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Hi. What are your guilty pleasures?

lou87
lou87 Member Posts: 48 Connected
edited June 4 in Coffee lounge
Just want to say hi 😊
I'm starting to feel really lonely and would love to have a chat with some new people my life has changed hugely and with that I've lost so many friends i don't really go out anymore socialising i live away from my family a bit of a distance but i want to learn to drive but I'm a bit of a panicker.
I had to give up work completely 18 months ago now and its really starting to get to me sadly 😥 I'm struggling to accept the change in my body I'm only in my mid 30s and feel like I'm in my 70s not good I'm pretty easy going a new mum to a lovely little boy i love reading when i can concentrate, used to love charity shops and seeing what i could find but i struggle a bit getting out now, love my coffee and cake addicted to bakewell tarts 😋 i love murder documentaties crime programs what's your guilty pleasure? Sorry for long post would be nice to chat some time soon maybe 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,894 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Sorry you are feeling lonely it isn't easy when you have no support nearby I know that feeling well 

    I love crime drama too 

    Bet your little boy keeps you busy 

    There is usually members around to chat to or just join in 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    Hi @lou87 How are you doing today?

    I'm sorry to hear you're feeling isolated, I can imagine that's especially hard with a young baby.  Are there any local groups you could go to I wonder, or some virtual activities online?  Also, would you ever consider volunteering a bit further down the road?  

    You sound very much like me.  I love charity shops, particularly when I drop on an absolute bargain, plus I find crime programmes and podcasts morbidly fascinating.  Have you watched any good ones recently?  Making a murderer on Netflix is an oldie but a must-see if you can, plus Mare of Easttown on sky has been brilliant to watch.

    If you ever want to chat, remember you can drop into our virtual coffee lounge for some light-hearted convo and to get to know our other members better :)

    I hope you have a nice day and you know where we are if you need us.  Take care.
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,464

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    Hello @lou87 and welcome to the community, I just wanted to throw in my welcome, I'm glad you've joined us :) I don't tend to believe in guilty pleasures, because I don't feel guilty really for anything I enjoy. If I had to pick one, I'd probably say my enjoyment of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and pop artists like Taylor Swift and Zara Larson. As someone who mainly loves rock music, those genre are quite a departure for me.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,662

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    How are you getting on today @lou87? I love coffee, murder documentaries, and crime programmes too. I'm always up for a recommendation if you have one :) 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,894 Disability Gamechanger
    @Tori_Scope try happy Valley I'm hooked 

    Also I'm a murderer on netflix 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    I was about to say you do realise you're admitting that on a public forum @janer1967 then the penny dropped :lol:
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,344 Disability Gamechanger
    My guilty pleasures are based around chocolate digestives I’m afraid. 🙂

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,894 Disability Gamechanger
     :D lol @Ami2301  
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    edited June 4
    my guilty pleasure is energy drinks, especially red bull. I don't like monster.
    Also I find almond fingers, chocolate pretzels, twiglets, and salted caramel wheat cookies and danish butter cookies to be addictive.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    Like Ross I don’t really feel guilty enjoying anything but have a couple of pleasures which are perhaps less socially acceptable

    Drinking whisky and brandy and at weekends a beer or two 
    Driving my car on the country lanes, not going anywhere just driving

    No, not both together, that would be too unacceptable, even for me :D 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 5
    PS I hope to see you around on the forum, why not post on some other threads? :) I sometimes feel lonely too but being on the community here helps a bit
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,662

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    I've watched Happy Valley @janer1967- it's so good! I wish I could wipe my memory of it and re-watch it.

    @Ami2301 :D 
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,702 Disability Gamechanger
    Most of my taste in music makes me feel guilty!  :D


  • BeckyT
    BeckyT Member Posts: 5 Connected
    Hi, Sorry to hear you’re feeling isolated. It’s kinda been the year for that hasn’t it. It can be tough being a disabled mum at the best of times. Personally, I found mum and toddler groups a sanity saver. If there is a branch of Home Start in your area, I found them great. I had a referral from our health visitor, and I’m so glad she did. I actually met my current PA there. 
    My guilty pleasure is entirely chocolate related. I have a few allergies which developed in my 20s, so had to go without for a few years, until I discovered Lintt 70%. I now have some every day after lunch with a bucket sized cup of tea. I think I have a bit of a problem with chocolate tbh 😂 oh well, life is for enjoying.

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