Wednesday 22 February 2012

Pancakes and Resisting Temptation

Noone in the entire blogosphere today can possibly have missed the fact that it is Shrove Tuesday, or, in common UK parlance, Pancake Day.
I love pancakes AND they are a very clever way of using the milk and getting me closer to my Kermit-based goal.
I'm not going to bore you with recipe/instructions - you all know how pancakes work, so I shall instead just show you this.

Now, nothing good comes without consequences, there's no such thing as a free lunch and other trite sayings, so, in order to be allowed the pancakes etc, I shall, naturally, be testing my will power and giving some things up for Lent.
Those things are listed below - please feel free to offer enforcement/helpful advice/punishments etc until Easter.
1. Sweets
2. Cake
3. Biscuits (sweet and savoury)
4. Chocolate
5. Salty snacks/nuts
and, most importantly
6. Diet Coke.
(I have to go to a wedding in the middle of March and am out for dinner on 4th March - if I have to eat chocolate etc at either of those, then that's allowed in advance - no other exceptions, I think).

I've also just drawn up a lovely new budget spreadsheet to live my life by. I started it last Friday (which was payday) but it also seems like quite a good Lenten resolution.
I obviously hope that it will extend well beyond that and that I will become RICH as a result.

Wish me LUCK!


  1. Good luck on your Lent resolutions - especially on the diet coke, I gave up caffeine for two weeks - I dont think I could have done it any longer!

    1. Thank you - I need all the luck I can get!
      I've done the caffeine thing before and it HURT. So far this time, it's not been too bad - I'm just very very sleepy.