Autumnal Thoughtfulness and a Chocolate Giveaway #83

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Giveaway

Giveaway | 28th October 2016 | By

The nights are drawing in and autumn is well on its way. There is an upside and a downside to every season. To compensate for the long nights, the clocks go back this weekend which means the mornings are lighter – hooray. We also all get an extra hour on Sunday to celebrate this return to Greenwich Mean Time.

I absolutely love this once a year bonus, it feels like a real gift. I like to get up and make an early start to the day. I don’t always use it as an opportunity to give to others though. Elizabeth Shaw are asking people to use this time to be thoughtful. Little things can make a big difference to someone’s day and brighten it up no end. Contacting an old friend or near forgotten family member is likely to be much appreciated. Buying something at a local independent shop is an act of thoughtfulness in our time strapped lives where convenience is king. Visiting a housebound neighbour is a fine thing to do and saying thank you with chocolate is a great way to spread a little happiness.

Mindfulness Meditation

Once upon a time, I used to practice mindfulness. I only did it for an hour a week, but it did help me focus. When I’m more focused I’m also more thoughtful as my brain isn’t firing off in all directions at once and sending itself into a state of paralyses or procrastination. It gives me the space to think and to plan. So, maybe I should spend my extra hour this Sunday meditating.

Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that my gestures of goodwill tend to centre around baking. I often bake cakes for birthdays, send biscuits through the post for Christmas and generally get busy in the kitchen to say thank you for all the kindnesses done to me. I’ve been known to bake a cake to welcome new neighbours, fill my mother’s freezer so she has something to offer guests who call by and an occasional random bake of kindness. 

Spurred on by Vanessa Kimbell and her Random Bakes of Kindness, I once took a batch of biscuits down to the railway station as a thank you to the hardworking staff who get short shrift from many of the passengers. They were a bit nonplussed at first, but were thoroughly delighted by the gesture.

The Organic Shop Liskeard

I’ve also wended my way around town with a basket of cakes, visiting the amenities I use regularly. Seeing the smiles and delight on the workers’ faces definitely made it all worth while. You can read about about it and see the happy faces in this National Chocolate Week post. 

Do you have any stories of thoughtful gestures that you or others have made? Let me know by commenting below and why not enter this splendiferous chocolate giveaway whilst you’re at it?

The good people at Elizabeth Shaw are demonstrating their thoughtfulness by offering one lucky reader a hamper of their chocolates worth £50.

The contents are as follows:

  • Dark Chocolate Cappuccino Flutes
  • Dark Chocolate Lemon Flutes
  • Dark Chocolate Mint Flutes
  • Dark Chocolate Orange Flutes
  • Milk Chocolate Amaretto Flutes
  • Dark Chocolate Mint Crisps
  • Milk Chocolate Mint Crisps
  • Milk Chocolate Orange Crisps
  • Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Crisps
  • Milk Chocolate Almond Bites
  • Milk Chocolate Cappuccino Bites
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bites
  • Dark and Milk Chocolate Mint Collection
  • Orange Merry Christmas Mini Gift – includes Orange Flutes and Bites
  • Mint Merry Christmas Mini Gift – includes Mint Flutes and Bites

I haven’t tried everything by any means, but I can highly recommend the Amaretto Flutes and mint crisps are always a winner. These chocolate boxes are widely available at most supermarkets and many independent stores.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Hamper Giveaway

Elizabeth Shaw is kindly offering one Tin and Thyme reader a chocolate hamper worth £50. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received who will then be contacted via e-mail. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 5 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked. There are no cash alternatives.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Hamper

The chocolates are offered and provided by Elizabeth Shaw and Tin and Thyme accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party. Tin and Thyme reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Closing date is Monday 28 November 2016 
Do take a look at the Tin and Thyme giveaways page to see if there’s anything else you’d like to enter.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Hamper

Thanks to Elizabeth Shaw for sending some of their chocolates.  I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. You can find other competitions at The Prize Finder and Loquax.


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    Tracey Peach
    28th October 2016

    I would brighten lots of people’s day with the extra hour by tweeting lots of blog comps so other people can enter too 🙂

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      Jenny mather
      27th November 2016

      I’d phone my best friend, and have an uninterrupted hour of chatter.

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    Tracy K Nixon
    28th October 2016

    I’d bake my parents a jam roly poly and make some fresh custard – it is their favourite Autumnal pudding – just to show them I love them 🙂

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    Michaela Smith
    28th October 2016

    I have been known to buy people flowers as a random act of kindness! My neighbour dropped off a little gift bag with a lavender candle and some pillow spray when she heard I had not been well and wasn’t sleeping well which was lovely and so thoughtful! I reciprocated when she was on holiday and looking after her cats by watering her flowers at the end of the day so she did not come home to pots of weeds which she really appreciated! Little random acts of kindness don’t have to take up much time or effort but can really help brighten up someone’s day 🙂

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    Cthek Goru
    28th October 2016

    Leave her lie in bed because she deserves that extra hour.Poor kids I do breakfast

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    Jo Hutchinson
    28th October 2016

    I am helping my friend revise for her work exam by doing quiz questions for her.

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    Andrew Petrie
    28th October 2016

    My dear friends from the Ukraine have often invited me home for lovely meals but I have yet to do the same for them. Maybe lunch ?!

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    28th October 2016

    An elderly neighbour has recently been widowed and I like to call in for a coffee and a chat, I often take a home baked treat !

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    28th October 2016

    I could use the extra hour to help my elderly neighbour tidy her garden; it’s getting too much for her to cope with on her own.

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    28th October 2016

    My daughter goes on holiday this weekend and I intend to iron all her uniform for work for when she gets back 🙂 I know she will be very grateful!

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    Pinky boots
    28th October 2016

    Cook a roast dinner for my daughter and her boyfriend to say thank you for my wonderful week old granddaughter!

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    Abigail Cullen
    28th October 2016

    Help mum learn the internet as she has never been on a laptop before, and with the extra hour that gives me more time with her.

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    Iris W
    28th October 2016

    I would like to brighten my oldest daughters day by baking her some chocolate nutella brownies, she needs cheering up after all the stress of getting her uni applications sent of and waiting to hear if she got a place. I’m sure it would brighten everyone elses day in our house too

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    28th October 2016

    What a gorgeous post! I love that you wander down the street with a basket of bakes!

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    Katie skeoch
    28th October 2016

    I’ll make a lovely Sunday lunch for the family!

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    anthony harrington
    28th October 2016

    our little Grandson is staying with us this weekend, so I will be up early making his breakfast, so his Mum and Dad can have a lie in.

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    Kim Neville
    28th October 2016

    I am doing a food shop and getting some treats ready for my mum as she returns in the early hours from her holiday

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    28th October 2016

    What a lovely hamper, we always buy Elizabeth Shaw’s mints for Christmas dinner. Thank you for the chance 🙂

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    28th October 2016

    I would brighten my Mother’s day by setting off earlier to collect her to bring her back to ours for the day, which is what I will be doing.

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    laura banks
    28th October 2016

    we are making a lovely sunday dinner for the family that we wont have to rush

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    Kim M
    28th October 2016

    I’d make fudge for everyone x

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    Jade Hewlett
    28th October 2016

    I’d like to make someone’s day by baking a cake and sharing the cake with family and getting to spend some extra time with them

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    28th October 2016

    If I was at home I could bake my mum her favourite cake as she isn’t feeling much like baking at the moment

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    Kate m jones
    28th October 2016

    I’d brighten up my own day by spending an extra hour with my Godchildren, they are 2 wonderful little boys that have their own fabulously individual personalities and certainly keep me on my toes!

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    Natalie Crossan
    28th October 2016

    What a great post, I love making a sunday roast for my family xxx

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    emma walters
    29th October 2016

    i would treat hubby to breakfast in bed! something hes never had!

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    29th October 2016

    by staying in bed myself I will be less grumpy which means i’ll be more delightful to be around… just spreading the love!

