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Hotel Chocolat Halloween Hamper Giveaway

Has anybody told you yet that it’s National Chocolate Week? It’s time to engage in some serious chocolate indulgence, if you ask me, and there’s none more indulgent than Hotel Chocolat. They’re the best of the best in the high street chocolatier game, which is why I’m delighted to be able to give a whole hamper of their sweet chocolatey loot to one of you lot. The Little Monster Halloween Hamper contains milk, white and caramel chocolates in various shapes and sizes. All you have to do to enter to win this hamper is like this picture on my Facebook page, like my Facebook page and tag a mate in the comments section! T&Cs: This giveaway is open to UK entrants only Prize is subject to change – if for any reason the Halloween Hamper becomes unavailable, something of similar value will be given Winner will be chosen Thursday 19th October

Win a Copy of Insects, An Edible Field Guide by Stefan Gates

Foodie PR firms have been insisting for a few years now that eating insects is seconds away from being the hottest new trend. I breathe a sigh of relief as it gets to the end of each year and I’ve not been required to eat ants on a stick so as not to seem unadventurous. However, I know that day will come. Slowly (very slowly) but surely, the eating of bugs is creeping into UK consciousness, and before long it won’t sound so out of the ordinary at all. This book (published by Ebury, RRP £9.99) is a lovely little taste of what’s to come. I read it with great interest – and, I have to admit, some disgust – as Stefan Gates reassured me that eating insects is something most of us do already without realising and that really, they’re quite tasty if you prepare them the right way. I definitely recommend this read to children (the yuck factor is too high to pass up) and culinary adventurers alike. Win a copy by clicking …

Vintage Minis – A Giveaway

In order to be good human beings, we must actively seek to learn about the experiences of others. Listen to them, understand them, empathise with them, take them in and have them in the back of our heads when we interact with the rest of the world. I’ve become obsessed with this concept in the past couple of years, because I think it’s really important. There are lots of ways to do this, the easiest being just having conversations with as many people as possible, exploring different points of view when you disagree with someone instead of dismissing them. My favourite regular doses of empathy lessons come from the Beautiful Anonymous and This American Life podcasts – real stories, unfiltered, from real people with something interesting to say that I usually haven’t heard before. Why am I banging on about this philosophy, you ask? Well, because the Vintage Minis series from Vintage Books – the first twenty books of which have been released this month – has given me the perfect opportunity to do so. …