"Olive Oil. I couldn't get enough of it towards the end of my
pregnancy - I had to stop myself from drinking the stuff. I used to joke
that the baby would just slide out easily - and he did!"
"I started to get the strange urge to clean my teeth with
soap. I got round it by cleaning my teeth with normal toothpaste
instead, but I ended up cleaning my teeth six times some days!"
"Every time I was washing the dishes I would literally salivate at the
sight and the thought of the soapy sponge. I was dreaming about buying
different types of sponges, to feel and see the effect they would have
on washing the dishes."
"The smell of washing powder was just sooo beautiful... Even my mum
thinks I'm so weird that she hides the washing powder from me."
"I would stop the tumble drier halfway through and take out the the
half-wet, half-dry towels and just sit and smell them."
6. Midnight feasts on the sly
"Raw rhubarb. I was often found in the garden in the early hours, searching
under a metal bucket that covered it!"
"Tinned peaches. It was ridiculous how much I craved them. One night I
couldn't sleep so got up and went to the cupboard, opened a tin and took
them back to bed with me. I fell asleep, the can slipped out my hands and
the peaches and juice slithered down my husband's back. He was not
7. Some truly innovative combinations
"Twiglets dipped into milky hot chocolate."
"Pease pudding and caramel ice cream. Together."
"A friend of mine used to eat pilchards with everything
- including on pizza, with custard and dunked in her tea!"
And whatever it is - you just have to have it NOW
"I desperately wanted an Easter egg when I was pregnant. Sadly, this
was in November! My husband - bless him - offered to get me
chocolate but it wouldn't be the same. He found an Easter egg on
Amazon but refused to pay £45 for it."
"When I wanted something I had to have it! One particular night, I was in
bed watching TV and it showed a person eating steak, egg and chips. That
was it: at 11.30 pm my poor boyfriend drove to the 24 hour Tesco, bought
the food, came back and cooked it for me! It was amazing!"
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