who is very motherly towards me. I have known her for 10 years, and she's always there for me. She buys me little chocolate treats, and makes me cups of tea! I told her about my pregnancy before I told my actual Mum!

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  126. my mum was with me and my fiance when i gave birth to our daughter and its deffo my fave memory

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  127. My dad used to tell the silliest jokes and then crack up over them, it's one of the things I miss most since we lost him a few years ago.

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  128. My mum is awesome but forgetful - so many times we've been late / lost / etc because of her. :)

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  129. My dad always cooked his special spaghetti when we stayed in the mountain hut, he never used to cook otherwise but for us kids these spaghetti where by far the best we had ever eaten. A few months ago while staying with my parents in Switzerland my daughters finally got to try his famous spaghetti too and loved them just as much as we did

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  130. My Dad was kind, loving, gentle and taught me to believe I could do anything.

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  131. My mother loved Dark Chocolate so her favourite pressie was a box of Black Magic - which she enjoyed on her own because nobody else liked them! Personally I love Hotel Chocolat chocolate in Milk or White and all the gorgeous fillings that they do

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  132. My dad baking banana loaves and cooking all our meals - introducing me to curry over 50 years ago and blue cheese!

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  133. kayleigh Robinson8 November 2017 at 21:27

    I love being a mum, it’s so rewarding! My kids are my life and even they make me lose the plot sometimes and I find half eaten gingerbread men in my sock drawer. I wouldn’t have them any other way!

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  134. I love spending time with my parents - I don't see my mum as often as I would like but I go out to lunch weekly with my dad

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  135. I have lovely memories of my mum's cooking, she was amazing! I wish I had inherited her skills.

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  136. My mum & dad were very strict and, from a very young age, we had to help with the cooking and housework, so I brought my son up more leniantly. I wish now I'd been more strict with my son as he's an adult now and doesn't cook or clean!

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  137. My dad always made a chocolate cake on Sunday afternoons, I always got to lick the spoon and scrape the bowl

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  138. Memories of my gran are hilarious. One time we visited a run down castle. I had gone up a level whilst my gran was still downstairs looking at things. All of a sudden there's a loud noise of someone passing wind echoing around the walls. It was my gran. She didn't realise it would be so loud or echo so much lol.

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  139. My mum means so much to me she’s been there for me so much through a very difficult few years takin* me to appointments, caring, being there, making me laugh I don’t know what I’d do without her. I’d love to treat her so thanks for the chance

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  140. Even though my mum works really long hours as soon as she gets a day off shes asking if i need her to babysit my 4 munchkins or if i need a hand with anything :)
    plus both chocolate addicts!! haha

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  141. Mum is very caring and supportive. She is my best friend. (@PeanutHog)

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  142. My mum will do anything to make sure her family are happy. She spent a full 9 hours going to every shop she could image might sell it to find a box of pumkin spiced porridge for me because I had told her it looks lovely but I couldn't find it anywhere. She got it in the end and made me a very happy daughter

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  143. my mum helped me clear and clean my old house from top to bottom after I decided I needed a new, better life for me

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  144. A moment that always springs to mind when I'm asked this question is snuggling up with mum under a quilt on the settee watching Disney films when I was poorly!

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  145. My nan was always there for us, she had a wicked sense of humour

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  146. Whenever my family get together we always have a good laugh, for me it's every Christmas day when my sister is home, we get the games out and Dad cracks his daft jokes while Mum makes a sarcastic comment back, little moments like that I appreciate!!

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  147. I love the bond I have with my mum. She is a star and does everything she can for my and my kids.I love the fact my kids have the same bond with her too

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  148. my best memory of my Dad was the joy of being selected to carry the olympic torch

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  149. Left my dad in charge of our house whilst we were on holiday, arrived home to discover we had been locked out!

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  150. My favourite memory is christmas all of us kids waking early to unwrap our presents on my mum bed

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  151. my dad is one of the funniest and kindest guys i know!!! recently i had a marriage breakdown and he had me move in with him and he supported me.

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  152. I am a 'mum' to many - 2 homegrown and many foster children that we have had the joy of caring for over the years

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  153. My Mum is fantastic at helping us out with the kids when we really need it- we love her.

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  154. My father was an environmentalist long before the word came into common use. He was also a pigeon and poultry fancier. I didn't take much notice when I was growing up but have recently realised just how important his views and way of life were. I hope he can see that I am trying to live as I should and doing my bit.

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  155. both my parents are dead i miss them every day dad dressed me up in fancy dress for the queens silver jubilee in 1977 we all had a street party

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  156. My Mum is always there for others. She used to be a Home Help when I was young and when she gave up she continued helping her elderly friends with shopping and housework. She has done a lot of voluntary work since my Dad died 12 years ago. At Christmas she takes in an elderly relative to make sure he is not alone over the festive period.....all this and she is nearly 82 herself!

    Most importantly though she is always there for me, her granddaughters and her great grandsons.