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    sarah m
    29th October 2016

    I do tutoring at weekends so I will be able to fit some extra time in for my students! 🙂

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    Jenna Parrington
    29th October 2016

    I would let my partner have a lie in at the weekend because he gets up early with our son both saturday and sunday. I’d bring him breakfast in bed 🙂

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    29th October 2016

    A lady gave me her unwanted return bus ticket the other day, after a long, hard day at work it certainly brightened it up! 🙂

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    Cassandra Mayers
    29th October 2016

    I would go and visit my neighbour who doesn’t get many people visiting her and take her some cake 🙂

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    Jane Willis
    29th October 2016

    I’ll probably spend the extra hour packing all my handmade cards up into cello bags and parcelling them up to send to friends who sell them to raise funds for small charities

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    Helen Thurston
    29th October 2016

    I’d use the extra hour by doing some crafting with my daughter, making her friends bespoke Christmas presents

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    Laura Nice
    29th October 2016

    I plan on taking my neighbours dogs for a walk as she’s heavily pregnant! 🙂

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    William Gould
    29th October 2016

    I would brighten my wife’s day by getting up an hour early and helping out with the housework! But then again…..

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    Karen Smith
    29th October 2016

    Take my daughter to a dog rescue centre which she has wanted to do for a while but always seem to have something on as it only opens for 2 hours on a weekend

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    Simon C
    29th October 2016

    The extra hour is just enough time for me to sneak downstairs and make my wife a surprise breakfast-in-bed. 😀

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    Gemma Godfrey
    29th October 2016

    I’d use the extra hour to visit our family friend in his nursing home – he doesn’t have many visitors and gets quite lonely. Which reminds me, I need to organise our next trip!

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    iain maciver
    29th October 2016

    sunday dinner for the family which will be good fun

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    Hannah Ingham
    29th October 2016

    I’d like to help someone with their uni work and then maybe one day they’ll return the favour!

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    Marianne Daniels
    29th October 2016

    I’m going to be on an airplane I’m afraid, but I’ve been off visiting my Mum and Dad and tried to take a load off of my Mum’s plate. Seeing them brightens up MY day though!

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    Angela Treadway
    29th October 2016

    Just by sitting and having a chat with someone whos having a tough time, letting them know someone does care x

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    Francis Armstrong
    29th October 2016

    I would leave every one in bed whilst I make a big roast dinner for them 🙂

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    Suzanne Drummond
    29th October 2016

    ive made shortbread biscuits in tree, star and snowman shapes and gave for presents

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    Sophie Ade
    29th October 2016

    I would take the time to show someone directions if they ask for help.

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    Martina Pichova
    29th October 2016

    I am going to try to give my partner a longer lie-in and I will try to keep the kids quiet downstairs (instead of bouncing on him at 6am in bed)…

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    Tania Atfield
    29th October 2016

    We are getting our daughter to the airport during our extra hour

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    Alison Macdonald
    29th October 2016

    Breakfast in bed for my DH as he is self employed and works so hard x

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    Lindsey Stuart
    29th October 2016

    I will be preparing a lovely roast dinner in my spare hour so that I can enjoy some family time later on in the day 🙂

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    29th October 2016

    My friend has got an interview next week and I am helping him prepare for that 🙂

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    Kev C
    29th October 2016

    I’ll make breakfast as everyone has a lie in 🙂

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    Rachel Craig
    29th October 2016

    Spending time with my Mum, who has been housebound recently. She misses getting out to shops, bingo meeting friends etc. So she enjoys when we visit, likes to know what we have been up to as well as future plans. So we will tell her of any bargains in the shops, play we attended locally, people we have met etc. We will chat about tv shows we watch, as she likes comedy etc. We will chat to the budgie, she enjoys him whistling and chatting which he will do when we talk to him, or when he hears music he likes from the tv etc. It is our way of keeping Mum connected with us and the outside world whilst her health condition doesn’t allow for getting her outdoors.

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    29th October 2016

    I’d like to brighten someone’s day by hanging out and chatting or cuddling, or in any way sharing some quality time.

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    Jayne Sullivan
    30th October 2016

    I will pay a visit to my elderly friend. She likes a good gossip over a cup of tea and a handful of her favourite biscuits.

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    30th October 2016

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without Elizabeth Shaw mints!!
    We’ll again this year be collecting warm clothing and toiletries for the homeless. It’s important to remember, especially as we approach Christmas, that not everyone is as lucky as we are.

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    bex allum
    30th October 2016

    I will treat my children to an extra hour of my full attention playing games etc.

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    barbara daniels
    30th October 2016

    cups of tea all round for all my family.

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    Mariel Pereira
    30th October 2016

    helping a child with their homework and play to understand th world around them

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    30th October 2016

    Hi would love this to give to my wife 🙂

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    Emily Knight
    30th October 2016

    I’m heading down to the homeless shelter this afternoon to take them a big bunch of my old clothes!

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      30th October 2016

      What a very good idea Emily. I always give mine to Oxfam, didn’t think about that as an option.

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    Emma Eminoglu
    30th October 2016

    I would brighten my partners day by going to McDonald’s and getting him his favourite McDonald’s breakfast in bed

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    Elaine Savage
    30th October 2016

    I would be more than happy to do an extra hours voluntary work as it’s usually very difficult to find the time

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    christine shelley
    30th October 2016

    Breakfast in bed for O H to include the house speciality, poached eggs

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    Ruth Harwood
    30th October 2016

    I’ll be helping my friend pack for her half term holiday and driving her and her kids to the airport 🙂 I wish it were me getting on that plane, but hey…

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    30th October 2016

    meeting up with the family for tea and cakes

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    Rebecca Williams
    30th October 2016

    I would like to make my husband breakfast in bed 🙂

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    Laura Jeffs
    30th October 2016

    I would brighten my eldery neighbours’ day by taking their dog for a nice walk

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    Amelia Kennedy
    30th October 2016

    I’m letting my husband have an extra hour in bed – he deserves it!

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    Jennifer Bruce
    30th October 2016

    I’d brighten my hubby’s day by getting up with our daughter when she’s up at crack of dawn!

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    Jennifer Haden
    30th October 2016

    I’d love to be able to brighten my elderly neighbors just by talking and listening to them, giving them my full attention and time 🙂 x

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    Emma Ferguson
    30th October 2016

    I would love to be able to brighten my work colleagues day up

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    Fiona K
    30th October 2016

    I will be getting lunch arranged for my mum

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    Catherine Whetton
    30th October 2016

    I’m spending the extra hour having some quality time with my 4 year old- I miss her since she’s gone to school!

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    Holly Gibson
    30th October 2016

    I will make my housemates a lovely breakfast and a cup of tea!

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    30th October 2016

    haveing cwtches with my babas

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    Tracey Ryder
    30th October 2016

    my neighbour has become a double amputee recently and I am going in to do her housework

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    30th October 2016

    Plan a visit to the garden centre with my gran

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    Hannah Owen
    30th October 2016

    Let my hard working husband have an extra hour in bed, and make him his fav brekkky of steak and eggs!

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    Ray Dodds
    30th October 2016

    Make breakfast in bed for my wife whose birthday it is today and let her have a lie in

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    Elaine Hollis
    30th October 2016

    I’ll sweep up all the leaves from my tree and make my neighbours happy

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    30th October 2016

    within the last 6 mths my neighbour has lost her husband and been diagnosised with cancer. she loves plants, would show her around a local beautiful garden

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    fozia akhtar
    30th October 2016

    I would bake a cake for my colleagues to brighten up a monday morning

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    rebecca green
    30th October 2016

    i got up and bought my bf a mcdonalds brekkie

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    CLAIRE woods
    30th October 2016

    I’d give hubby an extra hour’s sleep.

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    30th October 2016

    Treating my partner to a wonderful fried breakfast, sausages, eggs, tomatoes mushrooms with hash browns and toast. This should brighten up his day before taking him to watch football this afternoon.

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    Rhia Page
    30th October 2016

    I would try to be a better person and when the toddler wakes up at an indecently early hour I’d get up with him so my other half can sleep him. It wouldn’t be easy!

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    Frances H
    30th October 2016

    Take the bins in for my elderly neighbours after they’d been emptied.

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    rachel h
    30th October 2016

    With my extra hour this morning I got up early to feed my sister’s cat while she’s away and then I surprised my Grandma by joining her to breakfast which she loved!

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    Heather Haigh
    30th October 2016

    I will be baking a cake for my friend to show her how much I appreciate her

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    Laura Pritchard
    30th October 2016

    I’d run my husband a bath & cook him his favourite tea as I never look after him or spoil him!

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    Frances Heaton
    30th October 2016

    I would take my dog a long walk in the countryside, and give my hard-working husband a well deserved lie in.

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    30th October 2016

    Giving a stranger a genuine smile – it’s a tiny thing but can really make a difference

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    Sarah Mackay
    30th October 2016

    By spending quality time with my family probably helping my daughter with her Lego.

