Tuesday, 18 June 2013

10 Things Tuesday- Guilty Pleasures

I'm feeling very guilty this week. I have my reports to write and no matter what- I just can't seem to get myself motivated to write them- so I go and do something else- like read blogs, or trawl you tube, or swim- and then feel very guilty that the reports are still untouched.
Procrastination is one of my flaws- They will get done- if only at the last minute! As I was thinking about this, I thought about all the other guilty little pleasures I have : Things that maybe I shouldn't enjoy- for many reasons-or things that I just feel guilty about.
 So here you are, 10 of my guilty pleasures.
 

 
 1. Cakes, bakes, biscuits- If it's sweet I just can't resist- I wish I could- but my will power just isn't strong enough.
 
 2. Spending money on pretty fabric- Well actually spending money full stop... But I could spend hours browsing fabric shops, buy a load and then feel guilty that my fabric stash is huge- and not do anything with it.
 
 
3. The hours of reading trashy, cheap magazines and Chic lit- when I should be doing work or reading more intellectual fare. But I just love sitting, curled up with a book that doesn't over stimulate the brain cells.

 

4.  Now this is one I'm sure we've all done at some point- but don't dare admit!- Dancing around the living room, to rubbishy / old / eclectic / pop music- not caring what we look like. Such a good thing to do- but perhaps only behind closed doors!
 
5. This is a real indulgence of mine- and  one I feel particularly guilty about-  Late night snacks, when I really should have gone to bed hours ago- but just feel I want something sweet. (I know it's chemicals in my brain telling me I'm tired and I should just go to bed)  but then I then try and justify it all by having 97% fat free food!!!
 
6. Stationery- Stacks of it- so lovely, so new and untouched- that I don't want to write in them.
Then I just feel guilty so I  go and get more.
 
7. Spending too much money on really nice little boutique hotel rooms when I go on holiday (not always, but when I've saved for it!)
 I know I could go cheap and cheerful and do the whole backpacking palava- But I've been there, done that and wore the T shirt - So my excuse is- there's only me to please- and I'm too old to want to share a smelly dormitory. 4 and 5 star luxury is the way forward!!!
 
8.  Just once in a blue moon- nothing can beat the taste of Junk food at its worst, or best- whatever which way you want to look at it.- So guilty but so good!
I'll worry about my arteries later!
 
9. My obsession with handbags- Even though I have too many- I can't pass by a shop and not have a look.
 
10. Spending hours in the Blogosphere- when I should be doing other things... But I bet we all do that:)
 
I wonder what your guilty pleasures are...
Amanda :)

13 comments:

  1. Definitely with you on the sweet stuff, fabric, 'mum' dancing (but only away from the window if daughter is in the house) and bags. x

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    1. good to know I'm not the only one:)

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  2. A great list of guilty pleasures - I don't think I really have any! Perhaps reading trash would be one of mine, but really there are so things I'm willing to feel guilty for!!

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    1. I'm sure they'll be a few more of mine too!

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  3. I like your list, I'm with you on the sweets they are just to good to pass up and bags.

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    1. I'm definitely a sweet person rather than savoury.

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  4. A girl after my own heart. I can definitely relate to the bags, magazines and stationery - but why not? Enjoy
    Patricia x

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    1. Nice to know i'm not the only one:)

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  5. You should never feel guilty about going for a swim! And don't feel guilty about reading, buying stationary, dancing, fabric...all good things! I share you love of junk food. I know it's bad for me but I like it. x

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    1. A little bit of the bad things in life is fine in moderation I reckon!
      Life's too short for plain biscuits, cheap wine and bad coffee...!!

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  6. Some great guilty pleasures...we all have them! I'm with you on the sweet thing, I tell myself it's because I'm Scottish and all Scots have a sweet tooth!!! Nothing wrong with dancing around your living room either...
    M x

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    1. Oh that means I can blame my Scottish Graham ancestors then! Even though I was born just south of the border. Carlisle was once Scottish..

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  7. I'm with you on a few of the ones you listed but number one is my main weakness/guilty pleasure, I love cake and homemade biscuits. I bake them more often than I should and then find myself eating them when I've told myself I wasn't going to.

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