Okay just admit it - who doesn't love at least one of these three things?
I started drinking coffee when I was twelve years old, up until then I had always drunk milk and I have never liked tea even though I come from Northern Ireland.
I started eating crisps and chocolate long before that but they were more of a treat and not an everyday snack when I was a young girl.
In the UK we are very proud of Cadbury's Chocolate.
It is a really good chocolate but many other Europeans only look to very expensive chocolate as being good chocolate.
Having lived in America I have to say (and I'm sorry but it is true) that Cadbury's chocolate is way better than Hershey's.
My favourite Cadbury chocolate bar would have to be the Caramel.
Lovely milk chocolate with gooey soft toffee inside.
However I do also love Maltesers made by Mars.
But my real favourite of all is the Toffee Crisp by Nestle
For a chocolate fix it doesn't have to be a bar of chocolate or chocolate sweets, I'm never going to want to say NO to a slice of chocolate cake like this one I had at a friends house with ice-cream (extra yummy)!
I often say I can take coffee any way as long as it's coffee.
However I do prefer a Mocha
and in a large mug so that I can sip at it for ages.
That's the best way to waken me up in the mornings.
My friends and family know I love coffee and for my birthday this year our daughter bought me a new coffee mug, our son and daughter-in-law bought me a taster pack selection of good coffees and our daughter's friend who owns a coffee shop in South Korea has sent me some of his coffee beans as gifts and his coffee is great.
When we were visiting our daughter we spent most evenings sitting in Yoon's Coffee shop enjoying his coffees and breads.
Because I am so fond of coffee I am also fond of coffee mugs which I have written about in quite a few blog posts.
This is my favourite coffee mug and I have had it for a long number of years.
My husband works from home but he is a tea drinker so mid afternoon I will often call to him to see if it is time for a cuppa but when any of our children are here I just shout
and they are perfectly happy to join me.
Of course we live in Northern Ireland which is the home of the greatest crisps - Tayto.
They are so good they are even made in a castle!
We now live quite near Tandragee where Tayto Castle is located and so we finally arranged a trip to go see the crisps being made in Dec 2012. We had always hoped to do this when the kids had been younger but even though we were all grown ups we had a great time.
When we went in the first thing we saw were the bags, of all the different types they make, hanging from the ceiling and of course we just had to get a picture of that.
My favourite is Cheese & Onion
Each time our daughter has been home from South Korea she also gets loads of these crisps to take back there to share with her colleagues and friends.
There has been just one problem however!
Sometimes what we love can be loved too much and is not good for us
but in moderation it is ok.
When the children were young and at Primary School, Fred was out two nights a week at church meetings while I stayed home with the children and did my marking of Maths homeworks (I was to be a teacher a long time ago).
It started off that occasionally Fred would stop at the shop on the way home and buy two packets of crisps and two bars of chocolate and we would have this little treat before bed.
Then it became a regular occurrence on each of these evenings.
Eventually we started getting the packs of chocolate bars and as the years went on we simply nearly always had some crisps and chocolate in the house to snack on.
Not so good for the girl who got married in a size 8 dress but now will never see that size again.
Too much chocolate, coffee and crisps means too much weight and once the weight is on it is hard to get it off.
It is the same with other things in our lives, we can get too caught up in certain things and it can be bad for us.
It means we neglect other things and get into bad habits.
God has only ever wanted good for us and that includes good habits.
It is okay to love something but it is not ok to get into a habit that in the end is harmful to us and then stops us doing other things that God would like us to do.
There are a few things I'm thinking of as I write this and I need to ask God to help me get them back into the right perspective so that my habits and my life are more glorifying to Him.
What about you?
He doesn't give up on us and is ready and willing to help us, so come on we can start to make the change today!
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