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    30th October 2016

    I regularly walk a friend’s dog at the same time as mine to give her a little extra time – she is an extremely busy working mum.

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    Maggie Coates
    30th October 2016

    Instead of having an extra hour in bed, I got up and drove my daughter to work, enabling her to spend longer in bed.

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    pete c
    30th October 2016

    I could take an elderly neighbours dog out for a walk to give her a chance of a rare sleep in

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    Sam Swain
    30th October 2016

    I would like to brighten my families day by getting up and baking a lovely apple pie and some cakes ready for Halloween

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    Matt McAndrew
    30th October 2016

    I would help mum out by looking after her kids because she rarely gets a moment to herself.

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    Chrissie Curtis
    30th October 2016

    by making my partner breakfast in bed!

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    Paul Wilson
    30th October 2016

    I’d like to spend the extra hour helping my Mum out in her garden.

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    Ali Thorpe
    30th October 2016

    Bake some cakes for my family as they love cakes and I love making them 😀

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    Pat Stubbs
    30th October 2016

    I got up early and made blueberry pancakes for breakfast for my daughter who has a 7 hour drive in front of her today. We both enjoyed the better than usual breakfast!

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    glenn hutton
    30th October 2016

    My neighbours as they kindly helped me bury my dog in the garden after I had to put him to sleep through illness

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    Emma Rawlinson
    30th October 2016

    I’m going to visit my great aunt for a brew. She doesn’t get many visitors and struggles to get out these days

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    30th October 2016

    Sending reiki to anyone and everyone who needs it.

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      30th October 2016

      Meant to say by sending reiki to anyone and everyone who needs it – a form of energy healing in case anyone doesn’t know what it means.

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    Heather Simpson
    30th October 2016

    I made my hubbie breakfast in bed because he’s had a really hard week at work

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    Louise Comb
    30th October 2016

    We spent it having a lovely and rare lie-in. It brightened the day for both of us 🙂

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    Helen Humphries
    30th October 2016

    I used the time for answering peoples questions in my health groups on Facebook rather than waiting for someone else to come along and answer. 🙂

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    Rosalind Sargent
    30th October 2016

    getting up an hour earlier gave me the advantage of seeing the sunrise on our beautiful weymouth beach so that really brightened our day

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    sarah birkett
    30th October 2016

    I made a huge amount of soup and I am taking it to my daughter in Uni next week

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    Caroline H
    30th October 2016

    I was out early doors litter picking the street. Someone had dumped bags of rubbish beside, not in, the street bins which the seagulls had ripped into so it was looking awful. Hopefully it put a smile on someone’s face when they looked out and the mess was gone!

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      31st October 2016

      Well done Caroline. That doesn’t sound like a fun job, but as you said I bet it cheered a few other people up 🙂

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    Louise A
    30th October 2016

    I used it to make breakfast for everyone

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    Jo Young
    30th October 2016

    I spent the extra hour (and more) going for a walk with my family who aren’t together that often anymore!

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    leanne weir
    30th October 2016

    I bake my hubby hot apple pie when he’s had a tough week at work

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    30th October 2016

    I’d love to bake something tasty before work to brighten things up for my coworkers!

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    aj templeman
    30th October 2016

    oh my god!! This would be fantastic for Christmas and might be quiet for a hour or two!

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    Lee Ritson
    30th October 2016

    I’ll use it to have an extra hour of playing games with my daughter 🙂

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    Emma Nixon
    30th October 2016

    I would help my dad in the garden with the planting of the bulbs

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    Thomas Buchanan
    30th October 2016

    i’ll be carving pumpkins with my 3 year old daughter and making skeleton jelly!

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    Christina Palmer
    30th October 2016

    I would take my dear old Mum out for dinner and then maybe take her to the cinema to see a film

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    Jon Bullock
    30th October 2016

    I used it to spend some time with the kids. Something quite rare due to busy lives.

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    Caroline Hunter
    30th October 2016

    I rang my dad’s second wife (now a widow) and had a long chat with her.

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    30th October 2016

    I used my extra hour to make pancakes and brownies with my son <3

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    30th October 2016

    I would have a nice cup of tea with them and maybe watch a movie or two with them although i’d let them pick what movie we watch.

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    30th October 2016

    I would pop round to my mums with cakes, pop the kettle on and then have a good old chat with a cup of tea.

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    Maureen M
    30th October 2016

    With the extra hour I’ll bring a smile to the family’s face by making a crumble & real custard.

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    Lorraine Tinsley
    30th October 2016

    We managed a lie in and then we took the kids out for the day, we played crazy golf and then we went shopping and they got tons of new clothes. We don’t often have as much time to spend with them so it was lovely.

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    Kat Glynn
    30th October 2016

    I gave my elderly neighbour a hand clearing her allotment today 🙂

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    Victoria mills
    30th October 2016

    I would use my extra hour to brighten my partners day, by taking care of him and making him tea as he has been so good taking care of me!

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    Corinne Henson
    30th October 2016

    Take the time out to call my parents and have a good natter they live quite far away and with two small children there never seems to be enough time to properly chat 🙂

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    Sarah N
    30th October 2016

    I’d like to brighten my friends day. She is on her own with a baby, and I’d like to give her an extra hour or two in bed.

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    30th October 2016

    Making gingerbread for my sports team before their race!

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    30th October 2016

    i cooked breakfast for the family as they had a lie in.x

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    Warren Jacobs
    31st October 2016

    I used the extra hour to do some prep work for writing a novel in November with #Nanowrimo

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    S Bufton
    31st October 2016

    I would use the extra hour to do more of what I do every day and that is use good manners to do little things that brighten other people’s day, stuff like letting them go in front of me in a queue.

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    helen tovell
    31st October 2016

    We spent the hour as a family out for a walk in the lovely warm autumn weather smiling at whoever we came across

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    caroline walliss
    31st October 2016

    Cut my elderly neighbours grass and do some weeding.x

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    caroline walliss
    31st October 2016

    I would like to bighten up my elderly neighbours day by cutting his grass and do some weeding.x

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    Becky John
    31st October 2016

    I would invite my 92 year old gran to lunch as she’s so independent it would be lovely to treat her by cooking for her.

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    31st October 2016

    I would sleep for an extra hour as I never seem to get enough.

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    Laura Todd
    31st October 2016

    I will be going to make a pot of soup and bring in into work for everyone!

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    Fiona Martin
    31st October 2016

    I’d surprise my children with a fun game, some quality time together and lots of cuddles!

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    31st October 2016

    I would bake some biscuits for friends and invite them over for a cup of tea.

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    31st October 2016

    I would do my elderly neighbour’s shopping.

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    Christine Evans
    31st October 2016

    Clean the other half’s car; its a job he hates

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    Joanna Coleshill
    1st November 2016

    I’d bring my husband a cup of tea and a bacon butty in bed – he usually gets up with our toddler so I know he’d appreciate it!

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    C Kennedy
    1st November 2016

    I finished knitting a snood for my sister during my extra hour – she loves it!

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    clair downham
    1st November 2016

    make my hubby a lamb and lentil curry

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    Samantha O'D
    1st November 2016

    Make some cakes and share the joy

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    1st November 2016

    I would do some home baking for the family

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    Tee simpson
    1st November 2016

    I would go and see my nan with my extra hour. Help her do her housework

  153. Leave a Reply

    Beky Austerberry
    1st November 2016

    I would look after my niece so my pregnant sister who works nights can rest

  154. Leave a Reply

    Andrea Smith
    1st November 2016

    I would brighten someone’s day by helping them with things they need an extra hand with, to make their life easier

  155. Leave a Reply

    Angie McDonald
    2nd November 2016

    I’d like to take my gran shopping to get all the things in that she needs!

  156. Leave a Reply

    Susan Hoggett
    2nd November 2016

    I would like to brighten up my daughters day and treat her to a coffee

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    Spencer Broadley
    3rd November 2016

    Spend the time making a buffet for my friends to come round and enjoy

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    Tammy Westrup
    3rd November 2016

    An extra hour to play a game with my kids…there are never enough hours in the day!

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    debbie smith
    3rd November 2016

    spending more time being creative with my children xx
    fab giveaway xx

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    Matt Froggatt
    3rd November 2016

    I left my wife in bed for an extra hour because she works hard enough as it is!

