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Time to get behind The World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

Today is a special and very important day. Today we raise a mug in honour of all those who have, are or ever will be affected by cancer. Today is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning organised by Macmillan Cancer Support; and we’re all invited! In case you haven’t heard of this wonderful event, the World’s Biggest Coffee morning is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; a day where hundreds and thousands of people get together to have a cuppa tea and a slice of cake with friends, family, colleagues and sometimes even total strangers! Up and down the country people will be hosting coffee mornings, held in homes, community centres, offices and beyond, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support....

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Keep Calm and Eat an Eclair!

  This week we (lovingly) push macarons to the side to shine the light on a patisserie equally as scrumptious and fabulously French: Eclairs! These divine creations (or snacks - we don’t judge) may just be coming your way soon, so we thought we’d brush up on our knowledge of these delicious desserts... So, what is an eclair? In case they have passed you by, an eclair is an oblong shaped choux pastry filled with a creme patissiere and topped with a shiny glaze and fondant icing. Of course, this basic description does not begin to do justice to the great array of flavours available, the options really are limitless as we shall discover later...  This kind of French patisserie is...

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It's National Chocolate Week!

Stop what you're doing! Put down your phones, turn off the T.V. and listen up! It's National Chocolate Week! Thursday 12th October marked the beginning of a very exciting and very delicious few days for Britain. National Chocolate Week may be little known, but if you love chocolate as much as we do here at Mon Dessert then you are going to rejoice along with us at the opportunity to eat as much chocolate as you like, all in the name of patriotism. So, other than being one of the most luxurious, smooth and addictive foods in the world, what does chocolate really offer us? Hopefully something beneficial, since every decade, the average person will eat their own body weight...

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Balancing Motherhood and Passions: Samina's Story

This week, Samina featured as a guest on Dr MaryAnne Shiozawa's brilliant podcast series on her blog 'You're Doing Great Mom’.   'You're Doing Great Mom' is a great place for all things new and/or experienced ‘Mum’; it offers a great service for every kind of mother imaginable: 'mommy coaching'. For a monthly fee you receive an e-course, skype and email support, texting, calls, a monthly newsletter 'ebook' and you are invited to a live Google Hangout once a month with other mothers signed up. I am not a mother but I can imagine (and having watched my sister raise 2 under 2 with a partner who works full time) that any kind of help is appreciated!   Dr. MaryAnne...

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