10 December 2010
When I was growing up, Advent Calendars were very straightforward - it was rewarding enough to find out what was behind each randomly placed door. By the time I was buying them for my son - no time for home-made creations - they came with little chocolates behind each door. I thought I ought to be moving a little more with the times, so today we have chocolate in our calendar.
I have been craving chocolate more than anything else in the last couple of weeks and Charbonnel and Walker is my chocolate of choice - no sugary powder, just gratings of chocolate to melt into your hot milk. It's so good that I've decided to keep it in the cellar rather than the kitchen because otherwise I would want a cup every time I had to get the porridge or olive oil or whatever out of the cupboard. I mean, I know it's not Lent, but a little bit of self control is necessary here otherwise things might get completely out of hand.