Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Guilty Pleasures

After something of a hiatus here on Thrifty Mummy (I have been blogging just over on Activate Fundraising which is a bit more business-y) I thought I'd join in again with BritMums blog prompt - guilty pleasures.  So, deep breath, here goes:

1. Miss Marple
Oh, how I hang my head in shame but I LOVE a bit of Marple on the TV.  It is really sad and middle aged and my OH just rolls his eyes whenever it comes on and slopes off out of the room - but I can't resist it.  The intrigue, the who done it, the picture postcard English villages, the knitted cardies, Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie being all fuddled and confused but really as sharp as tacks... it's just too much for me to resist.

2. Crisp Sandwiches
I don't actually indulge in these terribly often (honest!) but you can't beat two slices of thick white sliced bread (I'll stoop to 50/50 if I must), slathered in butter (not marg!!) and filled with Walkers Ready Salted crisps.  Yum!

3. Home Magazines
I subscribe to Ideal Home but still buy Real Homes, Good Homes AND House Beautiful!  I know, I know, I am supposed to be Thrifty Mummy but this really is my one great indulgence.  I CANNOT get enough of house magazines.  I drool over gardens and plan out my own vintage style kitchen while flicking through the lives and homes of others.  I even have a scrap book of my favourite bits from magazines past.  It's such a serious addiction, I am considering therapy.

Right, that's it, confession time over.  I need to go and have a lie down on the sofa with a copy of Ideal Home and a Marple DVD on the go...


  1. I'm with you on the 'Homes Magazines'....can't get enough of them! I dive straight for them in the Dentist waiting room, even arrive 10 minutes early so that I can indulge!

    1. They are too irresistible! Suspect it's that I'm hankering after a certain lifestyle - shall just have to keep hankering I suspect.