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    4th November 2016

    I would use the extra hour to brighten my better half’s day, and as food is a great way to keep him happy I would make him a special dinner and dessert. He is brilliant at eating whatever I cook but as I am lactose-intolerant he rarely gets homemade meals with milk, cheese, butter etc so I would spoil him with something like creamy shepherd’s pie or roast dinner using milk for the Yorkshire pudding and a nice chocolate creamy dessert. I’ll also get around to putting my bird box/living garden up to sheer the garden wildlife up 🙂 Fingers crossed.

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      5th November 2016

      Your husband sounds lovely. Mine’s a bit like that too. He’s not vegetarian, but he’s happy to only eat veggie in the house. I like the sound of your living garden box.

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    Donna Caldwell
    4th November 2016

    I’d love to brighten my little girls class with an extra hour I’d bake some yummy delights for them and they could have an indoor picnic

  163. Leave a Reply

    claire griffiths
    4th November 2016

    i woukld bake my gran and grandad a cake

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    Deborah Clarke
    4th November 2016

    I like to hand out my homemade goodies to the homeless.

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    Judith Allen
    4th November 2016

    I don’t know, my partner is the community minded one and will help anyone who needs it. I don’t do very much now, pesky MS. Oh well. There is always chocolate, kindle, and scrabble on

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      5th November 2016

      Oh sorry to hear that Judith. MS is no fun at all. Thanks goodness for chocolate 😉

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    tracy baines
    4th November 2016

    I would spoil my partner Carl in an extra hour by making him breakfast in bed, he works so hard and is currently decorating our living room with every spare moment he has so deserves it

  167. Leave a Reply

    Diane Carey
    4th November 2016

    By doing some jobs for my 87 yr old mother-in-law in her bungalow

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    Toni Pearson
    4th November 2016

    An hour long phone call to my best friend in Canada

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    Deborah Clarke
    5th November 2016

    Id make someones day by giving out my homebaked goodies to the homeless

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      5th November 2016

      Now that is just lovely and I expect, not something they’d get very often.

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    allison sullivan
    5th November 2016

    id use that extra hour to make my hubby happy and let him have a sleep in

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    Martha Chisholm
    5th November 2016

    I think I’d copy your example and make more use of my local shops. It’s too easy nowadays just to pick up everything from the supermarket so shopping locally would mean so much for those trying to make a living by providing these shops.

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      5th November 2016

      I think it’s something like £7 in every £10 stays in the local economy when using independent shops and only £3 in every £10 if you use a supermarket, but don’t quote me on that!

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    Kirsty M
    5th November 2016

    I’d let my hubby have a long lie as he works very hard for us all.

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    Jennifer Toal
    6th November 2016

    Invite my dad for tea

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    lucy higgins
    6th November 2016

    I would like to brighten my neighbours day by delivering some cupcakes. I was thinking yesterday how bad it is I don’t even really know the people I live next door to and it would be good to reach out and say hi, with a cupcake!

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      8th November 2016

      A lovely way to say hello Lucy. It’s so hard in our very busy lives to take time to do things, like get to know the neighbours.

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    Julie T
    6th November 2016

    I think one of the most thoughtful things to do would be to bake my tangy lemon cake for the girls who work in the local bakery. They are so used to me buying my bread there I’m sure it would make them smile if I return the favour with cake.

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    Iona Cornish
    6th November 2016

    The most thoughtful thing I could do for my family is take my Grandchildren for the hour so my son and his partner could have a quick date

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    Carolynn Woodland
    6th November 2016

    Great idea using our extra hour to do a nice thing for someone else. My sister has broken her ankle so just taking her for a ride in the car as she is going crazy stuck at home.

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    Bernice Cockrell
    6th November 2016

    I’d have an extra hour in the garden ……mixing concrete for the hubbies BBQ’ll brighten his day and save his poor back!

  179. Leave a Reply

    6th November 2016

    My friend is feeling a little down and frumpy so I thought I’d take her out for breakfast and take her shopping to get a makeover so she can feel better about herself and not so self conscious

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    Henry Little
    6th November 2016

    Breakfast in bed for my nearest and dearest would be ideal

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    Bryony Sayburn
    6th November 2016

    I’d treat them to indulgent afternoon tea in a swanky London hotel.

  182. Leave a Reply

    6th November 2016

    I would brighten someone’s day by inviting them for dinner

  183. Leave a Reply

    Sue McCarthy
    6th November 2016

    I’ve been doing gardening for my brother-in-law, who is a farmer so he doesn’t get much time to do the weeding.

  184. Leave a Reply

    olivia kirby
    6th November 2016

    Bake some cakes and do a bit of shopping for Nan

  185. Leave a Reply

    Lauren Tourle
    6th November 2016

    I would make my partner and the kids my famous key lime pie 🙂

  186. Leave a Reply

    ann clements
    6th November 2016

    taking my friend out for coffee

  187. Leave a Reply

    Joanne Darnell
    6th November 2016

    by doing some one a favour to help them out

  188. Leave a Reply

    Janice Dunn
    6th November 2016

    I have complied a CV for my partner and helped him apply for a few jobs. He suffers from Dyslexia and finds it difficult to do this himself.

  189. Leave a Reply

    Andrea Fletcher
    6th November 2016

    I would take my mum out for a treat.

  190. Leave a Reply

    Melissa Evans
    6th November 2016

    I’d buy my mum a bunch of beautiful flowers, just because to show her that’s she much appreciated and she’s the best mum ever

  191. Leave a Reply

    6th November 2016

    I used mine to run up the shops for a friend who was ill

  192. Leave a Reply

    Jackie Allum
    6th November 2016

    I didn’t actually do anything with it as I was asleep but I didn’t snore so didn’t give the OH a headache for once.

  193. Leave a Reply

    Natalie White
    6th November 2016

    I used mine to make mine and my boyfriends’ lunches for the next week 🙂 He hates getting up early to make them!

  194. Leave a Reply

    6th November 2016

    I would use the extra hour to do some housework for my elderly neighbour. I like to keep a close eye on him and make sure he is okay

  195. Leave a Reply

    Holly @lovepopsie
    6th November 2016

    By smiling at random people! It’s contagious! And being happy isvthe best thing you can be! 🙂

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      8th November 2016

      Very true Holly. People don’t smile enough when they’re out and about 🙂

  196. Leave a Reply

    6th November 2016

    Smile at people and send silent blessing their way

  197. Leave a Reply

    Kirsty Sparks
    7th November 2016

    I would make dinner for me and my family. I specialise in Quesadillas 🙂

  198. Leave a Reply

    Diana Maxwell
    7th November 2016

    Make them breakfast in bed with the paper.

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    Laura-Jane Baker
    7th November 2016

    I would make my husband a special breakfast in bed as he’s been working incredibly hard lately

  200. Leave a Reply

    Joy B
    7th November 2016

    I’d treat my Mum by taking her out for an Afternoon Tea.

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    sarah rees
    7th November 2016

    brighten my kids day with a surprise fun filled day out

  202. Leave a Reply

    Daniel Harrison
    7th November 2016

    I would brighten up someone’s day by giving them this and a great big kiss!

  203. Leave a Reply

    rebecca courtney
    7th November 2016

    id visit an elderly neighbour for a chat

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    Simon Wade
    7th November 2016

    Let my partner have an extra hour in bed, as she has to spend a lot of every night up with our little girl who has epilepsy, and I work nights.

  205. Leave a Reply

    7th November 2016

    I may make my husband breakfast (after running around 3 kids getting them ready for school!)

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    Joanne Hutchings
    7th November 2016

    I’d take my mother in law out for afternoon tea – I think sometimes the nicest gift you can give someone is your time and she deserves it.

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    Michelle smith
    7th November 2016

    I would brighten my daughters day by taking her for a spa day .

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    Zoey P
    8th November 2016

    I’d make dinner for my husband as he always makes dinner

  209. Leave a Reply

    8th November 2016

    I would love to brighten the day of my sister preparing her favorite dish, lasagna

  210. Leave a Reply

    kelly mobbs
    8th November 2016

    Id make my elderly neighbour a nice fruit cake.

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    Fiona jk42
    8th November 2016

    We have been spending a long weekend every month with our daughter, son in law and little granddaughter. We have our granddaughter’s toddler bed in the room we are sleeping in, which means we get up when she wakes. This allows our daughter and her husband a nice lie in on Saturday and Sunday. This time when we visit they are also going out for a date night, to see a show and have a meal without a toddler in tow. We grandparents are happy as we get to spend more time with our granddaughter, and our daughter & son in law are happy as they get some time for themselves.

