Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Autumnal Thoughtfulness and a Chocolate Giveaway #83

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Giveaway

Giveaways | 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.

494 Comments

  1. Tracey Peach

    28th October 2016 at 12:00 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th October 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Nice one Tracey. Hope you find plenty to tweet 🙂

      Reply
    • Jenny mather

      27th November 2016 at 8:52 pm

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

      Reply
  2. Tracy K Nixon

    28th October 2016 at 12:05 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  3. Michaela Smith

    28th October 2016 at 12:08 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  4. Cthek Goru

    28th October 2016 at 12:12 pm

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

    Reply
  5. Jo Hutchinson

    28th October 2016 at 12:12 pm

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

    Reply
  6. Andrew Petrie

    28th October 2016 at 12:18 pm

    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 ?!

    Reply
  7. Gill

    28th October 2016 at 12:31 pm

    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 !

    Reply
  8. Suelle

    28th October 2016 at 1:16 pm

    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.

    Reply
  9. Alica

    28th October 2016 at 1:19 pm

    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!

    Reply
  10. Pinky boots

    28th October 2016 at 2:33 pm

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

    Reply
  11. Abigail Cullen

    28th October 2016 at 3:07 pm

    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.

    Reply
  12. Iris W

    28th October 2016 at 3:14 pm

    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

    Reply
  13. Chris

    28th October 2016 at 3:37 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th October 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Not nearly as often as I’d like Chris 🙂

      Reply
  14. Katie skeoch

    28th October 2016 at 4:02 pm

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

    Reply
  15. anthony harrington

    28th October 2016 at 4:59 pm

    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.

    Reply
  16. Kim Neville

    28th October 2016 at 5:00 pm

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

    Reply
  17. Vicky

    28th October 2016 at 6:37 pm

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

    Reply
  18. Vicky

    28th October 2016 at 6:39 pm

    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.

    Reply
  19. laura banks

    28th October 2016 at 7:01 pm

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

    Reply
  20. Kim M

    28th October 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I’d make fudge for everyone x

    Reply
  21. Jade Hewlett

    28th October 2016 at 8:00 pm

    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

    Reply
  22. Laura

    28th October 2016 at 10:51 pm

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

    Reply
  23. Kate m jones

    28th October 2016 at 11:04 pm

    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!

    Reply
  24. Natalie Crossan

    28th October 2016 at 11:58 pm

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

    Reply
  25. emma walters

    29th October 2016 at 7:36 am

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

    Reply
  26. Dom

    29th October 2016 at 9:36 am

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      30th October 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Hehe Dom, that must surely brighten up the Viking’s day 😉

      Reply
  27. sarah m

    29th October 2016 at 12:29 pm

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

    Reply
  28. Jenna Parrington

    29th October 2016 at 1:03 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  29. Sian

    29th October 2016 at 1:07 pm

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

    Reply
  30. Cassandra Mayers

    29th October 2016 at 1:33 pm

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

    Reply
  31. Jane Willis

    29th October 2016 at 3:13 pm

    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

    Reply
  32. Helen Thurston

    29th October 2016 at 5:22 pm

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

    Reply
  33. Laura Nice

    29th October 2016 at 8:08 pm

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

    Reply
  34. William Gould

    29th October 2016 at 8:26 pm

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

    Reply
  35. Karen Smith

    29th October 2016 at 8:52 pm

    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

    Reply
  36. Simon C

    29th October 2016 at 8:52 pm

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

    Reply
  37. Gemma Godfrey

    29th October 2016 at 8:52 pm

    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!

    Reply
  38. iain maciver

    29th October 2016 at 8:57 pm

    sunday dinner for the family which will be good fun

    Reply
  39. Hannah Ingham

    29th October 2016 at 9:02 pm

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

    Reply
  40. Marianne Daniels

    29th October 2016 at 9:04 pm

    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!

    Reply
  41. Angela Treadway

    29th October 2016 at 9:28 pm

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

    Reply
  42. Francis Armstrong

    29th October 2016 at 9:50 pm

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

    Reply
  43. Suzanne Drummond

    29th October 2016 at 10:04 pm

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

    Reply
  44. Sophie Ade

    29th October 2016 at 10:10 pm

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

    Reply
  45. Martina Pichova

    29th October 2016 at 10:24 pm

    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)…

    Reply
  46. Tania Atfield

    29th October 2016 at 10:31 pm

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

    Reply
  47. Alison Macdonald

    29th October 2016 at 10:48 pm

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

    Reply
  48. Lindsey Stuart

    29th October 2016 at 11:01 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  49. Katie

    29th October 2016 at 11:16 pm

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

    Reply
  50. Kev C

    29th October 2016 at 11:17 pm

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

    Reply
  51. Rachel Craig

    29th October 2016 at 11:31 pm

    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.

    Reply
  52. A

    29th October 2016 at 11:40 pm

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

    Reply
  53. Jayne Sullivan

    30th October 2016 at 12:19 am

    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.

    Reply
  54. Joanne

    30th October 2016 at 6:46 am

    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.

    Reply
  55. bex allum

    30th October 2016 at 6:49 am

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

    Reply
  56. barbara daniels

    30th October 2016 at 6:50 am

    cups of tea all round for all my family.

