A journey into the vegetarian wilderness…


This has been the first year I have ever embarked on the season of Lent with a meaningful commitment to go without. In previous years, I’ve dabbled with giving up chocolate, soft drinks, tea and other things that make my day just a little bit better. But these challenges have been neither particularly successful, nor … Continue reading A journey into the vegetarian wilderness…

Is being meat free challenge free?


The Oxford English Dictionary defines a challenge as “a demanding task or situation”. On that basis, I fear my choice to go meat-free for Living Lent has not yet really proved a challenge… Apart from when I watched Revd David Coleman’s film about his last bacon roll, I honestly haven’t missed meat at all. Of … Continue reading Is being meat free challenge free?

Bethan – Chocolate and The Wilderness


When I look back on my childhood memories of Lent, I think of only one thing. Chocolate. Specifically, the recurring theme of me failing to give up chocolate. Year after year, my childhood self would take pride in taking up the mantle of giving up one of (in my opinion) the best foods on the … Continue reading Bethan – Chocolate and The Wilderness