As today is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) and tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, I thought it would be nice to make a list about what I’m giving up for Lent. Being raised Catholic, I was always encouraged to give up something I would miss… (When I was 8 I asked if I could give up Church- my Nonno was not happy), the usual thing I gave up was Chocolate (because after Church my brother and I would get tons of chocolate- so if we gave it up for Lent, we could go crazy at Easter).
This year I’ve gone for something a bit more drastic. This year (2016) for Lent, I am giving up:
Sweet items- chocolate, cakes, candy, etc
Dairy- I’m pretty sure I’m lactose intolerant as I seem to get very ill when I consume dairy, so hopefully this will be easy.
Fizzy Drinks- I drink a lot of energy drinks (and coffee) so I really need to cut down.
Cigarettes- I’m a smoker, I really should give up and hopefully Lent will make it easier.
When it comes to smelling good, I love to use scented soaps. When ever I get the chance to try some new ones I do. The Nubian Heritage has some of the prettiest smelling raw shea butter collections. All of these are made with essential vitamins , skin and hair nourishing ingredients. Including Vitamins Eand B5, JoJoba oil and of course cocoa butter.
From a famed Mancunian pitch invader to a 1970s NFL shotgun-based routine, here are half-a-dozen tales of sport-based japery
Lining up with Manchester United before a Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Playing before a packed house on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Walking out to bat for England in an Ashes Test. Milking the applause of the petrol-headed multitudes on a grand prix winners’ podium at Silverstone. Kids everywhere harbour such dreams but only a tiny minority ever realise them.