    Reply
  57. Mariel Pereira

    30th October 2016 at 6:58 am

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

    Reply
  58. Steve

    30th October 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hi would love this to give to my wife 🙂

    Reply
  59. Emily Knight

    30th October 2016 at 7:19 am

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      30th October 2016 at 5:01 pm

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

      Reply
  60. Emma Eminoglu

    30th October 2016 at 7:57 am

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

    Reply
  61. Elaine Savage

    30th October 2016 at 8:16 am

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

    Reply
  62. christine shelley

    30th October 2016 at 8:22 am

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

    Reply
  63. Ruth Harwood

    30th October 2016 at 8:24 am

    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…

    Reply
  64. Yvonne

    30th October 2016 at 8:26 am

    meeting up with the family for tea and cakes

    Reply
  65. Rebecca Williams

    30th October 2016 at 8:27 am

    I would like to make my husband breakfast in bed 🙂

    Reply
  66. Laura Jeffs

    30th October 2016 at 8:28 am

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

    Reply
  67. Amelia Kennedy

    30th October 2016 at 8:30 am

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

    Reply
  68. Jennifer Bruce

    30th October 2016 at 8:33 am

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

    Reply
  69. Jennifer Haden

    30th October 2016 at 8:41 am

    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

    Reply
  70. Emma Ferguson

    30th October 2016 at 8:55 am

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

    Reply
  71. Fiona K

    30th October 2016 at 8:59 am

    I will be getting lunch arranged for my mum

    Reply
  72. Catherine Whetton

    30th October 2016 at 9:06 am

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

    Reply
  73. Holly Gibson

    30th October 2016 at 9:14 am

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

    Reply
  74. Hayleyw1

    30th October 2016 at 9:34 am

    haveing cwtches with my babas

    Reply
  75. Tracey Ryder

    30th October 2016 at 9:37 am

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

    Reply
  76. Steph

    30th October 2016 at 9:58 am

    Plan a visit to the garden centre with my gran

    Reply
  77. Hannah Owen

    30th October 2016 at 10:06 am

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

    Reply
  78. Ray Dodds

    30th October 2016 at 10:21 am

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

    Reply
  79. Elaine Hollis

    30th October 2016 at 10:23 am

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

    Reply
  80. GRACE COLLINS

    30th October 2016 at 10:32 am

    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

    Reply
  81. fozia akhtar

    30th October 2016 at 10:46 am

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

    Reply
  82. rebecca green

    30th October 2016 at 10:47 am

    i got up and bought my bf a mcdonalds brekkie

    Reply
  83. CLAIRE woods

    30th October 2016 at 11:02 am

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

    Reply
  84. JUDITH LUSCOMBE

    30th October 2016 at 11:02 am

    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.

    Reply
  85. Rhia Page

    30th October 2016 at 11:10 am

    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!

    Reply
  86. Frances H

    30th October 2016 at 11:24 am

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

    Reply
  87. rachel h

    30th October 2016 at 11:33 am

    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!

    Reply
  88. Heather Haigh

    30th October 2016 at 11:39 am

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

    Reply
  89. Laura Pritchard

    30th October 2016 at 11:39 am

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

    Reply
  90. Frances Heaton

    30th October 2016 at 11:39 am

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

    Reply
  91. Rai

    30th October 2016 at 11:42 am

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

    Reply
  92. Sarah Mackay

    30th October 2016 at 11:53 am

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

    Reply
  93. Anna

    30th October 2016 at 12:26 pm

    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.

    Reply
  94. Maggie Coates

    30th October 2016 at 12:29 pm

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

    Reply
  95. pete c

    30th October 2016 at 12:31 pm

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

    Reply
  96. Sam Swain

    30th October 2016 at 12:46 pm

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

    Reply
  97. Matt McAndrew

    30th October 2016 at 1:07 pm

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

    Reply
  98. Chrissie Curtis

    30th October 2016 at 1:09 pm

    by making my partner breakfast in bed!

    Reply
  99. Paul Wilson

    30th October 2016 at 1:24 pm

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

    Reply
  100. Ali Thorpe

    30th October 2016 at 1:26 pm

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

    Reply
  101. Pat Stubbs

    30th October 2016 at 1:28 pm

    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!

    Reply
  102. glenn hutton

    30th October 2016 at 1:54 pm

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

    Reply
  103. Emma Rawlinson

    30th October 2016 at 2:20 pm

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

    Reply
  104. tigerbabe68

    30th October 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Sending reiki to anyone and everyone who needs it.

    Reply
    • tigerbabe68

      30th October 2016 at 2:57 pm

      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.

      Reply
  105. Heather Simpson

    30th October 2016 at 2:55 pm

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

    Reply
  106. Louise Comb

    30th October 2016 at 3:11 pm

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

    Reply
  107. GEOFF WICKENS

    30th October 2016 at 3:34 pm

    BY KEEPING OUT OF UNDER MY WIFE`S FEET

    Reply
  108. Helen Humphries

    30th October 2016 at 4:01 pm

    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. 🙂

    Reply
  109. Rosalind Sargent

    30th October 2016 at 4:15 pm

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

    Reply
  110. sarah birkett

    30th October 2016 at 4:26 pm

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

    Reply
  111. Caroline H

    30th October 2016 at 5:37 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      31st October 2016 at 4:52 pm

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

      Reply
  112. Louise A

    30th October 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I used it to make breakfast for everyone

    Reply
  113. Jo Young

    30th October 2016 at 6:52 pm

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

    Reply
  114. leanne weir

    30th October 2016 at 6:54 pm

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

    Reply
  115. Ally

    30th October 2016 at 6:58 pm

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

    Reply
  116. aj templeman

    30th October 2016 at 7:25 pm

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

    Reply
  117. Lee Ritson

    30th October 2016 at 7:37 pm

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

    Reply
  118. Emma Nixon

    30th October 2016 at 7:40 pm

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

    Reply
  119. Thomas Buchanan

    30th October 2016 at 7:50 pm

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

    Reply
  120. Christina Palmer

    30th October 2016 at 8:18 pm

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

    Reply
  121. Jon Bullock

    30th October 2016 at 8:34 pm

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

    Reply
  122. Caroline Hunter

    30th October 2016 at 8:57 pm

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

    Reply
  123. Jamie

    30th October 2016 at 8:59 pm

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

    Reply
  124. ADEINNE TONNER

    30th October 2016 at 9:40 pm

    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.

