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Find Madeleine!

Today, 12th May 2012, Madeleine McCann will be celebrating her nineth birthday. Five of these years have been spent away from family, away from siblings, away from her parents. We, they, still dont know where she is and who she will be celerating her birthday with today.

Madeleine has been missing since 3rd May 2007 from Praia de Luz, Portugal.

I accept that we all have opinions on this case but if you are a mummy, a sister, a daughter, a grandmother, I ask you to imagine if this little girl was one of yours.. wouldnt you want her home? I urge you to put any judgements you have aside and remember, there is still a little girl out there who needs to be found. Thats why A Mummys View and Tea&Biscotti have started the #Blogging4Madeleine campaign. This is a call out to all bloggers to get involved and raise awareness, post out her new-age photograph, post out the Find Madeleine information, tweet, retweet, Stumble Upon, DiggIt, Google+ – use every social media tool available to you to help bring this little girl home!


Your local police force immediately, AND

Operation Grange: 0207 321 9251 (in the UK) / +44 207 321 9251 (non-UK)

Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111 or


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Ciao Ciao Cioccolato

I’m not a huge celebrant of Easter usually. The whole God and resurrection thing aside, I’m not that into the bunny thing. Chocolate? Well of course I’m into that, BIG TIME!

Perhaps it’s because in years gone by, I’ve always been hungover on Easter day (well long weekends were made for twenty something’s to recover from long partly nights!). Now I’m a thirty something, Easter weekend is a mad dash to cram in a mini break, a spa hotel, even a spot of shopping.

That’s exactly what we did, kind of. We bundled what seemed like everything in our stamp sized apartment into the boot of the car and headed up North for a romantic mini break to the best hotel ever… My mums house! Where, I was able to go to the spa (or at least have a bath) uninterrupted, have a lovely no-voucher-required dinner and generally chillax the heck out!

My mum wanted to make a fuss on Easter day, for Bambina obviously. I didn’t think she would understand about eggs and chocolate at ten months. She had never even tasted chocolate!!

So how on earth did her little eyes light up as soon as she spotted the Cadbury bunny jumping out at her from the purple foil wrapper?? Amazing! Her little jazz hands were going ten to the dozen (egg pun intended). She couldn’t wait to get here mitts on it.

My mum handed it over and whoosh, the purple and gold foil was yanked off in almost one piece! She held the chocolate egg in both her hands, studied it, and then with a loud “Mmmm…” lifted it to her mouth and slowly licked it from top to bottom in one go before letting out a huge cheeky grin.

How did she know to do that?? I had just witnessed my baby daughters first mini break to chocolate heaven.

She carried on licking whilst her little finger nails dug deeper into the egg to make sure it couldn’t escape. Crack! The side caved in to reveal three huge pieces. In one fell swoop all three made their way into her mouth. Her face was covered in it. Her hands were covered in it. I was covered in it.

I don’t give Bambina sweets or crisps or junk and as you may know, I make all of her food myself. Being the Easter party pooper that I am, I wasnt too keen on giving her chocolate. Yet to have watched her in this much enjoyment and excitement was just lovely. Thank you mum for twisting my arm, dare I say it… You’re always right!

And so this Easter I am thankful for my family, for my little home-made mini spa break up north and I’m thankful that chocolate indulgence of this nature is only once a year!!

“Ok Bambina, that’s enough now. Say Bye Bye Easter bunny, Bye Bye Cadbury’s rabbit. Say Ciao Ciao Cioccolato..”.

Until next year..



Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Liverpool

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