Kate Takes 5's listography this week is all about guilty pleasures. You know, the things you love but are slightly embarrassed to admit. Ok, deep breath, here is my list:
1. Melting chocolate in the microwave and eating it with a spoon
Yeah, I really do sometimes do this. My sister and I used to do it when we were kids, I still do, I bet she does too. Add a cup of tea or a glass of red wine - bliss.
2. And on the topic, anything containing melted cheese
I adore cheese, but it is so much better melted. For parties I make this thing where I basically cook a brie in the oven so it is melted on the inside. I recently saw an episode of "Cheese Slices" (it is a travel show about cheese - I kid you not) where they cut a massive wheel of cheese in half, then had a special gadget that melted the cut side which they scrapped it off onto bread to eat, then they put it back under the element, remelted it, etc. S and I turned to each other and unanimously agreed we needed that device.
3. Pop Music
If I'm asked what kind of music I like I will talk about jazz, 60's rock, opera, etc. But you know, I really love a bit of pop every now and then. It is even better if it is from the 80's. Kylie, George Michael, the Bangles, boy bands, god help me, I will even sing along to the Spice Girls.
I refuse to count my shoes for fear that it will incriminate me. Lets just put it this way, I have to do a seasonal rotation as they won't all fit in the cupboard and the special going out shoes are in a whole other storage space. And now I've decided I want to wear flats more, so I guess I will have to buy a whole lot of new ones!
5. Long Hot Showers
I don't feel quite so guilty about this one as we are having reasonable rainfall at the moment, but particularly when the drought was bad I felt guilty about using so much water. But I love a long shower, not only does it wake me up, it relaxes me and definitely improves my mood - just ask the colleagues who had to put up with me the other day when the temperature hit -8 overnight and my hot water pipe froze so I couldn't have my wake up shower.
So what are your guilty pleasures?