    Reply
  125. Lynsey Buchanan

    30th October 2016 at 10:05 pm

    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.

    Reply
  126. Maureen M

    30th October 2016 at 10:10 pm

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

    Reply
  127. Lorraine Tinsley

    30th October 2016 at 10:40 pm

    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.

    Reply
  128. Kat Glynn

    30th October 2016 at 10:41 pm

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

    Reply
  129. Victoria mills

    30th October 2016 at 10:50 pm

    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!

    Reply
  130. Corinne Henson

    30th October 2016 at 10:56 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  131. Sarah N

    30th October 2016 at 11:08 pm

    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.

    Reply
  132. Hazel

    30th October 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Making gingerbread for my sports team before their race!

    Reply
  133. TRACY JAMES

    30th October 2016 at 11:54 pm

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

    Reply
  134. Warren Jacobs

    31st October 2016 at 7:47 am

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

    Reply
  135. S Bufton

    31st October 2016 at 8:48 am

    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.

    Reply
  136. helen tovell

    31st October 2016 at 9:41 am

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

    Reply
  137. caroline walliss

    31st October 2016 at 9:42 am

    Cut my elderly neighbours grass and do some weeding.x

    Reply
  138. caroline walliss

    31st October 2016 at 9:44 am

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

    Reply
  139. Becky John

    31st October 2016 at 10:33 am

    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.

    Reply
  140. Janice

    31st October 2016 at 1:17 pm

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

    Reply
  141. Laura Todd

    31st October 2016 at 2:10 pm

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

    Reply
  142. Fiona Martin

    31st October 2016 at 3:01 pm

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

    Reply
  143. Alison

    31st October 2016 at 4:07 pm

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

    Reply
  144. Gillian McClelland

    31st October 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I will doing shopping for my elderly neighbours

    Reply
  145. Solange

    31st October 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I would do my elderly neighbour’s shopping.

    Reply
  146. Christine Evans

    31st October 2016 at 8:02 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      31st October 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Now that would make my entire month. I hate cleaning the car.

      Reply
  147. ESME MCCRUBB

    31st October 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I WOULD MAKE MY MUM A CUPPA AND SIT WITH HER FOR A AWHILE AS WE ARE ALL SO BUSY ALL THE TIME WE NEVER GET TO CHAT MUCH

    Reply
  148. Joanna Coleshill

    1st November 2016 at 11:21 am

    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!

    Reply
  149. Sharon stanley (@Shandy2008)

    1st November 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I spent the time with the kids, they were up early anyway so before other half woke up I made it all about them mommy and daughter time.

    Reply
  150. C Kennedy

    1st November 2016 at 5:38 pm

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

    Reply
  151. clair downham

    1st November 2016 at 6:02 pm

    make my hubby a lamb and lentil curry

    Reply
  152. Samantha O'D

    1st November 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Make some cakes and share the joy

    Reply
  153. Catherine

    1st November 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I would do some home baking for the family

    Reply
  154. Tee simpson

    1st November 2016 at 9:49 pm

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

    Reply
  155. Beky Austerberry

    1st November 2016 at 10:15 pm

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

    Reply
  156. Andrea Smith

    1st November 2016 at 11:11 pm

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

    Reply
  157. Angie McDonald

    2nd November 2016 at 1:52 am

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

    Reply
  158. Susan Hoggett

    2nd November 2016 at 4:20 pm

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

    Reply
  159. Spencer Broadley

    3rd November 2016 at 5:43 am

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

    Reply
  160. Tammy Westrup

    3rd November 2016 at 2:11 pm

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

    Reply
  161. debbie smith

    3rd November 2016 at 5:43 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th November 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks Debbie, good luck.

      Reply
  162. Matt Froggatt

    3rd November 2016 at 9:07 pm

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

    Reply
  163. Debby

    4th November 2016 at 3:22 am

    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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th November 2016 at 4:22 pm

      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.

      Reply
  164. Donna Caldwell

    4th November 2016 at 10:17 am

    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

    Reply
  165. claire griffiths

    4th November 2016 at 1:40 pm

    i woukld bake my gran and grandad a cake

    Reply
  166. Deborah Clarke

    4th November 2016 at 2:03 pm

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

    Reply
  167. Judith Allen

    4th November 2016 at 2:10 pm

    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 isc.ro.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th November 2016 at 4:13 pm

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

      Reply
  168. tracy baines

    4th November 2016 at 4:52 pm

    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

    Reply
  169. Diane Carey

    4th November 2016 at 6:37 pm

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

    Reply
  170. Toni Pearson

    4th November 2016 at 8:55 pm

    An hour long phone call to my best friend in Canada

    Reply
  171. Deborah Clarke

    5th November 2016 at 10:06 am

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th November 2016 at 3:58 pm

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

      Reply
  172. allison sullivan

    5th November 2016 at 1:09 pm

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

    Reply
  173. Martha Chisholm

    5th November 2016 at 1:15 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th November 2016 at 3:56 pm

      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!

      Reply
  174. Kirsty M

    5th November 2016 at 8:36 pm

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

    Reply
  175. Jennifer Toal

    6th November 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Invite my dad for tea

    Reply
  176. lucy higgins

    6th November 2016 at 2:26 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      8th November 2016 at 9:29 am

      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.