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  157. My mum came to see my at university after my cousin died and made sure I ate and got to my lectures on time and didn't fall too behind

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  158. Try as I might I cannot think of a heart warming story about my parents. It's not that we had a bad childhood, far from it, it's just that my parents never showed their emotions to us or each other, there was no lovey dovey stuff or cuddles really.

    My parents argued and rowed a lot - still do after 53 years of marriage.

    But they have supported me as I have been widowed twice; at age 28 and age 40. They just do it in their own way.

    But it has made me cry to read the above stories.

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  159. One of my earliest memories is of me asking my mum if it was my birthday - and she said yes, all day! I remember thinking that was so funny xx

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  160. My mum is my best friend so there are too many moments. One that stands out is when I got a bad news from the doctor. She refused to just accept what they said and found through lots of research an amazing doctor to help me. She then helped me through two spinal operations. The only reason I don't need a wheelchair today is because she refused to give up. She's my hero xx

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  161. My mum and dad have stood with me recently whilst i've been ill. They have gone above and beyond to look after my three children whilst i've been in hospital. It has made me realise just how loved I am and made me respect my family more.

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  162. My Nan because she has a sweet tooth and most of my childhood memories relate to her and the happiness she introduced into my life.

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  163. I love the fact that I am a Nan, as I get time to spend with them, that is not rushed

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  164. I have a lovely memory of my Mum and son putting the Christmas tree up, the laughter & fun they had. We didn't know it at the time, but this was our last Christmas together as she died suddenly in the January but this memory never fades

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  165. Joking with my Mum about cake

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  166. These look absolutely amazing! Thanks.

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  167. Walking and talking as we went anywehere and everywhere
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  168. I'd love to share these with my mum and sister at Christmas

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  169. I love my Dad's inadvertently hilarious answers to quiz show questions when he's trying not to go to sleep.

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  170. My mum used to cut my hair up until my teenage years. They were terrible hair cuts, but it saved money. We look back and laugh about it now! x

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  171. My dad was everything but mainly warm, loving and funny. There isn't a day that passes that we don't all miss him.

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  172. When I was about 4 my mum giving me a big messy, sticky ice cream, leading me into the fur coat section of a department store and telling me they were little foxes and bunny rabbits - cue a loud, messy antifur protest (and probably a nice, steep specialist cleaning bill)

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  173. My dad is awesome, he has kept up the act that his hand is a mouse called Mousie for 36 years :-)

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  174. Spent last Christmas with Dad in hospital and sadly lost him in January will miss him so much and the way he always fell asleep crimbo day after lunch, will be watching the dr who crimbo special with tears in my eyes

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  175. Although the man I call my Dad is gone, he will always be my hero, I know people say that but I mean literally! A stupid 16 year old, I ran away with a man who tortured and beat me, but my Dad drove the 200 odd miles over night to rescue me and bring me home

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  176. Used to love going to the golf course with my dad as a 'caddy'. After about 5 minutes, the golf bag was obviously too heavy for me so he would carry them anyway but it was great time spent together.

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  177. My dad had a daft sense of humour.
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  178. I love being a Mum, it really brings out the best in me. I only cuddle my children, I'm not into physical contact but I can't stop cuddling my kids!

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  179. My mum is absolutely lovely but she can be a bit scatty sometimes, like taking a roll of foil to work for here lunch instead of the chicken wrap she wrapped in the foil or calling me everybody else's name before remembering mine.

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  180. My mum was there to support me when giving birth to my first child

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  181. Fantastic giveaway, would love to #win. Fingers crossed xxx ❤❤

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  182. My dad is constantly repeating the same things over and over again. He knows he is doing it but each time a story is updated i have to hear the WHOLE thing again from the beginning!

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  183. My Mums been through such a lot in these last few years. But even during some of her harder times, she's always been there to support me through my own highs and lows.

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  184. Feeding ice cream to my dad in his care home during a brief period of lucidity in his battle with Alzheimers shortly before his death

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  185. My favourite memory of my Dad is his reaction when he opened his Christmas present in 2006. I had booked him a surprise, once in a lifetime trip to NYC to see the Rolling Stones, as a combined Christmas//60th birthday present. He broke down in tears, the only time I have ever seen him cry, and was so grateful! It was magical!

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  186. Winter always makes me remember jumping in puddles deeper than my wellies with my dad when I was little.

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  187. My Dad was always able to make us laugh and cheer up a grumpy child or grandchild.

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  188. My parents are my role models. My rocks in life and are always there for me and my daughter no matter what. They are the best grandparents to my girl. I see myself growing up tocbe just like them both. Strong, independent, hard working and respectful.

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  189. i live a few hours away from them but make the time to just talk about our days every week!

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  190. Mine would have to be about my wonderful adoptive mummy. She has been there for me through everything ehen my own mother failed. Sometimes blood isn't thicker

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  191. I love being a mum and now being a grandparent is even better

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  192. My mum is my the best friend.She is always there for me

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  193. The Ashes is coming up and it always makes me think of my Dad,who introduced me to cricket as a kid. He took me along to watch Hampshire play in the County Championship and taught me the rules.A sport I still love.

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  194. My mum was my rock when my brother and dad died. She supported me through a bad couple of years

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