Half-way There

Man, twenty days into a chocolate-free Lent and I am surprising myself. I know, it’s incredible to think that twenty days are down and yet despite that I actually, kinda really want chocolate.

Like really. I’m not sure what it is but I do actually miss it. I’m not wavering in my resolve to finish this ultimate test of will (particularly!) but that is now purely because I am blindly stubborn rather than because I logically see the benefits in abstaining. I positively enjoyed the first couple of weeks – all this new food that seemed to phase into the visible spectrum around the chocolate-containing regions of the supermarket shelves, the exotic non-cocoa based flavours that otherwise fall through the net – but now the excitement of new discovery is gone and I long for some of the traditional vice’n’caramel.

I’ve also encountered, surprisingly, a practical difficulty. It’s nearly the end of the semester, which this year is surprisingly long due to the lateness of Easter. As such, I am now catastrophically poor and living off the dregs of silver in my change pot for the final week or so of this term.* This week, I am also on placement in the hospital which means lunch is not the cash-efficient freezer-scavenge that I’m used to. In unrelated news, a large bar of chocolate is ¬£1 from the shop in the hospital, and does sterling service as a quick and easy lunch that is, above all, easy on the wallet. You see the not-so-obscure link.

It has, I’ll admit, gotten to the point that I am considering lapsing on Sundays; despite this being a perfectly ‘legal’ thing to do in terms of Lent it still feels like cheating somewhat akin to being a vegetarian who eats roast beef for Sunday lunch. I may be forced to make an exception for Partner in Climb’s birthday meal out, which includes family and having to continue to make good impressions and stuff, so I may be forced to collapse a bit there.

Fortunate it’s on a Sunday, eh?

*my terms this year are hard to define, they are more self-determined than anything but the ‘official’ uni holidays start end of this next week. Or might be this week. We truly are isolated from the main university student body…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s