      Reply
  177. Julie T

    6th November 2016 at 2:31 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      8th November 2016 at 9:28 am

      What a lovely thought Julie. I bet they’d really appreciate that.

      Reply
  178. Iona Cornish

    6th November 2016 at 2:53 pm

    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

    Reply
  179. Carolynn Woodland

    6th November 2016 at 2:54 pm

    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.

    Reply
  180. Bernice Cockrell

    6th November 2016 at 2:56 pm

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

    Reply
  181. Anita

    6th November 2016 at 3:03 pm

    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

    Reply
  182. Henry Little

    6th November 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Breakfast in bed for my nearest and dearest would be ideal

    Reply
  183. Bryony Sayburn

    6th November 2016 at 3:23 pm

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

    Reply
  184. MARK THOMAS

    6th November 2016 at 3:37 pm

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

    Reply
  185. Sue McCarthy

    6th November 2016 at 4:41 pm

    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.

    Reply
  186. laura stewart

    6th November 2016 at 5:11 pm

    a lie in 🙂

    Reply
  187. olivia kirby

    6th November 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Bake some cakes and do a bit of shopping for Nan

    Reply
  188. Lauren Tourle

    6th November 2016 at 6:24 pm

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

    Reply
  189. ann clements

    6th November 2016 at 6:30 pm

    taking my friend out for coffee

    Reply
  190. Joanne Darnell

    6th November 2016 at 6:36 pm

    by doing some one a favour to help them out

    Reply
  191. Janice Dunn

    6th November 2016 at 7:03 pm

    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.

    Reply
  192. Andrea Fletcher

    6th November 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I would take my mum out for a treat.

    Reply
  193. Melissa Evans

    6th November 2016 at 8:21 pm

    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

    Reply
  194. Lyla

    6th November 2016 at 9:02 pm

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

    Reply
  195. Jackie Allum

    6th November 2016 at 9:15 pm

    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.

    Reply
  196. Natalie White

    6th November 2016 at 9:19 pm

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

    Reply
  197. Amanda

    6th November 2016 at 9:22 pm

    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

    Reply
  198. Holly @lovepopsie

    6th November 2016 at 9:24 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      8th November 2016 at 9:26 am

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

      Reply
  199. ElizM

    6th November 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Smile at people and send silent blessing their way

    Reply
  200. Kirsty Sparks

    7th November 2016 at 10:00 am

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

    Reply
  201. Diana Maxwell

    7th November 2016 at 10:37 am

    Make them breakfast in bed with the paper.

    Reply
  202. Laura-Jane Baker

    7th November 2016 at 10:57 am

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

    Reply
  203. Joy B

    7th November 2016 at 1:47 pm

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

    Reply
  204. sarah rees

    7th November 2016 at 4:16 pm

    brighten my kids day with a surprise fun filled day out

    Reply
  205. Daniel Harrison

    7th November 2016 at 4:50 pm

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

    Reply
  206. Bryony Marshall

    7th November 2016 at 6:17 pm

    treat my dad

    Reply
  207. rebecca courtney

    7th November 2016 at 7:12 pm

    id visit an elderly neighbour for a chat

    Reply
  208. Simon Wade

    7th November 2016 at 8:44 pm

    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.

    Reply
  209. gul

    7th November 2016 at 8:54 pm

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

    Reply
  210. Joanne Hutchings

    7th November 2016 at 9:46 pm

    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.

    Reply
  211. Michelle smith

    7th November 2016 at 11:51 pm

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

    Reply
  212. Zoey P

    8th November 2016 at 1:24 pm

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

    Reply
  213. emanuela

    8th November 2016 at 2:48 pm

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

    Reply
  214. kelly mobbs

    8th November 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Id make my elderly neighbour a nice fruit cake.

    Reply
  215. Fiona jk42

    8th November 2016 at 8:04 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th November 2016 at 3:33 pm

      That sounds like a totally win win situation Fiona – lovely.

      Reply
  216. Emma Bradshaw

    8th November 2016 at 8:44 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      9th November 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Hehe, good luck Emma 🙂

      Reply
  217. Katherine McDonald

    8th November 2016 at 9:00 pm

    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!

    Reply
  218. Lisa Pond

    8th November 2016 at 9:20 pm

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

    Reply
  219. melanie stirling

    9th November 2016 at 12:25 am

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

    Reply
  220. Michaela Hannah

    9th November 2016 at 5:24 am

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

    Reply
  221. Michaela Hannah

    9th November 2016 at 5:24 am

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

    Reply
  222. Lisa Armstrong

    9th November 2016 at 6:24 am

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

    Reply
  223. Katie b

    9th November 2016 at 8:14 am

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

    Reply
  224. Stevie

    9th November 2016 at 12:49 pm

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

    Reply
  225. Jessica Walker

    9th November 2016 at 4:21 pm

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

    Reply
  226. JULIE WARD

    9th November 2016 at 10:27 pm

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

    Reply
  227. Michelle Ptak

    10th November 2016 at 6:52 am

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

    Reply
  228. Elizabeth Doody

    10th November 2016 at 8:33 am

    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

    Reply
  229. sam macaree

    10th November 2016 at 9:44 am

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

    Reply
  230. MANDY DOHERTY

    10th November 2016 at 11:14 am

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

    Reply
  231. Barbara

    10th November 2016 at 7:08 pm

    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.

    Reply
  232. Heather brannan

    10th November 2016 at 7:50 pm

    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.

