I get terribly excited in the lead up towards lent; the anticipation and intention to let go of some of those material trappings; evenings spent half working on my laptop and half flicking through endless channels of brain numbing programmes, relying on sugar to make my day, buying happy items online - (bye bye Brandalley - well for 40 days). I know if I can persevere and resist some of these through prayer and meditation I can reach a better place, a better awareness, a clearer mind - but it won't be easy.
In truth I struggle every year with my Lenten intentions and royally fail. Yet here I am starting Lent with high hopes and a long list. Ideally I like to follow some kind of guide to keep me focused and in my search online I came across : 40-things-to-do-this-lent__1_.pdf Whether you follow a faith or not there are some wonderful ideas especially relating to being more environmentally friendly and with my recent blog Eco Elegance I am ready to embrace these.
So with pancakes on the menu tonight if you don't hear from me over the next 40 days, wish me luck and I will see you on the other side.
Author - Rachel Niddrie
Winchester based Interior Designer. Sharing my design experiences, likes and loves and all things I find beautiful, useful and inspirational in the world of interiors