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    Emma Bradshaw
    8th November 2016

    I’d cheer up my friend by arriving with this amazing hammer full of chocolate!

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    Katherine McDonald
    8th November 2016

    Well, I’m a nurse and was working the night shift when the clocks went back, so I spent my extra hour caring for all my patients!

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    Lisa Pond
    8th November 2016

    Me and my little girl would make daddy a big breakfast in bed with all the trimmings 🙂

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    melanie stirling
    9th November 2016

    I would help my nephew and niece with their homework and listen to their reading.

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    Michaela Hannah
    9th November 2016

    I would take my parents out for coffee and cake and enjoy their company

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    Michaela Hannah
    9th November 2016

    I would take my parents out for coffee and cake and enjoy their company

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    Lisa Armstrong
    9th November 2016

    I’d take my nieces to the Zoo as they have been poorly xx

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    Katie b
    9th November 2016

    Take care of my nieces so my sister can get some extra sleep!

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    9th November 2016

    I like to help out with my brother at a new local charity.

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    Jessica Walker
    9th November 2016

    Take my daughter to Gravespark to see the animals and go on the park- she loves it but the drive takes too much time 🙁

  222. Leave a Reply

    9th November 2016

    By texting my friend with some really corny jokes, shes been out of sorts lately

  223. Leave a Reply

    Michelle Ptak
    10th November 2016

    I would love to have some ‘us’ time for hubby and I, a little lunch in a lovely bistro would go down a treat!

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    Elizabeth Doody
    10th November 2016

    I work with the elderly and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do all I would like so I would use the hour to take someone out and about or spend some time keeping them company

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    sam macaree
    10th November 2016

    i spent the extra hour cuddling cats whilst their ‘mummy’ was still asleep in bed! i hope i brightened their long morning

  226. Leave a Reply

    10th November 2016

    I had my grandsons for a sleepover on the night the clocks went back so their mummy & daddy got an extra hours sleep

  227. Leave a Reply

    10th November 2016

    Offered practical help to elderly neighbour whose husband died recently. I have shown her how to deal with unwanted emails and will sit in the car when we go shopping to give her confidence.

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    Heather brannan
    10th November 2016

    I’d make fairy cakes for the kids coming in from a hard day at school. They love a wee pre dinner snack and rush home to see what awaits them.

  229. Leave a Reply

    Stuart Dunlop
    10th November 2016

    Taking some of wife’s home cake around to my elderly neighbour.

  230. Leave a Reply

    11th November 2016

    we have started ” child minding ” daisy,its a joy for us.

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    Mark R
    11th November 2016

    I spent the extra hour (and several more) tidying the garden for an ill friend.

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    11th November 2016

    Take my hour to talk to my Nana back in the US

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    lorraine stone
    12th November 2016

    Taking Dad’s dog for a walk, he isn’t that friendly towards other dogs. I get embarrassed by him ALOT, but Dad will be able to read his paper longer ~~

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    Kay Broomfield
    12th November 2016

    Going for a coffee and cake with my mum. Long overdue!

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    Becky Duffy
    12th November 2016

    I’d like to get up and cook a really nice breakfast, hopefully with the extra hour I’d be more prepared and not burn it!

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    denise cross
    12th November 2016

    I’d go and see my inlaws and have a cuppa and a good natter

  237. Leave a Reply

    Hannah Wood
    12th November 2016

    Bake a nice big cake for my hubby

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    Rebecca Smith
    13th November 2016

    I would take my friend out for a nice slap up lunch as she’s been having a real tough time lately

  239. Leave a Reply

    13th November 2016

    I spent it cuddling up with my family in bed: my partner, 2 girls and a kitten. It’s so important for us to spend time together just chilling.

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    Matthew Warman
    13th November 2016

    I’d invite all my friends round after work one evening for a glass of wine and to share the Elizabeth Shaw’s

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    Richard Tyler
    14th November 2016

    By making memories, with smiles, laughs & cuddles 🙂

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    samantha price
    14th November 2016

    a bit more knitting as i knit for charity keeps me busy

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    Clara Cort
    14th November 2016

    I would invite my friend to tea and bake something delicious, light a nice candle and prepare our home to be welcoming and warming

  244. Leave a Reply

    Caroline Turner
    14th November 2016

    I like to send surprise packages in the post.

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    Susan Ocock
    14th November 2016

    Making my daughter, single mother of four children breakfast in bed…

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    Victoria Prince
    15th November 2016

    I would love to brighten my mum’s day, by batch cooking some meals so she doesn’t have to cook for a few days, and making her a cake whilst I’m busy 🙂

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    Helen W
    15th November 2016

    i would bake flapjacks they love them

  248. Leave a Reply

    Mary Jasko
    15th November 2016

    meet my brother for a coffee as we don’t catch up often enough

  249. Leave a Reply

    Donna W
    15th November 2016

    I’d love to be able to spend extra time with both my nans.

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    Mary H
    16th November 2016

    I’d bake some bread and deliver it to the local homeless shelter.

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    carole n
    16th November 2016

    i would help my friend with his gardening – so many leaves to sweep up

  252. Leave a Reply

    Sandra Clarke
    17th November 2016

    I would make my son a gluten free cake for a treat.

  253. Leave a Reply

    Carole Carr
    17th November 2016

    I would spoil my partner by making his favourite meal and dessert then snuggle on the sofa with a movie

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    Paige Goodfellow
    17th November 2016

    I work nights so before my girlfriend wakes up I like to try and make sure I leave her a cute message to wake up to just to try and start her day off with a smile

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    Tracey S Anderson
    17th November 2016

    By making breakfast in bed for my hardworking and always thinking of others before himself hubby 🙂 x x

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    Kim Tanner-Hill
    18th November 2016

    I would take the time and spend the extra hour with my children, just to make sure I am caught up on everything going on in their lives, and just hug them 🙂 These days we are all so busy its easy for something to slip I would ensure this didn’t happen.

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    nichola betteridge
    18th November 2016

    with my extra hour i got more done down the allotment which meant i could pass on surplus veg to more people 😀

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    Toni Glenn
    18th November 2016

    I spend an extra hour playing games with the kids in the morning or, if they’re late getting up, I would have a bit of ‘me’ time on the laptop – I don’t get to use the laptop once the kids are up!

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    Cara S
    19th November 2016

    I like making people food, it’s not selfless though because it does make me feel good when someone enjoys something I’ve made.

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    Karl Borowy
    19th November 2016

    listen to peoples concerns and to understand their concerns

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    Sheila Reeves
    19th November 2016

    I used the extra hout to go through some old books and sorted out a load to donate – just need to get them to the charity shop now!

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      19th November 2016

      I need to do the very same thing. I always find it such a painful process though.

  262. Leave a Reply

    Clare H
    19th November 2016

    I would visit a family member that I havent seen for ages. It would make their day

  263. Leave a Reply

    Gemma Middleton
    19th November 2016

    I made a Sunday roast for 6 of our friends.

  264. Leave a Reply

    Jules Eley
    19th November 2016

    By making someone something lovely to eat and drink while they relax 🙂

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    Ann Willers
    19th November 2016

    I would brighten the day for someone with lots of smiles, hugs, and positive comments

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    Emma S
    19th November 2016

    I would cook a sunday dinner for my daughter as they are her favourite

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    allison mary
    19th November 2016

    I would cook dinner for my husband, as i never usually have time at the end of the day! allison.

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    Susan Smith
    20th November 2016

    I would spend the time with my little granddaughter, with her at school now, i miss that us time

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    Allan Wilson
    20th November 2016

    I took the kids and the dogs for an extra long walk with my extra hour.

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    20th November 2016

    I would give the spare room a good sort out so that we can finally use it for some proper family fun!

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    Michelle Ferguson
    20th November 2016

    I would take my dogs for an extra walk which would keep them happy

  272. Leave a Reply

    Susan Chafer
    20th November 2016

    I’d use the hour to make my husband a good breakfast, instead of the slice of toast that he usually has

  273. Leave a Reply

    Kat Allinson
    21st November 2016

    I would let my husband stay in bed whilst I cook him a full english, he would love that!

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    Ian Campbell
    21st November 2016

    I’ll sweep up all the leaves that have fallen in my Dads garden, and generally have a tidy up. It’s a bit cold outside for him, and the garden’s looking a bit autumnal and messy, so good to get it back in tip top condition again!

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    Sarah McIntyre
    21st November 2016

    I would make my husband a nice steak which is his favourite and it would be double the surprise as he does all the cooking too!

