Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Giving it Up!

No, No, No I hear you all cry not your diet! Nope not my diet - phew still got lots to lose.  I'm talking about lent. I'm giving up not one, not two, but THREE things for lent. I figure if you're going to do it, do it in style.  I'm not particularly religious so Shrove Tuesday means one thing to me - tossing pancakes (cue numerous sexual innuendos by thirty/forty somethings myself included) and the day after means.. well the day after.

I do believe in God though,which I touched on in my post, ( Life's too short? This came about following my stint as an Ancestry buff or nerd which ever you prefer. It got me thinking about god like matters and I came to the conclusion that I am a believer.  I haven't felt the need to trot down to my local church and I think he'd be okay with that decision - to be a armchair believer.  After all, I'm a busy blogger these days.

If I were to pick a religion, out of the chosen currently on offer, then I'd pick The Church of the Latter Day Saints.  A Mormon if you please. This would be based purely on the following:-

  1. My Great Great Uncle wrote the Hymes for the Mormon Church (Ebenezer Beesley).  An ancestor you can actually google - save you the bother I've done it for you
  2. I am a huge Killers and Brandon Flowers fan - nuff said.
  3. There is a church nearby.
Pretty, pretty, pretty good reasons I wager.  I really all hope you watch Larry David as this really does get wasted. Anyway, I digress somewhat, the three things I have given up begin with the letter C.

  Chocolate. Crisps. Cake.

Now I can manage 40 days without chocolate this I am sure of.  Cake maybe a bit iffy considering its my daughter's birthday tomorrow and party Sunday but that's a minor detail.  Crisps is a tough one as anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis (I love you all) will know the deal with Frazzles.  I have come to the conclusion that, if my friend has to deal with two other C's (Cancer and Chemo), then my little token suffering in support will be a walk in the park.

Union Flag Cake with '99 cup cakes - I  made for the Royal Wedding

I think just to be on the safe side I will also set up a Sesame Street style C page on my blog for lent. 

I made one small step towards my thinness goal today by dusting off and peeling on my size 14 jeans.  A few months ago these bad boys weren't going anywhere above the knee.  I have to admit they did look sprayed on in the thigh region but they were on. The blood circulation in my body continued and I did not pass out. I did have more than a muffin top going on, a whole bakery was on display, one that Greggs would have been proud to call their own - but they remained on for the rest of the day. 

I was sure the hubster would remark as soon as he walked in "bloody hell how tight are those!" followed by raucous laughter. He did not. He gave me the low down show down of his day and after being fed I said "notice anything different?" He replied "your hair looks nice?"


  1. Tash your a legend! Last comment made me chuckle!!

  2. LOL!! excellent post. You can do it!!!

  3. Phew! I was worried when I saw the title. As for Chocolate Crisps cake - easy! I've never seen chocolate crisps and even if I did I wouldn't make them into a cake. So you're not likely to encounter chocolate crisps cake i the next 40 days. #justkidding and good luck!

  4. Thank you people - day 2 and still going strong! Only 38 days left.....