The Twelve Days of Chocmas (Day Nine)

Two days into the new year and things are feeling pretty good, I hope they are for you too. I’ve been keeping myself busy with yet another wardrobe clean-out, some gardening, and a re-organisation of my office … it’s funny how things can look better with just a simple change of perspective.

On the ninth day of Chocmas,

my true love sent to me

Nine choc maltesers,

Eight choc mint balls,

Seven m & m’s,

Six chocolate peanuts,

Five giant buttons,

Four choc rochers,

Three lindt balls,

Two golden roughs,

And a tasty minted pattie.

I don’t know about you, but for me Maltesers always say ‘movies’ … which is strange because I don’t always eat them at the cinema … Speaking of movies, I realised that the last movie I watched in 2010 and the first movie I watched in 2011 are intimately connected – each of them being a Tron film.

PS. My list of ‘movies to watch’ is growing rather long, so I really need to get started before it spirals completely out of control. Have you been working on any lists of your own? It’s certainly the list-making time of year.


  1. Erika Lee Sears

    My lists are starting to get out of longer- I made a folder for my lists just yesterday because my lists were all over the place. πŸ™‚

    You always have me thinking about chocolate now when I visit your blog!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – It’s a bit hard to keep those lists in control, isn’t it? I’ve been making lists for all kinds of things recently, so I can completely see why you needed to make a folder just for all your lists! πŸ™‚

      I hope I don’t lead you into too much chocolate temptation when you visit … there’s only another 2 days of Chocmas to go!

  2. Jasmine

    Aww thank you for your lovely comment! happy new year to you too! I hope you get that manuscript done (and that all that movie watching doesn’t get in your way too much haha). I am currently making a list of all the meals that we generally cook, so I can just open my notebook when trying to figure out what we should eat for the week. My thing for 2011 is to start doing weeky meal plans (healthy ones too…) and sticking to them, which will save time and money I hope πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jasmine – Thanks for your encouragement with the manuscript … I’m trying to hit the ground running this year and not give myself too much room for slacking off … surely time spent movie-watching can be put down to sourcing creative inspiration? πŸ˜‰

      Your list of meals that you most often make is a really great idea – I definitely need to do the same. We waste so much time (and money) pondering what we should eat for dinner each week … I’m determined that this year, take away meals won’t often be the answer.

  3. Nico

    Yep, about 289 things on the to do list for 2011.

    And now I want a mint pattie.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Nico – Haha … yet that sounds about the same state as my to-do list … let’s see how many of those things we actually get done! πŸ˜‰

      … Oops … sorry for causing a chocolate craving (but I do hope you gave into the mint pattie craving … they’re so delicious!).

  4. Lisa

    Hello Tracey – I wanted to wish you all the happiness in the world, within this sparkling, brand new year.

    Isn’t the slow, creamy melt of a Malteser an absolute transport of delight?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lisa – Thank you so much for your wishes of happiness … I love this time of year where all the possibilities, potentials and maybes stretch out before us in tantalising fashion.

      Maltesers are indeed a delight … a treat that can be eaten quickly or slowly savoured for the full chocolate experience.

  5. Fourth Daughter

    Lists… mine are all in my befuddled brain which would perhaps explain why it often feels like it is going to explode… all of the “to do” variety, headed by “get a job”, after which I have a feeling everything else should fairly much take care of itself. So, um, rather than checking out other people’s blogs, I really should do that “get a job” thing. Sigh. After some chocolate, maybe.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Fourth Daughter – I think the number of lists I currently have floating about both on paper and in my mind are causing me to suffer from the same kind of confusion … there’s too much going on and too much to try and keep track of.

      Still your list sounds like it has a very important first step to attack – and I wish you all the very best of luck with finding yourself an awesome job!! πŸ˜€

  6. Gabrielle Bryden

    We started taking down the Christmas decorations and ended up doing a massive clean-up of the living room which has left me feeling pretty good. Haven’t been on the computer much but see you are still savouring the chocolates – haha – maltesers are great – crunch and taste πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I love the way doing a really big house clean-up can make you feel … it clears the mind as well as the room! πŸ˜‰

      I took down my Christmas decorations today – not that I had too many up, but the heat and humidity of the day made sure that I took my time.

      Oh yes, I’m still working my way through the chocolate feast … there are just two days left until it’s finished.

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