Listography: Guilty Pleasures

I don’t take part in Listography every week.  In fact, I think I’ve only done it once before…  But this week’s theme on Kate Takes 5, Guilty Pleasures, got me thinking and I just had to share!  There are a LOT of them – so here are my top five 🙂


1. McDonalds

I know – unhealthy, fattening and (according to some) absolutely disgusting.  But as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing like a cheeseburger and fries (medium).  


During my pregnancy I would have McDonalds twice a week.  Sometimes two cheeseburgers at a time (shhh – don’t tell my mum).  And I can’t eat the way some people eat – you know, have a bite of burger, have a couple of fries and alternate between the two.  No.  I have to eat the whole burger and then eat all the fries!


2. Jerseylicious

What is it about Jerseylicious that has me completely and utterly hooked?


If you haven’t seen it, it centres on the people that work at three different salons in Jersey.  Do not confuse with Jersey Shore.  I wouldn’t watch crap like that 😉  The people in Jerseylicious make me cringe.  I hate their hair, nails, clothes and fake tans.  They’re (mostly) thick as two planks.  But. I. Can’t. Stop. Watching.

Oh…  Maybe that’s why I can’t stop watching.  And they’re all such bitches.  Love it.


3. Chick-Lit

I do occasionally read serious books…  But usually, I don’t really want to concentrate too much on what I’m reading – so chick-lit does the trick for me.  I love that most chick-lit books have ‘the perfect man’ in them.  And happy endings.  Some of my favourite authors are Jane Green, Jill Mansell, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes.  I now buy most of my chick-lit books for my Kindle as we’re running out of space on the bookshelves!


4. Photo Organisation

Back in the day, before I had a digital camera, I obviously had to have all my photos printed.  I never put them in albums.  In fact, they were *all* displayed on my walls at school.


The above photo is just of one wall.  The opposite wall was filled with a combination of photos and Prince posters!  After my A Levels I had this huge box of photos and didn’t know what to do with them.  It took me hours and hours, but I put them all in chronological order and into albums.  Then I numbered the albums.  


And I continued to do that through my university days until I got a digital camera (people said I was like Monica from Friends when it came to my photos).  God forbid if anyone *anyone* mixed up the order of my photos!  Having a digital camera is so much more convenient – but I miss putting all those photos into albums!


5.  Baby Clothes

From the time I found out I was having a boy, I started buying clothes in all sizes.  Ridiculous, you say?  I had to!  You see, baby was due in September and I needed summer clothes for him.  I was due to go back to Lagos in November/December and I knew I wouldn’t find any summer clothes after he was born.  AND I didn’t know when I’d be going back to London again, so I bought all my 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-9 months clothes for him.  It’s all very practical.  HOWEVER, the guilty part of this is…  I know he can’t possibly wear all the clothes he has.  Maybe only once, if that.  But I can’t stop buying them (oh the shame)…


The above are his ‘going out clothes’.


And these are more… um… ‘going out clothes’


And I just stocked up on his 12-18 month clothes.

What are your guilty pleasures?  Please share!