  276. Leave a Reply

    Ann Skamarauskas
    21st November 2016

    I will bake a cake and take it round to the new neighbours to welcome them

  277. Leave a Reply

    Laura Bryant
    21st November 2016

    I used it to make breakfast

  278. Leave a Reply

    Niki Marie Wardle
    21st November 2016

    I’d like to leave the house earlier so I have time to stop and chat to the people that say hello.

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    Isabelle Smith
    21st November 2016

    cook a nice meal xxx

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    Catherine White
    22nd November 2016

    I would bake a gorgeous cake for my whole family, chocolate cake

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    Janet Dring
    22nd November 2016

    Let them have an even bigger lie in than usual

  282. Leave a Reply

    Diana Cotter
    22nd November 2016

    I’d make my mum’s favourite lemon drizzle cake and take the time to share a slice and listen to her memories of times gone by

  283. Leave a Reply

    lia sturman
    22nd November 2016

    id take my mum and daughter out for lunch would be nice to spend an extra hour with them

  284. Leave a Reply

    Rachael Mccadden
    22nd November 2016

    i make a nice cake for my fiance

  285. Leave a Reply

    Anthea Holloway
    22nd November 2016

    I like to take out my neighbour’s dog for a walk across to the local copse.

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    Tracey Mitchell
    22nd November 2016

    Thanks for running this great giveaway I would certainly be sharing this with my family, which they would love.

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    melanie crumpton
    23rd November 2016

    I sat up A&E with my friends son when he had an appointment. My friend was on holiday and because he had a fracture I offered to take him and wait for him

  288. Leave a Reply

    greig spencer
    23rd November 2016

    id use the extra hour by doing the shopping of my elderly neighbour

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    Leanne joy
    24th November 2016

    I’d spend the extra hour Christmas shopping for my mum – she deserves treats for everything she does for us kids…even though we are fully grown adults!

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    Jane Adair
    24th November 2016

    I’d take my Mum to see her sister who lives 200 miles away. The pair of them are nutters when they get together and I’m guaranteed to have a day filled with love, laughter and memories, as are they 🙂

  291. Leave a Reply

    Kristyn Harris
    24th November 2016

    I would bake some cakes and take them to my elderly neighbour

  292. Leave a Reply

    Janet Birkin
    24th November 2016

    I give everyone a nice smile and a friendly hello on my travels 🙂

  293. Leave a Reply

    Tara Clover
    24th November 2016

    I would have a long bath

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    Susan Gray
    24th November 2016

    I would make a batch of my signature dish, Shepherds pie and take round to my next door neighbours. I would heat up and even stay and have a good chat reassuring them that if they need any help that they only have to ask.

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    Dorogi Eva
    24th November 2016

    Let my children sleep one hour extra in the morning and not nagging them to get up!

  296. Leave a Reply

    Hannah Igoe
    24th November 2016

    I would love to do an extra hour of baking and then drop them around to my friends houses!

  297. Leave a Reply

    Sharon Lou Johnson
    24th November 2016

    i would make my mum potota ash nice winter warming meal for a mum in a million x

  298. Leave a Reply

    Lindsey Loughtman
    25th November 2016

    I’d bake a cake for the whole family to share! We love chocolate cake 🙂

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    michelle o'neill
    25th November 2016

    extra hour to spend time with my grandaughter, and give her mum a little break x

  300. Leave a Reply

    Eva Appleby
    25th November 2016

    I’d make a nice chocolate cake for tea

  301. Leave a Reply

    James Holyland
    25th November 2016

    I would give my mum and dad an extra hour of my lovely company

  302. Leave a Reply

    jessica catherine
    25th November 2016

    i would bake my partner his fav cake, carrot cake

  303. Leave a Reply

    Michelle Carlin
    25th November 2016

    I’d take my Mum out for lunch as a treat.

  304. Leave a Reply

    Kimberley Ryan
    26th November 2016

    I would spend that extra hour shopping for more of my elderly neighbours

  305. Leave a Reply

    Lauren Old
    26th November 2016

    I would like to make them their favourite cake to put a smile on their face

  306. Leave a Reply

    Clare Hubbard
    26th November 2016

    I would bake a lot of biscuits and cakes to share, snacks make anyone happy!

  307. Leave a Reply

    Charmian Filewood
    26th November 2016

    I would take my mum out shopping and treat her, then take her for a lovely lunch so we can catch up

  308. Leave a Reply

    Gillian Turner
    26th November 2016

    Make a lovely lunch for my friend who recently had a baby and is finding there aren’t enough hours in the day!

  309. Leave a Reply

    Sheri Darby
    26th November 2016

    Baking a cake and taking it round to a neighbour

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    Eleanor Powell
    26th November 2016

    Spending some time with my elderly neighbour checking she is ok, Ive been so busy lately I havent seen her in awhile and I do feel a bit guilty

  311. Leave a Reply

    amanda greensmith
    26th November 2016

    i’d bake my neighbour a cake because he misses home baked cakes since his mum died

  312. Leave a Reply

    Isabel Roberts
    27th November 2016

    Spend time with my elderly neighbour

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    Nate Cox
    27th November 2016

    I would spend the hour listening to them talk – as nobody gets a chance to talk without interuption. Light a few candles and crack open a bottle of Rosé. See whats on their mind!!

    – N

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    Andrea Johnson
    27th November 2016

    I’d get something nice baking for the kids, they love cake and everything sweet.

  315. Leave a Reply

    Charlotte Hoskins
    27th November 2016

    I think we all get lonely at one time or another so just popping to see a friend for a cuppa and natter for an hour may make the difference for them that day 🙂

  316. Leave a Reply

    jo liddement
    27th November 2016

    I have my own allotment and regulary give neighbours a bag of fruit and vegetables

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      27th November 2016

      I bet you’re popular Jo. There’s nothing quite like freshly harvested produce from a friend or that you’ve grown yourself.

  317. Leave a Reply

    Mike W
    27th November 2016

    What a lovely giveaway on the run up to xmas, thank you.

  318. Leave a Reply

    hannah taylor
    27th November 2016

    I’d make my own day brighter with a gin, hot bath and a book!

  319. Leave a Reply

    Charlotte Angel
    27th November 2016

    This would be dinner party gifts sorted for the foreseeable!

  320. Leave a Reply

    Keith Dixon
    27th November 2016

    I would brighten someone’s day by smiling at them.

  321. Leave a Reply

    Keith Dixon
    27th November 2016

    I would brighten someone’s day by smiling at them.

  322. Leave a Reply

    Mark Whittaker
    27th November 2016

    I have an elderly neighbour , who had a stroke last year . The last few months I’ve done her shopping for her and one day we got taking about films . I’m a B&W movie fan . Now once a week we have a film evening . Think it brighten’s both of us up – and her plums in rum , that she bottled God knows how long ago are a lot better than popcorn .

  323. Leave a Reply

    Meryl Rees
    27th November 2016

    Breakfast in bed for my favourite person and lots of smiles all day

  324. Leave a Reply

    Alison MacDonald
    27th November 2016

    I would make a Full English Breakfast for my hubby he loves a full English breakfast but doesn’t get one very often xx

  325. Leave a Reply

    27th November 2016

    This would be great for when my family and friends come to visit and share them round great prize

  326. Leave a Reply

    Beccy Rowley
    27th November 2016

    I would surprise my parents by taking them out for a nice lunch.

  327. Leave a Reply

    Marie Cozens
    27th November 2016

    Volunteer at a local charity , as its good to give something back

  328. Leave a Reply

    Angela Sandhu
    27th November 2016

    I would surprise my family by taking them for breakfast

  329. Leave a Reply

    Angela Kelly
    27th November 2016

    I would do some of my Mum’s housework so she could put her feet up.

  330. Leave a Reply

    sandy Ralph
    27th November 2016

    i would make my husband breakfast in bed to thank him for looking after me whilst ive been rcovering from an operation

  331. Leave a Reply

    Natasha R-M
    27th November 2016

    I’d clean the oven for my Mum.

  332. Leave a Reply

    Aideen McElhone Patel
    27th November 2016

    Magic filled coffee cups for all my fellow students!

  333. Leave a Reply

    27th November 2016

    I would wrap presents to go under the church christmas tree
    for the homeless

  334. Leave a Reply

    Deborah Bird
    27th November 2016

    I would like to make my partner breakfast in bed!

