Saturday, 21 February 2009

Guilty Pleasures

I saw the TV programme Guilty Pleasures advertised a while back and I was intrigued. What was going to be revealed here I wondered.

“Actor, writer, director and presenter Stephen Fry reveals the things he considers his guiltiest pleasures. These include darts, romantic novels by Georgette Heyer, the work of Richard Wagner and TV game show Countdown”.

Well I can’t see anything to feel really guilty about there. I suppose maybe he feels guilty because being the clever, witty, urbane, definitely upper class in my book, ex Oxford student, maybe he feels people expect him to have different ways to spend his time than this.It set me thinking and wondering, what my guilty pleasures are. It didn’t take me long to come up with quite a long list, after all when you’re a Catholic you can feel guilty about anything!

So I thought I’d start a Blog off with this, maybe do one a week. If you feel like coming clean about your guilty pleasures feel free to join me.

I like a glass of wine, or maybe two

Now what’s to feel guilty about there? Well, when I was working we often went through spells that were fairly stressful. My husband kept saying “How on earth can you be stressed doing what you do?” Charming! Let’s just say as government services are reorganised life isn’t easy.So I liked a glass of wine maybe two or three nights a week but my husband didn’t. He kept on saying I’d end up an alcoholic which irritated the life out of me. I don’t think there are alcoholics who can only drink a couple of glasses of wine and that’s all I can manage.

I really enjoy the first glass of wine but for some reason the second doesn’t taste quite as good and after that it tastes horrible. Weird! However it does make me feel guilty that I’m drinking the wine and he isn’t.


  1. I don't thing that there is anything wrong with a couple glasses of wine. I drink a glass once in a blue moon!

  2. Hears to you Winifred, have one on me. Come on over to my blog and get your award.

  3. Guilty pleasures...well, I think we all have them, no matter who you are. Mine are most likely blogging, buying things I don't need. But in the past smoking was a problem, gave that up 2 years ago. If people nag me about something though it makes me want to do it all the more. I think it is the stubborn Irish side of me. I think when you get older and are retired you should enjoy your life for heavens sake. As long as you are not hurting anyone else, have fun!

  4. My guilty pleasures are books. I buy books and have no idea when I will get them read, but, I continue to buy them anyway. Oh! I get to them, but sometimes 4 or 5 years after I've bought them, but if I haven't read them, they are still new to me.

    Enjoy a glass of wine for me, I really don't care for wine. But, don't offer me a Pepsi, now that I love.

  5. My mother in law used to drink her white wine in a water glass-all the better to hide it from Mr. Larger Than Life. She didn't work, but her husband was a full time job. Now that she is gone, he's our job. Just yesterday, he broke the snow blower by putting the wrong fuel in it. I told my husband that's what he gets for leaving it there.

    I've left you a Kreativ Blogger Award at my place. No acceptance speech necessary, but a toast with some wine would be nice.

  6. Do you remember when the medical experts said it was okay to drink a couple of glasses of wine a week, but more than that meant you were probably a raging alcoholic? Well, now the "experts" say a glass of red wine a day is good for you. I have drunk a glass of white wine a day for many years, and quite frankly," I don't care what anyone thinks as long as I feel good." I am like you Winifred in that I don't appreciate the second one which I rarely have as much as the first. My capacity is quite limited, and I am sure that is a good thing. I feel no guilt:))

  7. I have always heard that wine is good for the heart, and I just started drinking wine last year. My ex actually buys it for me! LOL Drink it alone if you enjoy it, and tell your hubby you are going to live longer with your healthy heart! LOL

    My guilt is cats! Sometimes, I feel guilty for taking in so many, but they were homeless and trying to survive this awful heat here...they were pitiful and also reproducing like mad, so I trapped them and got them all spayed/neutered...and gave them all a home here with me, living as indoor cats. I feel guilty over that as I can't go as often as I'd like with my adult kids on weekend trips and such. My other guilt is buying stuff I don't really need!

    Great post! You've given us all something to think about!

    ((( HUGS )))


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