One Week February 27th – Coffee and Lent

This week, I am linking up with Older Mum in a Muddle who is running a project called One Week.  The idea is that you post a photograph and a few words or short(ish) paragraph which capture the spirit of the time of year.  It can be photo of anything that distills and diarises your experience of this week.  Details are here if you would like to join in.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I love and adore a really good cup of coffee.  The whole experience matters to me, from choosing the right cup to suit the mood, through putting the right coffee in the espresso machine, to getting the right amount of froth on the milk and putting it all together.  I love the whole ritual and wrote about it once here.

So for me, giving up coffee for Lent is a Very Big Deal.  So big in fact that I’m a bit late in embracing the challenge.  It’s taken me since Shrove Tuesday to talk myself into it.  But I’m finally there: deep breath and drum roll – this is my last cup of coffee until Easter Sunday.

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8 Responses to One Week February 27th – Coffee and Lent

  1. Zazzy says:

    No giving up coffee for any reason ever! Good luck to you.

  2. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photo. Admirable Lenten goal. Fascinating One Week project.

    [I’m practicing being succinct. What do think? :-)]

    • I love succinct prose, Ally. I love seeing how much information can be squeezed (articulately) into a short space. Living with a man in your hubby’s profession should give you lots of practice!

  3. Oh my goodness! Best of luck! And stay away from Nero, Starbucks etc…. Hope you are not feeling too jittery from the abstinence. Love the fact that you positioned your last mug in front of daffodils!

    • OM, I was aiming for a photo which said that spring is on the way (I live in hope). Luckily / unluckily, depending upon your viewpoint, we live miles from the nearest coffee shop, so I won’t be tempted on a daily basis. Have a few grains of coffee left in the espresso machine, but that’s for emergencies only.