Friday, 5 November 2010
Chocolate is my No 1 guilty pleasure...which I don't really feel guilty about these days. I have always been very selfish with chocolate...particularly Cadburys or real Belgian chocolates. I don't like to share them. I know that makes me sound very mean. I'm not...I'll give anything I have to anyone in need...just not my chocolate.
When my children were small they had enough chocolate and sweets..perhaps more than they should have...so when I had chocolate for myself I didn't feel it necessary to share it. My guilty pleasure at that time was, having put the children to bed, to have an early night snuggled up in bed with a good book and a big bar of chocolate. Sometimes, one of the children would wake up and wander into my room, just as my mouth was full of chocolate. They would say "what are you eating Mum?"...I would swallow quickly and reply "nothing darling". My daughter actually remembers this and we laugh about it now.
I have decided at my age that I no longer have to feel guilty about it. I hardly ever have chocolate..and almost never Cadburys. Except that I have a lovely friend in England who has occasionally sent me parcels of it. She knows how much I love it. She has just informed me that she posted some to me on Wednesday...so I have a parcel to look forward to next week.
Another pleasure which I do still feel guilty about is going shopping to buy things for myself. We have had such lean times here that I've just got used to not feeling that I should treat myself too often. In England I loved shopping for clothes. Since living here, I really don't need lots of clothes. I only ever buy what's necessary. The weather has been very mild and I had not really looked through my winter clothes until a few days ago, when I realised that I didn't actually have any warm jumpers. It will get colder here, and my two week trip to England will require warm clothes. So yesterday I set off to Milas and out came the credit card. I bought two lovely jumpers and a cardigan. They weren't expensive but I did have pangs of guilt as I bought them. Although I did also buy something for my daughter which I hope will fit her growing bump, so that made me feel a lot better.
By the time I arrived home and gazed at my purchases...the guilt had completely disappeared! Maybe this post should have been entitled "Not Guilty Pleasures"
So tell me...do you have any guilty pleasures that you want to share?