Monday, 15 August 2011

Listography: Guilty Pleasures

Oooo Kate Takes 5 is challenging us again this week to open up and bare all. Guilty pleasures, I have a few of those. But let's face it, don't we all deserve to indulge ourselves periodically? I need to indulge myself in certain pleasureables, otherwise I become quite unpleasureable! So let me pleasure you by sharing my guilty pleasures.

1. Chocolate. Dark chocolate to be specific. I have been a chocoholic since I can remember. I once vowed to myself on New Year that I would go twelve months without chocolate (and anything chocolate flavoured) just so I could prove to myself I could do it. I did it. I didn't enjoy it but I did it.

2. Shoes. I LOVE gorgeous, pretty shoes, new or vintage. I don't own a ridiculous amount of pairs of shoes, but when I buy a pair, it's a splurge. Earlier this year, a friend of mine asked me if I could help her list some vintage shoes on Ebay.

Friend: "I have these red, Ferragamo wedges that used to belong to my grand-mother. I thought I'd sell them on Ebay."
Me: "What size?"
Friend: "Seven."
A look of absolute excitement takes over my face, and I check my balance by holding onto Friend's arm.
Me: "Bugger Ebay, I'll buy them from you."
Friend: "Oh no, I'll give them to you. You don't have to buy them from me."
Again, I recheck my balance. But I try to insist on some sort of payment.
Me: "Really, I'll pay you for them. You were going to sell them on Ebay. I don't want to ruin that."
Friend: "No, seriously, you can have them. I insist.
Me: "Thank you sooooo much!"
I then skip off with glee. A few days later, friend gives me said shoes. They fit perfectly and they are gorgeous. I give Friend a tiger print, high heeled shoe made entirely of chocolate!

3. Sleep. I mentioned in last week's Listography that I don't handle tiredness very well, so any chance to stay in bed a wee longer is a treat.

4. Having the house completely to myself for any number of hours. I do love Mr. H, The Squeeze, and The Bear, but ahhhhh, a few moments peace is always bliss. I think you would all agree?

5. This last one is a bit deep and may sound a bit egotistical. Loving myself, and feeling worthy and deserving of all I am and have, and all I aspire to be. It was a long journey to achieve this sense of security and conviction, so I own it and I flaunt it with glee.

Whatever your guilty pleasures are, own them. You deserve them, guilt free. Pop over to Kate Takes 5 to indulge in other people's guilty pleasures.


  1. Choc, shoes & SLEEP = pleasure! Love these lists x

  2. yep i'm with you on the sleep bit, I am always seeking a little extra sleep, and the shoes! The red shoes sound fab and proper vintage as well!

  3. Ferragamo wedges, are you kidding? How lucky were you? I'm so envious. Love your list, especially your last one.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  4. Shoes are an essential clothing item so I couldn't possibly feel guilty about them. I mean you can't go out without them, can you? That would just be silly. No guilt here, no way, no how!

  5. Sleep. I can't remember the last time I had a lie-in. That would be just fantastic.

  6. 2, 3 and 4 could easily have appeared on my list as well. In fact, I could probably have written a list of about 25 this week!!

  7. Love the shoe story and also your last one - good on you!

  8. Really enjoyed reading your list.
    Sleep! You're right, a lie-in is a rare treat. As is having the house to oneself. Such simple pleasures.
    I love dark choc too.
    And how lovely to get an accidental pair of beautiful shoes that fit you!

  9. Love you're list. Think I'm with you on all of them!

  10. Love your list. Sleep- definitely!


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