  335. Leave a Reply

    Shirley mackay
    27th November 2016

    I would use my extra hour by just being there for my lived one’s, whatever they needed me forx

  336. Leave a Reply

    27th November 2016

    I always pop a few items of tinned or packaged food items into the food trolley in the supermarket, we have all at one time or another been short of money with no food in the house so its important to remember how blessed we are now 🙂

  337. Leave a Reply

    Kristy Leanne Brown
    27th November 2016

    I would make some lovely bacon rolls and get the girls all together for breakfast

  338. Leave a Reply

    Mel Turner
    27th November 2016

    Id spend an extra hour cuddle up with my children

  339. Leave a Reply

    Tricia Cowell
    27th November 2016

    My friend is feeling a little down at the moment, I would like to take her for a lovely lunch to cheer her up

  340. Leave a Reply

    Christina Palmer
    27th November 2016

    I would take my dear old mum out to lunch as she deserves a treat

  341. Leave a Reply

    Kayley Hill
    27th November 2016

    im cleaning my mother in laws house. will defo need an extra hour xxx

  342. Leave a Reply

    Lorna Cox
    27th November 2016

    Cooking a full English breakfast for my husband and son (I’m a veggy, so that doesn’t happen often!)

  343. Leave a Reply

    27th November 2016

    Cooking Sunday dinner for all my friends

  344. Leave a Reply

    Lorna Peppiatt
    27th November 2016

    I’d walk some dogs at the local sanctuary. Keep me fit too!

  345. Leave a Reply

    Karen R
    27th November 2016

    My daughter would be overjoyed if we set aside the extra hour to play a board game like Monopoly 🙂

  346. Leave a Reply

    Rachel Butterworth
    27th November 2016

    I would cook dinner for my Mum, to give her a break.

  347. Leave a Reply

    Beryl drake
    27th November 2016

    Not a person I know but id take my doggy Oscar for an extra long walk , that would make him sooooo hapoy

  348. Leave a Reply

    steph lovatt
    27th November 2016

    Make my partner breakfast in bed

  349. Leave a Reply

    M Harvey
    27th November 2016

    We have a older person round for christams from age concern

  350. Leave a Reply

    Heather Morrison
    27th November 2016

    I always get up early to make a breakfast for my boyfriend with my son if we get an extra hour xx

  351. Leave a Reply

    Jessica Cook
    27th November 2016

    By surprising my friend with a visit and a girlie afternoon out

  352. Leave a Reply

    Maria Clarke
    27th November 2016

    Making yummy dinner for my family.

  353. Leave a Reply

    Hayley Mulgrove
    27th November 2016

    Buy taking my mum some lovely flowers

  354. Leave a Reply

    Jemma Dwyer
    27th November 2016

    i would love to do someones food shopping who has had a really long day working. Shopping isn’t the bed chore especially when you’ve been working all day x

  355. Leave a Reply

    Hazel Rea
    27th November 2016

    I’d like to brighten someone’s day by chatting to a neighbour who needs someone to talk to, and also other shoppers in the supermarket who want to talk. Social contact is difficult for some people these days.

  356. Leave a Reply

    27th November 2016

    I spent my extra hour painting the bases of water bottles so the brownies could make a poppy wreath for remembrance day.

  357. Leave a Reply

    Jennie Stallard
    27th November 2016

    start off with breakfast in bed and then a nice early morning walk in the country.

  358. Leave a Reply

    Kirsteen Mackay
    27th November 2016

    I’d like to visit my Granny and take her and her dog for a walk.

  359. Leave a Reply

    Leanne Bell
    28th November 2016

    I would make a cake for an elderly neighbour and offer them some company x

  360. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    cuddle with my kids on the sofa watching something that will make us laugh

  361. Leave a Reply

    claire little
    28th November 2016

    by making my full family dinner

  362. Leave a Reply

    grainne fox
    28th November 2016

    an extra hour would mean that I could allow one of my colleagues to finish their night duty without having to work the extra hour as i would gladly give it up for them as a night duty is a long and hard shift

  363. Leave a Reply

    Maureen Quinnell
    28th November 2016

    With an extra hour I would bake a cake for the family

  364. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Parker
    28th November 2016

    have a family meal together 🙂

  365. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    I’d take my friend’s little boy to the park so she can study

  366. Leave a Reply

    Karen Laing
    28th November 2016

    If I had an extra hour every day I would spend it with my mum.She’s 94 and in failing health bso any extra time I can spend with her is so very precious x

  367. Leave a Reply

    lucy knight
    28th November 2016

    with my extra hour Id spend it with my daughter baking some cakes

  368. Leave a Reply

    Kyomi Johnson
    28th November 2016

    I’d spend it trying to raise more money for children with cancer which is close to my heart after fighting cancer since I was 13 months old

  369. Leave a Reply

    Carly Belsey
    28th November 2016

    I used the extra hour to let my partner have a lie in while I was up watching Baby TV at 4am!

  370. Leave a Reply

    Patricia Dewey
    28th November 2016

    I would bake a cake for my friend who can’t get about too well and enjoy it with a cup of coffee and a chat.

  371. Leave a Reply

    Angela Cringle
    28th November 2016

    Cook them a lovely meal

  372. Leave a Reply

    Emily Hutchinson
    28th November 2016

    I’d spend the time cooking a special meal

  373. Leave a Reply

    Paul Brear
    28th November 2016

    I would take them on a a long wal in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

  374. Leave a Reply

    Jacqueline Roberts
    28th November 2016

    I’d spend the hour baking

  375. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    I’d like to spend the time cooking my mother a meal, as I very rarely have the time to do so

  376. Leave a Reply

    Gemma Cook
    28th November 2016

    Would spend the extra hour on the phone to my mum who lives in Australia.

  377. Leave a Reply

    Lisa feldman
    28th November 2016

    I would use the extra hour visiting my Nan she loves seeing her great grandchildren x

  378. Leave a Reply

    Caroline Bourne
    28th November 2016

    By keeping my elderly neighbour company

  379. Leave a Reply

    Jamie Millard
    28th November 2016

    a visit to my little niece to spoil her

  380. Leave a Reply

    Dale Dow
    28th November 2016

    I popped and tidied my Mums house for her

  381. Leave a Reply

    Lynne OConnor
    28th November 2016

    The kindest thing I can do for my family is get an extra hour’s sleep so I’m not so grumpy

  382. Leave a Reply

    Kerry Locke
    28th November 2016

    I’d use my extra hour to wash my dads car as a thank you for supporting me

  383. Leave a Reply

    Kate Knight
    28th November 2016

    I would bake some cookies for my mum

  384. Leave a Reply

    Andrea A
    28th November 2016

    I brighten someone’s day with my extra hour by ringing relatives and having a good old natter.

  385. Leave a Reply

    Julie Scattergood
    28th November 2016

    I used my extra hour to bring my wonderful husband a cup of coffee in bed

  386. Leave a Reply

    lynda connolly
    28th November 2016

    hmm extra hour – I will go to the gym and do a full work out – hmm really NO extra sleep time

  387. Leave a Reply

    Kelly Ellen Hirst
    28th November 2016

    By visiting my mum & making her breakfast in bed – she deserves a treat

  388. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    Would love to cook dinner to someone lonely, so they could enjoy a lovely home cooked meal and a chat 🙂

  389. Leave a Reply

    Jessica Hutton
    28th November 2016

    By making my mum breakfast in bed. She would really love breakfast in bed xx

  390. Leave a Reply

    Lia Burns
    28th November 2016

    Buying a coffee for a stranger, someone did this for me before and it certainly made my day brighter x

  391. Leave a Reply

    Joe I
    28th November 2016

    I would weed as many of my elderly neighbours’ gardens as I could.

  392. Leave a Reply

    kim wallace
    28th November 2016

    See if Vi across the road needs anything she is 87

  393. Leave a Reply

    Kirstie Melville
    28th November 2016

    I would brighten someone’s day by baking them some cakes and taking them over to have a cuppa and a catch up 🙂

  394. Leave a Reply

    karen watt
    28th November 2016

    I like to make shortbread Christmas shapes to give to our local elderly lunch club for the Christmas lunch

  395. Leave a Reply

    Teresa Sheldon
    28th November 2016

    Id bake for the family, any spare time is baking time I love it

  396. Leave a Reply

    Sarah R
    28th November 2016

    I’d spend the time calling my mum, cheers us both up

  397. Leave a Reply

    Joanna Kasznicki
    28th November 2016

    By having breakfast in bed

  398. Leave a Reply

    Joanna Kasznicki
    28th November 2016

    By having breakfast in bed

  399. Leave a Reply

    Danielle Graves
    28th November 2016

    I’d take my nan out for coffee and a cake as a treat

  400. Leave a Reply

    Marc Hedgley
    28th November 2016

    I don’t know what it is but there’s something really special about Elizabeth Shaw’s chocolate nom nom nom!

