We all have them, don’t we? Those little things that we love to have in our lives – even though we know that they’re not really cool (I guess by that definition, most of my life would be a guilty pleasure)…
I’m not sure whether this is even widely known any more, or whether it’s exclusively available in pockets of northern England. It reminds me of Saturday teatimes in the 1970s. In fact, I still tend to use it to smother piles of iceberg lettuce.
By the time I realised it was just about the least sophisticated thing to put on food, it was far to late to kick the habit.
Goes very nicely on chips, too.
This isn’t just my guilty pleasure, surely. Haven’t we all got a little caught up in things like X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing?
In a few weeks’ time, our Saturday outings will start being cut short by the need to be home and in front of the telly. Curtains shut, standard lamp on. Ready for autumn and then winter – and the annual rollercoaster of emotions.
I can hardly wait!
Schadenfreude – I only learned about a week ago that there’s an actual word for this. But I’ve always found other peoples’ misfortunes horribly funny.
The first I remember was when I was about eight years old and my dad sneezed when he was feeding the cat, put his back out and was out of action for the best part of a fortnight.
I’m nicer, obviously, once I’ve stopped laughing.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band Now, I think these guys are really cool, and it’s not to do with me being ancient; I’ve been a fan for a good few years.
They’re just back in Yorkshire after a tour of Australia. And they’re the guys who played the band in Brassed Off. What’s not to love?
Since I flipped back to Weight Watchers a few weeks ago, I’ve been having at least one – sometimes two – of these every day.
Mike thinks it’s an addiction. Partly due to me pleading with him to drive halfway across town in the thick of night to find one for me.
I’ve loved putting these together. Thanks to Kate at Kate Takes 5 for setting up the Guilty Pleasures Listography.