The period of Lent is a time when we can take the chance to make some sacrifice, or change in our lifestyles. I know that this is not the main reason, but it gives one a specific timescale which we know will end. This year I decided that the waistline needed a bit of trimming to my previous sylph-like figure (those who know me may jest, but I assure you that, as a child, I would not wear short sleeved shirts because of my thin arms!).
I determined that snacking on biscuits at work, and an excess of puddings (or desserts if you wish) were partly to blame. I am not entirely sure that they are the reason, so I did not feel that I should suffer fully……only during Monday to Friday!…you see…. compromise is a good idea!
So you can imagine how I felt when I met-up with a good church friend in Pitlochry and was offered some biscuits, especially the delightful, chocolate-coated marshmallows. I pointed out that she should not be leading me into temptation, but she countered with a quote from her sermon which implies that ‘it is better to fast with the soul and eat biscuits, than fast by avoiding biscuits and being evil in the soul’……..so I have my perfect excuse……..but I am still being very good during the week.
The Young Lady of the House, and I are going out tonight to our favourite eating place….The Beech Tree Inn, and I think I may well just be having a pudding!