In a recent article, Allison Pearson gave her answer to that perennial question: can you really have it all? She said no. But, she went on, you can have quite a bit of it if you get yourself good childcare, flexible working, excellent headphones, a 15-year supply of Sauvignon Blanc and a helpful, supportive husband. I agree with much of that, apart from the fact that I could not survive on Sauvignon Blanc alone. With thousands of grape varieties out there to try from all over the place, sticking with one is like only eating Dairy Milk. Which leads me to my next point; she forgot chocolate. Luckily, I have got both wine and chocolate to give away, thanks to Laithwaites and Hotel Chocolat. Namely, three advent calendars and three Celebration Trio wine boxes (red, white and fizz) worth £32 each with an extra chocolate-friendly wine called The Chocolatier Shiraz (usually £8.99) thrown in for good measure.

Now, this isn't a review because I've not tried the chocolate or the wines. For once, you'll have to tell me what they are like. But first, you've got to be in it to win it. And to do that, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how fabulous and funny I am so I know to put your name in a hat. Then I'll ask Granny to pick three names out on Monday next week so we can get the prizes to you pronto. (You might have to do a few days catch up on the advent calendar). Each winner will receive a calendar and four bottles of wine.

Usual wine recommendations back next week. Until then, pictures of the FREE WINE and FREE CHOCOLATE. Good luck!

1. No cheating, bribing or general OTT flattering of competition organiser. Actually, last one might work. Joking. Usual T&Cs apply. 
2. Organiser will try not to eat or drink prizes before the competition closes on 3/12/12 at 12pm
3. The prize draw is open to any UK resident over the age of 18. 

With huge thanks to Laithwaites (looking at you, Donna) and Hotel Chocolat for their kind prize donations. And there's more free chocolate over at Plan B's, btw. 

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