With it being Easter Sunday tomorrow, Lent will officially be over.
There has been a fair bit in the media about the word Easter being dropped from Easter Eggs, Easter Biscuits and Easter holidays because some found it offensive.
Already we have to be careful at Christmas, and in our schools assembly, hymns and prayers as I knew them have more or less been cancelled altogether for this multi cultural country of mine.
To be honest, I’m growing sick and tired of PC and the minority being pandered to, stripping us of our traditions, beliefs and culture.
Anyway, Hubby and I did not have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, so I guess in a way we shouldn’t have been expected to give up anything for Lent.
One of the girls at SW on Tuesday played The Lent card when out with her family for a meal so as not to offend anyone when they tried to ply her with calorie and fat laden foods.
I also remember one of the members of the Ladies Group I belonged to in Lincolnshire saying she was giving up Sex for Lent.
I spluttered into my coffee at that one as she was 80 if she was a day, and a spinster!
I can’t remember ever giving up anything for Lent, or giving up anything for anything actually. These days we try to spend very little anyway, and whilst perhaps not exactly giving anything up, buying less of it or restricting our intake to keep in line with healthier eating habits.
Tomorrow I will be cooking a chicken dinner for the three of us, with extra veg for me.
My Easter Egg is still looking at me (unopened) from the box on the sideboard. Hubby has already had his Easter Bunny and we gave a small Lindt Bunny to Tom who was up for the weekend. He’s such a sweetheart but has gone off doughnuts and Aldi’s Christmas Puddings aren’t available just now.