    Reply
  233. Stuart Dunlop

    10th November 2016 at 9:41 pm

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

    Reply
  234. sb

    11th November 2016 at 10:22 am

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

    Reply
  235. Mark R

    11th November 2016 at 5:43 pm

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

    Reply
  236. KK

    11th November 2016 at 9:39 pm

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

    Reply
  237. lorraine stone

    12th November 2016 at 1:54 pm

    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 ~~

    Reply
  238. Kay Broomfield

    12th November 2016 at 2:29 pm

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

    Reply
  239. Becky Duffy

    12th November 2016 at 9:39 pm

    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!

    Reply
  240. denise cross

    12th November 2016 at 10:27 pm

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

    Reply
  241. Hannah Wood

    12th November 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Bake a nice big cake for my hubby

    Reply
  242. Rebecca Smith

    13th November 2016 at 11:44 am

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

    Reply
  243. EssexKate

    13th November 2016 at 11:44 am

    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.

    Reply
  244. Matthew Warman

    13th November 2016 at 12:25 pm

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

    Reply
  245. Richard Tyler

    14th November 2016 at 12:27 pm

    By making memories, with smiles, laughs & cuddles 🙂

    Reply
  246. samantha price

    14th November 2016 at 1:56 pm

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

    Reply
  247. Clara Cort

    14th November 2016 at 2:30 pm

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

    Reply
  248. Caroline Turner

    14th November 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I like to send surprise packages in the post.

    Reply
  249. Susan Ocock

    14th November 2016 at 11:57 pm

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

    Reply
  250. Victoria Prince

    15th November 2016 at 9:17 am

    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 🙂

    Reply
  251. Helen W

    15th November 2016 at 3:14 pm

    i would bake flapjacks they love them

    Reply
  252. Mary Jasko

    15th November 2016 at 4:59 pm

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

    Reply
  253. Donna W

    15th November 2016 at 7:39 pm

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

    Reply
  254. Mary H

    16th November 2016 at 10:06 am

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

    Reply
  255. carole n

    16th November 2016 at 3:33 pm

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

    Reply
  256. Sandra Clarke

    17th November 2016 at 7:14 am

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

    Reply
  257. Carole Carr

    17th November 2016 at 9:37 am

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

    Reply
  258. Paige Goodfellow

    17th November 2016 at 10:40 am

    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

    Reply
  259. Tracey S Anderson

    17th November 2016 at 6:20 pm

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

    Reply
  260. Kim Tanner-Hill

    18th November 2016 at 10:28 am

    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.

    Reply
  261. nichola betteridge

    18th November 2016 at 12:26 pm

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

    Reply
  262. Toni Glenn

    18th November 2016 at 8:19 pm

    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!

    Reply
  263. Cara S

    19th November 2016 at 1:27 am

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

    Reply
  264. Karl Borowy

    19th November 2016 at 4:10 am

    listen to peoples concerns and to understand their concerns

    Reply
  265. Sheila Reeves

    19th November 2016 at 7:45 am

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      19th November 2016 at 8:03 am

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

      Reply
  266. Clare H

    19th November 2016 at 11:38 am

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

    Reply
  267. Gemma Middleton

    19th November 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I made a Sunday roast for 6 of our friends.

    Reply
  268. Jules Eley

    19th November 2016 at 4:22 pm

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

    Reply
  269. Ann Willers

    19th November 2016 at 8:38 pm

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

    Reply
  270. Emma S

    19th November 2016 at 9:01 pm

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

    Reply
  271. allison mary

    19th November 2016 at 10:41 pm

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

    Reply
  272. Susan Smith

    20th November 2016 at 9:17 am

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

    Reply
  273. Allan Wilson

    20th November 2016 at 9:18 am

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

    Reply
  274. Jane

    20th November 2016 at 10:59 am

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

    Reply
  275. Victoria Morrison

    20th November 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I would call my grandma for a nice long chat x

    Reply
  276. Michelle Ferguson

    20th November 2016 at 6:02 pm

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

    Reply
  277. Susan Chafer

    20th November 2016 at 6:06 pm

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

    Reply
  278. Kat Allinson

    21st November 2016 at 10:57 am

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

    Reply
  279. Ian Campbell

    21st November 2016 at 11:41 am

    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!

    Reply
  280. Sarah McIntyre

    21st November 2016 at 1:12 pm

    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!

    Reply
  281. christine taylor

    21st November 2016 at 1:38 pm

    when ever my mum is feeling down, I surprise her with an afternoon tea treat – that works x

    Reply
  282. Ann Skamarauskas

    21st November 2016 at 7:09 pm

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

    Reply
  283. Laura Bryant

    21st November 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I used it to make breakfast

    Reply
  284. Niki Marie Wardle

    21st November 2016 at 9:32 pm

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

    Reply
  285. Isabelle Smith

    21st November 2016 at 11:18 pm

    cook a nice meal xxx

    Reply
  286. Catherine White

    22nd November 2016 at 2:17 pm

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

    Reply
  287. Janet Dring

    22nd November 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Let them have an even bigger lie in than usual

    Reply
  288. Eileen Tingle

    22nd November 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I’d like to make them smile by having a sing-song!

    Reply
  289. Diana Cotter

    22nd November 2016 at 5:15 pm

    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

    Reply
  290. lia sturman

    22nd November 2016 at 6:54 pm

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

    Reply
  291. Rachael Mccadden

    22nd November 2016 at 7:22 pm

    i make a nice cake for my fiance

    Reply
  292. Anthea Holloway

    22nd November 2016 at 7:44 pm

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

    Reply
  293. Tracey Mitchell

    22nd November 2016 at 8:58 pm

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

    Reply
  294. melanie crumpton

    23rd November 2016 at 9:48 pm

    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

    Reply
  295. greig spencer

    23rd November 2016 at 11:02 pm

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

    Reply
  296. Leanne joy

    24th November 2016 at 1:10 am

    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!

