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What I'm giving up for Lent

So... I've thought long and hard about this. I'm not overly religious, but I was in Church last Sunday as they held a mass in memory of my mum. The vicar mentioned that Lent was coming up and it got me thinking. What can I live without? It can't be something easy, as it would be pointless. It's meant to be something you have on a regular basis so that you are making a genuine sacrifice. I'm going to attempt to give up chocolate for Lent. There. I said it. I'm highly likely to regret that tomorrow. However, it's not like I need it! I'm going to define what I mean by 'chocolate', as I want to make this clear. I will not eat chocolate in the form of bars, buttons, chocolate eggs. So basically no commercial choccy treats. I will, however, bake with Cacao powder in its raw form. It is the sugar and milk combined chocolate bar that I will be giving up. It will be a huge step for me as I do like my chocolate. I've give it up for a couple of weeks before and managed fine, so I'm sure I can do it...

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