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Listography – Guilty Pleasures

August 16, 2011

Kate from Kate Takes 5 has done it again – this week’s Listography theme is irresistible. It’s about guilty pleasures. Not that I believe in feeling guilty about trivial things, it’s more a case of pleasures that I feel slightly reticent about admitting to.

1. Fake bacon flavour

I don’t actually like or eat real bacon but I rather like the fake stuff. Bacon bits, bacon Supernoodles, Frazzles crisps.

2. Aled Jones with Good Morning Sunday

I’m not quite sure why I like this BBC Radio 2 show so much. Possibly that it’s very gentle, and Aled Jones has a lovely Welsh accent. (The fact that my little boy is called Aled is not a coincidence. We wanted a Welsh name that was easy to spell and pronounce, and young Aled’s name can also be shortened to Al if he decides to do that when he’s older.) The music is good too, though I’m not religious. And it was Aled Jones that got me hooked on my next choice, which is…

3. Strictly Come Dancing

It started with me being very impressed that someone with no previous ballroom dancing experience such as Aled Jones could learn to dance. Then I swooned over Mark Ramprakash’s tango and then Gethin Jones and then Matt Baker showing off their flamboyant sides. Pamela Stephenson gave me hope that grandmothers can dance too! This is a somewhat furtive pleasure because H can’t stand the programme and loathes Brucie, so I tend to find other female friends to watch it with. And one female friend kindly came to watch Strictly Come Dancing Live with me in January this year, so that we could admire Matt Baker’s moves together.

4. Magazines

Particularly Red, Good Housekeeping, Woman & Home, Easy Living, Country Living, Molly Makes and Coast. And sometimes Marie Claire if it has an irresitible free gift. Was very sorry to hear that SHE is no more. H gets sick of magazines piling up in the house, so I’ve tried repeatedly to give them up or restrict myself to one a week but I enjoy them too much. I’m now getting some magazines on Zinio so I can read them on my iPhone or computer screen instead of acquiring yet more paper.

5. Kate Takes 5 Listographies!

Every week I look at my list of blogposts I’m planning to write and think perhaps I ought to resist doing the Kate Takes 5 Listography this week and leave more time for writing something else. But then I start to think of lots of things I want to include in my list and go ahead and write one anyway! And after I’ve written it I usually think of at least 2 or 3 more things I could have included! Plus I really, really enjoy reading the Listographies other bloggers have written (though I try to wait until after I’ve written mine before reading the other lists, so as not to be too influenced by other people’s opinions).

So that’s my Listography for this week. What do you think? Why not write your own or take a look at some of the others?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2011 12:42 pm

    Ooh, you’ve made me really crave a packet of Frazzles now!!

  2. August 16, 2011 3:38 pm

    I seem to “grow” magazines too, I’ve even taken to hiding them in the wardrobe in the spare room to stop the husband complaining about them.

    • August 16, 2011 9:18 pm

      I’ve tried leaving them on trains, passing them on to other magazine addicts (who then pass their magazines back to me), freecycling them, and still the pile seems to grow…

  3. August 16, 2011 4:13 pm

    Your guilty pleasures are so innocent… nothing to be guilty about here sis, except reading between the lines a liking for boys, particularly of the Welsh variety, but surely this is only to be encouraged 😉

    • August 16, 2011 9:16 pm

      LOL 😉

      (Definitely not actually feeling about guilty about any of these – it was just the title Kate set)

  4. August 17, 2011 12:14 am

    SCD – always the start of the run up to Christmas & I will admit I am totally addicted. Nice list

    • August 17, 2011 3:47 pm

      Yes SCD is fab – who would have thought it would be so addictive when it was first announced?

  5. August 17, 2011 3:32 pm

    I get so many magazines too, but I never have time to read them!

    • August 19, 2011 10:18 am

      I know exactly what you mean! Fortunately, these days my son will occasionally let me flick through a magazine while he’s engrossed in playing with something, so it’s given me chance to get through some of my backlog 😉


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