    Reply
  297. Jane Adair

    24th November 2016 at 5:37 am

    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 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      25th November 2016 at 2:58 pm

      That sounds like a lovely thing to do Jane.

      Reply
  298. Kristyn Harris

    24th November 2016 at 10:03 am

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

    Reply
  299. Janet Birkin

    24th November 2016 at 4:43 pm

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

    Reply
  300. Tara Clover

    24th November 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I would have a long bath

    Reply
  301. Susan Gray

    24th November 2016 at 9:10 pm

    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.

    Reply
  302. Dorogi Eva

    24th November 2016 at 9:21 pm

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

    Reply
  303. Hannah Igoe

    24th November 2016 at 9:27 pm

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

    Reply
  304. Sharon Lou Johnson

    24th November 2016 at 9:45 pm

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

    Reply
  305. Lindsey Loughtman

    25th November 2016 at 12:08 am

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

    Reply
  306. michelle o'neill

    25th November 2016 at 11:46 am

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

    Reply
  307. Eva Appleby

    25th November 2016 at 11:47 am

    I’d make a nice chocolate cake for tea

    Reply
  308. James Holyland

    25th November 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

    Reply
  309. jessica catherine

    25th November 2016 at 2:35 pm

    i would bake my partner his fav cake, carrot cake

    Reply
  310. Michelle Carlin

    25th November 2016 at 9:14 pm

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

    Reply
  311. Kimberley Ryan

    26th November 2016 at 9:45 am

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

    Reply
  312. Lauren Old

    26th November 2016 at 10:32 am

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

    Reply
  313. Clare Hubbard

    26th November 2016 at 10:47 am

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

    Reply
  314. Charmian Filewood

    26th November 2016 at 5:21 pm

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

    Reply
  315. Gillian Turner

    26th November 2016 at 6:37 pm

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

    Reply
  316. Sheri Darby

    26th November 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Baking a cake and taking it round to a neighbour

    Reply
  317. Eleanor Powell

    26th November 2016 at 11:04 pm

    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

    Reply
  318. amanda greensmith

    26th November 2016 at 11:41 pm

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

    Reply
  319. Isabel Roberts

    27th November 2016 at 12:26 am

    Spend time with my elderly neighbour

    Reply
  320. Nate Cox

    27th November 2016 at 1:02 am

    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

    Reply
  321. Andrea Johnson

    27th November 2016 at 3:44 am

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

    Reply
  322. Charlotte Hoskins

    27th November 2016 at 9:52 am

    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 🙂

    Reply
  323. jo liddement

    27th November 2016 at 10:01 am

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      27th November 2016 at 5:50 pm

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

      Reply
  324. Mike W

    27th November 2016 at 10:07 am

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

    Reply
  325. hannah taylor

    27th November 2016 at 11:07 am

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

    Reply
  326. Charlotte Angel

    27th November 2016 at 11:15 am

    This would be dinner party gifts sorted for the foreseeable!

    Reply
  327. Keith Dixon

    27th November 2016 at 11:49 am

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

    Reply
  328. Keith Dixon

    27th November 2016 at 11:49 am

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

    Reply
  329. Mark Whittaker

    27th November 2016 at 12:29 pm

    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 .

    Reply
  330. Meryl Rees

    27th November 2016 at 12:54 pm

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

    Reply
  331. Alison MacDonald

    27th November 2016 at 1:32 pm

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

    Reply
  332. BARBARA MADDEN

    27th November 2016 at 2:00 pm

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

    Reply
  333. Beccy Rowley

    27th November 2016 at 2:48 pm

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

    Reply
  334. Marie Cozens

    27th November 2016 at 2:51 pm

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

    Reply
  335. Angela Sandhu

    27th November 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I would surprise my family by taking them for breakfast

    Reply
  336. Angela Kelly

    27th November 2016 at 3:19 pm

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

    Reply
  337. sandy Ralph

    27th November 2016 at 3:58 pm

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

    Reply
  338. Natasha R-M

    27th November 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I’d clean the oven for my Mum.

    Reply
  339. Alison

    27th November 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Bake something delciious and take it round to my mums

    Reply
  340. Aideen McElhone Patel

    27th November 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Magic filled coffee cups for all my fellow students!

    Reply
  341. CHRISTINE WESTLAKE

    27th November 2016 at 6:14 pm

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

    Reply
  342. Deborah Bird

    27th November 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I would like to make my partner breakfast in bed!

    Reply
  343. Shirley mackay

    27th November 2016 at 6:17 pm

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

    Reply
  344. MARY ELLEN HOCKENHULL

    27th November 2016 at 6:20 pm

    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 🙂

    Reply
  345. Kristy Leanne Brown

    27th November 2016 at 6:30 pm

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

    Reply
  346. Mel Turner

    27th November 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Id spend an extra hour cuddle up with my children

    Reply
  347. Tricia Cowell

    27th November 2016 at 6:50 pm

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

    Reply
  348. Christina Palmer

    27th November 2016 at 7:12 pm

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

    Reply
  349. Kayley Hill

    27th November 2016 at 7:17 pm

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

    Reply
  350. Lorna Cox

    27th November 2016 at 7:25 pm

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

    Reply
  351. Helen

    27th November 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Cooking Sunday dinner for all my friends

    Reply
  352. Lorna Peppiatt

    27th November 2016 at 8:00 pm

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

    Reply
  353. Karen R

    27th November 2016 at 8:01 pm

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

    Reply
  354. Rachel Butterworth

    27th November 2016 at 8:06 pm

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

    Reply
  355. Beryl drake

    27th November 2016 at 8:29 pm

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

    Reply
  356. steph lovatt

    27th November 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Make my partner breakfast in bed

    Reply
  357. M Harvey

    27th November 2016 at 9:09 pm

    We have a older person round for christams from age concern

    Reply
  358. Heather Morrison

    27th November 2016 at 9:15 pm

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

    Reply
  359. Jessica Cook

    27th November 2016 at 9:20 pm

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

    Reply
  360. Maria Clarke

    27th November 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Making yummy dinner for my family.

