Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I could give it up ... if I wanted to

Last year I wrote about Lent and what importance it may have in this modern world. (You can read that post here)

This year I decided to give up something for Lent. And it was a sudden decision but came of lots of earlier thoughts and talking with a friend at work. 

My friend is vegetarian, I have lots of vegetarian friends (ooh get me! "I'm not vegetarian-ist , some of my friends are vegetarian" ) so I know they are not all weirdos and oddballs (they are but not because they are vegetarian, more because they are my friends...a whole 'nother post - do I like weirdos or make people weird by knowing them?) 

festival food stall selling curry
Festival Vegetarian Curries I have known
Anyway ...  a while ago you will remember that my vegetarian friend loaned me the fabulous Veg Every day cookery book by Hugh FW (Read that post here) and I've been eating more and more vegetarian meals, so when yesterday we talked about kids, and pancakes, and Shrove Tuesday and then Lent and she asked 'what are you giving up?' I thought about it and said "I don't know, nothing probably" so her reply "Why not give up meat!" made me realise that I could - I could give it a go for 40 days ... that's doable right? 

a picture of mr tumble saying he's excited
Mr tumble is excited by Lent! Are you?
What are doing for Lent? Do you ignore it? Join in? 

Author's note : I only eat meat about 3 times a week and usually less BUT the longest I have ever gone without bacon is 30 days. Pray for me.