  401. Leave a Reply

    liz ferguson
    28th November 2016

    i enjoy crafting, so like to surprise friends and family, with gifts on non special days. so, i often make little gifts for my mam, who says she enjoys them, because they are unexpected xx

  402. Leave a Reply

    Laura Harrison
    28th November 2016

    By taking my mum out for coffee and cake xx

  403. Leave a Reply

    Clare Tate
    28th November 2016

    i would use an extra hour to make my friends day by taking her for a nice afternoon tea

  404. Leave a Reply

    Susan B
    28th November 2016

    I make a point of smiling and saying a cheery good morning or good afternoon when I pass people who live near me in the street.

  405. Leave a Reply

    sharon martin
    28th November 2016

    i’d like to take my neighbour some homemade bara brith and stay for a chat & cuppa

  406. Leave a Reply

    tony houghton
    28th November 2016

    a special gift for a choco mad family member, cheers

  407. Leave a Reply

    Jill Fairbanks
    28th November 2016

    Today my sister needs a very big cuddle and I would also take her a very nice bottle of wine to enjoy this is how I would try and brighten a very difficult day for her

  408. Leave a Reply

    Jocelynne Harrison
    28th November 2016

    I would like to take my daughter for a cup of coffee and a chat. It’s a si ole thing but it’s lovely to spend some quality time together xx

  409. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    I will be making mince pies for my son to take away with him.

  410. Leave a Reply

    Dawn Samples
    28th November 2016

    I would make my Dad a lemon drizzle cake as it always makes his day x

  411. Leave a Reply

    Kim Styles
    28th November 2016

    I would make some cupcakes for me old 94 year old mum- she used to make them for me !!

  412. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Wilson
    28th November 2016

    I would like to be able to spend the hour with my mother, even just having a chat.

  413. Leave a Reply

    Lorraine Evemy
    28th November 2016

    An extra hour would be spent knocking up an extra special family breakfast for my family.Never have much time for a cooked breakfast so this would be a real treat.

  414. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    Spending an extra hour with my mum, either shopping, walking the dog or having a meal together

  415. Leave a Reply

    Jane Morrice
    28th November 2016

    Just by sitting with them and chatting over a cup of tea and cake

  416. Leave a Reply

    Cherry campbell
    28th November 2016

    I’m coming in on my day off to cover a friend who need to take a urgent day off

  417. Leave a Reply

    alice lightning
    28th November 2016

    being a 24/7 carer I would let who I,m caring for lie in for that extra hour so I could catch up with all the things that need doing ,so then I could spend more time with the person with a nice cuppa

  418. Leave a Reply

    Joanna Ford
    28th November 2016

    I always think a smile is the best way to brighten up someones day as it is infectious!

  419. Leave a Reply

    Emma Fox
    28th November 2016

    I would offer to babysit my niece and nephew and give my sister the afternoon off!

  420. Leave a Reply

    Laura Findlay
    28th November 2016

    I would like to pop round to my elderly neighbours house to have a cuppa and a chat. She doesn’t get many visitors and I would love to take her some chocolates if I won x

  421. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    Honestly, I like to have a clear out as I am always collecting bits and I take it down a charity shop, a different one each time. I also every Christmas make sure I go through every single cupboard in the kitchen and take out all the food we don’t use along with any blankets/clothes and take them to a local homeless shelter that don’t get a lot of funding!

  422. Leave a Reply

    Leeanne Clifford
    28th November 2016

    Id get two massive take away coffees and some bacon rolls and go and sit with a homeless person, share breakfast and talk with them and ask them about themselves and just listen to them and arrange to do it again

  423. Leave a Reply

    Philip Underwood
    28th November 2016

    I’d give flowers to people and lots of presents to love ones at Christmas and other celebrations.

  424. Leave a Reply

    Derek Wilson
    28th November 2016

    I’d have a much-needed catch-up with my flatmates. We live in the same house but rarely see each other due to work.

  425. Leave a Reply

    Oksana Fitzgerald
    28th November 2016

    My daughter doesn’t eat any other sweets but chocolate. It would make her really happy if I won this. Thank you for the chance

  426. Leave a Reply

    Anneka Hulse
    28th November 2016

    i would do some cleaning up for my mum

  427. Leave a Reply

    Georgina Sudron
    28th November 2016

    Bake a cake for anyone of their choosing

  428. Leave a Reply

    sarah gray
    28th November 2016

    I would bake some cupcakes then make them christmassy and give them away. x

  429. Leave a Reply

    Robyn Clarke
    28th November 2016

    I would use the extra hour to take my mum out, perhaps for a lovely afternoon tea.

  430. Leave a Reply

    Judy Beba-Brown
    28th November 2016

    I’d love to spend the extra hour visiting my mum, making sure she’s ok and has everything she needs, taking her some flowers, and having a lovely catch up.

  431. Leave a Reply

    Lisa Mcalley
    28th November 2016

    I would love to spend the time taking my 3 kids to speak to an elderly person who is lonely and needs help

  432. Leave a Reply

    Heather Crowe
    28th November 2016

    Make my partner breakfast in bed 🙂

  433. Leave a Reply

    Debbie Preston
    28th November 2016

    I’d bake a cake to take to share with my work mates

  434. Leave a Reply

    Michelle Whyte
    28th November 2016

    I regularly brighten peoples days with cake. I make and sell cakes but every now and then I take an hour out and bake a cake to share amongst friend and neighbours. The last time was yesterday. I baked a rich choc cake with choc ganache filling and shared it with friends…lots of smile faces #cakeeules!

  435. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    I would help my mum and dad with washing up, as they both fel down the stairs

  436. Leave a Reply

    Jade P
    28th November 2016

    An extra hour with my Nannie would be lovely as we don’t get to see eachother often!

  437. Leave a Reply

    28th November 2016

    Ooh, I love a good bit of chocolate at Christmas time, well, all the time actually.

  438. Leave a Reply

    sarah rowland
    28th November 2016

    facetime to my mum in devon as i dont get to see her living up in scotland

  439. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Russell
    28th November 2016

    Such a yummy prize for a wonderful Christmas xx

  440. Leave a Reply

    Kim Willing
    28th November 2016

    I’d cook a meal when she’s ill or offer to get shopping

  441. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Russell
    28th November 2016

    I would love to make someone who lonely happy, have a cuppa and a natter give then company x

  442. Leave a Reply

    Adrian Bold
    28th November 2016

    I’d make some cookies for everyone.

  443. Leave a Reply

    Lisa Mauchline
    28th November 2016

    I’d take my Mum out for lunch as she’s always busy the extra hour would just be for us two

  444. Leave a Reply

    Carol Cliffe
    28th November 2016

    I’d brighten someone’s day by popping round, putting the kettle on, and sharing my hamper of Elizabeth Shaw chocolates (not too many though!)

  445. Leave a Reply

    Samantha Fernley
    28th November 2016

    I’d call my mum and also my nan for a chat about the latest gossip to cheer them up and would bake my friend a cake.

  446. Leave a Reply

    Christina Hedges
    28th November 2016

    I would wrap presents or order online for someone elderly I know they would appreciate this. I love RAOK aswell..give give give xx

  447. Leave a Reply

    ellie spider
    28th November 2016

    I’d pop in to see my neighbour whos a bit lonely and always inviting me round for a coffee – but with work and looking after my niece and nephew and life in general i just dot have much time and i always feel bd about turning her down

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      29th November 2016

      Yes, life is so very busy Ellie and that makes it particularly tought for folk who can’t get out and about much.

  448. Leave a Reply

    Eve ogden
    28th November 2016

    Go round a elderly neighbours make and have coffee with them and then go some cleaning for them

  449. Leave a Reply

    Shelley Stevenson
    28th November 2016

    Id love to spend my hour with someone whos elderly and who may not have any other company <3

  450. Leave a Reply

    Anne woodthorpe
    28th November 2016

    I will be spending my extra hour helping my daughter revise for her mocks 🙂

  451. Leave a Reply

    Emma Hopkins
    28th November 2016

    I’d go and visit my little sister as she’s recently moved to a village and we no longer see each other daily 🙁

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