    Reply
  361. Hayley Mulgrove

    27th November 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Buy taking my mum some lovely flowers

    Reply
  362. Jemma Dwyer

    27th November 2016 at 10:19 pm

    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

    Reply
  363. Hazel Rea

    27th November 2016 at 10:21 pm

    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.

    Reply
  364. A.E. ADKINS

    27th November 2016 at 11:02 pm

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

    Reply
  365. Jennie Stallard

    27th November 2016 at 11:03 pm

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

    Reply
  366. Kirsteen Mackay

    27th November 2016 at 11:45 pm

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

    Reply
  367. Angela Kate Webster | Cosmic Kick

    28th November 2016 at 12:10 am

    I’d take my Nan in law’s gorgeous pup for an extra long walk. She loves long walks.

    Reply
  368. Ellen Stafford

    28th November 2016 at 12:42 am

    I would take my mum out for afternoon tea. She deserves a treat.

    Reply
  369. Leanne Bell

    28th November 2016 at 1:25 am

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

    Reply
  370. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    28th November 2016 at 1:53 am

    I’d do some of the baking and crafting for people that I never find the time to get around to.

    Reply
  371. sarah

    28th November 2016 at 2:04 am

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

    Reply
  372. claire little

    28th November 2016 at 2:08 am

    by making my full family dinner

    Reply
  373. Anne-Marie Large

    28th November 2016 at 2:09 am

    I’d let my husband have a lie in as he does alot for us as a family. 🙂

    Reply
  374. grainne fox

    28th November 2016 at 7:02 am

    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

    Reply
  375. Maureen Quinnell

    28th November 2016 at 7:26 am

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

    Reply
  376. Sarah Parker

    28th November 2016 at 7:45 am

    have a family meal together 🙂

    Reply
  377. tishist

    28th November 2016 at 8:49 am

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

    Reply
  378. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    28th November 2016 at 8:59 am

    Spend quality time with my mum.

    Reply
  379. Karen Laing

    28th November 2016 at 9:04 am

    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

    Reply
  380. lucy knight

    28th November 2016 at 9:33 am

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

    Reply
  381. Kyomi Johnson

    28th November 2016 at 9:58 am

    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

    Reply
  382. Carly Belsey

    28th November 2016 at 9:59 am

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

    Reply
  383. Patricia Dewey

    28th November 2016 at 10:08 am

    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.

    Reply
  384. Angela Cringle

    28th November 2016 at 10:19 am

    Cook them a lovely meal

    Reply
  385. Emily Hutchinson

    28th November 2016 at 10:30 am

    I’d spend the time cooking a special meal

    Reply
  386. Paul Brear

    28th November 2016 at 10:35 am

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

    Reply
  387. Jacqueline Roberts

    28th November 2016 at 10:51 am

    I’d spend the hour baking

    Reply
  388. Yasmin

    28th November 2016 at 10:57 am

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

    Reply
  389. Gemma Cook

    28th November 2016 at 11:14 am

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

    Reply
  390. Tamsin Dean

    28th November 2016 at 11:25 am

    Visiting my grandma

    Reply
  391. Lisa feldman

    28th November 2016 at 11:50 am

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

    Reply
  392. Caroline Bourne

    28th November 2016 at 11:52 am

    By keeping my elderly neighbour company

    Reply
  393. Jamie Millard

    28th November 2016 at 11:56 am

    a visit to my little niece to spoil her

    Reply
  394. Dale Dow

    28th November 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I popped and tidied my Mums house for her

    Reply
  395. Lynne OConnor

    28th November 2016 at 12:17 pm

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

    Reply
  396. Kerry Locke

    28th November 2016 at 12:18 pm

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

    Reply
  397. Kate Knight

    28th November 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I would bake some cookies for my mum

    Reply
  398. Andrea A

    28th November 2016 at 12:30 pm

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

    Reply
  399. Julie Scattergood

    28th November 2016 at 12:33 pm

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

    Reply
  400. lynda connolly

    28th November 2016 at 12:44 pm

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

    Reply
  401. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    28th November 2016 at 12:47 pm

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

    Reply
  402. Diana

    28th November 2016 at 1:52 pm

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

    Reply
  403. Jessica Hutton

    28th November 2016 at 2:06 pm

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

    Reply
  404. Lia Burns

    28th November 2016 at 2:16 pm

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

    Reply
  405. Joe I

    28th November 2016 at 2:21 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      28th November 2016 at 5:45 pm

      That would be some going in an hour Joe 😉

      Reply
  406. kim wallace

    28th November 2016 at 2:32 pm

    See if Vi across the road needs anything she is 87

    Reply
  407. Kirstie Melville

    28th November 2016 at 2:36 pm

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

    Reply
  408. karen watt

    28th November 2016 at 2:45 pm

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

    Reply
  409. Liz Hardie

    28th November 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I’d take my mum to a spa to get pampered, she deserves it

