Yes, I have a couple of guilty pleasures that I would like to share with you.
Nice warm soft unsexy pyjamas
Yep, they are not sexy at all. But when it is cold outside I have a whole collection of nice warm pyjama’s to choose from. I just love it when I feel the soft fabric on my skin and I am warm and cosy in bed. It was actually my husband who got me in to these things. I always used to wear jogging pants and a t-shirt to bed. But as he is English, he is totally in to pyjama’s. So after a couple of years together I bought my first pair and I have been in love ever since.
Vanilla vla mixed with pure chocolate vlokken
Yes, this is already a difficult one to explain to Dutch people, let alone to foreigners. But something you can really wake me up for is vanilla vla with pure chocolate vlokken. It is sooo good. And, if you want the more exclusive version, then you also add strawberries to the mix. For people who do not know what vla is: it is a Dutch dairy product which is a little bit comparable to English custard (but much better of course :-)). And vlokken, well those are also so Dutch. These are actually thick sprinkles. You can also exchange the vlokken with chocolate sprinkles. Or add some whipped cream to it. But my hardcore version is just vla and vlokken.
I think I got this habit from my brother who also loves it. Big difference between me and him is that he can eat everything he wants and does not gain a gram and I have to be a little bit more careful of what I eat. So when I buy this it is really a treat. But, as I found out that I did not gain a lot of weight during my pregnancy, the vla-with-vlokken-season has been opened!!! I can eat it whenever I want (although not more than once a day). I know that I will have to go back in to rehab to detox from this after I stopped breastfeeding. But for now I am enjoying it whenever I can.
Skin care evening routine
I really enjoy taking time in the evening to clean my face and put on the skin care for that night. It is a very relaxing activity that is perfect to do before I go to bed. And the funny thing is that Miles has also gotten in to this habit. And an even better feeling is when I also have cleaned my teeth the extensive way (brushing, flossing, interdental brushing and mouth wash).
Yes, I am a caffeine addict. I totally admit it. Caffeine makes me feel really relaxed. I can even drink it before I go to bed and sleep like a baby. They way I drink it is via cola light, coffee or tea. During my pregnancy I have to stick to the max of an equivalent of 2 cups of coffee.
As a tea lover I usually start my day with a cup of tea. At work I have a thermos flask in which I keep my water warm and I have my private tea collection in my drawer. I just love to arrive at work, sit down, startup the computer and poor myself a nice cup of tea. So relaxing.
Then coffee. I started drinking coffee not so long ago. I never liked it but it always looked so “gezellig” when Miles was drinking it. So my first coffee was a caramel frappuccino from the Starbucks. And from there I started experimenting. And now I really like the Dark Moka Latte from the CoffeeCompany or latte macchiatos. Form the Starbucks I only like the sweetened coffees as I think that their coffee beans have strange flavour to it. I do not like their normal lattes.
And then cola light or zero. I know that there is a lot of discussion regarding aspartame. Miles is always complaining about it when I open up a can of cola. I did detox from cola two years ago, but I have gone back to it. Although I only drink the small kiddy cans nowadays. And max 1 a day.
Yup, I think this is it. Very curious if you also have a guilty pleasure. The more weird the better!
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Thank you! Rosalie