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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Enjoy... It's currently Lent, for us Catholics, so I'm off all alcohol for six weeks!

    Marco.
    Why would you do that to yourself? If you're going to give up something, at least choose something you don't like anyway

    Last night was the first time I've been in a pub this year (apart from getting a bite to eat). I met my brother and some of his mates - I was only there from 7pm till 8.30. His friend and neighbour who was there, goes in this pub with his wife every Friday at 5pm, and stays till kicking out time. I couldn't afford to do that, even if I wanted to.
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    Havent had a drink for a couple of years...certainly feels that long
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Why would you do that to yourself? If you're going to give up something, at least choose something you don't like anyway
    Lol - the idea is that you choose something difficult to give up, so it tests your willpower. In reality, in that respect, I'd be harder for me to have given up listening to music, watching TV or posting on here for six weeks, than alcohol. I don't really miss it, save when I sit down to a nice Sunday lunch with a glass of mineral water, rather than Margaux!

    Other than that, I'm happy with soft drinks, water and tea/coffee, which at any time of the year, is what I drink most

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    Forgive my ignorance, but is Lent a Catholic thing? I, and most people I come across aren't Catholics, but I know lots of these folk have "given something up" for Lent. I suppose lots of people embrace it for other reasons, making lifestyle changes, albeit temporary, rather like that most temporary of changes, the New Year resolutions.

    I have given up pancakes for Lent, and as I didn't have any on Shrove Tuesday, Lent will be particularly lengthy this year.

    Talking about pancakes has now made me want some, so sod it, I'm going to make some! I'll just abstain from having them with ice cream
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    I actually did have a pancake on pancake day this year, first time in decades. It was from Asda though
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    Never tried shop-bought ones, I assume you would just microwave them for a few minutes.

    I should give them a go - the shittest part of pancake days for me is that I get the job of making them, which means about an hour of making the damned things for everyone, with just a few minutes eating them.
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  7. #2947
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    About 30 seconds in the microwave.

    Prefer the American style short stack with butter, ice cream and maple syrup myself. Could eat that right now in fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but is Lent a Catholic thing?
    Read post #2941, daftee. You quoted me saying that it was a Catholic thing... Pay attention at the back!

    I thought you were abstaining from sex? No great change from usual, then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Read post #2941, daftee. You quoted me saying that it was a Catholic thing... Pay attention at the back!

    I thought you were abstaining from sex? No great change from usual, then!

    Marco.
    I know you said that, but I was questioning whether it might extend to other varieties of Christian. My ex missus came from an Irish Catholic family, and they'd do things like not eat meat on a Friday. But they would never have given up alcohol for Lent. No way.
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    Ah I see... Can't comment on other Christians, as I'm not au fait with their faith. However for Catholics, on certain days, such as Good Friday, it's what's called fast and abstinence, and you shouldn't eat meat then, and indeed just lightly all day.

    As I said, giving up alcohol for 6 weeks really isn't that big a deal. as alcohol doesn't rule my life. In fact, I'm not addicted to anything. I miss having a few glasses of wine with a nice meal at home, and if we're going out to a country pub, I miss having a pint of real ale, but that's it.

    It would be much harder giving up home-cooked food, and eating ready meals, or Mc Donalds for 6 weeks!!

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