    Reply
  410. Teresa Sheldon

    28th November 2016 at 3:19 pm

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

    Reply
  411. Sarah R

    28th November 2016 at 3:56 pm

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

    Reply
  412. Joanna Kasznicki

    28th November 2016 at 3:57 pm

    By having breakfast in bed

    Reply
  413. Joanna Kasznicki

    28th November 2016 at 3:57 pm

    By having breakfast in bed

    Reply
  414. Danielle Graves

    28th November 2016 at 4:02 pm

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

    Reply
  415. Marc Hedgley

    28th November 2016 at 4:07 pm

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

    Reply
  416. liz ferguson

    28th November 2016 at 4:17 pm

    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

    Reply
  417. Laura Harrison

    28th November 2016 at 4:39 pm

    By taking my mum out for coffee and cake xx

    Reply
  418. Clare Tate

    28th November 2016 at 4:52 pm

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

    Reply
  419. Susan B

    28th November 2016 at 4:55 pm

    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.

    Reply
  420. sharon martin

    28th November 2016 at 5:07 pm

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

    Reply
  421. tony houghton

    28th November 2016 at 5:31 pm

    a special gift for a choco mad family member, cheers

    Reply
  422. Jill Fairbanks

    28th November 2016 at 5:40 pm

    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

    Reply
  423. Jocelynne Harrison

    28th November 2016 at 5:46 pm

    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

    Reply
  424. Jeanette

    28th November 2016 at 6:32 pm

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

    Reply
  425. Dawn Samples

    28th November 2016 at 6:34 pm

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

    Reply
  426. Kim Styles

    28th November 2016 at 6:37 pm

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

    Reply
  427. Sarah Wilson

    28th November 2016 at 6:45 pm

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

    Reply
  428. Lorraine Evemy

    28th November 2016 at 6:57 pm

    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.

    Reply
  429. Emma

    28th November 2016 at 7:07 pm

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

    Reply
  430. Jane Morrice

    28th November 2016 at 7:20 pm

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

    Reply
  431. Cherry campbell

    28th November 2016 at 7:25 pm

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

    Reply
  432. alice lightning

    28th November 2016 at 7:43 pm

    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

    Reply
  433. Joanna Ford

    28th November 2016 at 7:49 pm

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

    Reply
  434. Emma Fox

    28th November 2016 at 8:07 pm

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

    Reply
  435. Laura Findlay

    28th November 2016 at 8:17 pm

    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

    Reply
  436. Louis

    28th November 2016 at 8:17 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Great idea Louis. It’s time I had a good clear out.

      Reply
  437. Leeanne Clifford

    28th November 2016 at 8:18 pm

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Ah now that’s lovely. Will you actually do it do you think?

      Reply
  438. Philip Underwood

    28th November 2016 at 8:19 pm

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

    Reply
  439. Derek Wilson

    28th November 2016 at 8:42 pm

    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.

    Reply
  440. Oksana Fitzgerald

    28th November 2016 at 9:00 pm

    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

    Reply
  441. Anneka Hulse

    28th November 2016 at 9:05 pm

    i would do some cleaning up for my mum

    Reply
  442. Georgina Sudron

    28th November 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Bake a cake for anyone of their choosing

    Reply
  443. sarah gray

    28th November 2016 at 9:47 pm

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

    Reply
  444. Robyn Clarke

    28th November 2016 at 9:49 pm

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

    Reply
  445. Judy Beba-Brown

    28th November 2016 at 9:54 pm

    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.

    Reply
  446. Lisa Mcalley

    28th November 2016 at 10:03 pm

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

    Reply
  447. Claire Toplis

    28th November 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I would brighten my colleagues days by doing extra work for them

    Reply
  448. Heather Crowe

    28th November 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Make my partner breakfast in bed 🙂

    Reply
  449. Debbie Preston

    28th November 2016 at 10:20 pm

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

    Reply
  450. Michelle Whyte

    28th November 2016 at 10:28 pm

    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!

    Reply
  451. katrina

    28th November 2016 at 10:41 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Oh no Katrina – both of them? That’s terrible.

      Reply
  452. Jade P

    28th November 2016 at 10:47 pm

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

    Reply
  453. caz

    28th November 2016 at 10:48 pm

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

    Reply
  454. sarah rowland

    28th November 2016 at 10:56 pm

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

    Reply
  455. Sarah Russell

    28th November 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Such a yummy prize for a wonderful Christmas xx

    Reply
  456. Kim Willing

    28th November 2016 at 11:04 pm

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

    Reply
  457. Sarah Russell

    28th November 2016 at 11:07 pm

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

    Reply
  458. Adrian Bold

    28th November 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I’d make some cookies for everyone.

    Reply
  459. Lisa Mauchline

    28th November 2016 at 11:22 pm

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

    Reply
  460. Carol Cliffe

    28th November 2016 at 11:29 pm

    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!)

    Reply
  461. Samantha Fernley

    28th November 2016 at 11:30 pm

    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.

    Reply
  462. Christina Hedges

    28th November 2016 at 11:33 pm

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

    Reply
  463. ellie spider

    28th November 2016 at 11:36 pm

    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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      29th November 2016 at 5:13 pm

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

      Reply
  464. Eve ogden

    28th November 2016 at 11:38 pm

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

    Reply
  465. Shelley Stevenson

    28th November 2016 at 11:44 pm

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

    Reply
  466. Anne woodthorpe

    28th November 2016 at 11:48 pm

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

    Reply
  467. Emma Hopkins

    28th November 2016 at 11:54 pm

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

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *