24 November 2013

Guilty Pleasures - Listography Round Two.

Honoured to be hosting #Listography here today!

We all have secrets from our family, right?  I don't mean the serious ones, I mean those little guilty pleasures that we indulge in, hoping no-one will catch us.  This occurred to me the other day when I was hiding from the kids and the students, stood alone in the kitchen, contentedly popping Parma Ham out of the packet straight into my mouth.  Not only could this be considered an outrageous luxury when it's possible to knock up a meal for the whole lot of us for the price of a portion of it, but there is no way I would willingly share a single slice should anyone happen to appear, so it's something only to be undertaken unbelievably furtively.

Foolishly thinking that others' must similarly sneak stuff and that such solidarity would soothe my conscience, I invited confessions, which actually made me feel either pathetic - thanks to HPMcQ's bloodlust for the meat juices on the bottom of the roasting pan, or prim & properly sophisticated, thanks to Tired Mummy of Two's Ketchup, Salad Cream and raw onion sandwich fetish.

Then Yellow Days contrived to make us all well jel with her secret soft spot -  GIANT white Toblerones - which aren't even available in this country, so that's quite an epic guilty pleasure to covet and Sandy from Baby Baby admitted to not even getting home before tucking into hers, keeping a pack of disposable spoons in her car purely for the purpose of dismantling and eating the cheese bit from the base of specially bought cheesecakes!

But just to put us all in our places, Kate Takes 5 waded in with a wonderful reminder of a whole Listography on the matter which stretches far further than food (she gets crushes on guyliner, for example - er, ew!) and so popular was this subject when she ran it over two years ago - collecting 60 other entries, each with their Top Five Guilty Pleasures, thereby granting us all a good exoneration, we decided to run a second one for those of us who missed it the first time and those whose have changed in the two years since or anyone else who fancies joining in really.

Here are the details about what a Listography is and how it works, but, simply said, you just link up a post with your own list, usually and historically about whichever subject Kate has set her heart to on her blog, only on this particular occasion the Linky thingy is at the end of here.

So mine are:

Gary Barlow. Yum!
(Image courtesy Wikipedia).

1) Parma Ham. 'Nuff said.


2) Soya Lattes with hazelnut syrup when I should be at home doing stuff.


3) Gary Barlow now he's got stubble.


4) Microwaveable mashed potato for the top of Shepherds' Pies.


5) *whispers* The Daily Mail - mainly because the print is big enough without my reading glasses.








So what would your Top Five Guilty Pleasures be? Stick them on a post and please link up to Mister Linky below.

It seems, indeed, that I am not the only heathen.  Here are a few more confessions for the record, just to get you started:

Jenny from the incredible Just Photos By Me and Cheetahs eats rice pudding out of the tin with golden syrup.

Missie Lizzie Betty Crocker fudge icing straight from the tub. This is progress, believe me (think custard powder!). 

Helen from The Crazy Kitchen  - Peanut butter with a spoon (sometimes spread on a banana) and a cup of tea.

Helen Neale - Jelly Belly Beans in a secret cupboard in the kitchen while cooking.

Even the Domestic Goddesque does it - Marshmallow Fluff + Jar + Spoon.

And Mummy Never Sleeps never sleeps 'coz she's eating Dairy Milk in bed.

Aly from Plus 2.4 doesn't feel guilty about anything she eats but we all know she has got a thing about beards, while Amanda's got the healthiest one of all about beetroot with balsamic vinegar.

Actually Mummy fancies David Beckham and secretly tops up her Cava in the kitchen while the genius Grenglish goes one better by sometimes buying two family sized bags of crisps, eating one in the car on the way home and then pretends to her hubby she only bought one pack, which they then both share ....

Can you do better?  Clear your conscience here!


59 comments:

  1. The Daily Mail!! I'm surprised at you! Of course I pop by there every so often too - but only in the line of 'work' of course...
    Thank you for hosting - enjoy the week!

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    1. We're all full of surprises I'm discovering Kate! My pleasure to host, thank you :)

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    1. I was still saying guys who wear eyeliner but she brought me up to date!

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  3. Totally with you on Gary Barlow with stubble... there is just something very sexy about stubble... not too much that you are competing with Ron but not too little that you start thinking you can grow more facial hair yourself :P Sim x

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  4. Oooh I never thought of microwaveable mash before: what an excellent tip! I am guilty of daily fail reading when I can't sleep!

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    1. It'll change your life Tas! Glad to know I'm in good company sometimes :)

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  5. I'm with Helen - peanut butter on a big spoon! Now I am hankering it....

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  6. Bleurgh to the Cava this week, but if David popped round with some Kettle Chips and peanut butter I might consider getting out of my sick bed ;)

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    1. Sorry you're so poorly. He'd be worth it!

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  7. Oooh I need to join in this week .... although should I really be keeping my guilty pleasures to myself!?

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    1. Please do - and no! Looking forward to it now!

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  8. Gary Barlow is def more appealing since Take That relauched and i often pop smoked ham into my mouth from the pack but sssshhhh x

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    1. I know exactly what you mean and don't worry, we won't tell anyone :)

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  9. Oooh I love a bit of Parma Ham.. I love some super noodles as my guilty treat.... :-)

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    1. Great taste Maggy on the first, not so sure about the last, but that's what this space is for!

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  10. That's the best excuse for reading the Daily Mail I've heard!

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  11. Shortbread biscuits are mine. Oh my god, I am salivating just thinking about the buttery crumbly goodness. THEY are the reason I'll never be a size 8 again ;)

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  12. Oh my Gary Barlow *falls into a I loooove him stupor* I'd give up the beetroot for him!

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    1. Isn't he proving popular?! And this must be serious! ;)

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  13. I'm with you on Barlow..but the Daily Mail??? *feels bumps*

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    1. I'm feeling less guilty about Gary Barlow with each comment that comes in and more guilty about the Daily Mail!

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    1. All yours hun. None us is fighting you here! x

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  15. I love Sarah's one with the crisps, fabulous! Mich x

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    1. She's always one step ahead of the game!

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  16. oooh, I do like Gary Barlow. My guilty pleasure is a big Latte!

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    1. I'm surprised by his popularity and have been feeling guilty coz thought I was a lot older. As it turns out there's not that much in it ..... Let's have a latte date one day, though, defo x

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  17. I think we were separated at birth my dear - I am a bit partial to the Barlow myself as he has aged rathre well I have to say, as for the Daily Fail *ahem*

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    1. We must have been darling. I must admit to thinking I'd get a much harder time about Gary Barlow than the Daily Mail but was wrong! xx

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  18. Only 5 now that is a bit of a challenge isn't it. Funny I just popped some ham into my mouth too lol.

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    1. Yes, once you get started it's amazing to discover you actually might have more than you thought! x

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  19. Yay! So pleased listography is back. My guilty pleasure is definitely bad teen TV series - like The Vampire Diaries. Great for watching when doing the ironing.

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  20. I took part the first Guilty Pleasures Listography and am so chuffed to see that they just keep ona comin'! Glad to know I'm not the only one out there in Round 2 and good to see some new faces (welcome partners in crime) Like Pinkoddy I found it hard to stick to only 5, and it was a fine line between full on confession and reminding myself "no this is something you feel good AND guilty about... not the naughty things you do!" - perhaps another Listography theme? Haha!

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    1. I love your feeling guilty for not feeling guilty! Thank you so much for linking up :))

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  21. Parma ham - me too! I've eaten a whole packet of antipasto selection this week without even telling the kids it was there in the fridge! My secret guilty pleasure is having a hot chocolate with the kids as CBeebies winds down at 7pm; my girls don't know that there's a nip of whisky in Mummy's hot chocolate! Also: I am mad on the Twilight saga films... really not cool so I'm told.

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    1. Now that is a stellar idea re your hot choc and you're obviously not alone on the Twilight Saga :)

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  22. I joined the linky but it didn't show up - I guess you have to approve it. We so need a guilty secrets listography after this.

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    1. You're there - just need to click. I've used the cheap (read free) inky option and that's a super list you've added, thank you :) x

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    2. And a guilty secrets listography would be even more interesting! ;)

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  23. Hi there :-) I have added my shameful list to the link!

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    1. Hi Denise. Thank you for linking up. It seems a general theme of posting pics of hot men has evolved. Can't imagine how that started! ;) I shall think of you next time I'm singing and dancing in the kitchen :) x

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  24. Last Christmas, I was so desperate for chocolate I ate a chocolate from my daughter's advent calendar. When it came to the fateful date, I told her that she must have made a mistake, and already eaten it. Tis not one of my proudest parenting moments, but at least it wasn't the Christmas Eve chocolate, although I was bloody tempted.

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    1. Hope you feel better for getting that off your chest - LOL! You were positively restrained obvs xx

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    2. LOL, I loved this! What makes it even funnier is that advent calendar chocolate is not even good!! But totally understand anyway. I've eaten chocolate from the kids' Halloween hauls and had to summon superhuman will power not to eat more than one so they wouldn't notice.

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    3. I honestly think it's our duty to protect them from too much sugar so you sound like fine ladies to me! ;)

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  25. Ha ha ha .... very funny. Guilty pleasures? Sneakily eating Little A's chocolate custard pots when I sit down to write in the evening.... pssssst, don't ever tell her that. X

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    1. Can't imagine that of you - but then we all have our GPs it would seem! xx

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  26. Great post and topic! I found once I started thinking about it, I seemed to have a whole heap of them, and found it hard to pick out the 'top 5'! So glad to read all this and everyone else's posts and realise I'm not a quivering mess of dysfunction after all... or else we all are :)

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    1. Thank you - yes, it's very surprising how many we have once we start to actually think about! Feel free to come and list them over here to unburden your soul any time! As you can tell, there are worse ones! x

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