Life has been a little manic recently, hence my lack of posting (all will be revealed soon), but when life does takeover and my posting schedule suffers, I realise just how much I love blogging and how big a part of my life it has become. Reading all of your lovely comments and following your stories is so enjoyable and I really cherish this community I have become part of.
So on to today’s post. After eating my body weight in Ferrero Rocher pancakes last night, my mind soon turned to the prospect of what I would give up for Lent this year. I didn’t give anything up last year as Lent spilled into our wedding and I wasn’t willing to deprive myself of any of the lovely things that came with it. The year before that I gave up coffee and chocolate. That was tough and frankly it became a little bit unacceptable when I started following my colleagues around and sticking my noses in their coffee cups to get a whiff of the good stuff. I decided that giving up coffee again was going to be way to hard and in the spirit of setting realistic goals, this year I will be forfeiting crisps for 40 days.
I have a funny relationship with crisps. I would never dream of buying a packet of crisps to have after my lunch at work or pick up a bag as a snack. But where it all goes wrong is at the weekend. Friday night cocktails are invariably supplemented with bowls of crisps. If we have people round, I always put out a selection of snacks, which tends to include crisps. They have become a key feature of my socialising habits, so I figure the best way to break the cycle is to banish them for six weeks. But oh how I am going to miss them.
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