While I have accepted the topic as it was suggested by my fellow Friday blogger Shackman, I must straight away state that none of the pleasures that I enjoy can be called guilty, at least, not by me. I thoroughly enjoy each one and never suffer any guilty pangs post event. And, at my age, there are very few pleasures left to relish as while the spirit may be very willing, the flesh is weak and does not cooperate.
At the twilight of my years, what gives me the greatest pleasure is, don’t hold your breath, are, food and sound sleep. Mind you, at this stage, it should not be quantity but quality. The pleasure I obtain is not only desiring quality, but often in the quantity as well. The following list will give you some indication. It is rare that I will stop with one helping when it comes to eating my favourite food or be satisfied with an interrupted sleep.
The top most on my list will be Ice Cream of all kinds but, within which the top most choice will go to Kulfi. For a while, I had patronised a brand called Kwality Walls here till I found out that it was made out of vegetable oils and is called Frozen Dessert. Unfortunately, this is the only item within that specification that my grocer delivers and so I have to go to an Ice Cream Parlour just down the road to indulge whenever the mood takes me.
So, number 1. will be Kulfi and number 2. will be all other ice creams except the so called Frozen Desserts.
That brings me to item number 3.
Sweets of the Indian variety. Topmost on the list is Kalakand. There are different types from different parts of the country and, I love all of them.
Number 4 will be cakes and pastries of all types, easily the most desired being Black Forest.
Now comes the non sweet snacks.
In the order of choice, they will be:
Samosa, Kachori and Khandvi.
Number 8 will be cuisine. Top favourite being my native Tamil cuisine followed by Punjabi.
Number 9 pleasure will be what I get from solving crossword puzzles. If I don’t get my daily dose, I am miserable.
Last item on the list will be sleep and particularly my afternoon siesta. On the rare occasion that I don’t get it due to being away from home on some chore or the other, I feel out of sorts till the next day.
I have a feeling that the other Friday 2 on 1 blogger Shackman is likely to come up with music on top followed by other items, very likely including some food too. Do go over and have a look at his blog.